G45 HOU @ LAL PostGame Thread

Surprisingly, Lin was given 28 minutes in this game.

Lin was a little off in his shooting rhythm due to the Playing Time fluctuations but his aggressiveness managed to get him 10 FTs out of his total 14pts/6asts/3TOs.

Lin showed what he can do even when he had an off night shooting. He can always get to the FT line with proper screens.

What an exciting game it will be if Lin is featured for the trade (or not) when he gets his shooting touch!

And we need to remember to thank Jeanie Buss for taking action from Lin having DNP to get 28 min.

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!

@JLin7 fans, let’s tweet to thank @JeanieBuss to take some actions that Lin was featured in this game.

Even if she played only a small part, it’s a great chance to influence her positively to give excitement to all Lakers fans!


MEMBERS POLL

Game 46

Guess JLin's stats
  • Filler-up

    Man, I hope you’re right.

  • I hope I’m right, too.
    Just too much coincidence of Lin playing 28 min after DNP plus Roger Montgomery tweeted guaranteeing a victory, right?
    But we have to watch next few games to be sure.

    Let me find his tweet again

  • Maknusia

    We would know soon…lets see

  • yes, let’s watch 4-5 games for consistent ‘To Be Traded’ role and 28-32 min PT so we’re sure there is a deal in place

  • jolno

    I hope tonight is not a result of catering to the young guests (winner of Youth Madness) from Taiwan to see their hero Lin leading the day. Tonight should be either the start of the end of Lin’s tenure as a Laker (showcasing for trade) or the start of the end of BS as the Lakers’ coach (about time LOL).

  • Maknusia

    still not necessarily, maybe the deal is with Kobe may be out next season, and Lin is given a bigger role. Hence we give you minutes, immaterial you start or not…do give us your numbers

  • Maknusia

    yeah, its waiting game now…lets see

  • It might be too much to hope 4 but I hope so

    Kobe’s ego would certainly plan for a farewell season next season so at this point I’m reading Roger’s tweet to signify a victory to get PTs for showcasing or until end of season for Lin’s Free Agency.

    Just thinking outloud on the possibility

  • DLin

    Lakersground net buzzing with compliments for Lin – first time they’ve seen Lin Attack mode – hope they all become fans. They called it “F Coach” mode.

    Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:42 pm Post subject: Lin at the line again….I like this attack all day Lin mode

    Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:43 pm Post subject: Lin finally playing like its a contract year.

    Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:44 pm Post subject: Jeremy Lin in F it mode. F the system, F Byron, F long twos, F everything.

    Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:39 pm Post subject: Lin and boozer are the best 2 players on the Lakers, that’s sad

    Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:40 pm Post subject: Nice effort in the 4th quarter. This line-up in the game right now – should be our starting line to end the season – except Lin for Ellington. Play Clarkson as a 2 and let him develop into a better PG.

    Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:42 pm Post subject: Never seen Lin attack so much as a Laker.

    Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:43 pm Post subject: Lin stopped giving fxcks

    Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:44 pm Post subject: This is how Jeremy needs to play. F it mode hahaha

    Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:47 pm Post subject: Lin is fast.

    Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:47 pm Post subject: Lin drives in for the bucket.

    Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:51 pm Post subject: Kinda enjoyed watching that lol, lin was total “F the system mode”

    Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:54 pm Post subject: I think Lin just decided to say fark Byron’s classic PG pass only never shoot bullpoop and just play his aggressive style in the 4th. Expect him to get moved back to the 3rd string next game

    Gosh the kid shot a lot, took more FTs then even Harden If only he had a better shooting night his stat line would be almost good

    Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:54 pm Post subject: xenojoey wrote:This is how Jeremy needs to play. F it mode hahaha

    Problem is often he would already have been benched. He often needs time, as with many players, to get his game going. Seen it many times before.
    I like him playing with Davis and Clarkson. Hope to see more.

    Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:58 pm Post subject: xenojoey wrote:This is how Jeremy needs to play. F it mode hahaha

    Lin is a penetrating, slashing combo guard. That’s his strength. And if there’s no rim protector, that’s how he should play. His perimeter shots weren’t falling so he got his points at the line. Lin, though, has fallen off badly with the FTs. He needs to get in the gym and shoot them. No excuse for missing so many

    Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:03 pm Post subject: Lin with the “F*** YOU Byron” play style tonight.

  • DLin

    From Lakers Ground.

  • DLin

    From Lakers Ground – Per Byron, Byron asked Swaggy a question and he didn’t like the answer so he got benched…

    Scott: Do you know what your job is out there?
    Swaggy P: Score in bunches and get the Win!
    Lin: Get the ww… err, Top 5 pick.
    Scott: Jeremy, that’s and extra 15 mins for you tonight.

  • Let me repost Roger Montgomery’s tweet (Lin’s agent) after the DNP game.

    What did he mean by “Small fight. Minor adjustments. Nothing we haven’t seen before. Victory is certain.”?
    1. Is it a coincidence that Lin was given 28 min especially when he didn’t shoot well (only 2pts in the beginning of 4th quarter)? The old Byron would have benched him and he’d be justified due to Lin’s poor shooting.
    Did the Front Office force Byron to let Lin close the 4th quarter? Did Lin fans pressure to @JeanieBuss on twitter help to make it happen?

    2. And what victory is certain? Showcasing with 25-30min for trade? Or good PT until end of season?
    We should see see what it means in the next few games.

    https://twitter.com/msgsports/status/559018615605710848

  • Hm, maybe @JeanieBuss need to see the excitement Lin brings to Lakers fans LOL
    Thanks for compiling them!

  • joyce ward

    Where is lin is being traded. What pieces do Lakers have to trade? I will take a wait and see attitude on this one. I think that it it much more complex than we think. Most teams are not taking on lin’s salary unless there is something for Lakers to give up. Most teams know that lin is a FA and they will just to resign him.

  • joyce ward

    I don’t think that it means that Lin is getting traded. The Lakers have no bargaining chips. They are not going to give up their most prized possession draft picks.Lin salary is way too much, without draft picks,. Most contending teams will pick up Lin off free agency.

  • Pete Roces

    highlights please anyone?

  • blubell

  • blubell
  • 717

    The thing is, there are only 37 games left to play. By the time Lin is traded, the new team would have to pay Lin only about $6 mil of his remaining $15 mil salary. If a contending team really wants Lin, they can give up a pick and get Lin for $6 mil minus any cash Lakers are willing to pay to sweeten the deal.

  • CJSHYY

    Thanks. Harden is a lot better than I thought tonight. Great after so many bad stuff from Kobe & BS.

  • George Livingston

    His reaction to Mchale was interesting…businesslike, but not too close. I was surprised how chummy he looked with Harden..

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    I believe this 29 mins game caught every highlight maker off guard,…again…

  • Jedi

    Love the retort so much!

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t believe Lin will be traded bc if Lakers wants to trade him then why DNP him last game?! This sure was not a good show case for a player you want to trade him?!

  • Brent Yen

    The pt is BS DNPed him, not F/O

  • occupatio

    from lin’s post game interview, sounds like he plans to be on this team through the season. no indication of trade at all.

  • Pete Roces

    maybe they are expecting 0 highlights DNP-CD again.

  • Brent Yen

    I thought you are out for today..

  • CJSHYY

    I know but if FO wants to trade Lin, BS would show case him long before the DNP.. Plus w so many negative comments from BS to Lin…?! Not show case for trade…

  • Brent Yen

    Probably did not even record the game…oh shoot..

  • occupatio

    i stopped watching the game, but came back for post game before heading in to bed finally

  • Brent Yen

    Well…IDK…because seems like Scott just turned somehow for today…

  • Maknusia

    Picture Time 🙂

  • 717

    That’s to be expected right up until the moment a trade is finalized.

  • Maknusia

    we are mooting over the event that might have taken place after the DNP

  • blubell

    Woohoo! HIghlights!

  • Maknusia

    More coming

  • joyce ward

    Kobe/Scott not getting what they want from F/O .Kobe did the same thing with D12 when he wanted him off the team and Mitch/F/O disagreed with Kobe. Same thing happening with Lin

  • Brent Yen

    Lakers voice will invite Lin to Join on Feb 23rd…I guess that means Lin will stay?

  • Maknusia

    yes yes…more

  • CJSHYY

    That’s exactly what I thought. This DNP it’s all from Kobe & BS not FO bc before they changed the new starting lineup, Lakers was showing Lin’s jersey on tweet… Lin was supposed to be the main focus vs Spurs game.

  • Maknusia

    Few more coming up

  • 717

    @KHuang predicted a DNP-CD. But @JoeTeam and I ALWAYS countered, yes, that’s what Kobe (and BS) want to do to Lin. But they CAN’T get away with it. So @JoeTeam was right and deserves ALL the credit. NOT @KHuang!

  • Brent Yen

    We can say they are both right…

  • 717

    You mean the 3 of us.

  • joyce ward

    He got his butt chewed twice. The first time was yesterday with the canceled practice. The second tome when he was late for the pregame interview because of the crap he said at the shoot around saying not knowing if lin would play. Guess what lin was off the bench way before Price. I am telling you guys Scott is not speakingg for the F/O when he talks. Now that Kobe is gone, Scott is flying without a net.

  • Maknusia

    Thats it 🙁

  • wandertheglobe

    I think the FO has a different plan for Lin. Mitch and Jeannie like Lin. What they didn’t anticipate is how Scott has derailed everything with his treatment of Lin. Now Kobe looks to be gone for good. May be they want to feature Lin as the new face of the franchise. At least that’s my wishful thinking. May be I am naive.

  • Brent Yen

    U can say that too..lol

  • Brent Yen

    I do not know…I feel Scott is the man staying…oh well

  • Brent Yen

    You are soft…lol

  • Maknusia

    I like Scott

  • Some teams actually were open for salary dump.
    Last week I remember BOS was calling all teams letting them know they’re open for salary dump.

    I thought that was interesting since it means not only contending teams might need Lin’s service but some teams can use an expiring contract to help their salary cap situation (not 100% sure but we should check into BOS situation)

  • PPP

    You are not native but yes it’s wishful thinking, haha.

  • CJSHYY

    Good point on what he said about Lin at the shoot around… BS was lying bc Lin said he talked to BS this morning.. So something sure is going on behind the door.

  • Maknusia

    Ouch!

  • Brent Yen

    Not native, so alien?

  • joyce ward

    There was a condition to the Celtics salary dump. They wanted something in return like ad 1st or 2nd draft round pick

  • CJSHYY

    I believe so… I am sort of not really sure but I guess Lakers will make an offer for Lin this summer.

  • jolno

    E.T. from 1982?

  • who’s Lakers Voice? a choir group?

  • Brent Yen

    Or Panda…from somewhere….like that avatar

  • wandertheglobe

    I didn’t alienate everyone based on my wishful thinking…lol

  • Brent Yen

    It is a show I think? like a Q&A

  • Planet Om-Nom-Nom LOL

  • wandertheglobe

    Actually, the Panda from Sichuan at the Panda Research Center in Chengdu. 🙂

  • Brent Yen

    Place for MaPo Tofu!

  • I wish it could be true but I think Kobe still has 1 more year to do his farewell tour.

    As long as Lin gets 25-32min and more PT, it’ll be good for his FA value.
    If trade happens for any reason, that’ll be great too not to play under BScott and for a team that wants him.

    But things can always chance depending of the severity of Kobe’s injury

  • joyce ward

    Not me. Now that Kobe is out for the season, and the way they treated kobe when he was lats season, is where he had no deccisons on who they brought on the team.It will be even much more now that Kobe is not guaranteed to come back next season, I think Scott will be fired and they will do a buyout with him. I am sure that is all in his contract.

  • Alaingrvis

    there will be no trades

  • JoeTeam

    aw. hehe.

  • Grace

    It feels like I won something – soooooo happy! 🙂

  • oh ok.. I guess plans can be made but if an unlikely trade happens, they can interview an ex-Laker LOL

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • we all won, @Grace:disqus!

    Basically we got a treat of Lin’s throwback 76ers game as a Knick where he went to FT line 10-14 times despite not shooting well 😀

  • Brent Yen

    I guess it all hinges on what Kobe will say tomorrow

  • wandertheglobe

    Kei-sanity. Nishikori just took David Ferrer apart 6-3, 6-3, 6-3, 5th consecutive wins against a tough opponent, next up, the defending champ, Stan Wawrinka in the Quarters. Kei beats Stan at the US Open Semis.

  • joyce ward

    I think this is the surgery to make Kobe retire. His rota tor cuff was completely separated from the bone. That is only;y what the MRI showed. There is no telling when they get in and see what nerve damage has been done. If he wants to come back, I think the Lakers will offer him a buyout

  • CJSHYY

    I have the same thought like you.. Hope everything can be like our wish… But I think Kobe will show up for next season bc he didn’t want to give up any money at all. Hope he can be like Nash, done before next season start it.

  • blubell
  • JoeTeam

    very nice 717 … thanks. All I wanted to say there was we don’t have to create a self-fulfilling prophecy in our own minds (prisons). Lin and his management team orchestrated a freeing event and it only took Friday to Sunday. So no need to cry night for months and then say hey, night fell. Night will come and so will day, rain will come and so will sunshine. I love it all, because life is sweet.

    So as Brent says, all 3 of us are right because … drum roll … it rains, it shines, it is bright and dark. That is life. Lin if he is not injured like almost (teeth grind) tonight will just live life BIG.

    Meanwhile, I reflect that KHuang got a little upset because he’s felt racism and this then was a Friday night that he’s felt many nights and so felt it would go on being dark. KHuang, if it helps … we are all gonna experience injustice. Lin just fights back and gives us underdogs hope, and then if you like rain, it will rain again. I happen to love rain because it brings life.

  • JoeTeam

    doesn’t matter what he says, his MRI will do the talking to the team docs meeting with FO.

  • JoeTeam

    bye bye Kobe. We did not know ye.

  • PPP

    Damn, it’s lins fault for the typo #naive

  • Maknusia

    how do we know alien are not native?

  • Maknusia

    lol…see what you have done!

  • wandertheglobe

    I didn’t have MaPo Tofu, but I tried Hotpot, too oily and spicy for my taste. 🙂

  • 717

    I guess you’re saying the roller-coaster ride never ends…

    I hope it’s obvious that I was just yanking KHuang’s chain. I think it’s good for the site to have some healthy competition among its prophets to see who’s a starter and who’s in the 2nd unit. Even psalm seems to be contending for a spot: he’s predicting a trade 😉

  • I hope so. I’d imagine it would take some time for Kobe to make the decision to come to term he had to exit this way.

    But Kobe is stubborn, he’s gonna want to come back from this one. But only because he can’t live without the crowd and spotlight.

  • PPP

    Hated that……SOFT.

  • joyce ward

    Lin got fans flying in from Taiwan to watch him play, the Lakers are not stupid. I think that Scott has put this organization in a very precarious position, because they are dealing with a lot of fallout from him because he acts like he is speaking for the organization. This Feb 23 Q&A for lin is more damage control.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Finally he has to accept the fact his time it’s up like it or not.

  • wandertheglobe

    Lin should take Scott to Alhambra for some authentic softness

  • Maknusia

    LOS ANGELES — Nick Young was a no-show in the second half for the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday at Staples Center, benched by coach Byron Scott after struggling in the first half.

