G45 HOU @ LAL Game Thread

Will Jeremy get another DNP? Or the FO warned Byron to play Jeremy at least 15-20min off the bench for business reasons?

Let’s keep hoping, cheering and praying for JLin to give his best no matter what the results will be!

Go JLin!  😎


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  • Acbc

    First?

  • Acbc

    Still not watching!

  • MoominFloren

    Late again…..

  • rookie75094

    The only way to stop the bazooka 17 antitank weapon is to sit him on the bench…

  • Joe what do you know

    I think Lin will play. But only minimum minutes like 10-15… BS’s evil plan of making JLin’s stats look bad while being able to say that he GAVE Lin the chance to play.

  • blubell
  • DLin

    Do you think Houston would be interested in taking Lin back =?

  • rookie75094

    The rondo curse continues for the mavs… Tyson Chandler may have hurt his knee.

  • Dorothy

    No and I don’t want him go back.

  • HY C

    go back to play with another ball hogger? not a good idea.

  • blubell

    Can’t believe Scott is starting him over Jeremy… smh
    https://twitter.com/LakersReporter/status/559510412165914624

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    With does that mean?

  • Briiick

    Don’t care about Fakers.

  • rookies had to do funny duties as part of NBA initiation

  • blubell
  • MoominFloren

    Since BS is forced to play Lin, I pray for Linsanity tonight so that Lin can answer the DNP role theory with this..

  • jolno

    To this BS answers with “We Want To LOSE!” LOL.

  • AWESOME! It’ll be great if there will groups of people protesting before every game on the unfairness of NOT starting Lin who’s arguably the 2nd best scorer in Jan (2nd highest TS%)

    Plus bring signs inside the arena!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Silly. Thank you

  • MoominFloren

    Need a bigger sign

  • joyce ward

    harden will probably get all of the superstar calls tonight. Beverly will try to injure clarkson. so the same usually stuff from the Rockets…LOL

  • Briiick

    Well said. Make the voice of Lin fans heard and expose the BS.

  • CJSHYY

    Hate to say this but I am going to cheer for Rox tonight.. smh!

  • orLinaryjoe

    MUCH bigger!

  • BobbyH

    No. You should cheer for Lakers to win. Lakers wants to lose, remember?

  • blubell

    LOL. Lakers feed or Rockets or mute or not watching?

  • Alaingrvis

    hahha

  • blubell
  • kittyhead

    I cant believe this really happens, but I will cheer for DH to kill Lakers tonight.

  • Alaingrvis

    good choice

  • tough choices LOL

  • Alaingrvis

    after a while once i relies lin will not play i may just ignore the game

  • CJSHYY

    D12 is not playing tonight.

  • HY C

    ah, you forgot LAL has a tank commander, he will take out whoever has the hot hands and sub in the 0ptr guy, if there is a slight chance they will win.

  • CJSHYY

    But I believe he will play tonight.

  • blubell
  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Ya! Both feeds commentators sucks… mute. LOL!

  • joyce ward

    They say that Howard’s knee is bothering him, I say Howard is shutting down to opt out of his contract in Houston next year.

  • joyce ward

    Maybe the Lakers are holding out for Rondo, because he is not doing well in Dallas.

  • cindystar111

    he only does that to lin, i think he wants price or clarkson to have a big game to justify his benching of lin.

  • james brown

    JLIN will try to foul out not to give BS the chance to limit his time, and getting out of the court laughing!!(maybe in my dream)

  • I suggested Jeremy Lin Garden fans to make 7 signs of 14″ x 17″ to say #PLAYLIN or #FREELIN
    TNT might capture it on TV!

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/559514480363569157

  • TK

    Boycott the LAKERS!

  • Rick Johnson
  • CJSHYY

    I feel the same way. I think he wants to out of HOU.

  • Dorothy

    How did Psalm managed to bring in the big check to Suns?

  • kittyhead

    What! Is his knee injury so bad? Then nothing to expect but an ugly loss for Lakers.

  • Alaingrvis

    wow

  • Dorothy

    Psalm, how were you able to bring in the big check to Lin at Suns?

  • Alaingrvis

    hw does he have a job

  • I guess US Airways Center has a different rule than Stapes Center.
    I had no problem bringing them in

  • Yascar

    I work in Human Resources. In most companies, he’d either be begging for his job or fired already.

  • George Livingston

    Oh please…not this again..what..so he can be blamed again and criticized for another playoff loss?…

  • joyce ward

    LA press is trolling Scott, why post this to embarrass him…LOL

  • BobbyH

    You see, he is the real snake.

  • Rick Johnson
  • blubell

    Kobe?

  • joyce ward

    He probably got called to F/O again because interview today.LOL

  • John Lee

    Possible…or self-made excuse to avoid DNP-CDgate questions. I wouldn’t put it past this coward.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Great idea. Thought the same. If they can get a large enough group sitting together, size can be anything they want.

  • blubell
  • joyce ward

    You are probably right on that one. He is such a coward. I was on the Mavericks fan site and Rondo is not working out on the team. Most of the players are really good shooters, and he is not really helping them at all. Rick Carlisle is really a good coach and he is really trying to help him. Mark Cuban stated the reason he wanted Rondo was because he was closer. That has not worked out at all. Many fans think that he will move on, because he is looking for a max contract in which Cuban will not do.

  • JoeTeam

    yeah, tell me about it, like he doesn’t have staff to keep him in on track.

  • MoominFloren

    First cancelled the practice now skip the briefing………..SOFT

  • Rick Johnson

    Lakers been fawning over Rondo, maybe Cuban would trade Rondo for JLin since looks like Rondo is a bust.

  • JoeTeam

    smart idea!

  • Briiick

    Agreed!

  • joyce ward

    yeah, that seems so bogus. This Laker team is one hot mess.LOL

  • blubell
  • JoeTeam

    scan the boards, watch Lin’s mins. Will be exciting to see him make his victory statement.

  • joyce ward

    Hey Joe Team, I posted below that Rondo not adjusting to Mavericks, and many fans think that he is going to leave. Maybe that is what the Lakers are planning? Cuban signed Rondo because he was a closer, that has not worked out. Many fans think that he will leave and that Cuban won’t offer him a max salary.

  • Maknusia

    That would surely catch the camera….good idea

  • joyce ward

    This is one time and one time only that I agree with Mchale…..LOL

  • blubell

    It thought it was the veterans that do this to the rookies… I don’t think it is right for the coach to do it.
    https://twitter.com/MarkG_Medina/status/559520110507876354

  • CJSHYY

    So maybe there is chance that Cuban will take Lin?! Mav is good team w good coach.

  • This would be the first time I begrudgingly agree with McHale

    https://twitter.com/BaxterHolmes/status/559519649021165568

  • Briiick

    Agreed. Cuban and his aging star can’t wait.

  • JoeTeam

    McHale knows, that limp he has gives me empathy for him. I still play soccer, but I have to plan to let the kids smoke me and win the outsmart game. They love me getting stops on them because I’m harder to beat than the other kids … that’s the old man’s game. You go with what father time gives you and as long as you are challenging the younger guys, they respect and like you on the field/court even if they know you can’t compete 100%. No way old guys should compete at the pro or semipro level though … waste of money and the game.

  • blubell

    I know… it is so painful to say it but when you’re right you’re right. lol.

  • JoeTeam

    Well, I would love to see a straight talking owner like Cuban have a shot at Lin. Only question I have is … does Cuban hold a grudge because Lin chose GSW over Mavs even though the Mav coach gave him his chance in summer league (?) and a formal offer. If Cuban doesn’t hold a grudge, I think his style could be good for Lin … go with the performer for the gold! I hope you are right.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    In other words, ESPN ranking Kobe was generous.

  • John Lee

    Then trade Lin for Rondo, win-win scenario. And if Ellis acts up Lin still has FA.

  • Grace

    send your questions to TWC & Flea:
    https://twitter.com/graceo99/status/559521669006376960

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • joyce ward

    Cuban is a fair owner, Lin has become a much better player. Cuban knows that lin will come in and just want to help the team win in any capacity. Cuban is all about championships and not about grudges.

  • JoeTeam

    Yay, any college kid can get a computer program to plan out a card stunt. That would be awesome, to set one up to have various messages to national TV throughout the game hehe.

  • John Lee

    Did he have any other kind of moment this whole season?

  • james brown

    then just enjoy your “senior years and just fish”

  • blubell
  • JoeTeam

    Yep, I want a ring for Lin! Victory is Certain, I have you to thank for that from Monty, and we need to keep that refrain going with Lin and underdog fandom!

  • JoeTeam

    he’s ALWAYS please with mediocre results.

  • james brown

    senior moment is when he reached a certain age..so his moment will be permanent!LOL

  • Rick Johnson

    He’s chronically in a “senior moment” more like a senior lifetime.

  • kittyhead

    Sounds like Lin wont play…good! I could move on to do my work.lol

  • BobbyH

    DNP please.

  • jolno

    Like the fans can’t wait to tune in to find out! Smh at phony BS.

  • blubell

    Kobe and Scott should just retire together.

  • Briiick

    If they get Lin for the remaining season, they have a real shot at the ring this season—they only have to defeat the Spurs which they almost did last season.

  • jolno

    He’s always pleased with marginal performance from players who could take Lin’s minutes lol.

  • james brown

    his full of ideas, but no good result????

  • joyce ward

    He is such a liar.

  • Rick Johnson

    Hope Lakers fans start booing loud and for a long time.

  • Dorothy

    Trust me, Lin will play. BS just acting as if he is the one making decision.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    This 1di0t coach thinks he always had great ideas and must be kept secret.

  • HY C

    I wonder if he has the guts to say “we are tanking…”

  • joyce ward

    Exactly. He is trying to save face. I truly believe the reason he was late is because the F/O called him on his BS interview this afternoon.

  • Rick Johnson
  • james brown

    at least he won’t be accused of Race card for he placed a half asian against an american (Jlin born in America). see BS says, i prefer a player because of his grittiness and toughness!!!! Har Har Har!

  • Briiick

    BS stinks and is not funny at all.

  • joyce ward

    I think Cuban will ride out the season with Rondo, and pick lin up in FA.

  • BobbyH

    I guess then BS should carry a bag of BS. That fits him nicely.

  • james brown

    even on his Humor…outdated joke!!!!!Har Har Har

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    BS wants to create something for the press to focus away from Lin-DNP-gate.

  • John Lee

    Your boss shall be pleased…as shall mine. LOL

  • joyce ward

    the thing is, in America, Clarkson is considered black and nothing else.

  • blubell
  • joyce ward

    Exactly

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    and the news still focuses on Lin.

  • LAJane

    Dude is so lame.

  • Brent Yen

    BS is BS, Lin is Lin and will always be ready..

  • james brown

    BS now looking for his other ideas to shift focus on Lin!!!LOL

  • Briiick

    LBJ is with a weak team this season, I think many contending teams are super high on this window of opportunity.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    A diversion tactic of BS.

  • joyce ward

    Why trade. It is not beneficial for the Mavericks. They can ride out the season with Rondo as a tryout, and then if he doesn’t want to sign what they offer him, then Rondo can walk away. Lin will be a FA, and the Mavericks can just sign him in FA.

  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson
  • rookie75094

    rondo bad pass..mavs lose…yeah!!!

  • blubell
  • james brown

    the only time Jlin will ever shoot the ball tonite, coz BS said no points for him tonite if he wants to play,LOL!!!

  • Brent Yen

    Because they used a lot of b words and f words? JK

  • blubell
  • Maknusia

    Jeremy Lin Benching Setting Up Lakers Boycott?

    Byron Scott’s benching of Jeremy Lin has got some Lakers fans furious. Scott opted not to play the enormously popular Lin against the Spurs on Friday night–saying he “knows what Jeremy can do.” Which is, apparently, nothing coach Scott wants to see done. Some Lin fans think it’s a political move by Scott, whose first year with the Lakers has been full of injuries (Nash, Randle, Bryant) and other unpleasant surprises.

    “Calling all Lin fans to boycott the next Lakers game,” wrote one commenter after the Lin benching. Lin finished 9th place in overall fan voting for the All-Star game and one angry fan believed the benching was “because [Byron Scott] wants to prove to the world that Lin is not an all star material.” (Lin, it must be said, has done a fine job of that all by himself this season.) “BOYCOTT LAKERS ON TV” another commenter exclaimed. “I’m with the boycott,” writes another. “This happens after a few weeks Jeremy was named player of the week,” writes yet another. Lin obviously has very loyal fans who want to see him succeed. Lots of people less loyal would at least like to see him play. Lin is an enigma–we can’t figure him out if he’s not on the floor. These days, you can’t ignore the fans.”

  • Briiick

    I think Ellis is also a FA this summer.

  • BobbyH

    How about playoff?

  • still trying to project he is in full control of the decision.
    I believe FO made it for him

  • John Lee

    Rondo for Lin…engage!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    The Clippers are doing very well now and I hope they will win their first ever champ this year. That’s when the pressure is on the Lakers as the city now belongs to the Clippers and they need to thank BS for his insulted rivalry comment about the Clippers franchise.

  • jolno

    Better warm himself up now so that he can do a better job at his new role as the human bench warmer LOL. Nah I hope Lin plays and have a linsanity type game to stick it to the Rockets but I am really not optimistic about it.

  • Rick Johnson

    Means Lin not playing again.

  • Brent Yen

    I have to say it is really unlikely tho…I mean for Clipper to get a ring

  • 7iger

    Cause full of BS ideas.

  • MoominFloren

    Haha you always give me hope on Lin to Mavs

  • james brown

    Byron not ready to tell the world his secret he told Jeremy to appease him, “that they are Tanking!!!!” (as if its not evident on his actions on court and dumbness!!!)

  • blubell

    This has been posted couple time today but the interesting part is the article but the top comment of the article.

  • Linja

    Need urgent Social Unrest in the Staple. C’mon !

  • Brent Yen

    and what might that “it” be? lol

  • blubell

    He thinks using those words make you tough.

  • blubell
  • we’re about to find out :]

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Not easy but unlikely is over prediction.

  • joyce ward

    If Clippers get a ring before the Lakers, this truly will become a Clipper town,LOL

  • blubell
  • Maknusia

    Oh….didnt realize that

  • ‘B’yron and ‘F’ailed LOL

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    haha could be. One thing I do agree with Lakers’ pov is this will still be Lakers’ town. The pull for fans just seems completely at different level….

  • Linja

    Always be ready. that is what he can control. Someone might step back and rupture something.

  • John Lee

    Because neither Dirk nor Tyson is getting any younger, and the Mavs could still have a run THIS year with Lin.

  • joyce ward

    When Kobe is off the face of the map for the Lakers, they have no more teeth. Laker fans are very impatient to wait for a 5 year rebuild.

  • BobbyH

    inconsistency from elements that I can not control.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Championship will change everything. The news will always focus on the champ.

  • Brent Yen

    This is just brilliant…..Lin mocking those ppl saying his is inconsistent…lol

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    I guess…I am not really a LAL expert. I was just really shocked when I found out how many fans LAL got given how badly they played…

  • blubell

    He’s done this all season… using their words against them.

  • kittyhead

    This really makes me heartbroken…

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I hope this will come true soon because Laker deserves this.

  • Brent Yen

    Lin: What do you want from me.
    BS: I want you to manage the bench for me. I need those chait perfectly aligned..so the starters can sit comfortably.

  • Joe what do you know

    It’s like buying a rolex and realising afterwards that what you really need is a G-shock…

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin does control his emotion very well and that’s good in the long term. If this were me, I would say I think they are planing to cut or trade me to see the reaction from the FO.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I just couldn’t understand what takes the Buss family so long to know that Kobe Bryant is not someone they can count on.

  • blubell

    Actually no conversation will take place. It will be another “Scott has not yet talked to so and so.”

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The only thing that is certain is he’s going to be fired after this disastrous season.

  • james brown

    and pls..for F—=-k sake,wipe the chairs after the players left to play..”defense for virus is the Key!!!”

  • Charlie Sun

    BS: Demonstrate some toughness on the bench. Better defend that bench.

  • BobbyH

    Why not now? That will at least show some Lakers pride.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    This is really childish just like the plays Byron has used for the final shots.

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! BS is lying bc he said he had not talk w Lin yet? Looks like what BS said just to make Kobe happy…?!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Too bad that Byron has an unique record of taking his players out for the season.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    A shameless liar.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    One more DNP-CD, Lin needs to tell the press that he speculate either he’s traded or waived then wait for the FO reaction.

  • blubell

    Scott waste time on this instead on coaching.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Too generous. He is still the worst guard for the season.

  • Charlie Sun

    I can’t wait for this season to end. Come on free agency!

    Or better yet, come on trade!

  • Briiick

    The old Buss loved Kobe but I think his children are somehow afraid of him, who becomes a competitor to them.

  • Grace

    We definitely need to include @TWCSportsNet in our tweets. That’s where the money is.

  • MoominFloren

    BS: I want you to protect the bench, replace Sacre as a cheerleading team captain, manage the towel boys and so on

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Haven’t watched those clowns in a long time.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    If Mark Cuban really wants Rhondo, I have nothing to say.
    But if he wants Jeremy, he would make a trade before the Feb deadline; perhaps Rhondo for Lin and Tarik Black.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    None of them respected Jim or Jeanie.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • blubell
  • FrankW

    I read somewhere some TV networks are dropping Lakers games.

  • blubell

    I think TNT is dropping couple of games. One game vs. Knicks.

  • Joe what do you know

    I just hope this quote doesn’t get taken out of context. Can just imaging all the Lin-bashers using this to argue that even JLin himself admits he’s an inconsistent player hence all the unjust treatments for him are valid…

  • blubell
  • Michael

    Would be more interested if the dolls were changed to Chucky.

  • rookie75094

    Psalm 234. .. that large rockets logo makes my finger feel dirty touching it….. please relocate or make it much smaller… thanks.

  • just think of it as means to an end to obliterate the Lakers tank.
    It’s kinda pick-the-lesser-of-two-evils thing :>

  • Briiick

    I want you to be visible on the bench to distract the audience from tanking.

  • hope it will be shown along with the stats to back it up.
    Best Player in Jan! PlayLin or FreeLin! YEAH ..LOL

  • yeah, that might get picked up by national TV (TNT/ESPN, etc.)

  • rookie75094

    It’s OK only if the rockets lose to Jlin tonight or blow out the Lin less lakers… hehe

  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward

    No, maybe he gave him the 411 on what the Lakers are trying to tank.LOL

  • Briiick

    I think you are right.

  • blubell

    Romans 8:31
    What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

  • occupatio

    you guys see byron’s comment gushing about how clarkson only had 1 turnover during his first nba start?

    clarkson is the new price.

  • MoominFloren

    BS: Lin, I want to protect you, I really do. That’s why I will not play you to ensure you are injury free.
    Lin: @#$%^&!

  • Brent Yen

    Poor Price….lol

  • occupatio

    so byron saying hes not sure if lin will play makes NO sense unless he is waiting for word from FO about a trade.

    but if no trade, how does a coach not know whether hes going to play a player a single minute? what the..

  • Brent Yen

    I feel guilty now that I watched that many Lakers’ games…..I made TWC rich…..by a little bit….

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • IMO he was just giving the illusion that he’s in full control of the decision.
    I think FO already gave him a warning and order to play Lin to not damage the trade value and cause headache from Lin fans protest. Let’s see if it’s true

  • joyce ward
  • ViNuyork

    gosh- …after skimming thru most of your posts–i feel so heartbroken for JLin…BS is so INHUMANE..slimy…n whatever…….how could he have singled him out for DNP–CD….him ALONE…at least the others where not alone when he DNP them….good thing we did not continue to buy tickets for MSG dis Sunday…..yep—i’m all for BOYCOTT…

  • CJSHYY

    Nix is a big supporter for Lin since Linsanity period…

  • occupatio

    hope so.
    but as the coach saying you dont know, just looks ridiculous already.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    The NBA can punish LA for intentionally tank…..but wait BS is sincerely trying to win.

  • Rick Johnson
  • occupatio

    TWC calls nick a streak shooter. at what pt, is someone simply a bad shooter?

  • Brent Yen

    when their last name is Lin

  • occupatio

    stool is already drooling over clarkson. its happening.

  • Bearness

    Too late. That was the first thing I thought of although I knew what he really meant.

  • LW

    isn’t sure whether Lin will play when it’s already game time? how about isn’t sure whether he’s got a brain!

  • joyce ward

    Stu is just some old OG from the past that has not caught up with how the game is played today.That is why this Lakers organization will be in the toilet in 5 years and wander why the Clippers overtook them, because they have trust fund kids who know nothing about in how to run a business.

  • joyce ward

    Nick is a streaker shooter…just sayin..

  • rookie75094

    Lol… worthy just call harden head of the snake…. wow bs think price is the same level with harden.stupid as stupid does

  • occupatio

    when nick hits two in a row, hes suddenly a good shooter again. but that happens to every player. its simply confirmation bias for viewers who have pre-decided hes a good shooter
    when he misses, its cuz oh hes a streaky shooter.

    look at his numbers. they are atrocious.

  • Carol Tiu

    I think this obviously points to a trade. Isn’t this what happens to players who are on the trading block? Not allowed to play for fear of injury.

  • Alaingrvis

    lakers feed mute

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    So does Rocket.

  • joyce ward

    Guys anytime you have Sacre in your starting lineup,it is a tank job..LOL

  • John Lee

    Let the blowout begin!

  • Brent Yen

    I assume it is safe to say we root for ROX today?

  • occupatio

    l laff at harden turnovers

  • Carol Tiu

    Or maybe he’s dissing Price by comparing him to Harden’s defense. Lol I wish.

  • LW

    “We are just trying to protect you from getting hurt while we are seeking for a nicer place for you to go”

  • occupatio

    early yet

  • BuzzerBeater

    Hats off to all of you who can still watch and keep me updated 😛

    I honestly cannot do it anymore, last game was the last straw for me.

  • joyce ward

    I think he is.he knows harden doesn’t play any defense..LOL

  • Brent Yen

    Com’on…what if Lin makes a BuzzerBeater later?

  • Carol Tiu

    Everybody knows Lol!

  • Charlie Sun

    How about 6OT? Force BS to actually give JLin a full game worth of minutes lol

  • occupatio

    laker bigs do not box out AT ALL

  • Brent Yen

    Works for me…lol

  • BuzzerBeater

    Stu vs Clyde.

    I chose death.

  • joyce ward

    Thai so blasphemous. They only signed because of Lin. This organization is getting the karma coming back to them in triple fold.

  • Maknusia

    Hmmm, here comes the Turnovers

  • Pete Roces

    LOL

  • Alaingrvis

    why not mute

  • Brent Yen

    This is the case since preseason

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    It’s his humor.

  • I love that dude. He’s a true basketball fan and Lin fan who uses facts to support his arguments.

  • BuzzerBeater

    Hadn’t thought about that option lol, you just saved many lives!

  • Maknusia

    seconded your wish!

  • Alaingrvis

    1 life at a time

  • BuzzerBeater

    and so it’s come to this! 🙁

  • occupatio

    lol

  • Ken Chatsworth

    DMo post move so good

  • rookie75094

    Jc turnover..rox scored… stu…chirp…chirp

  • joyce ward

    Trust me, Bev will try to injure Clarkson tonight.

  • CJSHYY

    That’s the brother should do for Lin… LOL!

  • Maknusia

    Beverley !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Michael

    You mean deaf..

  • Maknusia

    oops wrong thread…wrong team!

  • Charlie Sun

    Lol, this is so confusing XD

  • Dorothy

    BS, did you see JC just had 2 TO? lol

  • Maknusia

    You dont want Buzzer to Beat you up

  • LW

    do teams feel disrespected when playing this Lakers BS lineup?

  • Maknusia

    yeah…its wrong site as well…hmmm everything seems to be wrong nowadays

  • BobbyH

    Nah, win is a win.

  • Michael

    STU salivating over Clarksons 11 point 4 assist in 29 minute previous game( Even though Lin could get those stats in his sleep).

  • Ken Chatsworth

    I think they are happy for the easy win.

  • CJSHYY

    They should be… smh!

  • sport

    Nope more chance to stat pad and easy win!

  • Maknusia

    aint you sleeping?

  • Alaingrvis

    thats there draft pick expected but the price stuff wasn’t

  • Pete Roces

    What TO? Only Lin’s count!

  • rookie75094

    I don’t know who to cheer for anymore

    .soon confusing.

  • Ken Chatsworth

    Cheer for #17

  • John Lee

    It’s ALL Michael’s fault that Lin’s not getting PT. He hasn’t been sleeping!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    couple more minutes we’ll see if Lin will play.

  • occupatio

    3 more min till when lin ‘usually’ comes in the game

  • Michael

    = =….Lin isn’t playing so I think I get a pass. No?

  • BuzzerBeater

    What’s awful is, this isnt even beneficial to poor Clarkson.
    It’s why so many teams dont give rookies big minutes or opt to send them to the DLeague, because to just throw them in so soon with the big boys could mess with their confidence.

  • Michael

    Go DMO!!!

  • Maknusia

    Nope…as John Lee mentioned, its your fault…go to your twilight zone

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I don’t know which I hate more – seeing Harden or seeing Patrick Beverley on the floor without Jeremy pounding them on the floor.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin in

  • Alaingrvis

    its lin today

  • occupatio

    i have no problem with clarkson doing well. really — why has he been on the bench so long? the price love is ridiculous.

  • Brent Yen

    LIN!

  • Lin’s coming in soon

  • CaliUSMC

    Wooiio

  • rookie75094

    Yrs!!!! JLIN is coming in

  • Michael

    I am not here..

  • @disqus_W4kOOens57:disqus, so 1 black eye by FO to BScott LOL

  • joyce ward

    I told you the F/O laid it out to scott and he is stil trying to act big and bad. LOL

  • Brent Yen

    Clarkson gets the call….m….good to be favored

  • Maknusia

    Wow Lin is playing

  • IsabeliJane*17

    This is (bleep)! Bringing Jeremy in with 3 minutes left and they’re down by double digits?

  • Ken Chatsworth

    I hope he is not rusty

  • Maknusia

    so how,…I thought we are suppose to root for beverly and DMO

  • Charlie Sun

    Hear that applause

  • blubell

    Jeremy getting some love from the crowd!

  • Michael

    Oh he is bad alright 😛

  • BuzzerBeater

    Oh definitely, he should be getting Price’s minutes, but as a backup to go vs other 2nd units.
    Starting him is too soon for his own good.

  • MoominFloren

    Can u hear BS?

  • occupatio

    lin should have shot it

  • joyce ward

    They know what is up

  • Maknusia

    dont get jealous now

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Anyone rooting for Patrick Beverley has questionable basketball knowledge

  • BuzzerBeater

    That’s great to hear :’)

  • CaliUSMC

    after one game? doubt it. confidence might be shook.