    The Lakers’ reserve guard was then a no-show after the Lakers’ 99-87 loss to Houston, leaving without speaking to reporters after going scoreless for the first time for the Lakers in eight minutes of playing time — his fewest as a Laker.

    It was an unusual move for the jovial Young in avoiding the media after the game, as “Swaggy P” relishes the chance to provide colorful quotes.

    Either way, Scott said he wasn’t happy with Young’s effort.

    “It looked to me that he didn’t want to be here,” Scott said.

    “At halftime, we showed stuff on the tape where he was guarding (Houston swingman Corey) Brewer in the corner. I asked [Young], ‘What were you thinking on his play?’ The answer he gave me, I couldn’t figure it out. So I just felt with his body language that he didn’t want to play tonight, so I chose not to play him.”

    The Lakers are scheduled to practice Monday, so we should get Young’s thoughts on his benching then

    -ESPN

  • joyce ward

    I think that the F/O will make the decision for him. I think they will give him the option to be waived or take his money and run,

  • blubell

  • added to Video Gallery on homepage. Thanks!

  • Maknusia

    wow…too many Prophets…I thought @brentyen:disqus was THE only Prophet here!

  • blubell
  • 717

    Brent? He ain’t even 3rd string. lol

  • Maknusia

    i have been worshiping the wrong Props? I dont trust you… Hail Brent!

  • blubell
  • Byron must have hated having to run plays for Lin!
    In the PHX game, I never say Byron talked to Lin directly even once

    As @awarde:disqus said, the plot thickens….

  • 717

    Ask him about our bets.

  • joyce ward

    I Ithink Young might be a ot upset that he was not made a starter over.Ellington. Young should be actually starting. The bench has enough scoring options with lin/booze/Johnson. Nick probably upset about it.

  • Maknusia

    (AP) — Jeremy Lin acknowledges he was surprised and disappointed by his first complete benching in nearly three years.

    The point guard who once sparked Linsanity from New York to China also isn’t ready to quit trying to make a difference for the Los Angeles Lakers this season.

    Lin didn’t play in the Lakers’ 99-85 loss at San Antonio on Friday, missing a game for the first time in his first season. He returned to coach Byron Scott’s rotation in Sunday’s game against Houston, playing as a reserve in the first quarter.

    ”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.”

    ”In terms of my career, the only thing that’s really been consistent is the amount of inconsistency that I’ve had in my life,” said Lin, who was waived by the Warriors and demoted by the Knicks. ”I’ve gone from being cut to D-League to starting to playing heavy minutes to … a different role every week. I’ve got to just keep trying to stay aggressive when I get out there. If I get out there.”

    After 35 games with the Knicks and two seasons with the Rockets, Lin landed in Los Angeles and was ready to share minutes with Steve Nash, who was ruled out for the season before it even began. Lin is the Lakers’ second highest-paid player this season, making nearly $14.9 million in the final season of his deal.

    But Scott has shaken up his starting lineup in recent days during the Lakers’ tumble to seven consecutive losses, bumping forwards Wesley Johnson and Ed Davis in favor of Ryan Kelly and Robert Sacre. The Lakers are examining the potential of their younger players and hoping for a spark, but Scott hasn’t written off Lin.

    ”The only thing that’s for sure on our team is that the starting five is going to start,” Scott said when asked if Lin would still play a role for the Lakers. ”I’ve got to just watch and see how the game is. I’ve got an idea of what I’m going to do, but I’ve also got to let the game kind of dictate that.”

    –NBA

  • joyce ward

    Scott actually coming to lin to draw up plays. Wow how the tables have turned

  • Linja

    Guess the last 1/3 of the season, if Lin has not been traded or waived, he will be the starter for the Lakers.
    Last MAN standing.

  • good point. He was starring last year.

    At this rate, more players will start to despise Byron

  • blubell

    Earlier in the season I thought said he preferred coming off the bench.

  • sport

    The one with the hand from Harden was that an offensive foul?

  • that must be so humi-Lin-ating for Byron LOL

    esp. followed by all the asst. coaches.

  • joyce ward

    I think that the players have formed a bond and Scott is trying to pit them against each other for playing time. I think the only ones not buying into it is Lin/Booze/Young. d maybe Davis.

  • sport

    With Kobe starting who’d want to start?! Without Kobe heck yes!

  • joyce ward

    No Nick has stated that many times he wants to start. He obviously couldn’t do that because of Kobe. Now that Kobe is out…hmmm.

  • blubell

    You’re right. He also said my time will come. And it has but Scott is in the way.

  • Tey Ling

    B’s is in secured and is applying the method in rule by division. The team has not bought into the spirits of united as a family.

  • Jeremiah

    Funny. That puts Jeremy and Swaggy in the exact same boat. And their problem is that Kobe is NOT out. He plans to come back next season.

  • blubell

    I’m happy that the fan holding the “We Want Lin” sign got what he asked for 🙂

  • JoeTeam

    lol, I try to add value by contributing but I’m not a good prophet. I’d rather read and react, hehe. Then go to the hoop. Love what Lin and true lin fans have taught me this late age. Can always learn, and life is a grand roller coaster. My new fav is Radiator Springs at Disney in LA. What a rush, check out the you tubes on it.

  • blubell

  • JoeTeam

    lin get your head out of the bucket!

  • blubell

    Jeremy getting love from the crowd as he checks in for the first time

  • JoeTeam

    I feel Black wants to play but won’t sell out because of his beliefs. Price to me just doing what he’s told. Only impressionable guy is Clarkson, and that’s not on his values but more he’s green and wide-eyed.

  • JoeTeam

    Ouch, the SwaggyDNP line.

  • nodomo

    I’m pretty sure Wes is pretty upset too that he got benched for kelly, who isn’t doing much in his starting role. Byron really knows how to kill the team & morale.

  • blubell

    Yup. IDM to DNP.

  • 717

    Huh. I do love roller-coasters. Next trip to LA!

  • JoeTeam

    If you do, CA Adventures at Disneyland, they say get there early to get the time slot. We got there at 10am and all slotted times were used up, so we waited in line. First ride about 1.5 hr wait, 2nd time late afternoon only 45 minutes. Kids loved it. It’s only about 45mph, but it’s a scaled down car and you bank so it feels like you are going 120mph. Plus electric so it really accelerates.

  • 717

    Sounds good

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Sure hope to see the smile back from Lin.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Forgive me for saying this, Byron Scott speaks like he’s the dead horse after a thorough beating but he’s still standing pretending nothing has really happened

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron killed the team. Every game started with a big hole that Scott had got the team into.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron is still trying to make Kobe look good by making the team lose every game after Kobe is out.

  • joyce ward

    So lin/Booze the high scores for the Lakers tonight. Lin played 28 min. Price played 7 minutes..hmmm and the plot thicknes

  • JoeTeam

    I think someone said they are only one game out of being better than the bottom 5, so they can’t win for a while.

  • nodomo

    starting Clarkson has been a disaster so far. Lakers fall behind so fast by double digits within the first 5-10 minutes. is Byron going to keep this up? I wouldn’t be surprised if the lakers losing streak extends to 15 or 20 in a row with Clarkson starting.

  • Tey Ling

    More like the coach is giving the games away, freebies anyone??? To expose the rookies you can do it bench time, not as starters!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Playing for Scott!
    That’s bad news.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Well, obviously this is the full tank job of BS. No worries. He has done well thus far. Winning isn’t in his agenda. Losing is.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    You can’t have Kobe and Lin. Kobe is toxic to team basketball. Lin is addicted to it. There is no room for coexistent.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I hope Kobe will accept the fate of early retirement.
    He would be ranked out of 100 by ESPN next year for sure.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL I’m getting rather confused with all these trends now. Is JLin going to be traded as @psalm234:disqus read or your read that JLin will stay. My inking is wait and see. Soon I will know:-)

  • Grace
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    One more year of this, Kobe’s reputation would go down to the drain completely.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Yeah!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    They are from Jeremy Only Lin Garden. They decided to make the last minute of “We want Lin” after they saw DNP-CD before they left Taiwan I believe.

  • occupatio

    i think that’s jonathan’s way of making fun of jeremy

  • occupatio

    what has been a disaster is byron’s idea of what the offense should be. clarkson could be twice as talented as he is, but the offense will always look like crap bc its design is crap.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    This game is a confirmation of this.
    Byron wouldn’t change for no reason.
    He would only listen to Kobe and the FO when they really get serious on him.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I’m afraid Byron is not going to run the team for too long.
    The Lakers can replace him any time with Kobe out of the picture.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Hopefully both! Not necessarily in the same order.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    LOL LOL LOL

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    This new starting lineup has taken all the fun out of a game.

  • Linja

    This is the tank division.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    This is my wish too. I hope Kobe won’t come back. I hope Jeremy would be at the center of Laker rebuilding plan.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Agree 100%

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Understandably, Lin is a little shaky today. Next game, Lin will come back strong with more consistent minutes in play time.

  • Joe what do you know

    As an Aussie, I say…. “Go Kyrgios!!”

  • real-dsb

    Scott said, “It’s just a matter of being consistent each and every night, trying to get into a flow each and every night.”

    This is ironic beyond belief. So Scott is going to randomly vary Lin’s playing time anywhere from 30 mins to DNP until he becomes consistent. Reminds me of the phrase: “The beatings will continue until morale improves.”

    I had my doubts about Scott as a coach before the season, but I withheld my judgment until after he got a fair chance to coach. Well, he’s had his chance, and he’s proven that he has no idea what he’s doing. He’s no better of a coach than Keith Smart. And he has lost the players, now Nick Young as well.

  • Filler-up

    I don’tthink so.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Tons of JLin pics from 陳大鑼 Chinese reporter in Rox days:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/derra1029/sets/72157632046516238/

  • sport

    Wow finally Price with only 7 minutes?! BS never gave him lower than 15 minutes even when he was bench player! Price’s head was getting too big for him anyway! Plot really does thicken. Did you see the clip where Jeremy was sitting and waiting for BS to come over for timeout and had zero interaction with his teammates? Price was standing on the left side of Jeremy walking around and Jeremy didn’t even look at him lol. That’s the attitude! Lin and teammates don’t even bother talking things over anymore cause they know Lakers are tanking.

  • sport

    Oh you mean his constant starting lineup change? lol but I’m glad Wes Johnson the scub was benched! Ryan Kelly is way better than Johnson!!

  • JAD2456

    Anyone posted this lately?
    It’s an old video but still inspirational and worth watching again.

  • 1mtoldman

    “i wantta tell ya: i get no respect.”

    checked the lakers splashy fan sites regarding last nite game; boozer was the mvp, when lin sat the previous game it was either ignored or taken as a joke on lin fans.

    when swaggy sits: its news!

    further: lins 14 pt 6 assist game (especially contrasted to new starter jordan clarkson game) is ignored alsmot eniterley, in an extensive game summary there is only one mention of lin. “lin continued to attack the basket but lakers still lost”

    and elsewhere it also mentions his attacking the basket but that along with his poor shooting there were his
    turnovers, or some
    “bad turnovers” i guess was what it said actually.

    so evidenlty lin’s 2 or 3 turnovers where much worse turnovers (u know the really “bad” kind) then as opposed to clarkson’s 5 or 6 or the other 14 or 15 the rest of the team

    oy vey.

  • JeremyLinthebest

    I’m so happy that, for one game at least, Scott proved me wrong. I really thought that being so bad to Lin, he would have DNP’ed him for the second game in a row. Not only was I wrong, Scott actually played Lin ahead of Price, and almost DNP’ed Rice instead. This is a real roller-coaster ride. I hope this is the start of a good stretch for Lin, and that his agents continue to do whatever they are doing to get Lin more playing time. Lin played smart out there. His shots were not falling, so he got himself to the line to get his points. Keep going Lin!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin spent sometimes to chat with D-Mo according to the fan who took the pic.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B8RbIV8CAAIVOut.jpg

  • sport

    That’s cause Lin’s agent complained and Jeanie & FO stepped in! Did you see Scott’s body language you can tell he hated having to draw plays up for Lin!!

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • kittyhead

    I also love this one in particular!!

  • livyrlife

    Jeremy is like Prince Charming,everything white including the leggings ^.^

  • Joe what do you know

    Errrr… Leggings makes it sound pretty gay… It’s called a leg sleeve…

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    buddy-buddy

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Now who wants to play for the Lakers?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron sounds like he’s an alien coaching from the other world. He keeps on using the same label, inconsistent for Jeremy. Compare the stats of Ronnie Price and Jeremy because they both have started and played from the bench. I wouldn’t think Ronnie is anywhere consistent in his performance. Yes, they played their games in different style. They both have had their ups and downs.

    The bottom line is Ronnie is not any bit more consistent and productive than Jeremy.

    Any labelings of this sort are libels.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    No one except no choice players, BS favorite sons & KB’s bros:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Found that number players wear the same:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Is that what is called? Leg sleeve is the correct term?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Well, RP is BS’ favorite son and BS is JLin’s ___________ (fill in the blank). Favorite did no wrong:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Lakers’ Jeremy Lin “thankful” to play in 99-87 loss to Houston Rockets by Mark Medina
    http://www.insidesocal.com/lakers/2015/01/25/lakers-jeremy-lin-thankful-to-play-in-99-87-loss-to-houston-rockets/

    The uncertainty over when Jeremy Lin would ever step on the court lingered seemingly at every moment of the day.

    The uncertainty started when Lin sat in the Lakers’ loss on Friday to San Antonio to accommodate Jordan Clarkson’s first rookie start, marking his first non-appearance because of a coaching decision for the first time in three years.

    The uncertainty continued when Lin’s conversation on Sunday morning Lakers coach Byron Scott only revealed the circumstances could change every game, though he hardly knew when or how.

    The uncertainty remained unchanged as the Lakers opened Sunday’s game at Staples Center against the Houston Rockets, the team that traded Lin this summer in a salary dump after two seasons filled with fluctuating roles.

    But nothing has matched Lin’s unpredictability with the Lakers. It has become a season where Lin struggled adapting toward sharing ball handling duties with Kobe Bryant, adjusting to Scott’s Princeton-based system and the fluctuating minutes as a starter and reserve along the way.

    Perhaps that explains why Lin revealed he felt “thankful” for playing in an otherwise meaningless game. The Lakers’ 99-87 loss on Sunday to the Houston Rockets at Staples Center marked the team’s eighth consecutive loss. The Lakers (12-33) still have the NBA’s fourth-worst record. The Lakers seem destined to brace for more negativity when Kobe Bryant will meet with another doctor on Monday for another opinion on his torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder.

    For Lin, though, the game meant everything. His 14 points on 2-of-9 shooting, 10-of-14 mark from the foul line, six assists and three turnovers in 28 minutes hardly marked a perfect game. But it at least
    provided temporary solace for Lin as he tries to navigate through his new role.

    “Definitely a DNP would change your perspective on things and allow me to take a step back,” Lin said. “So I’m just thankful I got on the court. I try to play my heart out and have fun. I was glad I was able to do that.”

    Lin showed that in a variety of ways.

    His shooting accuracy may have become dismal. But Lin compensated that weakness by relentlessly attacking the basket so he could earn trips to the foul line.

    The Lakers may have appeared lifeless in a game they seemed destined to lose as James Harden poured on a team-high 37 points on 12-of-20 shooting, while the Lakers went 1-of-13 from three-point range. But Lin injected some energy as the Lakers sliced the Rockets’ lead to 89-78 with 5:33 remaining, the team’s 16-2 run punctuated with Lin making four free throws, converting on a layup and setting up Tarik Black with a wide-open shot.

    Lin may have admitted his rhythm seemed off when he entered the game with 3:39 left in the first quarter and soon committed a turnover and a foul. But Lin still fought through it.

    Yet, Lin laughed at the idea that he fulfilled these responsibilities to state his case.

    “We’ve been down this road before,” Lin said. “Tonight I was enjoying the game and playing hard. Whether there is a costly turnover or not hitting the shots I wanted to hit from the outside, those things are just part of the game. I was just out there having fun attacking and really enjoying the experience. I was trying to play team basketball, get everyone involved and do the best we can. It was fun.”

    Rarely has that happened for Lin this season.

    He has averaged 10.5 points on 43.6 percent shooting, 4.5 assists and 2.3 turnovers in 25.7 minutes per game. But Scott has implored Lin to improve his consistency with playmaking, aggressiveness and defense. Lin has scored in double-digits for five consecutive games three different times this season. But he has scored in single digits in 18 games.

    “His effort has been great. That never has 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.”

    Yet, Lin argued that will become more challenging amid a role that offers no sign when he will enter the game, if at all.

    “The only thing you can get used to is you don’t know what’s coming next,” Lin said. “That’s been true this whole season. When I get out there, there’s a certain way I want to play. As long as I can do my best and do that as well as I can every game, whether it’s zero minutes, 10 minutes or 40 minutes, I have to try to do that.”

    How that plays out remains to be seen both with Lin’s playing time and how he produces under any circumstances. But for one night, Lin relished it all, a feeling that felt so foreign only three days ago when he felt uncertain what would transpire next.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Lakers’ Jeremy Lin acknowledges frustration with recent demotion by Mark Medina
    http://www.dailynews.com/sports/20150125/lakers-jeremy-lin-acknowledges-frustration-with-recent-demotion

    Two days later, the snub still stung Lakers guard Jeremy Lin.

    He sat out Friday’s loss in San Antonio, the first game he missed because of a coach’s decision since days before “Linsanity” broke out in New York three years ago. Lin’s recent demotion bugged him so much that he talked with coach Byron Scott on Sunday morning, a conversation Lin said contained “good dialogue and going back and forth in terms of what he wants.”

    “I’m human. I got emotions,” Lin said before the Lakers lost the Houston Rockets 99-87 on Sunday at Staples Center. “I show up and do my best to play and work hard. But it definitely hurts. It’s discouraging sometimes and disappointing. All of those emotions, of course. I don’t think anybody would feel great after a DNP, no matter who you are.”

    Lin played on Sunday against Houston as a reserve, scoring 14 points on 2-of-9 shooting (10 of 14 from the free-throw line) with six assists and three turnovers in 28 minutes, 1 second of action. But with Scott recently granting the starting position to rookie Jordan Clarkson to accelerate his development, Scott played veteran Ronnie Price over Lin.

    “I watch and see how the game is going,” Scott said in determining when Lin will play. “I have a good idea of what I’m going to do. But I let the game dictate that.”

    Lin has experienced an adversarial season with the Lakers well before his demotion. They acquired Lin and a first-round pick from the Rockets this offseason in a salary dump to pursue Chris Bosh. Although Lin has averaged 10.5 points on 43.6-percent shooting, 4.5 assists and 2.3 turnovers, Scott has often pointed out Lin’s inconsistency with his playmaking, aggressiveness and defense.

    “Jeremy has been great,” said Rockets center Dwight Howard, who had his own issues in his lone season with the Lakers two years ago. “He’s making great plays for his teammates and is attacking and he’s enjoying beautiful and sunny L.A.”

    Does Howard not see Lin’s frustration?

    “There’s always going to be some type of frustration at some point in the season, but that’s basketball. That’s life,” said Howard, who then quoted Forrest Gump. “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.”

    That partly explains the frustration both between the Lakers and Lin.

    “The only thing that has been consistent is the amount of inconsistency I’ve had in my life,” Lin said. “I’ve gone from getting cut in the D-League to starting to playing heavy minutes to all these different roles every week. I have to keep staying aggressive when I get out there.”

  • Joe what do you know

    Depends on how long they are. General term is compression sleeves. Long ones is specificly for the entire length of the legs, hence leg sleeves. There’s also knee sleeves and calf sleeves. I wear calf sleeves when playing comps. During the Linsanity era back in NYC, Jeremy was wearing calf sleeves.

  • livyrlife

    yeah, leggings sounds a bit gayish, but the length of that thing looks more like compression leggings than sleeves. anyway it’s all good. it is white in color that matters.. ;P

  • Filler-up

    Howard is a flake. He should just say no comment instead of trying to get a joke in.

  • MoominFloren

    Lots of surprise last night:
    Lin played 28 min, Lin getting calls, no Clarkson but Price in 4Q, Young benched, McHale finally outplayed other coach etc

    However, I need only one surprise, just one……..please trade Lin to Mavs / Buck / Piston / Cav before AS game.

  • Filler-up

    Lin and Harden get on just fine.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

  • BobbyH

    “The point guard …..isn’t ready to quit trying to make a difference for the Los Angeles Lakers this season”

    Translation: We all know Lakers is to tank. But Lin, as Lin is, will try to win.

  • CJSHYY

    Trade? No bc Laker Voices will have Lin w fans Q&A on 2/23/15.

    湖人官網經常辦活動讓球員和粉絲互動。名為「湖人之聲」(Laker Voices)的節目,是開放球員接收Q與A問答,透過回應問題的方式,培養球迷忠誠度,2月23日登場主角是林書豪.

  • BobbyH

    The article cut the last sentence – “If I get out there”.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks for the explanation. Appreciate it!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    May and maybe. Don’t know. My guess is Lakers won’t be able to trade JLin. Whether they want to keep JLin for a long term is another issue entirely.

  • lleepar

    Trade Deadline Countdown
    Thursday, February 19 @ 3:00 pm ET

    There are only eight more games during which the Lakers could showcase Jeremy for a trade.
    – 3 home games (WAS, CHI, DEN)
    – 5 away games (NYK, MIL, ORL, CLE POR)

    The last two games are B2B
    (DEN at home on Tue; POR away on Wed)

    The next Lakers game after the ASG is at home and it is the day after the trade deadline. If Jeremy is still on the roster, he’s a Laker until the end of the season.
    _

  • MoominFloren

    That’s easy. After Lin trade, they can arrange Young to host the session. I think fans will be interested to know things like….
    How do you feel from Swaggy IDM to Swaggy DNP? What give you the impression that BS & Kobe are the same person? Can you illustrate?

  • MoominFloren

    Thx for the info

  • joyce ward

    I don’t know. Why would they advertise this if there was a trade coming. Doesn’t make any sense.just sayin

  • CJSHYY
  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Just saw they even starts to sell Linsanity move in Lakers store now… No trade to me.

  • MoominFloren

    That’s why I say it will be a surprise……slim chance but I will pray for it.

  • Res 683

    Second post here. (The other site has become a picture gallery – carpet bombing comes to mind, lol.)

    Scott is definitely getting his marching orders from Kupchak. But he is executing it like an amateur. I can imagine what Kupchak said to Scott after Lin’s DNP: “What are you stupid?!? I told you to evaluate certain players before the trading deadline, not alienate half the fan base.” (And voila, yesterday Lin gets 28 minutes.)

    The Lakers have team options on three players next season and need to decide on whether to keep them: Clarkson (is he ready as a backup?), Sacre, and Hill ($9 mil??). So Scott idiotically starts them, rather than subbing them in early. Which blatantly says the Lakers are in full-tank-mode, perhaps shooting for the bottom.

    The Lakers have Young for two more years (player option in the third year), so he is an afterthought for this season (e.g. only 8 minutes yesterday). And Davis, now on the bench, has a player option (for only $1.1mil), and will likely walk. Kupchak was not sure about Price (and what GM would). So Scott “gave him another look” (i.e. chance for Price to convince Kupchak), and arrogantly DNP’d Lin in the process. And I’m certain this disrespect for Lin would’ve continued if fans, and Lin in his subtle way, didn’t complain.

  • joyce ward

    Have they been selling his movie in the Laker store? Lakers see all the fans flying from Taiwan to watch Lin play. There are not stupid.

  • MoominFloren

    Aww really? Then we need a miracle to get Lin out of LA before off season

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That’s my guess that no trade. F/O is definitely doing lots of damaged control. They continue to advertise JLin and now this game. F/O is sending out a message. Not sure whether JLin is their long term plan. May confirm all these in the next few games.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Believe this is the first sigh of Linsanity in Lakers store. It was tweeted out by Linsanity Moive during the game.

  • joyce ward

    Oh yeah, lin will be with the Lakers next season. I guarantee Scott will be gone, because players will not stay and play for him.

  • CJSHYY

    I think if Lakers want to trade him no need to have any damaged control… they will find some excuse to keep Lin out of the game & waiting for the trade. W BS so many BS comments on Lin don’t think that’s the good way to sell Lin w his high salary.

  • joyce ward

    Now that Kobe is out, they came move forward with their plans.

  • CJSHYY

    I think Lin will stay but not sure BS… hope he will be out soon. Really can’t take his talk…

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Welcome abroad once again. Your post makes sense. Hopefully this is the case. Would definitely like to see JLin is allowed to play his game.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Agree on initial assessment. Depending on whether KB will be back next season though. If KB plans to return and/or with BS, then I’d rather JLin go to other team.

  • Filler-up

    Seems like a logical assessment. Lakers need Lin to sell tickets till the end of the year and keep tv ratings up since Kobe is done. So it was only BS’ stupidity or pride that led to this? Beyond Kobe, BS never got the layof the land.

  • Filler-up

    PFV made a nice comment – don’t piss off a fanbase as resourceful as Lin’s or there will be repercussions.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yeah that is why I was so surprised at DNP-CD on JLin vs Spurs. All these times I don’t believe JLin will be traded but when that happened, I began to think otherwise. Definitely two fronts at work in Lakers. KB and BS/ vs pro JLin (Mitch). Not sure about Jeanie Buss (she prefers KB in my understanding.) @awarde:disqus please bring a light on Jeanie, Jim Buss and Mitch (who is who and what is what).

  • Rzo Vlade

    anyone have a clue about the posibility that jlin could be trade……lakers seems using jlin as marketing ploy I can sense from watching the lakers organization like the broadcaster and the reporter guy mike trudel a two face…these folks don’t seems too high on him…. you can see from their body language from tv and also the the studio guys the one with worthy panel…..although jlin is 1 year rental a trade in a playoffs teams would be nice

  • Acbc

    Lol, welcome abroad!? Haha…for a sec, I thought he was visiting you down under!

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Thanks for bringing up my typo. Got it and will change it now:-)

  • joyce ward

    I think they like lin, but they don’t think he could the Lakers to a championship. They see lin only as a backup. They will take him that position with the Lakers.They also didn’t like Howard, but Mitch/FO liked him and that is why they plastered signs all around LA begging Howard to stay.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Acbc

    MCHALE didn’t outplay anyone. It was the battle of “Dumb and Dumber”. I’ll let you guess who is who. Lol

    Toronto or anywhere MDA coaches is my pick.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW! First time I saw a retweet below from Josh Lin. Believe he is reading JLin’s fans sometimes.
    https://twitter.com/CJMahaney/status/559708467188219905

  • BobbyH

    A series of unfortunate Lakers events. (Part I):

    Pre-DNP:

    Jeanie: The viewing is declining. The tickets sales not so good. The sponsors are complaining. Jim, I know we are not for tanking. Or do we? Now that Kobe is done, can you urge BS to try something new to showcase our young players?
    Jim: Sure. I will let him know.
    Jeanie: OK, I will try to start some marketing plans. Make sure everybody is on the same page.

    Hours later:

    Mitch: BS, now that we are officially in tanking mode, why don’t you showcase our young players, developing and rebuilding the team?
    BS: Trust me. My specialty is tanking and rebuilding. I will come up some new lineup.
    Mitch: Tanking I believe. As for rebuidling … well, just make sure you lose.
    BS: No pro blo.

    DNP: 4Q half 6 min.

    Jeanie: WTG (Gun), Jim, you messed up the marketing plan.
    Jim: What? What? What did I do?
    Jeanie: Just turn on the TV. Our feature guy not even playing.
    Jim: Young? Clarkson? It is not possible.
    Jeanie: Lin !
    Jim: Oh, the Asian.
    Jeanie: How would I explain that to Taiwan travel agencies and the sponsors? My phone is going to ring forever!
    Jim: I didn’t know we are featuring Lin.
    Jeanie: For C’s sake, Lin is our only golden goose, now that Kobe is done. We will lost millions just because of BS!
    Jim: I missed that? You meant the soft paper or the fertilizer? Or our coach?
    Jeanie: Isn’t that all the same?
    Jim: Sorry, sis. Miss-communication. I will make sure it won’t happen again.
    Jeanie: The loss will come from your bonus.
    Jim: #$@#%&$%#

    DNP- minutes after post game interview

    Mitch: What a great job you did, BS !!!
    BS: I told you. It is my area of expertise.
    Mitch: (Expertise my As…) I got some @#@$#@%$ from Jim. Why do you DNP that guy? You know, we are getting heavy heat from the top and the clients.
    BS: I thought you want to feature young players. I don’t have minutes left for a guy who try to win.
    Mitch: Don’t give me that lame exec. I know it is an away game and you just couldn’t wait to humiliate him.
    BS: I just wanted to test how tough he is.
    Mitch: You are doing us no favor. We have a 3 years plan to get into playoff. Otherwis we are all gone. Now you do this, no FA will come.
    BS: Yes, there will be. Rondo, right?
    Mitch: Even if he would come and even if he can perform, well, that’s a big question mark, we still need another big name.
    BS: I believe with my reputation, those superstars will follow me.
    Mitch: @#@#$@#$# (We will have a plan for you in the future)
    Mitch: Just stop the nonsense. Make sure he gets PT next game. And BTW, tune it down before the media.
    BS: Okie Dokie.

    Part 2 – TBC.

    (Disclaimer: All characters appearing in this post are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead or BS, is purely
    coincidental)

  • Jedi

    I did enjoy this! Thanks!

  • MoominFloren

    Hahaha Part 2 please 🙂

  • LOL creative interpretation “Days of Our Lakers Lives” soap opera-style
    And it’s probably about 80% accurate to the non-fictitious characters and story!

  • CJSHYY

    Can’t wait to hear what Young will say about BS?

    https://twitter.com/SpursDiva7/status/559591474677833731

  • Acbc

    Like I said, lin could and may have played his trump card with the Lakers FO now. His agent might have just told Lakers that Lin has no intention to resign with Lakers at what ever the contract they offer becasue MONEY HAS NEVER BEEN AN INCENTIVE to Lin. lakers have NOTHING that they could offer to Lin except maybe the promise to hand him the keys to the offence once KOBE retires. Lin would be well advised to ignore such empty promises because of the way the FO has treated him so far.

    Lakers are basically in a corner if Lin plays his trump card right. FO is screwed by BS incompetence again in handling an asset for trade because he’s devalued Lin at every turn. They may get very little for Lin becasue of Scott, and they will get nothing at the end of the season if they don’t trade him. Mitch has to share some of the blame for this fiasco, as well as the headless busses (pun intended).

    So maybe this is what Montgomery means by victory is certain.