  • Maknusia

    what basketball, I thought we were watching a hybrid of football and rugby

  • occupatio

    such a late call on that foul

  • occupatio

    surprised they didnt call offensive foul on Lin. hater refs

  • Brent Yen

    I just hope Lin stay healthy…

  • Ken Chatsworth

    They need time to decide if they can get away with not calling.

  • joyce ward

    I Think Lin is still trying to figure out what he should and should not do in this bs merry-go-round

  • occupatio

    yeah.

  • Filler-up

    free throws?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Give me Georges St. Pierre rather than Patrick Beverley then.

  • Alaingrvis

    yes

  • chan c

    I can’t believe I’m saying this –

    Go Rockets!

    LOL

  • Alaingrvis

    yep

  • rookie75094

    Now that Jlin is in….Let’s go lakers

  • Charlie Sun

    Wait, BS is a basketball coach?

  • If it was any other player than Dorsey, it would’ve been an offensive foul. Refs have no idea who Dorsey is, so no respect.

  • I here ya, bro!

  • Maknusia

    i thought thats what BScott was trying to help on…but then you complaint!

  • Brent Yen

    This site is just too inconsistent on which team to root for

  • blubell
  • IsabeliJane*17

    We’re humans too.We have emotions.

  • Michael

    Look at you calling us inconsistent 😛

  • Ken Chatsworth

    It is sad that this is breaking news.

  • Grace Nsns

    lol

  • Maknusia

    thats for sure, even a blind could see that

  • BobbyH

    Not yet. It could be 1st half only. 2nd Half belongs to Price.

  • Brent Yen

    U are not supposed to be awake

  • CaliUSMC

    I’m rooting for the Reno Bighorns

  • Maknusia

    oh man…still missing those FTs

  • Alaingrvis

    rockets bench looks like crap

  • Grace Nsns

    Oh Jeremy!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Who guard Harden and Smith?

  • blubell

    It hurts 🙁

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Jeremy is the most efficient, most fundamentally sound, and most handsome player on the floor any given game.

  • Maknusia

    asleep

  • CaliUSMC

    i agree with everything but handsome part

  • joyce ward

    He got to hit those free throws.

  • BobbyH

    Did you see he smile on the first one?

  • joyce ward

    But he has to hit his free throws.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Understood.Guys don’t call other guys handsome.

  • Promo Sports World

    not watching whats the stat line?

  • Charlie Sun

    This may be the first time in a while JLin and Davis play together for a significant time

  • CaliUSMC

    Nice pass Lin!

  • occupatio

    of course on that, stool only compliments ed davis

  • chan c

    So , it’s Breaking News now if Jeremy Lin is in the game.

  • Brent Yen

    How did Lin make that crossover…lol

  • Maknusia

    LAL should be taking some 3pointers as well

  • CaliUSMC

    Yea but he’s sexy though.

  • joyce ward

    Just ignore him.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Why Young stayed in the paint?

  • Grace Nsns

    out of bound to, please Jeremy!

  • Maknusia

    Lin and Harden fighting for turnovers?! lol

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Young is so bad

  • LW

    A successful tanking 1st Q, but done too crudely without subtleness.

  • CaliUSMC

    How are they down by 15 already.. omg

  • IsabeliJane*17

    This Rockets team surrounded themselves with 3 point shooters but can’t defeat Golden State Warriors who ONLY has Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry?

  • occupatio

    hater refs find something

  • Maknusia

    I guess, Lin is totally disturbed on this game….

  • IsabeliJane*17

    He’s sexy and I know it.

  • joyce ward

    So I guess the F/O gave Scott two black eyes.

  • CaliUSMC

    LOL

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    2 TO already?

  • Why don’t they show any of these Lin “turnovers” on replay? That offensive foul looked like bullsht.

  • joyce ward

    Why are you saying that?

  • BobbyH

    Not to me. He seems play freely. No pressure, save energy on D, avoid hard contact.

  • Brent Yen

    Lin has that “I do not care” face….

  • occupatio

    theyd rather show lin trying to cover two 3 pt shooters onthe weak side

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Now the cancelled practice was all about.

  • Maknusia

    yeah…thats painful

  • Charlie Sun

    Of course BS decides Young should handle the ball for the final play

  • Alaingrvis

    relax as he said hard to be consistent when the environment is always unsettled

  • CaliUSMC

    How about Lin to the wolves?

  • Alaingrvis

    he does

  • It like these networks with an agenda forget the Internet and Youtube exist. They think their feed is the only thing people will see.

  • occupatio

    i think he has already been thrown to the wolves

  • cshot

    id rather him go to a championship contending team

  • MomentousPetey

    Well, he’s not a sociopath…

  • MoominFloren

    It’s a good sign then. Please add a duck face as well

  • blubell

    Another tanking team? no thanks.

  • joyce ward

    what is lin doing?

  • BobbyH

    Just looked at Harden’s attention sitting on the bench.

  • Bearness

    Probably shocking to hear from your own coach, “Yes we are tanking. So, you won’t play much.”

  • IsabeliJane*17

    That rebound-assist!Should count both!

  • kittyhead

    He said he wont do that again…

  • Bill pointed out Lin should get rebound+assist.
    Stu… silence…

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I know! Why that….. ugh!!!

  • occupatio

    lin has 3 fouls now?

  • Brent Yen

    How so?

  • Michael

    What coach in his right mind, would let Young play PG.

  • blubell

    1 foul

  • Lin knew he has to score.
    Keep taking the 3s, Lin!

  • Brent Yen

    Haha Lin is just taking shots..

  • IsabeliJane*17

    This Rockets wouldn’t even get their toes on the second round of playoffs – AGAIN.

    I KNOW IT.

  • Michael

    I thought that was Stu, maybe I’m sleepy.

  • Alaingrvis

    lin looks rusty

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    0-3 does not look good

  • Charlie Sun

    Nick Young everybody, your PG that should not be PG

  • joyce ward

    No. lin needs to get his emotions in check and play.

  • grover chang

    Then just trust your instincts

  • occupatio

    Young is forced to pass due to the blitz but when you are not used to ever passing…

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Turnovers?

    (Bleep) how about set some set plays and have a PG on the floor?!?!?

  • Brent Yen

    Well, he can not pass correctly with even only just one defender…

  • One thing Lin has improved one: no dumb fouls on opponent’s fast breaks. Pointless to risk your body for the Tankers.

  • Alaingrvis

    wes messes up that unit. the bench looks worse

  • David Kim

    So boring!!!!!

  • Brent Yen

    I rather it was him taking it…lol

  • occupatio

    interesting to see mchale actually outcoach someone. its possible

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    BS is doing a great job making too much drama among players.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Well anybody can outcoach Byron Scott.

  • joyce ward

    I am glad lin is getting playing time, even if it is to tank.

  • wandertheglobe

    They double team Young every time he touches the ball. Lakers have no answer.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Oh those rookie hazing!!! hahahah

  • Not a surrpise, McHale was a better player than Scott.

  • joyce ward

    Tank in full mode.LOL

  • joyce ward

    Lin make you shots when the ball comes to you

  • wandertheglobe

    Wow young out LIn staying in when JC came back

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Well any team whether tankers or championship contenders have those rookie hazing.

  • Charlie Sun

    If the ball comes…

  • Alaingrvis

    what 3 turnovers gets you

  • CaliUSMC

    so hard to watch… blah

  • Filler-up

    Lakers’ body language is bad.

  • Brent Yen

    This rotation is just to pleasing someone….

  • John Lee

    My cat can out coach BS, and he’s been dead for over a year.

  • Filler-up

    He’s trying.

  • cshot

    Lin vs Harden! owoooooooowoooo

  • occupatio

    what do u mean

  • Lin PG, Clarkson SG could work here.

    Hope Lin will make the 1st 3 to silence Stu

  • They’re not really a team. Just a bunch of guys playing for another contract.

  • Lymania

    Where do they get this color kind of stockings I wonder. I want to get a pair too.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    The Pretenders (Rockets) vs The Lost Boys (Lakers).. this is so hard to watch

  • Filler-up

    That is how to play him. Force him to pass or throw up a stupid shot.

  • Alaingrvis

    yea

  • Alaingrvis

    a lot of give up

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    BS’s slow system makes old Jason Terry outrun most of the Lakers.

  • james brown

    well JLIN know now what to do..play TANKING..more turnover and play as if you are not in control..LOL

  • Brent Yen

    Meaning….I played Lin, get away from me will u rotation

  • occupatio

    lin did a good job of playing transition defense without fouling

  • Charlie Sun

    No surprise that JLin is the assist leader so far for the Lakers

  • blubell

    Yeah but from a coach? He has time for hazing yet no time to talk to the players? lol

  • MomentousPetey

    Since when was MAKING shots a guarantee for any player… lets keep the standards to a singularity.=).

  • Rick Johnson

    He will throw up a stupid shot before passing

  • joyce ward

    Lin needs to play his game ans get his points

  • wandertheglobe

    Yes he has, a few times already when he’s the only one back on D.

  • Brent Yen

    I hope he will…3 shots already..

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Flea.. my respect for you went a step lower for saying Clarkson is an intelligent player

  • blubell

    Jeremy out…

  • Brent Yen

    Make that 4…

  • Alaingrvis

    lin was cold after the dnp

  • wandertheglobe

    Bev is so amped up defending Lin, with JC, he relaxes.

  • Grace Nsns

    missed another one, 🙁

  • joyce ward

    Since Lin’s case. This is not a level playing field when it comes to Lin. This league only looks at surface level stats..duh

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Hehehe Patrick Beverley has gotten from a worst defender to embarrassing. If someone like Boozer who sets a questionable screen can stop you… you have no business being in the NBA

  • Maknusia

    well he is out now

  • Charlie Sun

    Blowing up the lineup has ruined any semblance of an offense

  • Brent Yen

    hahahahaha

  • Clarkson is looking really bad out there

  • BobbyH

    I missed. What happened?

  • blubell

    Scott not so stoked 🙂

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Let the Lakers have their stupidity.

  • Brent Yen

    Well I saw an intelligent young player made a not so intelligent play..

  • David Kim

    Lin getting more time because FO told scott something? Lol

  • BuzzerBeater

    Hows Jeremy doing so far? leaning more towards good or bad?

    If its not too good, remember Jeremy said he plays bad when he’s angry.
    Not only is he still dealing with being slapped in the face with the DNP but Scott said he would “talk” (spew more BS) right before the game.

  • after that promotion of 1 TO in practice

  • wandertheglobe

    He’s not a PG. Terrible handle.

  • james brown

    rotation seems ok for now…a little mixed and match . shows how dumb coach is right now not knowing who need to be with after half of the season is almost over..sigh!!!!

  • blubell

    And the moment is too big for him. lol

  • Brent Yen

    LAL is so easy to defend even Harden can do it..

  • Alaingrvis

    I’m sure he will go back to price next time. this is the lakers after kobe got hurt. tank at all cost. player playing with zero heart

  • occupatio

    hes fine but missing his shots

  • Charlie Sun

    Can make any opposing player a defense MVP

  • joyce ward

    The thing that scott did to this team was undo the bond that players on the bench had formed. Now they are all confused.

  • cshot

    hes not doing good really. shots aren’t falling. but he isn’t playing bad either

  • good kid but just not ready. Byron’s fault again!

  • Alaingrvis

    yep but goal is to tank so on that scot did a good job

  • Filler-up

    Couldn’t agree more. No coaching. No team. These guys are all individuals.

  • Brent Yen

    exactly…This teams is officially un-teamed by Scott

  • MomentousPetey

    I understand, but I’m not going to allow “the league”‘s perspective influence my perspective.

  • BuzzerBeater

    Great tanking technique.
    This ridiculous line up changes every 20 games is to break up any chemistries that may be building.

  • David Kim

    Please trade Lin before trade deadline. I cant wait until next season.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    3 tos now. Let’s see how many more he will get:-) We can hear what BS is going to say:-)

  • Brent Yen

    Defensive minded Harden?

  • Maknusia

    He succeeded…to whatever motive he may have

  • occupatio

    you listen to TWC announcers, it is so obvious they are promoting clarkson. makes me think lin is definitely traded for them to push this so hard

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Patrick Beverley and James Harden ARE DEFENSIVE MINDED?!?!?!?! HOW??!?! HAHAHAH

  • occupatio

    dont think too hard

  • joyce ward

    It doesn’t matter, he is doing exactly what scott wants him to do is tank. Lin does need to get his emotions in check. That is what makes me so mad about him, he always falls for the okie doke..smh

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    BS is a very bad coach. changing players, Kobe in n out, slow pace, no D, DNP best pg, misused player skill, decades old offense.

  • Brent Yen

    Great, Hill became a perimeter player now

  • John Lee

    Oxymoron, makes as much sense as black Caucasian.

  • wandertheglobe

    Rox actually playing good D tonight.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Their defense looks good ONLY against teams like Lakers.

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    Because it is LAL..lol

  • Filler-up

    Jordan Hill – when all else fails throw up a long two. They’re leaving you open for a reason.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    issue is with BS. Break Bonds.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I need to watch a fundamentally sound team. This game is soo bad without Jeremy.

  • joyce ward

    The thing that makes me angry with lin is that he gets into these angry and sulking moos that he doesn’t know how to get out of. He knows hoe this league does things, he doesn’t need to get caught up in their antics…smh

  • wandertheglobe

    Oh, I thought they’re playing against the LA Defenders.

  • blubell

    exactly. coaching failing yet again

  • BobbyH

    How do you know he is angry? He seemed OK.

    After DNP, nothing matters anymore for this team.

  • Brent Yen

    2nd Q was actually better..just not making shots

  • blubell
  • wandertheglobe

    There was never any issues btw Lin and Price. Ahmed is just trying to stir things up.