  • BobbyH

    I wanted to believe that. But it is under the assumption that FO wants Lin, which I really doubt.

  • John Lee

    The Lakers FO is currently multi-headed, so it appears schizophrenic to outsiders.

  • Acbc

    May have happened just like that. Lol

  • JeremyLinthebest

    Sounds logical to me. Montgomery’s tweet is, to me, just to short to make any firm conclusions. I was too hasty, I admit, in saying I had lost faith in him. Clearly Lin has his reasons for sticking to Montgomery, and so be it. I think you’re absolutely right, Lin’s incentive to play has always been about God first. He is monetarily set for life, so all the more he doesn’t have to chase after the money henceforth. He really needs to find a place that wants him for the player that he is.

  • Great thoughtful analysis, @houseres683:disqus

    I agree with Byron’s ineptitude of coaching (but nowadays it can be praised for tanking) that he can bring Clarkson, Sacre, Hill off the bench with meaningful minutes rather than starting and throwing Clarkson to the lions to flounder. BScott expected Clarkson to perform well after multiple DNPs? Building confidence by getting consistent rotation minutes is better. BScott is simply awful in his coaching decision. No wonder many players revolted or tuned him out after a while.

    The other influencing factor of Byron’s DNP could certainly be his/Kobe dislike of Lin’s Linsanity style that can threaten Kobe’s popularity if it manages to catch fire for the rest of the season. Kobe’s need to be in full control couldn’t let that happen.

    That’s why I have I high hope that FO/ownership intervened with this DNP by rewarding 28min of plays for Lin plus BScott drawing plays for Lin. It’s too much a coincidence or shift-of-change for me to think nothing was said toward BScott to make this happen. In PHX game, I didn’t see Byron talk to Lin once, only assistant coaches did.

    Someone must have talked to BScott to set him straight. Trade showcasing or not, this is great news for Lin fans who protested respectfully to @JeanieBuss and LA reporters (not so subtly if I may add) LOL

  • Acbc

    It doesn’t matter if they want him or not. They may have thought that devaluing Lin could be in their favor at the end of the season as some has suggested. Kinda like how Knicks tried to lowball Lin after linsanity. As an underused asset, Lin has already surpassed vet minimum levels. Lin will sign with someone else for sure at the end of the season if this BS treatment continues. Lakers may have been deluded into thinking that Lin could be BOUGHT like 99% of the players in the league. Lin however has NEVER gone after the money as he has shown during the height of Linsanity. Lin could have made 10s of millions in endorsements but never did.

    This is why I think Lin now has the upper hand becasue Lakers know they’ve screwed up a trade asset.

  • dave lam

    My feeling is that Mitch and FO wants to keep Lin Just waiting for Kobe show to retire and then fire BS. BS is staying so Lakers can keep losing and get top 5 pick. BS doing a good job of tanking.

  • BobbyH

    This is one of the best, if not the best, and fair national media articles about Lin since when?

    I like “The point guard who once sparked Linsanity from New York to China also
    isn’t ready to quit trying to make a difference for the Los Angeles
    Lakers this season.” It hinted that Lakers already gave up but not Lin.

    And the article also emphasis the inconsistency with supporting explanation about the roles Lin have been given, “from being cut to D-League to starting to playing heavy minutes to … a different role every week”

    That is a victory to me.

  • BobbyH

    Got you.

  • GoodDayLA

    Good post. Think u got it right and jlinportal grasping at straws still thinking some team out there wants to trade for lin.

  • Acbc

    “I have a Dream!” Sorry Dr. king for borrowing your famous line.

    I actually did have a dream a while ago that MDA signed with Denver and that he had demanded a trade for Lin as a requirement. Lol. I can dream too, can’t i!

  • Great point, @disqus_zDgJ5zJRLn:disqus.

    The “Money has Never Been an Incentive to Lin certainly is a great trump card to force Lakers’ hand to either play him or lose him without any values.

    Kupchak and FOs might’ve thought that Lin likes LA enough and is willing to be a whipping boy for Kobe/BScott as a backup PG for another year to get comfortable money/fame. So I think Montgomery would deserve some credit to drive down this point IF Lin continues to get consistent PT (25-32+) in the next few games from Byron after the DNP. Only then we know for sure FO twisted Byron’s arm to run plays for Lin over and over again.

  • Acbc

    At least they aren’t fishnets! Lol

  • Acbc

    The Scottie pansy division attacking…charge!

  • Rzo Vlade

    being back up of ty lawson is much acceptable due to lawson being stud……bev and ronnie I dont think so

  • BobbyH

    It could be a combo of Lin and Ty, if you know MDA.

  • Rzo Vlade

    yeah two pg guard system

  • Jeremiah

    Respectfully disagree. BS gets his marching orders from Kobe and will continue to do so until Kobe is completely out of the picture. And that’s because Lakers FO also obeys Kobe, at least for now…

  • Acbc

    At least lin will finally get a fair chance to earn his way to the top. Lin just needs a coach that works by merit and not some personal bias nonsense. IMO, a known factor like MDA is far better than any other coach in the league for sure.

    None of the other coaches on any other team has any positive history with Lin. I’m far more comfortable with him under MDA playing back up to Lawson than anyone else in the league. At least there he has a fighting chance to prove himself.

  • I really want to be that fly on the wall when Byron talked to Lin about that new ‘role’.
    @disqus_T3EnYYJXnU:disqus inspired me to write a short story

    The Case of Elusive Harvard Tank
    Byron: “Jeremy, you now have a new role …”
    Lin: “Yes, coach?”
    Byron: “Your new role is to exist on court .. attack the rim and we’ll get you multiple screens. You’re no longer a ball-retriever!”
    Lin: “Whoa, thanks but what if we win and bust the tank, Coach?”
    Byron (went on an uncontrollable rage): “Waaaaaaaait a second. Who’s talking about winning here? That’s not what I’m hired here to do! Not my specialty!
    Do you want to jeopardize my job? For the hundredth time, NO MORE WINS, okay Jeremy? You Got to be #TOUGHEnoughToTANK
    Mad Dog, come here… tell Jeremy the concept of tanking. Bring the TANK diagram again and go over with him again! And get me out of the picture as the Tank Commander!!”
    Lin: “….?”
    “Mad Dog” Madsen: “Let’s go, Jeremy! Let Coach be alone. He needs to play with his tanks in his office for a while to calm down”

    (Office Door is closed)

    Byron (muttering words as he stacked his toy tanks): “….Great Scott Tank! For a Harvard guy, why can’t he draw a simple tank! Even Kobe got it! ..Shoot/pass till you drop, make great acrobatic shots .. Just NO WINS! How difficult is that?
    All the benching, reduced min can’t make this guy join TEAM TANK! ARRRGGH! .. Serenity Now!!!”

    (Byron’s shoulder slumped on the corner, rocking his body back and forth whispering soft words, “No more wins. No more wins. No more wins…)

    https://twitter.com/supjackjack/status/559483095326273537

  • BobbyH

    Dam, you steal my part 2. Now I have to think hard to come up part 3 ;-D

  • dave lam

    I’m disappointed by Montgomery response
    It seems like it’s very cryptic and seems likeip service
    Can we get a more specific about what actins have been done by the agent?
    Any demands for trades?
    Any insurance for playing time ?

  • And maybe a nice cover art to go with a short novel “TOUGH Enough To TANK”
    Coming to the nearest book store around you LOL

    https://twitter.com/cloudharbor1/status/558414871935864832

  • Rzo Vlade

    okc need a pg if reggie jackson is gone

  • we got to keep these short-stories coming LOL
    Let’s publish an e-book soon! Hahaha..

  • John Lee

    BS: “Jeremy, we’re trying to tank here!”

  • if any deal was struck between Lin’s agent and Lakers FO, it’s probably internal and we won’t hear much about it so noone looks bad.

    We just need to watch the next few games if Byron continues to run plays for Jeremy plus 25-32+min.
    If yes, Lin’s agent did something to influence the positive change.

  • JW

    Are you expecting M to throw everything on the table for you and lose any negotiation w/ LAL or other teams?

    I think he tweeting this is out of the ordinary already. I think he said just enough.

  • Jeremiah

    Today we should learn if Kobe needs surgery for his torn rotator cuff. I find it odd that Kobe once spoke freely, openly and SPECIFICALLY about all of his ailments. He told us that he had fatigue and soreness in his back, both knees, both Achilles tendons, and both feet. Heck, he even detailed which bones in his feet were sore: the metatarsals!

    And yet now he has a torn rotator cuff that was “bothering him SINCE PRESEASON.” Why didn’t he ever mention his aching shoulder before? If he did we would have understood why his FG% was so crappy.

    I hate conspiracy theories but I wish there was a way to confirm the MRI result showing he has a torn rotator cuff. It’s such a convenient and timely injury that allows Kobe to sit out the rest of the year and come back “fresh” next season. That’s what Kobe (and BS) wanted but that’s not what the FO wants. If Kobe is done, the FO wants to know NOW. They don’t want Kobe to block the acquisition of any more free agents and they certainly don’t want him to screw up next season by lasting another 10 games before the wheels completely fall off.

  • Acbc

    I hope you sue for royalties from Psalms. Lol

  • Acbc

    Maybe use my “Scottie Pansy division” on cover

  • jolno

    OKC are already paying the luxury tax after the acquisition of Dion Waiters so I highly doubt that they are eager to pay more taxes to exchange Reggie Jackson with Jeremy Lin (Lin has a higher caphit).

  • jolno

    Turns out Charmin is not soft enough to tank so BS needs to go with the trusted extra soft Scott.

  • Rzo Vlade

    no…free agency this coming season not talking about trade deadline…what i meant is next year

  • BobbyH

    I will and it will go to JLin fundation. JK. 😀

  • Acbc

    “I want to believe”. X flies haunting whistle playing…the truth is out there! Lol

  • BobbyH

    Don’t worry about BS If he is out of job. He should sign with Scott Paper Company to produce a new line specifically designed for wiping BS from mouth. You know, nowadays he is becoming the symbolic brand, a perfect match.

    And he should also consider a consulting/adviser job at Pentagon Tanking Strategy/Tactic unit as to how to deploy the tanking development and maneuvers.

  • It’s both IMO. BScott definitely gets orders from Kobe in downplaying everyone & making Kobe a hero at all cost.

    But he’s also inept in doing so. If he wanted to feature Clarkson over Lin, he should be careful to build his confidence by slowly bringing him off-the-bench and giving more min. Starting a rookie is just foolish because now it shattered Clarkson’s confidence with 5 TOs. So Byron just failed in trying to even marginalize Lin. Which is good news for us, Lin fans!

  • bolero

    All we can do is to speculate and watch the game.

  • dave lam

    No I don’t need details I want to reassured that he is actively phoning Lakers FO and discussing Lin situation. I don’t get that reassurance from that tweet.

  • BobbyH

    X Files new season coming, you know?

  • dave lam

    Yes I don’t want anyone to look bad. But Montgomery is Lin’s voice to FO. He needs to reassured to Lin’s Fan. Yes. I am actively speaking to FO on Lin’s behalf I don’t need exact details to embarrass anyone.
    That tweet is so vague that I wonder if it’s just lip service only to Lin Fan

  • Joe what do you know

    I once saw during a game Lin lift his shorts up to pull the sleeve upwards… And I did saw his thigh above the White part so…. Yeah….

    Seriously, fixing your leg sleeves doesn’t look too good on TV…

  • ETC
  • ETC

    the owners of la will need to do something to fill those seats.

  • perhaps it’s designed to be cryptic as a way to let us know that he’s working on something but at the same time non-commital on the results.

    I wish it can be clearer too but I understand the reasoning.
    He can look inept to promise something tangible but it didn’t happen precisely as he said.

    We just have to be patient to see how things are unfolding =)

  • very true

  • CJSHYY

    Start from 5:17 talk w DM for a while…

    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/559770148073009152

  • Rick Johnson

    OMG Bill Worrel comes to greet him all smiles at 5:40. SMH hater.

  • CJSHYY

    I know… can’t believe this… right now everything from Rox no matter it’s players or commentators all looks so much better compare to Lakers…?!

  • grover chang

    Cleveland needs a back up pg and owner doesn’t care about cost

  • LAJane

    That’s an interesting thought. Almost anything seems plausible at this point. The coach/FO behavior has been so wildly random and irrational that it’s like an energetic black hole sucking all available intelligence to try to make sense of it. Tanking, of course…but even tanking doesn’t seem quite enough to explain ALL the craziness.

  • DLin

    Duck face

  • joyce ward

    Ok what is taking Kobe so long to announce his surgery. He is such a drama queen. (rolls eyes )

  • LAJane

    LOL!

  • BobbyH

    After Lin’s “soft” display last night, Kobe wants to re-think playing with one hand for the rest of the season, just to prove how tough he can be. No one should be tougher than him, no one.

  • Res 683
  • CJSHYY

    haha! I think he maybe will do so…LOL! Kobe should really let go.. it’s time to retire now. smh!

  • BobbyH

    Seriously, I think FO and probably Jeanie herself already in a room with Kobe to talk about the future plans into next year. Probably some negotiation going on.

  • Rick Johnson

    JohnnyBarry
    ‏@johnnybarry
    @LakersSBN @LakerGMC Lin had a decent game tonight but the tank was too strong.
    https://twitter.com/johnnybarry/status/559584595142660096

  • CJSHYY

    I think they will & hope Kobe just out for good. His time it’s up.

  • BobbyH

    Yes, I think so too. The key is always about the $. I think FO will pitch a farewell tour next season with limited games/minutes if Kobe insists playing next season. Again, it is all about the $.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Long time Laker like you start to get tired of Kobe too.

  • Rick Johnson
  • LAJane

    The challenge of this is that Kobe is like one of those trick exploding cigars….you never know exactly when he’s gonna go off. He’s so emotionally random and fragile that you never know what hot-button is going to set him off…coach comment, FO effort to herd him in some direction, fan reactions, Lin or any player of the moment that gets a flash of attention, etc. etc. He’s done. The FO can be respectful (while paying him the ton of money they owe him), but continuing to tiptoe around him is really what this is all about. At the end of the day, they call (pay for) the shots. Being wishy-washy and delusionaly hopeful that leopards will easily give up their spots (play nice and retire gracefully in Kobe’s case) has never helped any organization. Fine, they’ve decided to tank…even the fans reluctantly accept there’s some logic in this. But this swampy bad coaching and player demoralization is just useless…bad humanity and bad business. I’m not sure they know how to do any better.

  • BobbyH

    Put that aside, I just admire the courage of the real person in this symbolic picture. No-name hero. Probably buried or burn in no-man land.

  • CJSHYY

    You are right all about $$$. Somehow I think maybe Kobe will just like Nash plays a little bit in preseason then get the money … plays in the beach somewhere… LOL!

  • Res 683

    Thanks!

  • BobbyH

    Considering every object under Lakers roof, I will vote the doll in the stroller, because they will be showcased whenever every rookie entering the building. Marketing upside. Well, as long as BS is there.

  • BobbyH

    In NBA history, is there any team fired a coach and rehired back?

  • Acbc

    He should trademark it like Linsanity. Perhaps something like Scottsanitiser, guaranteed to wipe out your roster clean.

  • FrankW

    Soft yet tough.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Voted for Black.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Not that I know of but remember Lakers didn’t fire D’Antoni, he resigned.

  • DLin

    Unless Kobe announces retirement today – don’t see D’Antoni given a new offer.