  • kauaiblue

    Ho is he doong?w

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I would say he needs more time to get back in rhythm especially under BS’s system. .

  • Brent Yen

    I thought reporters report NEWS?

  • CaliUSMC

    I think Lin just wants to go home and play Dota 2

  • IsabeliJane*17

    He doesn’t look sulky to me.

    No offense Joyce, but he’s out of rhythm from being benched. The team probably didn’t even watch tapes. Expecting him to go ala-Stephen Curry at this moment is kinda funny. He’s not a robot or a machine.

  • MomentousPetey

    Clarkson is NOT a point guard. He has shown no signs of being a formidable playmaker.

  • joyce ward

    I know that he is angry because he plays like carp. Shake it off. I guess that I am more hard on lin because I too am a Christian faith teaches us not to get caught up in our circumstances,but rise above them and let your gift shine.

  • wandertheglobe

    I’m listening to the Rox feed bc I can’t stand Stu. I’m actually enjoying their Bill & Bull now that Lin is not w/them.

  • BobbyH

    See if they can break the 70 mark.

  • Brent Yen

    Maybe he left his DOTA 2 game on…..

  • blubell
  • blubell

    Tell that to Scott…

  • nodomo

    Clarkson with most minutes in first half. 1-6, 4 pts, 2 ast, 3 TOs

  • Filler-up

    Wayne Ellington is getting torched by Harden who is shooting it from 30 ft.

  • blubell

    He is human.

  • BobbyH

    Under this stupid system, anybody played crap. Lin is actually OK given the minutes. 2 assists. 1 point. At least he got 4 FGA.

  • MomentousPetey

    Indeed, in every sense of the word. =).

  • John 3:16

    yikes 3 turnovers in 8 minutes. this is why no one is going to take lin seriously. His stock is crashing harder than 1929 and its going to get worse unless he pulls himself together. this is not the way to he needs to respond. You would think he would play with some fire since its against the team that dumped him in favour of a one dimensional player and he just got his first DNP since 2012.

  • blubell
  • Maknusia

    JL with 10min…lets see whats the minutes he gets tonite

  • PPP

    BS has done more bad than good to start claekson, ruining his confidence. He has no chance to be a pg in the nba.

  • JJ Hui

    Hahaha i thought it was funny too!

  • Ken Tsam

    I will show what i have for the team that appreciates me

  • IsabeliJane*17

    LOL pull himself together? How about PULL THE TEAM TOGETHER? The turnovers are there because they’re not even running any sets players.

  • BobbyH

    Get your number correct before you post.

  • wandertheglobe

    Scott says new starting lineup for at least the next 15 games. It looks like the Lakers will go 0-15 with JC running the PT. It’s part of the plan.

  • Filler-up

    When Lin was getting drafted the scout said Lin did not stand out until the games meant something. Right now the game means nothing.

  • blubell
  • JJ Hui

    He becomes Jlin fan and commented like us! LOL!

  • MomentousPetey

    Flagged. =).

  • Dorothy

    What are you talking about? Lin played 11 min with 2 TO

  • 1mtoldman

    test

  • wandertheglobe

    Rox studio guys, Murphy and Kevin are playing around, if I give you the last name of the Lakers starting lineup, can you give me their first name? Stumped! They are laughing at the Lakers.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    You sound like a troll.Get out before I ban you myself.

  • blubell

    pass.

  • PPP

    I saw lin is just playing with motion. I would.

  • CaliUSMC

    Imagine if Drexler, Jon Barry, and Stu commentated a game together…. That would make this forum go ape sh*t

  • webattorney

    You do have a point but I think Joyce is right in her observation.

  • BobbyH

    Now we should see if BS got 1 black eye or 2.

  • blubell

    This is what people usually do with the 76ers… how sad 🙂

  • Filler-up

    I’d like Lin to continue to be aggressive in the second half. Continue to attack.

  • Lymania

    test 2(^∇^)

  • MomentousPetey

    Laker’s board meeting: Scott will transform our draft picks into franchise players!

  • joyce ward

    Lin is a professional athlete, he should be always ready to play his game. As somewhat of a pioneer you have to always come better prepared than your opponent. just sayin

  • deesee5

    Even the Lakers radio announcers feel the same way. They called it the “most unusual” starting line up. They said that last game.

  • blubell

    Bruise all over his body…

  • JJ Hui

    Delete his post and kick him out, it is so obvious!

  • BuzzerBeater

    Having to listen to that could be considered a form of torture.

  • Dorothy

    BS may play his beloved Price at the second half.

  • blubell

    pass pass

  • wandertheglobe

    Having BS as his coach, JC may be out of the league soon once BS get fired.

  • blubell

    Remember, you don’t have to choose death. You have other options 🙂

  • BobbyH

    I am wondering how Lakers fans can take it, especially those poor ones buying tickets there. Enjoy how art of tanking presents? Or admire the opponents slaughtering?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That’s what I expect.

  • Filler-up

    Ellington is shading Harden to go left. Sheesh.

  • Brent Yen

    hahahahah

  • SHINYDONUT

    Did anyone watching the TWC feed catch what the announcer said? It was during a timeout and one announcer was saying something about how Jeremy didn’t play at all the last game, and now Price isn’t playing at all this game then mentioned it was strange. Immediately after he said that, the same announcer said something like “what do you mean shhhh?”. it was like someone not mic’ed up immediately told him to STFU. Very very very interesting.

  • BobbyH

    Sorry. Missed that again. Busy typing.

  • wandertheglobe

    Prediction for JC’s # of TOs tonight? I say 8., he has 5 now.

  • Brent Yen

    LAL keep making passes that even HOU knows how to intercept it..lol Bad coaching on display.

  • deesee5

    This game is a complete joke

  • blubell
  • BobbyH

    Yep, even I know where the ball will go.

  • John Lee

    But we already knew this, media gag order. One of the announcers didn’t get the memo.

  • occupatio

    clarkson is being ask to do more than he is capable of.

  • Lymania

    That doesn’t sound really fair to lin. When he had good games, I don’t see coach Scott treat him seriously?

  • joyce ward

    My only concern is what is lin doing? I could care less about the other Laker players

  • Joe what do you know

    JC 5 TOs

  • occupatio

    nice drive by clarkson

  • Lymania

    Woohoo

  • chan c

    This Lakers coach is a complete joke

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    The hates Lin goes beyond who’s capable.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    He is ready to play his game. The thing is this is a 5-man game. If the rest of the team is playing flawlessly and he’s the only one playing bad, I would be questioning him. This is not an individual sport anyway. If he is playing golf and he’s bad,I’ll definitely call him out.

    Besides, even if he plays his A-game with the rest of the team playing bad, that is worth calling out.

  • BobbyH

    See if he can make a career double-double.

  • Dorothy

    6 TO by JC, smh

  • joyce ward

    What exactly is lin doing? He just needs to play his game. Drown out the noise from Scott because lin gets confused in what he suppose to be doing.

  • deesee5

    Lol yeah. Well it’s a tank job. Imma stop watching games until next season. This is a waste of time. No point anymore. I don’t even know what’s going to happen of Jeremy. He may play some games and he might not on some others. His team mates seem careless and are not putting any effort. I feel as if Lin won’t do much more this season.

  • wandertheglobe

    “I’m going to show up and do my best to play and work hard and stuff, but it definitely hurts,” Lin said before Sunday’s game in his first public comments since being a healthy scratch. “I’m human. I’ve got emotions, too. … It’s discouraging sometimes. It’s disappointing sometimes. All of those emotions, of course. I don’t think anybody would feel great after a DNP, anybody. It doesn’t matter who you are.”

  • IsabeliJane*17

    If the rest of the Lakers are playing flawlessly and Jeremy is the only one bad player out there, he deserves to be called out.

    So far in the tiny minutes I’ve seen earlier, he’s fine except for his shots.

  • Grace Nsns

    not impressive either, he missed a lot shots, 2to, only 1pt/2asist

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    This has to be as plan for BS to be this relax.

  • joyce ward

    OK, That is fair. I will Take it

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    His D is still solid.

  • joyce ward

    Did he drive to the basket?

  • Brent Yen

    It is just hard to watch a team who is giving up on winning already…and we know who to blame for this

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • nodomo

    BS has lost the locker room…

  • Michael

    Definitely not me.

  • BobbyH

    Who? Kobe? BS? Buss? Mitch? Lin? Brent?

  • Filler-up

    I wish he would not respond like this. Too many “feelings”.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Harden is a snail while guarding Jeremy whose speed is like an F1.

  • Brent Yen

    That “I do not care” face is gone…m…

  • cindystar111

    bs thinks he has broken lin’s spirit successfully when he’s actually broken the lakers team spirit.

  • Michael

    The last one.

  • BobbyH

    BS won’t care. It is even better, easier job for him to tank.

  • wandertheglobe

    Lin is playing SG now. Interesting.

  • BobbyH

    I forgot to add one more name to the list. Hint: not mine. ;-D

  • PPP

    Lin is done for this team, just hope he keeps his body healthy

  • Filler-up

    He’s playing small forward as he’s guarding Ariza.

  • occupatio

    i stopped watching this. its just chaos on lakers end

  • occupatio

    goodnight all

  • Brent Yen

    881

  • BobbyH

    Take it easy. Just believe in Lin. The best is yet to come.

  • Filler-up

    When you don’t play your best players that’s what happens. Where’s Ed Davis?

  • joyce ward

    You guys can say what you want lin is sulking because his feeling were hurt because he was a DNP in the last game., That is why he is missing shots because his head is not in the game. Look I love Lin,but this is what he does sometimes. I am sure he will be fine for the next game once he processes things.

  • joyce ward

    what is that?

  • MomentousPetey

    Clarkson’ demeanor is kind of offputting judging from his facial expressions, its like he tryna prove that hes a big shot, but he doesn’t have the actual traits to do so.

  • cindystar111

    yeah, he’s human too.

  • Michael

    Rest in.. have a peaceful sleep.

  • Love Lin

    LAL should’ve given up since they decided 2 hire BS right after the beginning..

  • Brent Yen

    Bye BYE in Chinese..

  • wandertheglobe

    BS rotation is chaotic, throw names into a hat a pick a player.

  • Michael

    In mandarin those numbers sound like bye bye.

  • Dorothy

    Joyce, we do not know what BS said to Lin this morning. The talk must not be pretty, otherwise, Lin would not say he wants to keep between him and BS. We have to take that into account.

  • BobbyH

    a blink of eye and the assist up to 4.

  • wandertheglobe

    Fans booing

  • BobbyH

    5 now.

  • John Lee

    2 asts in 70 secs.

  • blubell

    And just like that Jeremy has 5 assists.

  • joyce ward

    I am not compaining about him being human, but lin understands where this league is coming from when it comes to him. There is no level playing field when it comes to him. So always do your best no matter what./A better phrase is, never let them see you sweat.”

  • joyce ward

    Who are they booing?

  • David Kim

    why clakson still playing? LOL

  • cindystar111

    lin should just curse BS like asik did to mchale(joking), no need to talk to a hater like BS. just ignore him, play well when possible and find a better team next season

  • joyce ward

    OK , he has finally woke up.

  • wandertheglobe

    Lakers!

  • joyce ward

    Wow

  • BobbyH

    The word “TANK” must be included so Lin couldn’t say it.

  • Brent Yen

    lol wut? no…it is not like he suddenly get 5 ast at once…

  • BobbyH

    His rhythm is coming.

  • e b

    All except for Lin’s name, of course.

  • Dorothy

    No, remember Mitch said they never tell HC to tank?

  • Singapore BB Fan

    rid of Sacre …gets into rhythm..

  • wandertheglobe

    Kevin Ding finally says something?

    Gonna be ugly… RT @RMoralesPT: Byron Scott said current starting lineup will remain this way for "15 to 20 games." #Lakers— KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) January 26, 2015

  • blubell

    lol

  • cindystar111

    yeah, still he’s a human too. as you said he would bounce back next game.

  • BobbyH

    Do you remember “Welcome Home” from Mitch?

  • grover chang

    This is where I hoped boozer would teach lin, or better Nash. Two guys who had been around longer and grown thicker skin. Boozer doesn’t seem to let much get him down. Lin will get this way for awhile, he did this with his benching, then he digest this new situation and is able to get his mind right to excell again.

    I suspect lin intellectualizes things as a defense mechanism so he is a thinker and needs time to think. This is the second highest form of self defense. The highest form is humor, which young and boozer to an extent seems to use. They seem to weather the storm better.

  • wandertheglobe

    Snakehead gets DNP tonight?

  • David Kim

    LOL

  • Filler-up

    Nic Young has sat the rest of the game.

  • BobbyH

    Well, that’s good news to the contenders, but bad news to Knicks and 76ers.

  • Bill

    I feel the same as you Joyce. Lin has to produce when given the minutes. No excuse about playing well only “when it counts”. As a professional, and especially for Lin if he wants another contract, it all counts. So focus, (and make those free throws)

  • CJSHYY

    So now what? Everyone needs to take turn?! smh!

  • BobbyH

    Lin didn’t even bother to try to jump to block the drive.

  • wandertheglobe

    This group is competing

  • Brent Yen

    The injury!

  • blubell

    uh oh.. no

  • Alaingrvis

    oh no injury walk it off

  • Lin 5asts, 2 TOs
    Clarkson 2assts, 5 TOs

  • joyce ward

    Lin also said that it was pretty positive for now, but he would not reveal what they discussed.

  • MoominFloren

    who ???

  • Filler-up

    He’s trying to make everyone accountable.

  • cshot

    what happened?