  • Acbc

    Scott should trademark it like Linsanity. Perhaps something like Scottsanitiser, guaranteed to wipe out your roster clean.

  • BobbyH

    So I guess it is a smart move by MDA and FO then. Leave door open. You never know.

  • FrankW

    Kobe needed a Jewish mother to keep him healthy.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin’s aggressiveness attacking the rim was the first I’ve seen this season. This is a good sign.
    For the first time in months, I’m looking forward to tomorrow night game to see what’s next.

  • Acbc

    Used to watch every episode. Hope it’s better than how it fizzled out at the end.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    A long shot but let keep out fingers crossed.

  • Jeremiah

    More like a good Jewish or Asian doctor. We’re making great strides in the field of aging using stem cells and other cutting edge technologies, but we’re not quite there yet.

  • FrankW

    Montgomery speaking in tongues, could you
    translate that in English?

  • Acbc

    Chicken soup for the fallen “hero”‘s soul!?

  • BobbyH

    Yes, I had the same thought. It is like a total different animal just in one game. First half, struggling, playing within the system. 1 pt/4 FGA with 2 asst. I was worried if he ever could break out to make a statement after DNP. Second half, suddenly the leash was off. Just attacking, attacking and attacking, like there is no tomorrow, with IDGAF attitude.

    I am wondering if that’s the plan they talked about pre-game, or just Lin’s spontaneous outburst of “playing my brand of game”.

  • Acbc

    If they did, then we KNOW FO wants KOBE to retire yesterday.

  • FrankW

    He was taken over the game when his teammates wasn’t doing it.

  • BobbyH

    Me too. Now I am more into GOT. A beautiful novel and hence TV series.

  • Rick Johnson

    Also surprising is that the refs were actually calling the fouls. Seemed like he would do it before, get hacked and end up on the floor and there would be no call. Like that D’Andre Jordan no call that could have fouled out D’Andre Jordan and won that game. Perhaps the Lakers made a formal complaint to the League?

  • Jeremiah

    Oh I agree with the part about BS being inept. Or maybe he’s trying to do the impossible and therefore looks like a fool. The part I disagreed with is BS “getting his marching orders from Kupchak.” Kupchak’s hands are tied. He carries out the owners’ wishes and until Kobe is retired, the owners want Kobe to be the franchise player.

  • BobbyH

    You meant “taking”?

  • Brent Yen

    He can not do it….lol eventually he will be buried by no-calls. Needs to be more clever…

  • FrankW

    Sure, Lin has taken games over many times.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    He rarely shot 2-9 so that’s when thing will even be better.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Refs have their own agendas too, once Kobe is out Lin will get the benefit of those calls. I hope.

  • dave lam

    Yea I think Mike Brown coach the Cavs twice.

  • BobbyH

    Ha Ha. The best part is it is not limited to basketball.

  • Brent Yen

    Yep…just get to his sweat spot and shoot might be more feasible than driving and hoping for a foul call every time.

  • JW

    The one highlight reel I saw had the drives and assists he made. Is there another highlight that has his missed drives which he got fouled? Would like to see that aggression if it’s out there.

  • jolno

    As far as upside goes, it’s Randle, Clarkson, and Black, which pretty much reflects their respective draft position (lottery, second round, undrafted).

    However, as for real in game impact it’s more likely to end up in the order of Black, Randle, and finally Clarkson.

  • Brent Yen

    Just go to NBA.com and see all his shot attempts in video…

  • jolno

    The Lakers chose not to retain Phil Jackson (not really firing) because of Kobe and they eventually rehired Phil after Kobe failed so badly without Phil and Shaq lol.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Spyckie

    It’s a sad day when we think 28 minutes is a lot. 🙁

  • jolno

    The timeline hopefully is a single word starts with n and ends with r (NEVER) lol. It’s the perfect time for Kobe to retire.

  • JW

    I guess I’m not seeing it under Video. I even went to Jeremy Lin’s profile and not much there. Has some random highlights.

    No big deal. Just thought somebody might have compiled it.

  • lleepar
  • Arsenium12 .
  • Arsenium12 .

    Kobe Bryant Injury Update (1/26/15)
    Posted: Jan 26, 2015

    EL SEGUNDO – Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who injured his right shoulder in last Wednesday night’s game against the Pelicans in New Orleans, was examined this morning by Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. Dr. ElAttrache confirmed an earlier diagnosis of a torn rotator cuff, and advised Bryant to have surgery to repair the shoulder. Bryant has agreed, and surgery has been scheduled for Wednesday morning. A timeline estimate for Bryant’s return will be issued following the surgery.

    http://www.nba.com/lakers/releases/150126kobebryant_injuryupdate?cid=TW

  • Brent Yen

    Oh…you can go to game logs. Find the box score. Then those numbers can be clicked. For example you can click on Lin’s FGAs….then it will ask you if you want to see a shot chart or videos. Chose video, then it will show all possessions where Lin took shots one by one

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    And the plot thickens…..JK……I hope he is well..

  • JW

    #1 option(Kobe) gone. and #2 option(Young) might be gone. Guess LAL gonna need Lin again to not be totally embarrassed for the next game.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • blubell
  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson
  • blubell
  • Jeremiah

    Surprise, surprise, surprise!

  • JW

    Do you have All-Access? Doesn’t look like the FGAs are clickable for me.

    Thanks though.

  • Jeremiah

    Do they still have 10 healthy bodies or did BS and Madsen suit up?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    probably is what we already knew last Friday.

  • SC

    If no Young then we can hopefully expect to see some more aggressive play from jeremy.

  • blubell

    Does Scott ever uncross his arms?
    Check out @MarkG_Medina’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/MarkG_Medina/status/559811567987200001?s=09

  • Linja

    I would say it again, Lin, the Last MAN standing.

  • blubell
  • Hm, they tagged Clarkson, Lin, Kelly so did it mean they excelled during 5-on-5?

    Pics (clock-wise): Kelly made 3, Clarkson hustled, Lin made 3, Lin played tough defense

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Kobe now Young, two of the Lakers wanted the ball in their hands to shoot out of control.

  • Joe what do you know

    Young’s a good guy. I won’t be happy seeing him getting the BS treatment. But BS just had to find someone to throw under the bus doesn’t he?

  • Brent Yen

    Nope, it is public. here u go, click here

  • Hope Nick Young’s ankle sprain is not too bad

    BScott ever uncrossing his arms?
    yes, only when he has to use his hands to steer the tank back on course =)

    In body language, doesn’t that mean it’s a defensive/insecure posture like someone is going to attack him?

  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson
  • blubell
  • blubell

    Mutiny?

  • TTNN
  • He’s actually not wrong since the Lakers need to tank. hehe..

  • CJSHYY

    How come no one asked him about last night? Probably not allow …?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lol. What a fool.

  • TTNN

    He’s actually right since the Lakers need to tank. hehe…

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Well said…

  • Rick Johnson

    Davis and Black on 2nd team with Lin. I like that. Just need some shooters to spread the floor.

  • Cookiemole

    The dude’s just joking

  • Brent Yen

    Lin can have Price…oh well..

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Finally BS opens his eyes for a first step of long progress?

  • JW

    Thanks. That’s cool. Still don’t know how you got there, but crazy how the nba.com will give you all these videos to watch.

  • Brent Yen

    He’s not actually not right since the Lakers need to tank. hehe…

  • Sophie Paris

    Lakers are so over lol… As long as jlin plays like yesterday I’m all good ^^

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Still a fool.

  • Dorothy

    lol

  • Charlie Sun

    My only fear is that Davis and Black have redundant skill sets

  • Charlie Sun

    Well he does want to be just like Kobe

  • Brent Yen

    Yep…will have zero spacing below the FT line…

  • Charlie Sun

    Got to show toughness duh =)

  • Charlie Sun

    Kobe out, Young questionable, BS chewed out. Are the basketball gods, dare I say, wanting Linsanity?!

  • Rick Johnson

    True. Also they’re the best defensive bigs they have and they both work well coordinating with JLin for two man PnR defense.

  • LOL JLin’s high level of concentration to bounce his eyes off distraction (Lakers girls) is WHY he’s been successful to navigate through Harvard and the NBA. Salud!

    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/559622421427138560

  • BuzzerBeater

    exactly, he keeps mocking Kobe, I love it lol

  • Rick Johnson

    Yes, that’s what I though, he’s trying to avoid looking at the Laker Girls to maintain his concentration.

  • Rick Johnson

    Josh Smith and Ariza on the other hand don’t mind being distracted.

  • joyce ward

    So no interview for lin today afrer practice

  • Rick Johnson
  • Rick Johnson

    Swaggy P not afraid to tell the truth.

    https://twitter.com/BaxterHolmes/status/559825354991214592

  • DLin

    Just being a good Christian.. that’s all. Saving himself for the right girl.

  • Rick Johnson

    Mike BresnahanVerified account
    ‏@Mike_Bresnahan
    Those around Kobe say he is definitively coming back to play next season. Doesn’t want to go out like this.

    https://twitter.com/Mike_Bresnahan/status/559826484391448576

  • Jeremiah

    wow

  • CaliUSMC

    Picture would of been better if everyone but Lin wasn’t looking.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    The result would still be the same if not worse.

  • Jeremiah

    Surprise, surprise, surprise!

  • Jeremiah

    I hope you meant “was.”

  • gasparthe2

    😀

  • JoeTeam

    he’s too honest, and that goes against the political moves of the organization.

  • CJSHYY

    Normally only one player… plus Lin already talked a lot last night.. But I think maybe Lakers PR didn’t want reporters to ask Young what happened last night? Bc no one talked about it at all in today’s interview?!

  • joyce ward

    I don’t believe it. Notice he says sources. Did the F/O say so

  • Briiick

    I like Young.

  • JoeTeam

    hopefully FO will usher in some acceleration away from the Kobe game so if he comes back, he won’t be a detriment to the team. They could have done it this year had they prepped properly. They have to start making moves for the future now … Kobe isn’t going to help in the 3 yr deadline for current FO.

  • JoeTeam

    good point. If you caught me at a game, you’d get a 10% chance I took one photo and then the rest of the time, I’d be trying to see player and coach interactions. Tix are too expensive …

  • Joe what do you know

    Respect to Swaggy!!

  • Brave Nick!

    But now we know the reason why Nick Young might get a DNP.
    Kobe will send his ‘blessing’ through BScott.

  • Jeremiah

    I agree. The F/O doesn’t want him back UNLESS he can still play. But Kobe wants to come back no matter what. Even if he just pretends to still be good.

  • joyce ward

    I think they will. Kobe can’t recruit anybody because nobody wants to play with him

  • DLin

    They can start by getting rid of BScott if he refuses to run P’N”Roll w/ Lin.

  • Linja

    Hey, he is only 3 minutes short of breaking the most TP record.

  • DLin

    Why would anyone turn away $24M? I think FO will tell him to take a diminished role and he has to settle with another coach.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Given what he’s said before I wonder why he wouldn’t suggest Ronnie Price?

    https://twitter.com/MarkG_Medina/status/559823963920941058

  • joyce ward

    I think the F/O will try to buy him out

  • DLin

    Surprise he didn’t say head of the snake. How can your leader be a bench player? It’s like having a 3 year old as a coach.

  • CJSHYY

    By age… bc Boozer is 2nd oldest player on the team.

  • Briiick

    Kobe still has his fans, but doesn’t fill the seats or eyeballs anymore. So I think the F/O needs to do something to ensure his virtual retirement.

  • DLin

    Kobe could be the next coach…. Still thinks Lin needs to leave either way.

  • JW

    maybe he know the uproar if he says Price. and he doesn’t wanna say Lin.

  • joyce ward

    Kobe hasn’t been a leader for this team.it has always been Booze

  • Jeremiah

    You’re right. The only reason would be to avoid humiliating himself on the court. But this year, no matter how crappy he played, they blamed everything on his “untalented” teammates. So he had nothing to lose.

    Can Kobe tolerate a diminished role? Will he be healthy enough next year even for that? Will any FAs take that chance and join the Lakers anyway? Those are the questions.

  • Briiick

    Yes BS was actually right this time.

  • real-dsb

    he’s pumping up his biceps with his fists.

  • joyce ward
  • Jeremiah

    That would be great! But you know Kobe would insist on keeping that a secret. He would be ashamed to admit that he was paid NOT to play. He will try to claim that he chose to retire voluntarily.

  • real-dsb

    Scott will probably play Young 40 mins and turn that into a severe ankle sprain

  • Joe what do you know

    Kobe will always be just the STATS LEADER for any given team. His inter-personal skills and personality doesn’t fit into the modern day leadership quality.

  • Brent Yen

    When there are a lot of bricks…..hard to avoid it…..

  • real-dsb

    I thought Scott would have said, “I will fill Kobe’s leadership void.”

  • Tey Ling

    Kobe wants to but his physical may not be able to.

  • JoeTeam

    Exactly

  • joyce ward
  • rookie75094

    He’s not actually incorrect since the Lakers need to tank. hehe…

  • occupatio

    by ‘other people’ he just means himself.

  • joyce ward

    I find these articles absolutely hilarious. Kobe’s pushing his publicist to get these articles out here to ensure that he still has a footing on the team. All it is doing is driving FA away. Buss can’t afford to have kobe on the team next year.

  • Jeremiah

    Smile Kobe. Cause when you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you! LOL

  • JoeTeam

    Did it look to anyone like Lin had bulked up a bit? At the line last night I mean.

  • GoodDayLA

    and that is why Lin must search for a new team in the summer. Kobe is toxic. Lin is better on another teams bench than the Laker bench.

  • GoodDayLA

    tanking requires leadership? since when?

  • joyce ward

    Whatever works. LOL

  • joyce ward

    He might be getting a little weight training in. Today when reporter asked who was going to take over leadership of this time,scott saidsaid he couldn’t think of anyone, the reporter had to suggest Boozer, and Scott was like yeah, I guess you are right. He was scared to say price.i think that butt chewing he got was pretty bad.LOL

  • sport

    At least now we know Lakers FO are will to stand up for Lin! Still don’t know whether Lin should stay. If they promise to fire BS and offer him a big contract like Parsons with Mavs he might.

  • GoodDayLA

    lack of playing time so gaining weight is my take.

  • GoodDayLA

    Kobe is the problem, not BS. If the front office forced out Kobe & handed team to Lin, BS would be Lin’s new best friend. BS knows Lin is not in future plans. He just didn’t realize there were consequences to pushing around the lone Asian player in the NBA right now.

  • lleepar

    This is the second time in a week that Kobe has had his own people put his message out there in advance of any official announcements from the Lakers organization. You’ve got to wonder that the Lakers front office thinks about this.

    Right after the injury, @ramonashelburne carried Kobe’s message. However, she tried to make it seem like her sources were official — and then she virtually winked by retweeting the message about the story which says Kobe really IS the organization (“Unofficial head coach. De facto General Manager.”) [link]

    So now the organization says they’ll have more word on Kobe’s future on Wednesday. And, once again, there is Kobe again trying to co-opt the message, this time using @Mike_Bresnahan. At least Bresnahan had the sense to source it all to Kobe’s camp, not the Lakers organization.

    It makes you wonder if Kobe is feeling that the Lakers Organization isn’t in lock-step with his own wishes right now, so he has to get out in front of the Lakers.

  • Briiick

    Kobe is used to directing the FO.