  • blubell

    Jeremy 🙁

  • webattorney

    How about points?

  • cshot

    2 :/

  • Filler-up

    BS is getting no continuity this way. He is changing too many things and can never find the one right thing.

  • wandertheglobe

    Looks like Lin stepped on someone foot driving to the basket, he’s limping a little bit

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Is N young in dog house tonight?

  • let’s hope and pray it’s nothing

  • MoominFloren

    Nooooooooooo

  • blubell

    and counting… free throws coming up.

  • dave lam

    No one is trying.
    Everyone on the team knows they are suppose to tank.

  • wandertheglobe

    May be is by design to confuse his players. LOL

  • Lin is OK 😀

  • BobbyH

    Lin come back.

  • blubell

    made both fts 🙂

  • BobbyH

    4 pts.

  • Sophie Paris

    Pfiuhh ^^

  • blubell

    He’s ok.

  • Swishh!

  • kauaiblue

    Ellington pg?

  • MoominFloren

    Great! Somehow I wish him to pull an Asik hehe

  • blubell

    Attack!!!

  • Nice drive by Lin!!!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    So he drove to the basket….anybody still hating him?

  • grover chang

    As a Christian I liked Lin tweet of godly humility being not thinking more or less of yourself just think less about yourself (I’m paraphrasing). I was happy to see an introvert like Lin starting to learn that God does not want you to dwell about yourself but dwell on Him. I think Lin has started to understand this Christian truth just not taken it to heart yet. He is such an outstanding individual I sometimes forget he is still young and has stuff to learn about basketball, God, people, and life in general. Hopefully he will from his heart not dwell on his situation but just focus on God in these situations which he always professes he is trying to do.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Some Jeremy-Tarik action wouldn’t be bad..

  • wandertheglobe

    Bull and Bill are complimenting Lin after that drive. Bill, that’s what Jeremy can do, Bill, JLin is the fastest guy in the league with his first step.

  • Brent Yen

    Lin always bounce the ball on the board below the rim…a must for short players. forget about the squares

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I want the Rockets to slack off!!!!! COME ON!!!!

  • Dorothy

    Ellington the pg now? but who cares with this tanking team. just pad your stats

  • Filler-up

    Snake is slithering in

  • MomentousPetey

    I was never hating him…..hehe =))).

  • no, he just looked for his shots

  • cshot

    well head of snake is about to check in -_-

  • Sophie Paris

    Lol same. Haters still gonna hate though

  • Filler-up

    Once it hits the boards defender cannot touch it. So if he throws it high then there is a greater chance defender can block him.

  • Michael

    Bringing in Price now?

  • wandertheglobe

    Clarkson clocked in 28 mins, 2-10 – 8 pts, 2 Asts and 5 TOs

  • BuzzerBeater

    of course Scott would never give him a DNP! cant risk hurting Price’s confidence.

  • Brent Yen

    In NBA level that would be a guaranteed block

  • joyce ward

    Nobody is hating him.it is just expectations. Most of the player son the Lakers re borderline, questionable. but we all know lin is an excellent player. He needs to set himself apart from the rest of these players on this Laker team. That is all I am saying

  • blubell

    Jeremy to Black!

  • David Kim

    Lin never give up!!!!!!!!!

  • Ken Chatsworth

    He just bulldozed into that

  • Singapore BB Fan

    tank mode ….RP is in

  • Lin drove to draw 3 people and dished to Black!! YEAH

  • IsabeliJane*17

    When the Rockets 3s don’t fall.. they’re a goner…

  • blubell

    Made both FTs!!

  • BobbyH

    BS is going to pull Lin soon. The game is too close. Lin can make the 13 pt lead disappear in 2 minutes.

  • Smart play by Lin. Heard whistle and launched shot! 2 FTs

  • blubell

    8 pts. 6 asts. Crowd is into it now!

  • David Kim

    Scott loves Price so much. No DNP-CD? LOL
    Scott is snake…

  • Singapore BB Fan

    where is Ellington…why is RP playing..

  • grover chang

    I heard of teams playing better with an us vs the world mentality. Has a team ever played better with an us vs the coach tank job mentality.

  • BuzzerBeater

    Price is the head of the snake, Scott is the rear.

  • wandertheglobe

    Crowd is chanting Defense!

  • blubell

    BS doesn’t want to give DNP to his beloved RP.

  • Brent Yen

    Devis stole Lin’s dribble

  • Singapore BB Fan

    we don’t need to run 2 PGs. Ellington for the 3s

  • blubell

    Attack attack attack!

  • Ken Chatsworth

    Go for double digits

  • blubell

    darn FT… oh well

  • IsabeliJane*17

    He already set himself apart from the team. Majority of the Lakers fans watching the games already know he is a catalyst in winning games. The thing is, expecting him to win this on his own, with his team mates playing bad is absurd.

  • David Kim

    Lin just pad your stats for your new team.

  • LOL Rockets can’t stop Lin’s drives!!!

  • wandertheglobe

    Lin bumped knee with D-mo

  • LAJane

    It’s always such a relief when he at least gets into double digits.

  • Brent Yen

    I am surprised Lin get green lights on spliting the screen

  • Love Lin

    Lin devotes all his efforts to his performance n min in Q4… Go Lin!!!

  • blubell

    Stu Stu Stu… Shush

  • Dorothy

    saw that, hope he is ok

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Patrick Beverley is not even 3/78 of a player Jeremy is.

  • Alaingrvis

    I’m happy lin and lakers are fighting clearly a superior team

  • blubell

    It’s BS.. you’re expecting too much 🙂

  • John 3:16

    gotta hit those free throws

  • Alaingrvis

    they lose or win likely lose this game was a joke for 3/5 of the game

  • wandertheglobe

    Lin is so pumped up after the TO.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Rockets look superior against the Lakers. Against Warriors or Grizzlies, they’re smoked.

  • joyce ward

    Ok, @ij7:disqus I refute everything I said about lin earlier. I said that I would if he picked his game up in the 2nd half. Thansk for all of your insight and also presenting another side to the bigger picture:)

  • Brent Yen

    Lin is try to pick up the pace, his team mates do not follow.

  • Alaingrvis

    but lin doesn’t like losing

  • blubell
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Yes we want to see that. mad.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    RP chokes the offense. Don’t think can make a comeback now…

  • Brent Yen

    Any sane coach know with that amount of time, you needs to extends number of possessions..

  • blubell

    LAL needs a makeover top to bottom.

  • grover chang

    Fans are pretty forgiving even for untalented teams as long as they compete.

  • BobbyH

    So it was 2 black eyes and a slap on the hand from FO to BS.

    Surprised Lin played more than 24 mins.

  • LAJane

    10 pts, plus 6 assists for your SG 🙂

  • Lin not feeling the shooting touch but kept driving to the rim to get FTs.
    Very good decision.

    Let’s hope and pray he can drain 1-2 3s to get the crowd into it!

  • Filler-up

    OK, that is strange fraction.

  • wandertheglobe

    Especially to his old team

  • Alaingrvis

    so we learn why lin is dnp. he won’t lose. he will come close to a win at least

  • Lakers weren’t going to win but that was a bad play by Lin. He REALLY needs a shooting coach. That pass was because he was afraid to shoot so he threw it back out. Also those missed FTs are hurting his stats and giving fodder to haters. He’s got to focus and knock down those FTs. Harden is a 88% FT shooter.

  • LAJane

    remember that mute button…

  • IsabeliJane*17

    That’s how strange this league is

  • LAJane

    Japanese algebra, in memory of the Houston wilderness

  • Michael

    So you are saying BS is Linsane?

  • Alaingrvis

    harden ft lol

  • Jedi

    I want to say many bad names about him. Like L**s*r, a*s just to start. But then I remember that there are lots of mods on this board.

  • Dorothy

    no, BS said Price is the one who is competitive

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    TWC replayed bad call but never on Jeremy.

  • David Kim

    When Lin is on the court, everybody plays hard. Lin is true leader.

  • blubell

    just insane.

  • Michael

    Brain freeze! Brain freeze! ヾ(*´∀`*)ノ

  • wandertheglobe

    He started the season shooting 90%, so it’s not a coaching issue.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    soft BS?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I have no dibs against you @awarde:disqus. There are days too when I wish Jeremy is playing an individual sport instead of a team one.

  • joyce ward

    What does this mean?+

  • John 3:16

    lin needs to do what klay did in the third quarter against the kings

  • grover chang

    That truly was insane.

  • Brent Yen

    Even Price is better than JC…

  • blubell

    12pts/6ast.

  • wandertheglobe

    LIn is driving fearlessly tonight….10 pts in the 4th.

  • Dorothy

    to be fair to JC, he is a rookie

  • Briiick

    Lin makes LAL’s game under a tank coach watchable.

  • joyce ward

    That’s my baby…Go Lin

  • blubell

    and dont you forget 😛

  • wandertheglobe

    JC is not a PG. He’s better fit as SG.

  • grover chang

    Well, with this coach you never know how much you will play next game. No one on this team will develop a rhythm

  • Dorothy

    Lin’s shots just not falling tonight 🙁

  • ViNuyork

    hmmm…except for Kobe…no DNP-CD for BS today..hah…BS-why are u so mean to Jlin….

  • blubell

    Go Jeremy!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Is there any player who can match up Jeremy’s speed?

  • blubell

    NO ONE

  • David Kim

    Price
    – Scott
    LOL

  • Alaingrvis

    lin got 14 ft. wow

  • Brent Yen

    Half of the shots went in, this would be a crazy game. Nevertheless, good job! Lin

  • blubell

    14pts/6asts.

  • Ken Chatsworth

    Decent stat line except for FG%

  • Alaingrvis

    rockets misss jeremy big time. that bench sucks

  • JoeTeam

    I LIKE IT … not v efficient, but a nice ppg line and he got calls. Just gotta work on his efficiency now. BSc messed with what could have worked for this team … Lin/Price are a good combo, without Kobe around to mess with their natural tradeoffs.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I mean speed in running and changing direction, not speed of cars they drive, Scott

    LOL

  • Keith

    James Harden ignored Lin. Wow.

  • WARNING: It might be a little boring to watch highlights tonight. 14pts, 10FTs
    But who cares! =)

  • Filler-up

    He played well tonight.

  • blubell

    It would have been Linsanity 🙂

  • grover chang

    Yep, can’t say he didn’t try to work it tonight.

  • Alaingrvis

    rely on harden way too much

  • One of the fastest in the NBA in straight line speed, but he needs to work going side to side because defenders are ready to step in front of him to take charges.

  • David Kim

    Mchale too

  • wandertheglobe

    another drive to the basket by Lin, 12 pts in the 4th. finished the game with 14pts 6 asists. Harden has his arm around Lin shoulder chatting after the game.

  • Michael

    It’s a pity, it took Lin risking his body driving to the basket continuously for some (not all )of the other Lakers to pick up their intensity. Could have been a much better game,

  • Alaingrvis

    i sw lin try to pick him up he ignored him. it is what it is

  • IsabeliJane*17

    As a moderator,I appreciate bad names written creatively, like how sarcastic Jeremy is.

  • Brent Yen

    He did that last game..not something new

  • McHale and Harden don’t like him. Hopefully getting that cold shoulder finally wakes Lin up.

  • Brent Yen

    Had u stay sleeping, Lin would made all the shots

  • cindystar111

    classless. lin’s too nice, might as well ignore him too.

  • John Lee

    Lin played 28 minutes, 1.5 black eye from FO to BS during Saturday’s morning meeting.

  • CJSHYY

    They talked after all even put his arm around Lin… Wow! Now I think Harden it’s not too bad after all.

  • JoeTeam

    you did well to call him out and he delivered, Just a little inefficient at the lin and FGAs, but what can we expect for all the turmoil caused by Kobe and BSc. Lin was pushing it hard, and he got some calls. Worried a bit on the leg knocks. Keep it steady, no need to be injured for LAL.

  • wandertheglobe

    His jumpers weren’t falling so he attacks the basket. But I agree, he’s risking injury, but can’t play with fear.

  • cshot

    i love the lin harden interaction!

  • Lilly Chen

    I watched the Houston feed and Harden put his arm around Lin and Tarik Black and they were talking. I was surprised. Lin was talking to Harden and having a convo with him. It was interesting!

  • Jedi

    Boy, Jeremy looked tired and a lil beat up. But as long as he’s healthy, I’ll take this kind of tired any day. Shows he was allowed to play hard.

  • blubell
  • MomentousPetey

    I’ve always knew this. =).

  • grover chang

    Lin does just need to focus on God, family, and friends. Very few friends in this league.

  • joyce ward

    Don’t forget about that time when Rockets played Grizzles and Harden went to the free throw 27 times for 27 points and Zach Randolph complained and got fined. LOL

  • David Kim

    more than before tanking LOL

  • CJSHYY

    Me too. Right now even that three dumb commentators are nice to Lin today?! Wow!

  • Looks like I was wrong. Lin and Harden might be cool, but I don’t know about Lin and McHale.

  • BobbyH

    Yes, fine to JLin foundation.

  • Job713

    So much promise the first few games of that first Rockets season….

  • Beidou

    Emotionally tired.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lakers’ best starting lineup: Lin PG, Ellington SG, Johnson/Kelly SF, Black PF, Davis C.
    Backup: Price, Clarkson, Young, Hill, Sacre.

  • Alaingrvis

    lin +2 clarkson – 12

  • JoeTeam

    Loved how Lin got the PG and he and Ronnie worked well. It was good to see Ronnie help out with D because SwaggyP doesn’t.

  • Keith

    When was it. I saw he ignored Lin after game ended.

  • golfhacker

    Really? I saw Harden totally ignore Lin, went straight to Davis.