  • GoodDayLA

    there is no evidence of a butt chew, it’s just your educated guess. I dont think Scott got chewed out. I think they just told him to be sensitive to all players and asked him his rationale and the team understand Lin is an expiring contract and more than anything, in my opinion, the Lakers want to avoid the race card issue so they probably hinted what needs to happen and Scott overreacted again by playing Lin the last 17 minutes & allowed Lin to go mini LInsanity to tell them he understood.

  • lleepar
  • GoodDayLA

    Im sure they wish Kobe would voluntariy retire. They want to go for A list players and Kobe is in the way. I dont think Lin is on any laker peoples minds. They just want to make sure no claims of viable racism take place while Lin is still on the roster.

  • GoodDayLA

    why does that matter? what am I missing

  • GoodDayLA

    oh he still fills the seats. bet to differ on that point. and that is why he is still relevant despite the fact he is a terrible baskebtall player now in terms of being a star.

  • Briiick

    Good analysis. The following development will be very interesting. Kobe dares the FO to dispute with him and alienate his fans.

  • JoeTeam

    Chiplote & io burger!

  • Jeremiah

    JW has posted several pieces of circumstantial evidence. We know that Kobe intends to play next season. What we don’t know yet (you included) is whether or not the owners will decide to let Kobe return. They may be deciding that at this very moment…

  • ViNuyork

    hah–BS -u r really %^$# –u shld. hear the clamor of the crowd n be ashamed w/ ur actions…….

  • JoeTeam

    This is true, but is he a good coach without Kobe culture?

  • sport

    BS is a hater! Look at how he’s always criticizing Lin and praising his scrub Price! Both Kobe and BS are the problem!!

  • CJSHYY

    I agree w you “Kobe is the problem”. I hope FO can really make him to retire before next season really start ….

  • Tey Ling

    I don’t think Lin is for the monies in his next contract, it would be the coach and the FO plans for him and whether he can trust them. So far he has been played out.

  • Tey Ling

    BS is a clueless coach.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Go to espn LA radio coming up next max n marcells reacting for lin DNP the other day.

  • Jeremiah

    BS may still just be Kobe’s puppet.

  • Tey Ling

    BS did say he talks to Kobe every night, that’s when he gets his instructions and directions ?

  • Tey Ling

    Looks like Lin remains a topic for discussion, he is of relevance to ….

  • Jeremiah

    Yep. And they don’t need to change that often.

  • 1mtoldman

    there was a long post somewhere critical of bs as a coach citing all the specific deficiencies people see in him now in his treatment of the lakers team.

    at the bottom of the piece i noted it was written in 2010.

    bs coaching “style” is not contingent on kobe or lin.

  • Charlie Sun

    IO Burger… drool

  • Charlie Sun

    He’s slowly becoming the Hulk

  • GoodDayLA

    what does Kobe being forced to retire have to do with Lin or Scott being chewed out?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Always

  • Grace
  • JoeTeam

    eat it protein style (no bun, just lettuce) and you can have 2.

  • blubell

    Lol. Seriously?
    Check out @TWCSportsNet’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/TWCSportsNet/status/559835694500028417?s=09

  • JoeTeam

    well, the hiring was based on Kobe so if Kobe goes, a team heading for financial and winning performance would drive toward solving that. That’s why for now, Lin is sitting pretty and needs to stay healthy. He has the track record to be on a winning team, and all we have to see is of LAL intends to be one next year.

  • blubell
  • JoeTeam

    BSc might have said we’ll have to see who emerges. It’s sort of common sense if you want to foster a good team.

  • Brent Yen

    I would rather not have BS all the time

  • JoeTeam

    even his kids? jk.

  • Rick Johnson
  • Joe what do you know

    Wow seriously?

  • JoeTeam

    If this guy post a pic without the twisted head and smiling, he’d be a media god by now given he tells the truth. Ppl can’t trust the hunchback of Notre Dame, though he turned out as a good literature figure, right?

  • Jedi

    By better off, it means Scott has to do less thinking. Of course, he rather have Bryant cos then he doesn’t have to do much if any coaching.
    Look at him now…he actually has to try to think (and fail).

  • JoeTeam

    ninja my friend … patience. Time is coming.

  • Jedi

    We should create our own option.

  • blubell

    Jeremy. Case closed.

  • JoeTeam

    that’s weird … do they know something of Monty’s certain victory ?

  • Rick Johnson

    #LAKERSLIN !!! Hit them hard everyone.

  • JW

    One of the reason to hire BS was because KB felt comfortable with him. If there’s no KB, there is a chance there is no need for BS.

    So if KB is gone, BS is gonna have sleepless nights thinking when he will be gone too.

  • Jedi

    Man, that was not worded in a way that is tactful.
    Hope vengeful people don’t make him pay a price for saying that.

  • MoominFloren

    I love this reporter!

  • CJSHYY

    This tell us something… Lin will not on tomorrow?

  • Dorothy

    For those who think Lin does not want us to vote for him at All Star, please read this.

    “All-Star appearances, however, are often used as negotiating tools when it comes time for players and teams to cobble together contracts. Even by those that understand that All-Star appearances shouldn’t count much as a way to tally up a player’s career accomplishments, the amount of All-Star nods are still treated like currency when it comes time to discuss a player’s Basketball Hall of Fame viability. On top of that, even the most even-keeled of NBA media types still like to hammer out arguments over who should start over whom.”

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/mark-cuban-thinks-the-nba-s-fan-led-all-star-voting-system-is–absolutely–positively-broken-170142982.html

  • Jedi

    You can blame it on Jeremy actually. Remember when we were mad voting for him a couple of years back…he poured cold water on the whole thing publicly.
    I mean I still mad vote for him, but I can imagine a lot of people stopped.

  • pandaboy99

    They just left out lin cuz he always wins

  • Linja

    Does this not say it all? Coolio !
    thought we were the only ones see this. !!

  • Dorothy

    exactly, I was about to say the same. So, everyone should tweet #LakersLin

  • CJSHYY

    We should not RT this one for them.

  • Linja

    Even Linja concurs.

  • CJSHYY

    Bc they know w Lin … he always win the vote… they just tried to get more comments bc this side is not popular at all. LOL!

  • wandertheglobe

    Is Mitch on the phone with Rich Cho? Kemba Walker is out for 6 weeks. Milwaukee or Detroit will work too. All 3 teams are in the playoffs hunt and need a PG. I have faith until Feb 19th.

  • Dorothy

    I think at that time he sincerely did not want to be voted in since he was #3 and did not want others say he does not deserve it, but I think he would like to stay at top 5 though.

  • Linja

    BS needs to learn from ninja, when the change comes, change your wardrobe. Be a smart coach. Raise your IQ, (just wish it could, borrow a line from BS, ..if you are not tough, you just ain’t… “if you are not smart, you just ain’t.”
    BS is hopeless.

  • pandaboy99

    You guys ever notice even when lin is leading in stats they don’t show his stats during halftime on twc

  • JoeTeam

    LOL, get your licks in hehe.

  • wandertheglobe

    It’s hard for him to forgo $25M, that’s lots of diamonds for Vanessa.

  • Linja

    Being waiting on the roof top, just waiting to pounce. Ha.

  • wandertheglobe

    According to Scott, Price is closet to the Mamba, too bad he didn’t say Price….LOL.

  • JoeTeam

    ok. read the article. It’s obvious what can be done to instantly move LAL to winning team now and next year. Ppl in the know feel LAL is a good team, held back by Kobe.

    Here’s a few things:
    1. make Lin the feature leader and team bball is fostered
    2. of course bit the bullet and change coaches
    3. out of 2, Price and Clarkson go to their place of relevance. Bench hold the fort for Price, Clarkson trade because really, he’s athletic and has potential, but needs way too much seasoning that he’s now ruined on. Think he’s going to take his ticket and wait in line now?
    4. develop TBlack and sign him.
    5. Figure out the bigs problem and solve it.

    And so on. Easy pickin’s if they do it, just like this article says. Give it to Lin.

  • Linja

    I do hope more of them come of the closet.

  • Pete Roces

    definitely Lakersprice!

  • Dorothy

    To be honest, I am not as optimistic as some here, but again I only started watching NBA at Linsanity. I feel if LAL really wants Lin, they would not risk to upset Lin at his contract year by allowing BS criticized Lin publicly so often. Last night was just a gesture that LAL does not want to have a bad PR on Lin fans nationally and internationally. I used to think LAL wanted to sign Lin cheap, but I no longer think so. Things were going out of hand. FO would have stepped in much earlier if they wanted to sign Lin next year. Just my take on. I of course feel Lin deserves a contract from Lin and hope he can stay at CA, but I doubt it.

  • Dorothy

    Also, TWC commentators started talking like Htown commentators, that also shows FO did not intervene or may have even encouraged it.

  • Rick Johnson

    So if Steve Kerr gets to decide who of the reserves replaces Kobe in the starting lineup of the All Star Game anybody think he would pick Klay Thompson or Harden?

    Damian Lillard, Klay Thompson among possible replacements for Kobe Bryant as All-Star Game starters
    http://www.oregonlive.com/nba/index.ssf/2015/01/damian_lillard_klay_thompson_a.html

  • jolno

    Stu really tried very hard not to criticize Lin last night. There were times when I felt he wanted to say something bad about Lin but refrained from doing so. It could be the marching order from the front office or it could be directly from TWC because seriously no one tunes in to watch Price or Clarkson to play.

  • JoeTeam

    dorothy, don’t know if you are Asian, but what I’ve found over the years is western ppl have no clue as to when they are being offensive to asian ppl. I myself am told all the time by my wire I overstep the bounds of social understanding to be too blunt. So, I don’t blame Mitch if he misread some of JLin’s “I’m ok with that” + grimace. Western ppl just don’t get who is supposed to bow deeper, go through the door first, or pay the dinner bill.

    If you are western raised and get this, you are going to make millions with Asians.

  • JoeTeam

    Ah hahha, I get you.

  • JoeTeam

    Harden just to be right.

  • Dorothy

    I know what you are saying and agree if Lin were first generation immigrant, but Lin is 99.9% American. Mitch should not have misread what Lin said. No human beings would be ok with what BS, TWC Stu…etc said about them publicly. Mitch should know better. I really hope I am wrong, but what LAL FO action just does not make sense if they intend to sign Lin back next year.

  • Maknusia

    Thanks..if only….

    And the Lakers need an identity. And Lin’s been waiting, for three years.

  • GoodDayLA

    they failed to list his stats on the box score AFTER THE GAME. I don’t really care about that but they also edited out all Lin’s 4th quarter drive and fouls LOL. It was pretty funny & obvious there was an agenda to pretend Lin does not exist by TWC.

  • GoodDayLA

    You Dorothy, have been around the block, and you have correctly assessed the situation.

  • CJSHYY

    Harden.

  • Filler-up

    The mods should remove some of the posts calling BS racist. Overboard and not making this site look good.

  • Dorothy

    can not say the truth and has to be PC?

  • GoodDayLA

    Rich Cho is probably like Kevin Ding and would not want to touch another Asian with a 10 foot pole.

  • Filler-up

    It’s just rare that mainstream media is so fair to Jeremy.

  • Briiick

    Click to show some support !

  • GoodDayLA

    Just a thought, could the USA TODAY piece FINALLY BE LIN’S CAMP (Jim Tanner & the Female Media Expert) pulling some strings for once with their national contacts? Not saying it will help, but at least there is a nice positive Lin piece for once associated on a bigger media channel

  • GoodDayLA

    Smush Parker was fine with it apparently….

  • Carol Tiu

    Indeed.

  • Tey Ling

    Fingers and toes crossed.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Most important of all:
    Replace Byron Scott the inept coach immediately by the original Linsanity coach, MDA.
    You don’t need much to convince MDA to come back to LA when he knows that his prized student is going to run the show for him in LA. God seemingly has slammed all doors closed on Lakers. This is an opportunity for Jim Buss to show the world that he made the right decisions hiring MDA in the first place. Byron Scott, one the Lakers, simply sucked big time.

  • Filler-up

    Is that soft. Going up against a 7 footer and the guy behind takes out your face – i don’t think Jordan Hill gets this much contact because he settles outside for jumpers.

  • JoeTeam

    But but but … so called fans misunderstand his interviews all the time. It’s not inability … It’s a choice to not hear someone, esp if he was raised Chinese and Christian.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    There is every reason to believe that BS is the least close thing to being smart. Anyone who would prefer to start Ronnie Price instead of Jeremy deserves no respect.
    An immediate replacement of Byron Scott by MDA will take Lakers’ basketball to a new page of success. Don’t even care for the top five pick next year. How is a rookie going to change a franchise? It’s the coach and your scout who should do the job of talent hunting around the world like what San Antonio has been doing.

    Immediate rebuilding calls for a coach of Linsanity. I can almost guarantee full house every night for Lakers basketball with Linsanity 2.0.

  • Maknusia

    Could you point to the article?

  • GoodDayLA

    I think the Lakers thought Lin would be ok being the Asian token rotation player on the team and quickly realized Lin is not that accommodating or easy going. That’s why they don’t even need to keep him around at all for that kind of role.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    How about #LakersJeremy?

  • GoodDayLA

    usat.ly/1wyk6hx

  • Dorothy

    You mean Asian fans or American fans misunderstood his interview?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He’s too stubborn to say Jeremy Lin.

  • Maknusia

    Its in moderation, as I checked…probably its in your browser cache, hence you see the post

  • Jeremiah

    Everything! Once Kobe is gone, BS will have a new master, if he survives at all. And then Lin should be given a chance to play to his strengths.

  • LAJane

    I don’t know that it’s not PC exactly. Byron Scott may indeed harbor some racism. Certainly there are many who would say that is the whole and only reason for his treatment of Lin. But everything we come up with to explain Scott’s irrational behavior is our own various speculations: racist, stupid, jealous, servant-only to Kobe, tanking tool of FO. There are a lot of possibilities here, so I don’t mind if our mods try to keep our frustration and anger within civil bounds. Otherwise we start to flirt with the slippery slope that has taken the “other site” into the crapper.

  • Maknusia

    Because, as of now we have no evidence, we are just speculating based on BScott’s nonsensical rotation

  • Briiick

    Actually this is the only possible way he can do to realize his 3-year promise. Is he bold enough to pull it ? I doubt it.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Giving another season to Kobe will break the back of the franchise.
    By the way, there is almost zero opportunity that Kobe can be half the same player he is now, not to mention before.

    Also Byron Scott is behaving in a very subdued manner. So I think Joyce is right about that Bryon being chewed out if not spit out by the FO.

  • Maknusia

    Thanks LAJane

  • LAJane

    I hope so. It still contains some of the myths about Jeremy’s skills, but it’s pretty positive in general and is probably as good as it’s going to get from the bigger outlets for the moment. I’lll take it.

  • JoeTeam

    Don’t know, just a lot of posters claiming to be Asian lol

  • JoeTeam

    Ah yes, the pr finally earning their keep.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Without Kobe, Jim Buss could assert himself by hiring back MDA to coach Jeremy for the rest of this season. Then it may start there. If I were Jim Buss, I would talk to MDA immediately and that would add lots more excitment to Lakercity. MDA would have no reason to refuse this mighty offer.