  • Jedi

    Will we be rewarded with gossip?
    By gossip, I mean WHAT DID LIN AND BS TALK ABOUT?
    WE ALL WANT TO KNOW!!

  • Alaingrvis

    tanking ok tanking

  • CJSHYY

    But Later he walk to Lin….

  • blubell

    Scott doesn’t talk to players not named KObe…
    https://twitter.com/luzyanglin/status/559574624321560578

  • wandertheglobe

    I am watching the Rox feed, Lin went past him to talk to Brinkerstaff and came back to talk to Harden.

  • grover chang

    I know, any high school coach could make more sense then Scott. But hey man no love for boozer.

  • Keith

    I see. I watch Lakers feed. Did not show that.

  • Lilly Chen

    Yeah, like what CJSHYY said below, Harden did ignore Lin, but he came back and walked to Lin in the middle of the court with Tarik Black.

  • Jedi

    He’s trying to create this culture where nobody knows if they are going to play on a daily basis.

  • Alaingrvis

    lol

  • Dan Cohen

    clarky is a rookie.. so stop it.

  • Acbc

    It’s clearly Michael’s fault again!
    Lol

  • golfhacker

    Ah, got it. I was watching the Lakers feed. Thx.

  • Jedi

    It’s true. I was surprised by the good chemistry. Lin as SG/PG works well with Price the PG.

  • Lilly Chen

    Lin also went to McHale and they had a quick bye after the game from the Houston feed.

  • Alaingrvis

    scott will cause a mutiny

  • Dorothy

    Yes, Harden past Lin first time, but they went back to talk to each other for a while

  • cshot

    is it just me or does clarkson look really awkward and clumsy and kind of arrogant when he plays??…. :0

  • Ken Chatsworth

    Tanking plan that can satisfy everybody: have the lousiest starting lineup to dig an unrecoverable big hole, then let Lin do his thing and try to catch up. They will lose because the hole is too big and yet Lin can still play significant minutes and make the game watchable.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    He can get in with the rotation.

  • Byron: “Lin, I want to apologize”
    Lin: “Huh …”
    Byron: “Actually, Kupchak wants me to apologize”
    Lin: “Uh-huh .. Am I the Snake-Head now?”

    Byron: “Huh? …”

  • wandertheglobe

    Nick deserves the benching tonight, he was not playing well and had 3 TOs when he was in.

  • Keith

    OK. he is not that bad. I gotta say without Harden, Houston would have not won that many games this season. The rest play like trash.

  • Jedi

    Gossip gossip…lol

  • Just musing LOL

  • wandertheglobe

    BS fear tactic.

  • MomentousPetey

    Thats what I’ve been thinking too, I refer to it as an “offputting demeanor”

  • FrankW

    Has Lin had more FTs than Harden in previous games?

  • Alaingrvis

    why is he starting then. rather he be the back up if he struggles put price in. called development

  • Job713

    Don’t understand how BS thinks Lin is not vocal enough. Look at Jlin shouting at the teammates, directing the ball.

  • joyce ward

    John you were right. I give it two black eye because lin played 28 min. I think the nail in the coffin for Scott was when he was late for the pregame, because I think the F/O gave him a stern warning after the remarks he made after shoot around.

  • james brown

    LOL!!!

  • Dorothy

    great coach, isn’t he???

  • gasparthe2

    I’m happy for Mr. LIn. Bragging about him here at home:)

  • MomentousPetey

    Exactly,………………….tell that to Scott. ;).

  • dave lam

    The best part of Lin’s game I have always been impressed with is that he can has an extra gear in the 4th quarter.
    He showed that tonight.
    Wish he gets the chance to show it more often

  • Alaingrvis

    idc if lin plays again but nights like this shows scott for the fool he is

  • wandertheglobe

    What did he say after the shoot around?

  • Love Lin

    An exp. coach doesnt develop a rookie as a starter or dump his real starter on the bench.

  • CJSHYY

    Bc they don’t want Lin back to starting lineup plus tanking…

  • Maknusia

    exactly…it just doesnt make sense…he commands the floor well

  • JoeTeam

    not sure about arrogant, but definitely playing out of his skills sometimes, not too steady. Cannot usher a comeback run.

  • Alaingrvis

    exactly. then bench him for playing bad. too much pressure

  • Dorothy

    Did the refs also get the notice tonight?

  • If the Lakers can’t trade Lin, I could live with that. There’s no reason Clarkson or Lin can’t play the 2 since Kobe is out for the season.

  • FrankW

    Lin wasn’t exactly soft tonight KB.

  • Briiick

    If you try to mimic Kobe, you could become another Young.

  • JoeTeam

    I liked the Price Lin combo – they had a chance to come back if that setup settles a bit.

  • BobbyH

    That’s how a great PG should do. If shots not fall, find another way to attack.

  • Maknusia

    Surprised, that Lin received Harden treatment on charity stripe

  • LAJane

    What he says is not usually what he thinks. What he says is gasbag blather to try to disguise the tanking…and his personal distaste for holier-than-thou Asian smarty pants.

  • JoeTeam

    I like it!

  • KL

    Lin is a force of nature (when he is allowed to show it!)

  • Maknusia

    Joyce, Lin had listened to you!…you should be happy and proud of him!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Fans paid money to see heart and Lin showed tonight despite loss.

  • Alaingrvis

    if lin started he would score a ton. also he would win a lot which is why he doesn’t . he is the leader out there. the ball found him when things broke down. scott cant have that

  • JoeTeam

    huzzah, what a difference a weekend makes.

  • KL

    I have no idea how he mentally recovered after the last DNP-CD. He has got super mental strength!

  • Maknusia

    hooo hooo…I was pretty close to today’s prediction 18/6

  • Love Lin

    Hes full ready in every min. when the team needs him. Thats our boy.. 🙂

  • Brent Yen

    Because ref cheated….

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • Jedi

    That’s why it’s a crime whenever he is benched in the 2nd half. It’s when he goes into the phone booth and turns into a Superman from Clark Kent.

  • Alaingrvis

    he was underrated to say he isn’t tough is a crime not to mention the stereotypes he over came all his life

  • MomentousPetey

    Those were legit fouls though….

  • Keith

    I should not care if James Harden is nice to Lin, but very nice seeing this.

    Ahh lol @CNM_JLin_Vids #hypocrite pic.twitter.com/AvMdIyqk7W— JokingChris101 (@JokingChris101) January 26, 2015

  • Brent Yen

    This is some serious things to say about your player..Is he trying to save his job?

  • blubell
  • MomentousPetey

    Is that not his bread and butter?

  • wandertheglobe

    Ohh oh…BS is bad mouthing Nick.

    "It looked to me like he didn't want to be there," – Byron Scott on Nick Young only playing 8:26 tonight.— Shahan Ahmed (@shahanLA) January 26, 2015

  • nodomo

    Lin took 15 or 16 shots if you count those when he got fouled. Some of the Lakers like Wes looked pissed because Lin was shooting almost every time, but I’m glad Lin did it anyway. He had a IDGAF attitude and just kept attacking.

    I have to give Ronnie some credit for passing to Lin several times in the 4Q so Lin could drive & shoot. If it was Clarkson, I doubt he’d pass to Lin at all.

  • Jedi

    I sense a feud coming.

  • JoeTeam

    Call me cray, but if Black gotten inbounds that rebound, I would say LAL with reach and Lin being that aggressive, it would have been a 2 possession in no time. That was the breakpoint. Not Black’s fault, that stuff happens. Then you needed Jer’s 3 to land and it didn’t. Got spoiled watching Curry and KT. They have support from team, fans, coach, and winning mojo. That’s the only difference.

  • Briiick

    If Lin is allowed to play 30 minutes every game for whatever reason, not even BS can stop him to become the new star in LAL.

  • blubell
  • IsabeliJane*17

    Somehow I find this image disgusting. If it’s Beverley it’ll be wretching.

  • KL

    Scott has obviously lost the locker room.

  • JoeTeam

    he’s a team player, knows his job. I was happy for his st dunk.

  • blubell
  • CJSHYY
  • LW

    Harden: Jeremy, you never beat me at getting FTs before. You’ve changed bro!

  • JoeTeam

    what kind of coach is this … wow.

  • Maknusia

    i’m immune to it now

  • Alaingrvis

    i have a feeling rockets will give lin an offer to return i doubt he takes it

  • blubell
  • LAJane

    Not that legit fouls have particularly motivated the refs in many other games….

  • wandertheglobe

    Scott seems to be a sensitive person. He’s a vengeful type instead of an encouraging type. Not a good sign for a coach.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    2 billions in population in Asia, all you need is 1% of fan to follow.

  • blubell
  • nodomo

    BS is going to have to explain the odd rotation again. NY with only 8 min after a bad start. Clarkson played entire 3Q then nothing 4Q. Lin played 17 or 18 consecutive min from 3Q-4Q. And Ronnie comes in for last 5 min??? This guy has no clue how to set a rotation.

  • MomentousPetey

    BS living up to his initials.

  • Dan Cohen

    my point is …don’t have to praise lin at expense of clarky ….even though if it’s the other way around it won’t look good on lin and we try to make excuses for lin then. We already know what lin can do..and nba is a very competitive sport/ dog eat dog world out there. I would say something like what you said..but clarify that more like.. not picking on clarkson but he is -12 while lin is +2, lin should definitely start because clarkons still have tons to learn from they way he is playing. Sometimes. +/- is overrated to.

  • Alaingrvis

    consistency in playing time or teammates.

  • BobbyH

    No conflict of interest, from Harden’s view.

  • FrankW

    Starters 38 points, bench 49 points.

  • JoeTeam

    that’s the same arm that drapes over … you know, don’t wretch sista.

  • Briiick

    I am sure Harden respects Lin’s game A LOT, which was the reason he had to drive Lin out of H-town.

  • blubell
  • Acbc

    Off topic since I didn’t watch the game.
    I was watching taped episode of “Brooklin 99” with Andy Samberg of SNL instead of the game. The gay captain, Jacob Holt of the 99th precinct is a dead ringer for BS in looks as well as mannerisms. Curious if anyone else can see the similarities.

  • wandertheglobe

    No way Jose.

  • Brent Yen

    U sound like you assume he is trying to win…

  • Alaingrvis

    lol yep

  • Rick Johnson

    He should play him consistently and play to his strengths. Also hard to play consistently when whole team revolves around Kobe and he doesn’t show up to practice

  • Jedi

    You mean the weekend when that video of Kobe being told he’s likely out for season shows up?
    It makes a difference to how the players play now.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Ok now I want to puke.I find Harden’s arm disgusting. Jeremy can drape any of his body parts on me.

  • Dan Cohen

    now, if clarky was arrogant.. then f him and I have no respect for him and you can say whatever.

  • LW

    Don’t break it, he’s just found the formula for tanking!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    They wanted a 3rd star.

  • blubell

    No name calling, please.

  • Alaingrvis

    yea but they will the bench is soft. he will say no.

  • joyce ward

    Probsly gave him him a stern warning stating that he was hired to protect Kobe, in which he didn’t, and if anymore insubordination will result in him being fired. I say that because before the game, he wasn’t even sure lin would play.LOL

  • Alaingrvis

    fatter version

  • LAJane

    Well, even the nicest kid has got to get infected with some arrogance when they get the star adulation in high school and college…but he’s a rookie in the lion’s den now. Being given a start over Jeremy had to pump him in a wrong direction. That balloon is already back to earth.

  • FrankW

    LOL

  • wandertheglobe

    He’s not a leader of men. He sounds like a vengeful person instead of a leader.

  • blubell
  • MomentousPetey

    Man, Lin’s agility is amazing! When he was passing everyone fullcourt, it was like an ethereal combination of speed, power, and grace =).

  • Alaingrvis

    i saw that lin was yelling for the ball

  • Keith

    The only disgusting from this picture is the guy behind them.

  • Love Lin

    show time.. he cant control his mouth thou.. lol

  • BuzzerBeater

    Scott losing everyone lol

  • cindystar111

    wes has no right to be pissed, he sucks anyway. every laker fan say so, not me. 🙂

  • Alaingrvis

    dnp lin the extra strength formula

  • Carol Tiu

    He wants to confuse everybody in every which way he can to distract them from the real issues.

  • Jedi

    Tonight was an epic battle at back court.
    Mr ‘replaced Lin for better defensive fit with Harden’ vs Mr ‘replaced Lin for better defensive fit with Kobe’
    AND
    Jeremy and Harden’s ‘Let’s see who gets to the free throw line more’ battle.

    Quite intense!

  • blubell
  • Briiick

    LMAO ! What a jerk ! BS is getting too much political BS into his coaching that he is totally lost.

  • joyce ward

    No scott was warned by the F/O that he will play lin a lot of minutes and if he didn’t that he would be fired. I think they even told him that they would buy him out. He didn’t do what they wanted him to do with kobe and preserve him for at least next season to finish his contract. So I think the F/O might be playing hardball with Scott. and Kobe is only worried about himself.

  • Brent Yen

    By things he meant Scott? and LAL.

  • blubell
  • LAJane

    Hard to tell. First, Jeremy is a very generous guy…doesn’t make enemies by his own behavior. Easy for Harden to be all buddy-buddy when his old limelight competition has gotten shoved out. On the other hand, maybe if McHale had not been such an 80s dinosaur coach, and a not-so-closet LOH on top of it, Harden and Jeremy might have worked out a pretty terrific partnership. Who knows.

  • BobbyH

    You meant BS? Or Soft paper?

  • wandertheglobe

    Lin is such a polite and humble person.