  • LAJane

    🙂 I’ll always be a staunch defender, because I was so surprised at how far the other unmoderated site fell, and disappointed to have to abandon what had been a good home for several years. It was a big lesson on what happens when you don’t weed the garden. A very famous English gardener once commented that in order to “be a great gardener, you have to be ruthless.” Can’t even think about letting the weedy edges get started.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He’s beyond help. The only reasonable thing to do for the time being is to get MDA back ASAP to save what’s left for the season. A draft choice won’t turn the franchise around. A decent coach will.

    With Byron Scott failing so bad, Jim Buss would have little pressure when he brings MDA back to LA. The join force of Jeremy and MDA plus some other pieces that Lakers is having would almost guarantee the return of Linsanity in the West Coast.

    Jim Buss, it’s time for your move.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    After being the worst SG and PG in this season, what else can Kobe give to the team? He has nothing left to be savoured by the Lakers. He’s slow, injury proned and ballhogging chucking up low % contested shots.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    It should be Jeremy Lin.

  • GoodDayLA

    Yeah for Lin this is a win. Just putting a positive take out there on him is a win for now.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kobe’s been hurting the team more than helping.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    They should decisively fire the inept coach Byron Scott and replace him by MDA.

  • JC

    The Warriors will wear special edition uniform to celebrate Chinese New Year, wow too bad Lin isn’t in the Warriors team this year, it’s definitely a must buy.

  • joyce ward

    Good read. After all the Kobe’s camp is out in full force to state that he will be back in 2016. I just don’t think the F/O is going to go for it. Kobe needs to realize that he is going to loose a lot of range of motion with that arm. He is just so arrogant that he thinks he can do it, but his body will betray him this time around. I think the F/O might try to even buy him next season. They will give him an option for a buy out, or park his butt on the bench with a coach he doesn’t like. The F/O seem to be holding the cards,but will they enforce it…and the plot thickens.

  • occupatio

    there are many other ways to express the same idea without using the ‘r’ word.

    the ‘r’ word is actually quite ineffective in getting ppl to pay attention. in that regard, its not useful to even use it.

  • joyce ward

    I think he will pick Klay Thompson, why not. There is so much nepotism in this league. Also harden is only liked by houston fans. Everybody likes Klay Thompson. He is part of the splash brothers.

  • Briiick

    Under a 3-year term, this is the only way to go for Jim.

  • grover chang

    Klay, he’s the player Kerr has to coach the next morning.

  • Rick Johnson

    Max Kellerman: “Jeremy Lin is now the best player on the team”

    http://espn.go.com/espnradio/losangeles/play?s=la

  • joyce ward

    I thought you banned yourself from this site. Why are you back? you know what opinions are just last azzholes, everybody has one. We are doen..smh

  • Joe what do you know

    Man this is better than GOT and The Walking Dead combined. The plot is thick as Jell-O now…

  • GoodDayLA

    I like Max and he speaks truth but M&M seem to have no pull with getting fans behind them to exact change with the Lakers. Though M&M are well received by LA fans.

  • joyce ward

    I like what @abc posted earlier. It made fundamentally sound good sense.

  • sws94

    You’re right, the other site fell fast. I don’t even go there anymore and haven’t for weeks.

  • Rick Johnson

    Jeannie Buss listens to M&M show

  • sws94

    At first, Stu was OK. But he became more and more like Drexler as he went along. I now have a hard time listening to him and look at the away feed. At least if they knock Lin down they are on the other side.

  • LAJane

    “…but will they enforce it?” I’m with you on all of this, but I really can’t figure the FO out. Too many pieces missing from the puzzle for even my best business brain to find an order. I get the emotional attachment to Kobe’s long star history for them – they have put all their eggs in his basket time after time. It didn’t hurt their business until he got hurt so badly…how hot does his current unattractive behavior have to get before they choose to try to pull the business out of the fire? They are also proud of the Laker name…how far does that have to fall before they admit they should act. I really don’t know whether they can get their eyes and minds open enough to find a reasonably graceful solution, or whether they will remain paralyzed between “if-only” and reality.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    God has slammed all doors closed on Lakers except Jeremy Lin.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    LOL

  • lleepar

    @ramonashelburne’s latest article [link] has a slightly different “feel” about it. Maybe it’s the fact that the retirement option was even mentioned.

    Also, the following tweet from Dr. Klapper about treatment timing is interesting. If Kobe has been delaying surgery on a rotator cuff injury since pre-season (and it’s not sure when the rotator cuff became involved), then the prognosis for a game-ready recovery may be cloudy.

    https://twitter.com/DrRobertKlapper/status/559887135658881026

  • Brent Yen

    I feel he always is..

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    This is the only reasonable choice that will immediately turn the season around.
    There are still lots of bodies that MDA is familiar with. As to the new addition, they’re just pleasant add-ons,

    Byron Scott has set such a low standard, everyone comes in will be celebrated as the immediate savior for the Lakers. I just hope Jim Buss will be man enough to get MDA and Jeremy together for Linsanity 2.0 in LA. What do they have to lose? Nothing.

    Kobe is out of the question. Even when he comes back in his last season with a torn body, he will be much subdued.

  • joyce ward

    You have to understand that these are trust fund babies. Their dad was the real brain behind the organization. He taught Jeannie the business, so I think she has a business head. Jim Buss stated that the only reason they signed Kobe to a $48 million contract was a dying wish of their father, because of Kobe’s loyalty to the organization for so many years. I think Jeannie gives off that appearance that she doesn’t have a a grasp of the Lakers when it comes to players, but she is not stupid. Her teacher is Phil Jackson. I think she’s knows that her brother doesn’t know what he is doing, so I think she wants to just put pressure on himself until he just resigns. He did when he said that if Lakers were not a contending team in three years that he will resign. I think she actually wants to make Mitch President of Basketball operations. Mitch is very no nonsense.I remember when Kobe was trying to force Howard out, Mitch stood his ground.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I voted for Tarik Black. He’s more likely to succeed than Jordan Clarkson. I don’t buy what coach Miller said about Jordan Clarkson. He’s just too raw for a position that requires lots of skills and experience. Jordan Clarkson is just a SG in my book.

  • Maknusia
  • cindystar111

    people shouldn’t be afraid to point out the possibility of racism when there is no other logical explanation.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I guess I know what U want. Is it MDA? He should be the first coach that Jim Buss calls to save this season.

  • cindystar111

    yeah, we should not be afraid to tell it as it is, and i don’t think it’s political correct to avoid mentioning racism when it’s a possibility.

  • Rick Johnson

    Harden and Lin shot a commercial together?

    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/559905359540678658

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I like Black much more than Randle. Randle likes to dribble too much for my liking. I saw him play for the NIke international ???. Randle and the US team lost to the International team badly. The years with Andrew Wiggins, the international team simply clobbers the US team. Randle is overrated because he comes from big school. Black was just a transfer in the last year.

    Black is going to be something much bigger than Randle.

  • GoodDayLA

    lol i a gree

  • bolero

    Max and Marcellus talks about Kobe, JLIn and Swaggy around 27:00 http://espn.go.com/espnradio/losangeles/play?id=12232909

  • GoodDayLA

    Lin made the Houston defense look like orange traffic cones in the 4th quarter. Then again, the Houston defense sucks.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    standing in the way of Laker rebuilding. He hurts more than he helps the franchise for these 2 years.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    What commercial?

  • bolero
  • Rick Johnson

    Something weird with Discus. try refresh

  • DLin

    Max on ESPN Radio just said for Jeremy to be DNP’d he must be dumbest guy in the team – thinks too much…. More of an insult than a compliment.

  • GoodDayLA

    nobody in LA media thinks Lin is the answer.

  • Rick Johnson

    More like BScott d…..t coach in the NBA

  • DLin

    He also said he was the dumbest on the team to be DNP’d by Scott. More insulting actually if you listed to all of oit.

  • LAJane

    Your reminder about the family dynamic helps. Not the first time kids have disagreed about how an inherited business should be run, and not the first time one has been run into the ground that way either.

    Jeremy has had the most fantastic soap-opera career: explosive Cinderella reveal, jealous princes, evil stepfather coaches, and royal siblings battling for control of the kingdom. As briiick posted way below – “Shakespearean”!

  • GoodDayLA

    wow my post about Jeanie was edited out? Didn’t realize that commenting on this site was no longer ok?

  • DLin

    Max just said BS thinks JL is the dumbest guy in Lakers to be DNP’d. More insulting and complimentary.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    love it

  • JoeTeam

    I’d love to see him under a coach … let’s see if he won’t retire.

  • Maknusia

    Good article…its kinda norm to competitive sportsman, to really to in the towel at the right time. They tend to push further and further until reality hits and its painful

  • Dorothy

    why, why why, Lin, you let Harden and Rox use you after how they treated you? Should let them rotten in Asia market. Now we know why Harden was so nice to Lin last night.

  • bolero

    you should know Lin by now..

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I totally agree. His response is positive, definite and affirmative; we just haven’t given enough credit to his guy. He’s a genius.

  • Maknusia

    Pruning at early stage is always good 🙂

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    That’s NBA commercial not the Rockets and plus Lin is a Christian.

  • Maknusia

    totally…its how we express the idea

  • Dorothy

    understood, but Lin is no longer a Rox. He is not obligated to help promote Rox any more.

  • Brent Yen

    This is from NBA. I believe they simply picked teams that are “red” related plus Lin. Red is the theme color for Chinese new yr

  • Maknusia

    Its not that easy to bring MDA back

    1) Laker’s fan perception need to be re-established
    2) BScott is on a 3+1 contract

  • Rick Johnson

    Guess it’s a family friendly site. Can talk about OO here.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    No team is stupid enough to ask a player other than their own to promote their team.

  • Dorothy

    I know it is NBA commercial, but I bet Lin could have said he does not want to be featured with Rox and NBA would understand it after jerseygate, but knowing Lin as a good Christian…. but that is why we fans love him and are so loyal to him.

  • Maknusia

    unfortunately some of the video and pictures, needs browser refresh

  • sport

    LOL Love how “Clutch the bear” was locked out by the Bulls haha.

  • Rick Johnson

    But it’s an NBA commercial. There are plenty of NBA commercials with players from multiple teams. The one with Harden and Anthony Davis for example.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I know, I only replied to Dorothy for prior comment.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Harden is a Rocket, what do you expect him to wear?

  • Dorothy

    don’t get what you mean

  • Dorothy

    Lin could have say no Rox to NBA, after Jerseygate and I bet no one would blame him for that.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    If the Rockets want to promote their franchise they would hire one of their own not Lin. That’s a respond to your quote “He is not obligated to help promote Rox any more”

  • Dorothy

    You don’t think Rox trying to use this opportunity to PR Asian market after they being the most hated team in China and jerseygate? Come on.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! This is from NBA & I think these three teams are most famous in China-Lakers, Bulls, & Rox. It’s not for Rox bc if so then Lakers sure will not happy or allow Lin to do it.

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin probably didn’t mind. Probably works like NBA contacts Lin’s agent. Asks if he’s interested in doing the commercial. Lin can tell his agent yes or no, Agent tells NBA okay and the cut a deal. Lin could have told his agent he didn’t want to do it.

  • Rick Johnson

    Ya that’s the best part.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Why would he? The NBA wants to promote and show appreciate for Asian/Chinese, why would Lin have any grudge for that? Move on Dorothy, you’ll be happier. Lin has his current problem now, Rox is in the past.

  • Dorothy

    You don’t think Lin knew what he was going to be featured ahead of time? I bet he did, but be a good Christian, he is willing to forgive them and move on.

  • Thanks for the great encouragement!

    That’s why we mods like to troll one another joyfully in order to be “ruthless” when it comes time to put people in the penalty boxes. It’s part of @brentyen:disqus ‘s Mod Self-Defense Drill LOL.

    Being mods are not easy so I have to hand it to our great mods here =)
    Mak, Brent, IJ, blubell, real-dsb, joyce, real-dsb!

    Plus the users can help to self-police by flagging a bad post 5 times to disappear

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    If you’re right which you’re not, Rox has the right to amend that with China.

    Last I check China does not help Lin Taiwan does. Look at his all star vote result.

  • CJSHYY

    NBA Happy Chinese New Year Youtube vision..

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Absolutely. Lin is part of the NBA, to represent them is an honor.

  • Grace Nsns

    It’s for NBA, not for rox only.

  • cindystar111

    linsanity was the biggest thing in NBA, it’s much better than tanking, or any draft pick, especially in LA. the lakers are missing out the big chance limiting lin’s role and game like this. they will probably regret it soon.

  • Acbc

    Hehe, A bus coach, a train coach…lol. I’m so bad.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I agree.

  • Dorothy

    I don’t know how you can tell China fans do not help Lin from All Star vote. Rox has every right to rescue their reputation in China, but Lin did not have to help them in that. I am not blaming Lin doing that, I am just saying Lin is too nice to people mistreat him.

  • Nice picture of Joseph Lin (Baby Lin)

    https://twitter.com/NESCAC/status/554759285423738880

  • CJSHYY

    Of course plus he is the only one who can speak Chinese in NBA…:)

  • Briiick

    It’s not too late to correct it.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    He is the only Chinese in NBA and It’s CNY greetings. Who else is the best representative of CNY greeting.

  • cindystar111

    hope so but don’t think they know what they are doing.

  • Dorothy

    When did NBA care about Asian fans? When all these phantom calls and no foul calls on Lin, did they think about Asian fans? I just hate it whenever they think of Asian market they think about Lin.

  • Rick Johnson

    Robin Lundberg
    ‏@robinlundberg
    Nick Young has proven that by giving yourself a nickname people will think you are better than you are.
    https://twitter.com/robinlundberg/status/559918583468527616

  • joyce ward

    Hey, I really liked what you posed earlier about Lin and his team playing hardball with the Lakers organization,. It made a lot of sense. I also see Kobes’ team out in full force letting everyone know that he is coming back in 2016,but nothing from the F/O.What are your thoughts?

  • FrankW

    I’m ok with it, Lin got $10 million for his services with the Rockets. Move on, why burn bridges? Should be better for Lin in the long run.

  • pero_square

    Oh my god this is so awesome! Chinese New Year is just around the corner.

  • Briiick

    It could be the bargaining chip for Kobe to get a good retirement package if the FO has a different thought.

  • Dorothy

    To NBA: I do not need your greetings for Chinese New Year. My wish for the new year is your referees be fair to Lin that is all I am asking.

  • Briiick

    Funny!

  • Dorothy

    it is actually very insightful.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I understand and I’m not happy but JLin’s dream is playing in NBA. He is living in his dream job. Yeah, there are a lot of bumps/obstacles on the road for him and we don’t like tons of the things that happen to him. For NBA wants to feature him in CNY greetings no matter what the motivation behind of him is actually good for him. They can choose other players but at least he is the choosen one by NBA. I will take it anyday. One step at a time and it’s wiser to choose which battle to fight. JH won’t take the light from JLin no matter what in China and Asia.

  • I think Jeanie Buss and Kupchak know Lin’s potential to be a key part of rebuilding blocks.
    But Kobe’s ego still stands tall in the way as his frail body is breaking down.

    So we just have to wait how the politics are unfolding.

  • Joe what do you know

    “Whistle blows! The ref running towards Lin, taking something out of his pocket…. It’s a RED CARD!!”
    “Hang on…. We’re not playing soccer here are we?”
    “It’s not a RED CARD!! It’s a RED ENVELOPE!! HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR JEREMY LIN!!”