  • blubell

    Look at all the reporters 🙂

  • FrankW

    I wanted to see Harden this nice when Lin outscores him next time.

  • Acbc

    I think its the dead eyes and blank stare. Your right about the weight though.

  • Brent Yen

    I thought that’s equivalent…

  • Rick Johnson

    He looks aggressive but out of control. When league scouts him he will become ineffective. Would have been better to develop him naturally from the bench where he could develop his skill against 2nd string opponents.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I’m getting ready for any badmouthing again from Bill Oram. I won’t hesitate calling him out again on Twitter.

  • cindystar111

    maybe lin realized he just had to get his whenever possible. he’s never going to get BS’s approval/respect following his bad system anyway.

  • Zhou Peng

    Nice game by Jeremy Lin, especially in the 4th quarter.
    I noticed the referees gave Jeremy Lin a lot of FTs tonight.
    In previous games, Lin always get fouled and the referees do not give him any FTs.

  • Promo Sports World

    there is no reasoning behind scott…he is loose canon of a coach right now….never seen anything like it

  • Briiick

    Professional jealousy.

  • Love Lin

    He just sneaked out of the room.. lol

  • IsabeliJane*17

    LOL that’s a good one

  • Maknusia

    Normally he dont get those legit fouls…thats what i meant 🙂

  • LW

    try to come back? Lin and BS definitely not on the same page! no wonder the DNP-CD.

  • Promo Sports World

    Side note and I mean very side…I think that hug by Harden was legit…he knows he and others have PUT jeremy through the ringer and the kid keeps coming up….I betcha somewhere in hardens mind he thinks….wish we still had him

  • blubell
  • wandertheglobe

    We're told Nick Young left without talking to reporters— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) January 26, 2015

  • Carol Tiu

    Maybe he remembered the cameras? lol

  • Maknusia

    he is a rookie…and BScott is not developing him at all

  • Jedi

    Hope so! That’s why his SG/PG role with Price seems good. It changed his mentality to more scoring for some reason.

  • CaliUSMC

    That blonde again 😉

  • Brent Yen

    Well, when there is no conflict of interest….everyone can be brothers..

  • blubell
  • cindystar111

    he’s like drunk coaching, just not rational at all.

  • Promo Sports World

    yup immaturity run amok is the way i saw the houston fiasco play out

  • LAJane

    Oh, listen to this awful comment. Two days ago he hands the keys to the car to the star rookie and has nothing but good things to say. Already he’s doing his toxic passive-agressive digs…”redeem”himself? He’s a ROOKIE. Did great the first go-round, and predictable rookie play tonight. Yank ’em up, yank ’em down…this is how you foster young talent, right?

  • Promo Sports World

    which has to be comforting — says no one

  • blubell

    I thought you scared him away? lol

  • Jedi

    Don’t show that picture!! Photos like that gain Harden another 200,000 all star votes from Asia. (for next year)

  • sws94

    None

  • blubell
  • true, jealousy can be the most horrible thing in the team.
    Harden as the Masters degree, Kobe has PhD degree

  • IsabeliJane*17

    You know how pests are.They always try to come back so you have to be ready to exterminate them once they do lol

  • Maknusia

    I wanna see Michael pull a BScott

  • Promo Sports World

    entitled athletes are some of the most insecure people on this earth

  • FrankW

    I think Bev was ok with Lin when Lin was with the Rockets. They did played well together, didn’t think Bev iced him like the other teammates. On the other hand McHale is despicable.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Was that thesis or non-thesis? lol

  • Play whomever gets the Tank going strong!

  • Alaingrvis

    soooooo scott is a great coach

  • jolno

    So do we need to call him Dr. Bryant from now on? Or Professor Bryant?

  • joyce ward

    I think lin/harden might be be better friends than Parsons/lin. I think lin/harden have that relationship that whenever anything god or bad happens to them, they text each other to see if each other is alright. It was harden who said this summer is why does the NBA always give lin a hard time about his game. He said it almost if they are picking on him. I have never heard harden say anything bad about lin , unlike Parson

  • sws94

    There’s that consistency narrative again.

  • blubell

    And I thank you for your service 🙂

  • Maknusia

    yes…there is a picture posted above

  • Promo Sports World

    Portland series and this game says all we need to know about bounce back game “toughness”

  • JoeTeam

    well, I was really just thinking everyone was bummed, but look, lin works through it so everyone can relax and enjoy the ride. I just worry about stuff like when DMo knocked Lin’s thigh with a planted knee.

  • Brent Yen

    Really? I do not imagining it like that..but I really is neutral about their relationships..

  • Jedi

    This is a great picture. Good enough to be on my desktop background. LOL

  • Dr. Mamba, I guess =}

  • Alaingrvis

    scott is inept at dealing with modern players. this isn’t the 70’s. he will get fired. pissing off the player isn’t a good idea. its ok if the bulls coach does it cause he wins.but scott is wearing out his welcome

  • BuzzerBeater

    Im sad Nick didnt give interviews! I wouldve loved to hear what he had to say about his benching. You know he’s not happy with BS either.

    Nick, in his playful tone is always throwing shade at Kobe and Scott, imo.

    Like him saying Kobe and Scott are like the same person, or saying his
    favorite tissue paper was Scott’s (lol) and flat out saying Kobe was lil off (crazy) after playing for so long and saying how they felt like Django Unchained the first time Kobe sat XD

    He’s a chucker, but a clever one 😛

  • sws94

    Scott doesn’t get it. He shouldn’t have started Clarkson. He should have had him play big minutes at the 2 or alternate at the 2 and 1. Now, when Clarkson struggles, it may affect his confidence. And that comment doesn’t help. And start Sacre? really? Not Black?

  • JoeTeam

    he would do well not to underestimate JLin and what he’s come through. Lin has both reserves and class.

  • cindystar111

    why are they so afraid of letting lin play pg? i suspect they know it’s gonna be linsanity on daily basis if allowed to.

  • it’s the-hisses LOL

  • jolno

    BS needs to spin that wheel of playing time to see when to make his substitutions LOL.

  • Brent Yen

    I think LAL PR ppl had an extraction team ready the moment he came out from the shower

  • IsabeliJane*17

    His sense of humor is his shield. As of the moment, he wasn’t ready for “battling” it out with the media.

  • Alaingrvis

    a lot of expletives

  • blubell

    You’re at it again! lol.

  • sws94

    Yup. Scott’s development of young players is as good as McHale’s.

  • LW

    That’s pretty harsh comment! BS seems to be getting meaner nowadays.

  • BuzzerBeater

    LOL they gagged him and dragged him straight to the airplane 🙁

  • JoeTeam

    you wish, I know it!

  • dave lam

    Good performance by Lin in the 4th quarter.
    I’m glad Swaggy wasnt playing with Lin
    Everytime he touches the ball it never goes back to Lin.

  • cindystar111

    lin’s so nice tried not to step on harden.

  • webattorney

    Harden dd not say good or bad things about Lin or Lin’s BB. I do think he likes Lin personally.

  • sws94

    Rockets miss Lin. And I think they like Lin more than Parsons who was a diva.

  • Brent Yen

    Yes threw him in the back of a black armoured van and gone

  • ETC

    If they start winning, they will need to rotate the bench so that they keep losing. Possibly get Price back in there as the head of the snake. We need to make sure we keep the consistency.

  • blubell
  • LAJane

    If I shake my head any more, it will fall off.

  • blubell
  • BobbyH

    No, it is not the same, fertilizer vs paper.

  • ETC

    BS got smacked for picking on Jeremy so he needs to redirect. Young is the target tonight be don’t worry, Lin will be back his starting position (not on the court) the next game.

  • Jedi

    Didn’t even let him grab any shoes.

  • blubell
  • I hope Lin gets Player of the Game from LakerNation as an exclamation point

  • joyce ward

    No, Lin says they text each other all the time.

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    That is cleaners’ job and they failed. Someone is going to be erased.

  • JoeTeam

    notice the duck lips … yes, this year, it’s not the hotties thread, it’s the duck face pics.

  • Brent Yen

    This is a joke, right?

  • Promo Sports World

    Harden is more of a aloof cat…just plays ball…cant expect him to be outspoken not his thing…but he never struck me as someone that wanted Jeremy to fail…maybe couldnt find a way to play together…which I will always say is a product of bad coaching because they couldve played very well together…tsk tsk what couldve been

  • Acbc

    Beam him up Scottie!

  • Carol Tiu

    But look at that hashtag hypocrite. Lol

  • ETC

    Well BS, can’t pick on Lin tonight so he redirected. This is just a diversion for the last game.

  • Briiick

    Yes, players have no respect towards coaches specialized in losing games.

  • BuzzerBeater

    Now Byron’s just trolling.

  • Brent Yen

    Resistance is futile…

  • Jedi

    I’m okay with this one cos Ronnie didn’t really try to do too much being fresh in the game. He gave it up to Lin a lot, which we all appreciated.

  • JoeTeam

    your opinion which I like, or some tweets about it?

  • LAJane

    I’m so untrusting of the org now that the first thought that comes to mind is that your scenario is just way too logical. Could be right. On the other hand, irrationality has been triumphant so far…

  • blubell
  • Allen Wayne

    JLin did not take any charges this game as far as I could tell. Smart.

  • jolno

    Can’t really use the “soft” narrative on a night when Lin attacked the rim aggressively so BS went back to his old trick “consistency”.

  • JoeTeam

    Ronnie serving Lin is way better than Ronnie serving Kobe. Watch those 2, it can work.

  • blubell
  • Maknusia

    He just dont have the quality of a coach

  • JoeTeam

    driving miss daisy on kobe was his best this year!

  • ETC

    Agreed. It is easier now that they aren’t on the same team.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Maknusia

    lol, we should just close our ears

  • blubell

    lol. i missed that.

  • joyce ward

    So this drastic game from Lin playing no minute to 28 minutes and also in the 4th quarter tells me that Lin’s agents/F/O/Scott had a meeting that was not in Scott’s favor..He did his mouthy shoot around that he din’t know if lin would play..LOL lin off the bench before Scott and played 29 mins. So now know that scott talks out the both sides of his mouth.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Seriously what kind of a lame excuse is that?

  • Arsenium12 .
  • JoeTeam

    good to know

  • blubell
  • nodomo

    Agreed. This time Scott’s incompetence benefitted Lin. If young or Clarkson are in 4Q, neither would pass to Lin like price did.

  • Maknusia

    I think so as well, else its hard to see him get 28min!

  • blubell
  • Joe what do you know

    Coming from a coach with the most inconsistent roster rotations and sub patterns… Hypocritic much?

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Carol Tiu

    He’s proud, immature, and insecure.

  • blubell

    Jeremy’s post game interview

  • Alaingrvis

    that old school stuff isn’t working

  • Carol Tiu

    Maybe they hate byron too.

  • Briiick

    God, I love being a Lin fan. It’s like watching a shakespeare but in real life.

  • JoeTeam

    LMAO, very good.

  • Maknusia

    Nick pullin a LIN

  • ETC

    I am proud of all the fans out there who spoke up for Lin! Good job Lin fans!

  • Alaingrvis

    drama drama drama

  • jolno

    I think BS was hoping all this yo-yoing Lin’s minutes and roles would make Lin play consistently bad but Lin ended up prevailing like he always did.

  • Joe what do you know

    Sorry I can’t stop LOL…..

  • LAJane

    SO TRUE! Not just any old drama….Shakespearean!

  • Acbc

    More like a Greek tragedy lately.

  • John Lee

    I believe this is what the FO said to BS during that “late” meeting:
    https://choosyfemale.wordpress.com/2014/11/21/oh-behave-experiences-at-nabt-2014/

  • blubell

    Jeremy does it right.. and better 🙂

  • ETC

    BS has to use another scapegoat now because people screamed so loud. BS went too far. I hope we can keep up the pressure so BS can redirect his energy somewhere else. The problem is that BS is not a uniter but divisive. Bully if you ask me. Needs someone to point the finger at.

  • blubell
  • Carol Tiu

    Maybe one reporter also interviewed him, let in by the PR guy.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Imo, in good coaching, common sense starts first, strategy follows closely behind. BS fails in both aspects.

  • blubell

    As long as it is not a trashy romance novel… lol.

  • DLin

    I think he played 28 because Swag was lazy on defense and Clarkson sucked – else he still at 15 minute man.

  • JoeTeam

    so much better than listening to BSc or McHale as to understanding how a game was played.

  • Maknusia

    Maybe…we just need to wait couple of more games to see

  • Carol Tiu

    What case? Didn’t he realize Jeremy played 28m today that’s why he had better stats, which is actually his normal performance.

  • DLin

    Shelburne hates Lin – always bashes him on ESPN – even hates the way he answers interviews. Called him “Not Laker Type Material” or something.

  • It’s amazing what Twitter can do to express our fans opinion directly to the top @JeanieBuss LOL
    Great jobs by Lin fans all-around to apply pressure.
    Here timeline was flooded. We should thank her now 😀

  • blubell

    Makes you wonder who is the real coach.

  • DLin

    Think the reason Lin played so much was that Clarkson sucked and Swaggy P was benched.

  • John Lee

    BS: I know I was wrong and I’ll make it up to you, but please spin it so I look good on the media!

  • BobbyH

    No so fast. It is only one game. BS is BS, You never know what he can pull off.

  • blubell
  • Maknusia

    good idea!…it shows the fans are reasonable and being objective about it

  • james brown

    if its jeremy they’re asking, they will go directly to the point, but when asking others (BS) on Jeremy’s account, they couldn’t utter a word about it. Just like stu-pid and other commentators from lakers as they said ” we can’t preempt what Byron was thinking, let him say it..or NOT”LOL!!!

  • Maknusia

    doesnt matter, its better to do it now…so that we could go back…..”spoke too soon” thingy if things go wrong again…else we would be looked as noise makers

  • blubell
  • Briiick

    Good idea. Please do.

  • james brown

    what part???

  • JoeTeam

    always good to positively reinforce things even if it’s by accident.

  • Gotta thank @JeanieBuss to appreciate her and get on her good side 😀

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/559589814303862785

  • John Lee

    She’s Kobe’s … you-know-what. I meant to say unofficial spokesperson. 🙂

  • james brown

    Mark saying…(LIN) see what i can do if you give more time????(thats what he thought about Jlin’s case!)

  • BobbyH

    Great job and efforts, psalm.

  • DLin

    That’s assuming she did anything. Lin played a lot because Clarkson sucked and Swaggy P played zero defense per B Scott. It’s great to be positive but let’s be realistic it was more the circumstance.

  • Love Lin

    Smile is one of the ways 2 solve probs. Slient is another way 2 avoid probs. There must be smthing btween him n BS. Well, it maybe stormy now, but it cant rain 4ever. Hes mentally tough than we thought.

  • BobbyH

    Yes, maybe. But still, that sends a message if given chances, Lin will deliver.

  • Michael

    I never had the chance to read one of those ^^.

  • JoeTeam

    just swallow it down ha ha that’s the job of a Lin fan.

  • Michael

    His options must feel exhausted.

  • DLin

    The only positive thing is that Lin is now in the “Linsanity” mental mode when he said he didn’t care and just was happy to be there – played like this was his last NBA game. He shots weren’t falling so he just drove, drove, drove. I’ve never seen him this aggressive on offense as a Laker. Maybe Scott is an offensive genius and played mind games to get Linsanity back – probably not.

  • Knowing Byron’s strong dislike of Lin, FO must have talked to him not to damage trade value.

    Even if it’s not her doing, giving her credit will spur her to do more good deeds to give #Lakers fans exciting fun game. Win-Win! hehe

  • DLin

    The only positive thing tonight is that Lin is now in the “Linsanity” mental mode when he said he didn’t care and just was happy to be there – played like this was his last NBA game. He shots weren’t falling so he just drove, drove, drove. I’ve never seen him this aggressive on offense as a Laker before. Maybe Scott is an psychological genius and played mind games to get Linsanity back – nah….probably not.

  • David Kim

    Jennings out for season..

  • DLin

    It’s a sibling rivalry issue which can get pretty tricky. I think she has no control with Jim. She gave Jim 3 years to build a contending team. If she starts meddling with line ups, Jim can always complain that he did not get full control. I think you will get more leeway tweeting Jim Buss or Kupchack = dont know if they are on tweeter.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    More like psychological thriller for me, but I wouldn’t change any of it.

  • blubell

    Lakersground

    Scott benched Nick Young for his lackluster first half performance (that would bring Price back to help Ellington at SG in the second half).

    Without Nick, the only player on this team capable of sparking a comeback is Jeremy Lin. Down 20 to start the fourth, Lin helped the Lakers by attacking relentlessly to trim the Rocket lead in half. His 12 fourth quarter points only delayed the inevitable as the hole was too deep. The Lakers fell 99-87.

    Lin — “His effort’s been great. That hasn’t been a problem with Jeremy,” Scott said. “It’s just a matter of being consistent each and every night, trying to get into a flow each and every night and that’s what we talked about again today.” Scott sat Price after getting a look at him in the last game. Lin needed to give a reason for Scott not to alter him and Price game by game by coming out with a strong performance. With 18 points or so, it would be hard to sit him in the next one. He didn’t do much in the first half, his shot off and he had little impact in that regard. In the second half, he helped spark a Laker rally in the fourth quarter by attacking relentlessly and getting to the FT line. Excellent job at that even if he struggled a bit from the FT line, was well. Still he shot 14FTs (Harden shot 10). Being able to scratch his way to points was key to having an impact with his shot no falling. Was it enough at the end of the night for Scott? Who knows? It was certainly more than we’ve seen Ronnie do. And it gave us some all-too-rare dribble penetration into the heart of the D. I’d like to hope we aren’t seeing Ronnie off the bench first next game. “I’m thankful I played tonight,” Lin said. “Definitely a DNP will change your perspective on things and allow me to take a step back. So I’m just thankful I got on the court. I just tried to play my heart out and have fun.”

    The Stats: He scored 14 points on 2-9 shooting (0-3 from three, 10-14 from the line) to go with 6 assists, 3 turnovers and 2 fouls in 28 minutes. He was a +2.

    The Action: He attacked the paint and drew FTs, he made one. He attacked and set up Davis on the break for a layup. He lost the ball out of bounds on a drive. He was called for a charge trying to push it up court with 2 seconds left. He missed a long wing jumper. He tapped an offensive board to Davis for a dunk. Poor D giving up a straight line drive to Terry who drew FTs at the rim. He missed a good look at a wing three. He slithered through the lane but couldn’t finish a tough layup. Easy layup for Terry the other way. He missed an open pull-up from 20 feet.

    Second Half: He took an outlet, attacked with speed and drew FTs, he made one. He missed a 29-footer. He attacked off the three line and came up hobbling off a foul, he made both FTs this time. He pushed out the board, turned on the turbo boost and scored the layup past the D. He attacked baseline, drew a crowd but kept his dribble alive as he tiptoed the baseline and he fed Black for the score at the rim. He attacked, heard a whistle and threw a shot up to draw FTs, he made both. He iso’d, attacked and drew FTs, he made one. He split the D and just missed an And-1 in the middle of the paint, he made just one again. He pushed it out, got caught in the air and threw it away, uggh. He missed a three. He attacked the heart of the D and drew more FTs next time down, he made both. He missed a sideline jumper. He attacked and scored a layup in the last seconds.
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  • joyce ward

    @john lee and @psalm234: you guys were right. Scott seem to have gotten two blackyes.LOL

  • blubell

    And of course Scott’s tanking grade.
    http://forums.lakersground.net/images/smiles/tank.gif

  • blubell

    Yeah, Scott’s time is up.

  • John Lee

    I love being right and @KHuang loves being wrong, which is why we get along so well. LOL

    Cheers and a toast to BS black eyes!

  • occupatio

    pistons arent going for playoff run so they arent going to even think about trading for lin

  • blubell

    Sure…….

  • LW

    Lin on the new starting group BS is experimenting: at this point, everyone’s probably played with everybody, so it’s really a matter of just going out there and play. I think Lin answer this with a sniff.

  • dave lam

    The strategy must be to put in the tanking starting line up. Get down to around 20 points by the half and then play Lin and the “real starters ” more often to make look like a game enough though the purpose is try to lose every game

  • BobbyH

    2 black eyes it is. Just hope the pain is lasting.

  • John Lee

    Jeanie may have appealed Jim from the business perspective. Lin can bring in revenue just the same WITHOUT harming tanking plans. Have starters dig a hole deep enough so Jeremy can almost but not quite stage a comeback.

  • John Lee

    I say make the treatment routine for, you know, longer lasting effects.

  • BuzzerBeater

    LOVE IT, Jeremy pushing back and calling out Scott’s own inconsistency!

  • BobbyH

    Constantly treatments, you say? That will tire Mtich too much.

  • John Lee

    Make it a standard Saturday brunch? LOL

  • blubell

    Jeremy is using Scott’s own words against him.

  • Maknusia

    You have one quick first step!

  • BuzzerBeater

    Next, I want Jeremy to call Scott the head of the snake.

  • BobbyH

    That’s even better.

  • joyce ward

    I told her that I was clinician(which I am) ansd said that Kobe is 36 yeras old and he will not recover from this injury the way he used to when he was 20 years old. She asked me was it because of movement and I said es. Most people don’t know that once you are past the age of 25 your bones go into a degeneration state (aging).,so it becomes harder for you to rehabilitate. I told her that with Kobe being 36 yrs old, it will be a long process of healing and rehabilitation for him because of his age.I also told her that when when give our patients their presurgery orientation, we tell them that during the procedure that there is a possibility for bleeding paralysis and death.

  • BuzzerBeater

    Swaggy P didnt go down without a fight, that’s my boy!

  • HOU PostGame thread is now open!
    http://www.jlinportal.com/g45-hou-lal-postgame-thread/

    Knowing Byron’s history, this is a great win as Lin’s agent, Roger Montgomery tweeted before that victory is certain.

    I think FO and Lin’s agent agreed on a deal to trade Lin before Feb trade deadline. We’ll have to watch next few games if Lin continues to get screens/PT to attack the rim! But this is a great progress!

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/559594757316280320

  • wandertheglobe

    Scott master plan is to get everyone confused, including his players. No one knows what’s coming up next. He’s psycho! I’ll bet Kupchak is regretting now.

  • Filler-up

    BS asked him a question on defensive rotations and apparently did not like Nic’s answer.

  • And I’m believing Roger Montgomery’s tweet now.
    I really think showcasing deal was struck between Lin’s team/agent and Lakers FO.
    Let’s watch a few more games to be sure!

  • wandertheglobe

    Byron is just old and senile. These are not the 80’s players, they don’t take BS from coach. Remember, JKidd said, either him or me, Scott was out of there.

  • Awesome black eyes 😀

  • Maknusia

    lol, you scared her now! 🙂

  • Linja

    All because of his low IQ.

  • wandertheglobe

    One by one, Scott will piss off the whole team with his inconsistent treatment. First was Lin, Boo and now Young. Who’s next?

  • JoeTeam

    Yep, I got that Lin was just saying BSc keeps messing with the setups so the boyz are just going to play as best as they can.

  • Maknusia

    himself

  • blubell
  • Briiick

    As long as Lin won’t be a Laker next season, KB can stop worrying about his spotlight and power being taken (Kobe’s power comes from the vast number of his fans). So KB/BS would love to showcase Lin a little bit and trade him away ASAP. Kobe won the battle again just as he did to DH12 last time.

  • blubell

  • It’s still a better scenario that Byron DNP Lin 5-10 times for the rest of season as he probably planned to do.

    Kobe is still king due to his 5 rings so he’d be given his farewell tour as the PG next year. The best scenario is for Lin not to be caught in this parade with marginal min since Kobe took his job.

    I’d say trade is good or good PT until end of season. If Linsanity excites LA, Lin can always come back after Kobe truly retires.

    I just wish for a fair chance for Lin to get good numbers for FA

  • blubell
  • I think Jeanie is pretty close to Kupchak so she might talk to him about personnel issues which in this case Lin’s trade value can be hurt with DNP.

    Yeah, not sure if Kupchak or Jim Buss are active on twitter or have accounts

  • thanks!

  • LOL .. @disqus_3ojL2FVU9I:disqus, do you mind reposting in the HOU PostGame thread?
    thanks!

  • JoeTeam

    you find it all, Blubell!

  • Great find! Now who can read lips on what Harden and Lin were talking about?

  • JoeTeam

    shhh … don’t want to wake the kids.

  • JoeTeam

    I got with the brokered deal. Lin knew he was going to get the minutes so he took over.

  • JoeTeam

    dokta!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The most unprepared one on the team is Byron Scott. He’s even late for the game.
    I really feel for Nick. Byron is absolutely crazy saying Nick did not want to play.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He personally alienates the whole team.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Not enough credit has been given to Montgomery; the Jeremy Lin of agents.
    He’s so right that victory is certain. I’m sure Jeremy talked to him about the situations and Jeremy’s gained lots of friends in his reactions to the whole thing.

  • Maknusia

    mate, we have moved on to a new thread…post your thoughts there 🙂

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kobe is going to be known for hurting the team in his last 2 seasons. This is going down to history and would hurt his legacy.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin has a choice in his career at this point. Kobe has absolutely no choice now because he has to retire with the Lakers sinking like the Titanic.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    This game is more watchable if they started with Jeremy and then put in Jordan Clarkson on the bench. The game arrangement of this game is inept; typical Byron ineptness.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    There are too many dissings of Montgomery, which I think is excessive.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Considering what Lin has gone through, his performance is above expectation. I haven’t seen a worse way of using a rookie like Jordan Clarkson. He should start from the bench. Starting with him to get the team in a big hole early in the game is just poor judgment.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    All is well ends well.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He speaks better than his coach about the game. One day he could be a coach.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Whatever happens points to the word early retirement!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I like that. Byron Scott has just reinvented the definition of a bad coach.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    LOL
    Byron talked as if his pants were on fire.

  • Joe what do you know

    Just watched a bit of the game. Near the end of 1st quarter. Harden was on the floor after being stripped. Jeremy stepped over Harden as he lays on the floor and didn’t help him up. Lol. #Coldblood

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I have nothing against Ronnie. Ronnie played hard and he’s just fighting for his job. He’s a decent backup at his age. Byron however put Ronnie in a situation that he couldn’t win more support for the team.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Yeah, they have no grudges against one another.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron would never change.

    In the postgame interview, Scott still tried to label Lin as inconsistent. Most point guards have their ups and downs and I really don’t think Lin is exceptionally inconsistent considering the inconsistent treatment he had received consistently throughout the season so far.

    Like I said, Jeremy was set up by Byron to fail. Lin is just tough and he hangs on pretty well.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    We know. That’s why JLin retorted it in his pregame interview. Many fans (Lakers or JLin fans) have ridiculed or questioned about BS’ bs even reporters begin to imply the same. BS really looks very silly to keep on holding this narrative.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    KB will leave NBA as the tanking making and egomaniac legacy. This is what I will always remember him with BS, Stu…. to bring disgrace/shame to so called classy Lakers.