  • Maknusia

    AT least he received couple of fair calls , the last game

  • LOL we need to contact that Taiwanese Animation studio to make Happy Chinese Year with a diss on refs biased calls

    How come we don’t have them making Lin videos anymore?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Agree. Believe it’s BS and KB camp that sabotages Jeanie Buss and Mitch’ s intentionality. They don’t anticipate the “depth” of nastiness of these two can go. BS must be a very good “actor” for them to hire him. They let their “preconceived” of BS’s previous relations with Lakers “blind” them.

  • Briiick

    Well said !

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL like your sense of humor:-)

  • CJSHYY

    BTW, do you know when their show on the air?

  • John Lee

    The fact that the minions from Kobe’s camp are trying to highjack FO’s voice as official is indicative of him gradually losing his stronghold over the Lakers franchise.

  • Dorothy

    once every 3 years is not enough

  • Briiick

    Yes. The F/O won’t disagree openly to alienate his fans, thus giving him a good bargaining chip in what he really wants.

  • John Lee

    Let’s not exaggerate now…more like five times a year. 🙂

  • True. There was many concerns about BScott that they waited 3 months to finally hire him.
    Now everything depends on Kobe’s health. I’m actually expecting Lakers FO allowing Kobe to do 1 more year which is bad for JLin but it’s better if Lin stays away from Kobe next year. But if Kobe unexpectedly is forced to retire, I’ll open a bottle of champagne too :p

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    First time I saw the activeness of JLin younger bro.
    https://twitter.com/Joelinsta/status/559918600954585088

  • Dorothy

    you are exaggerating now, lol , 5 games every year??? No way

  • I wonder what it relates to?
    Gillette’s slogan is “The Best a Man Can Get”

  • John Lee

    Jim no longer has that slack, as 2015-2016 season is the last year of his three-year promise to bring Lakers back to contention (WC Final/NBA Final). That will NOT happen with Kobe heroball.

  • so you think maybe Jim will turn on him to save his job?
    That will be interesting play. Everything for Lakers to contend is predicated by Kobe’s retirement.
    FAs will come join Lin if Kobe retires. But he will fight tooth and nail if he has to retire like this.

  • JC

    Lol

  • joyce ward

    I agree. I think that they like lin. Lin is not about himself, but understanding the legacy of what the laker’s represent and lin wanting to bring that back. I asked my friends that work in Hollywood, and they were very insightful. They stated that Kobe was able to survive because of the illusion that the Lakers created about him, and the fans bought into it. So I asked about lin, and they said that Lin had great potential. Lin is a Christian , Harvard Grad, and geeky. They said that is what Hollywood loves. They said that it depends on how the Lakers want to market lin, and if did in the right way, they would buy into it. They stated that Hollywood had never considered Asian men as sexy until Ki Hong Lee was voted the 4th most sexist man alive in Peoples Magazine

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Very remote of chance for JLin to be traded before Feb deadline. If KB/BS continues to stay in Lakers next year, I would like JLin takes any offer other than Lakers. Believe JLin will feel the same. Well, we will have a clearer pic of KB’s status after Wednesday. It’s crazy for him to return after this surgery but for an aging player that still holds on to pass fame and glory, he will. Let’s see whether Jim Buss and Mitch have the gut to retire KB.

  • joyce ward

    I think that the Lakers will try to buy out Kobe. Jim Buss cannot have another year with Kobe on his books. It depends on what the F/O will stand up to.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Lakers is literally becoming Reality Show now. Can’t wait to see which page/book is turned in the next few weeks:-)

  • I really hope so. Perhaps Jim Buss is desperate enough and all ownership can force Kobe to retire.

  • joyce ward

    It is called the survivalist of the fittest. Everyone looking out for themselves accuse they know who they are dealing with..jmo

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Any chance of it happens?

  • I will keep my fingers crossed.
    As Joseph Lin said, the Man Above is always In Control!
    What seems impossible for us can happen just like that =)

  • yes, if that happens, I will count it as another much-welcomed miracle that happens LOL

  • Those are great feedback, Joyce!
    And I know you will vote JLin as the 3rd Sexiest (not Sexist LOL)

  • blubell
  • joyce ward

    You know I will .LOL

  • DLin

    Looks like Lin might stay in LA – he values family a lot or at least in California – SAC or GS or Clips

  • Briiick

    What took the FO 3 months to hire BS is coming true.

  • Filler-up

    It could be one version of the truth and not necessarily the right version. Other versions are he is clueless, pigheaded, petty or simply idiotic. I have high hopes for this site not turning into jeremylin.net. Please just need everyone’s help.

  • wandertheglobe

    I think Lin would take less money to stay in LA if the situation is tolerable and he sees a sliver of light at the end of the tunnel.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Well miracle does happene:-) Never says never. Learned a huge lesson from this:-)

  • Filler-up

    Looks like Lin is having cod fish.

  • Filler-up

    What do you mean?

  • John Lee

    Honestly I think Jim Buss lacks the backbone, but with that said if it came down to his own neck vs. Kobe’s one never knows. Jeanie called him out on that Three-Year-Back-to-Contention (via Twitter IIRC) not too long ago, so Jim’s as much on borrowed time as Kobe’s rotator cuff ligament.

    Maybe a Kobe buyout?

  • Acbc

    Thanks Joyce. Let’s hope it nudges them to make the right moves. I’d love for Lin to stay in LA if somehow, the Busses get enough backbone to tell KOBE they’re not going to cater to him anymore. It’s a perfect fit for them because there is plenty of Asian support for Lin and he can basically print money for the owners if somehow they allow lin to shine. We can only guess what’s going on but I do think Lin has more power over his situation than most people think.

  • John Lee

    Pro-Kobe “journalists”, such as Ramona, come out blabbering stuff before F/O makes formal announcement. No need for that happening if Kobe’s eye-to-eye with the F/O, he’s being unsure and insecure.

  • John Lee

    I forgot her name, but there’s a young female ref who’s been fair to Jeremy. (Lauren Holtkamp?)

    NOT Violet Palmer though, she crazy.

  • wandertheglobe

    Just a conspiracy theory. Anyone thinks that BS used the benching of Young to deflect all the criticism of him for benching Lin? It’s his way of saying, I’m not discriminating against Lin, I bench Young too.

  • Keith

    Look like Lin from this angle.

  • CJSHYY

    That’s exactly what I thought bc Young didn’t seem to be too upset at all?! Don’t know how to say it but I guess Jeanie Buss got tons of Lin’s fans trash tweet to her about this issue…

  • John Lee

    Maybe in part. BS was in a truly bad mood anyways since being called in by the F/O (likely twice, the cancelled practice and the tardy for press conf). Swaggy may just have triggered BS enough to become the dumping ground.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    With the DNP that happened to Jeremy, I’m enjoying the imminent Lakers players breakdown. Nick has thrown one. I’m excited to know who’ll be next after game vs Wizards.

  • Lymania

    Looks like so little food.
    I can eat the whole table myself.
    And he thank them because dinela give to them for free? That will be awesome.

  • LAJane

    Seems possible. It would actually be healthy if the FO is finally starting to quietly let him know there might be some adults in the house.

  • John Lee

    Mitch already gave a not-so-subtle hint earlier about not renewing his contract in 2016, which may have sent Kobe into insecure/panic mode. Kobe does not know how to live without spotlight.

  • Charlie Sun

    So BS should give himself a nickname

  • Maknusia

    wow, thats another way of looking at this…that thought didnt make to me at all…you are imaginative 🙂
    end of the day, we dont know, there are certainly many missing pieces

  • John Lee

    My personal opinion is that Lin will not be traded in February. It just makes so little sense to pay huge bucks for him for a half-season rental when he’s becoming FA soon.

    That said, I AM looking out for news of a team signing with D’Antoni. He could use some extra publicity to re-ignite his coaching career with a JOLT, and he does know how to maximize a PGs potential. If anything, he can run a Lawson-Lin tandem and realize the dynamic backcourt duo tha the Rox failed to make happen with Harden-Lin.

  • Maknusia

    As of now, I dont think he would be traded as well…lets see

  • Briiick

    Yeah his anger was directed towards Lin via BS.

  • LAJane

    And furthermore…from a Hollywood career grad…add to Ki Hong Lee something else that gets their attention even more, which is dollars and numbers of eyeballs. They are paying attention in a very big way to the vast numbers being put up in the Asian entertainment market. American and European stars are now doing fan-meets in Asia and the studios have their radar up for Asian product that can be re-made for the American market, and for Asian actors and music stars that are already capturing fans worldwide. If the Lakers wise up, they will find Lin could bring them benefits they haven’t even dreamed of yet. In some ways the American sports mindset is still pretty provincial, in spite of the cross-pollination with Europe.

  • John Lee

    He already has one in his initials. As well as in his last name.

  • JoeTeam

    I think dysfunction brings out the worst in us sometimes lol. Keep up the spirit, Mr. PG of old!

  • Filler-up

    I don’t think so since he has benched Wellington and Kelly after starting them, so there are already excuses. I really thought Swaggy played stupid so BS took him out.

  • Filler-up

    Ok, that is logical. Get his version out ahead of the Lakers own press.

  • DLin

    The worse thing for Kobe right now is for Linsanity to be revived in LA then team becomes Lin’s not Kobe’s when he comes back. Maybe KB told BS to shut Lin down?

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Brent Yen

    I don think the table is chewable…

  • It’s a tough proposition indeed for any contenders to pay a prorated $6M in a trade while Lin’s numbers are not showcased yet. And Lakers need him to sell tickets despite BScott’s marginalization.

    Perhaps Lin’s agent only negotiated consistent 25+min prior to his victory tweet. Then hope for the best for FA

  • wandertheglobe

    I was puzzled on why he benched Young. Then I thought about Lin’s DNP the previous night and the uproar from Lin’s fans. The next game, when Lin played 17 straight minutes to finish the game (first time this year), something doesn’t add up. Scott is a psycho.

    Then I just read this story about how Scott uses a fake baby and toy stroller as part of his rookies hazing for Black and Clarkson. Talk about weird.

    Here’s the quote for Scott regarding the hazing – “Absolutely…” Scott confirmed when asked if it was his idea. “They are in charge of bringing them to every home game, making sure they are right by their locker, that the baby is not crying or anything like that, then after the game take them home. My only concern is the will go in the family room, there are so many kids there they might try to take their babies. So they have to watch their babies, then on game days on the road they have to wear baby backpacks.”

  • I just want to see BScott drawing more plays for Lin followed by a group of his assistants LOL

  • Brent Yen

    On the other hand, it is good to rent a player that you think might be useful….better than you sign him in FA for yrs and ended up having to dump him…

  • Maknusia

    I dont buy that as well…but you never know…

    Kobe wants fame….i do agree but shutting Lin down…dont think so

  • Brent Yen

    Why not?

  • John Lee

    I think the crazy PT management was Scott’s way of rebelling against the F/O, which may have reached a deal with Lin’s agent Roger Montgomery on a certain amount of PT minutes and closing games. So a begrudging Scott does what’s left within his power to screw Jeremy: play him very little in 1H, and then play him crazy long strech (17 min) in 2H to have him falter, proving his rhetoric of Lin being soft and can’t close.

    But of course we know that won’t work because Jeremy’s mentally and physically tough.

  • Maknusia

    why not, not? lol

    He has fame, he has his legend established unlike a new upcoming star who wants to shine more than the rest, obviously there is a competition. But with Kobe expiring journey, generally people want to go out with a good name rather than steeping on another.

    Such a player, would have a longer lasting name, if he had spent some time and work towards grooming upcoming player like Lin and the rest.

  • true, there is a team like BOS being one of the teams wanting to take salary dump so hopefully they want to test-drive Lin.

    If there’s 1, there might be others to bid. Just a small hope, I think

  • John Lee

    Lin getting cold treatment started after he the same 21 points as Kobe but was named Player of the Game and media called him “Best Laker” of the night. Kobe simply does not allowed other canines urinating on his fire hydrant. I wouldn’t put it past him about shutting Lin down, not like he hasn’t done it to others before.

  • Brent Yen

    But it has to be a team that believes they are really contending….and they believe Lin…seems…..not very likely for both to be true at the same time

  • idk enough about Jim Buss.

  • Brent Yen

    Well he does have a good name, regardless of he does that or not…

  • John Lee

    Have fun selling this rhetoric to Shaq, D12, Pau and Nash. LOL

  • Maknusia

    Scott is a insane, that I agree

  • Maknusia

    made of chocolate crust maybe?

  • wandertheglobe

    I thought about Wellington and Kelly too. But from fans perspective, Lin and Young are at a different pecking order, regarding what Scott thinks. So, when he surprised everyone by DNP Lin and the ensuring uproar. I’ll bet Young was a casualty of Scott’s making a point.

  • Brent Yen

    M…..unlikely…more like peanut something…

  • still too many unknowns indeed.
    For now, I’d just enjoy the next game wishing BScott begrudgingly drew plays for Lin surrounded by his assistants 😀 Then 25+ min

    One step at a time 😀

  • Brent Yen

    I do not believe Scott can just DNP Lin like that…a few games maybe. He has to think of something 1st

  • John Lee

    I’m guessing “closing games” may have also been part of the deal. We’ll find out soon enough in the Wizards game.

  • Briiick

    That was very likely. I recall in Rox Lin was forced to play a smaller role when Harden was injured, and often had to stand in a corner. “Player’s coach” will do that without being asked to.

  • Maknusia

    I kindly disgree with view, you may be right, but as I said, I havent seen enough solid evident.

    All, I know is BScott been as such all his career and coaching catering for “superstar” similar to McHale coaching style. They dont cater to other for teamball/play. They feel its Superstar duty to carry the team and the rest to assist the “superstar” to bring the team win. As Harden bluntly pointed out ” the rest are pieces”

  • wandertheglobe

    They all drinking H2O. Healthy bunch. 🙂

  • John Lee

    You saw, as I did, how Kobe was initially all chummy with Jeremy, and how quickly went out the window. I concede that some of BS wrongdoings to Lin may have been motivated by his own desire to brown nose Kobe, but it is quite evident how Kobe himself turned on the nasty with Lin. I’m sure you saw “the foul” episode.

  • John Lee

    How can you tell water from vodka? 😉

  • Maknusia

    to me that is a norm in any competitive play (the foul), i dont take that to locker

  • It looks to be a Happy Monday practice

    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/559951067476013057

  • Maknusia

    or tequila

  • John Lee

    You’re a bigger person than Kobe. 🙂

  • Acbc

    He’s already done it to Shaq, NASH and Howard. KOBE has pissed all over the Lakers and marked it as his own.

    My take is that he didn’t feel any threat by Lin at first because he was still the icon “KOBE”. Once the season began and he was losing popularity to Lin, he becam threaten by Lin and his own fading skills. It wouldn’t be much of a stretch to believe that Melo gave him warning about how he became second fiddle to Lin in NY. So yeah, KOBE was threatened!

  • Maknusia

    The thing that I disliked about Kobe is, he did not walk his talk in mentoring Lin
    He said it, but didnt walk it thru.

    The rest of the blame, I would place it on BScott and a little on JL as well

  • Maknusia

    Just imagine if Jeremy had a different coach and didnt get this cold shoulder, we wouldnt have said Kobe had done the above to Shaq, Nash and Howard. We are trying to tie the loose ends to make a story here, which as well, could be true, but what I’m saying, I havent seen solid evidence as of yet.

    Probability is there, as always

  • wandertheglobe

    On what ground do you believe Lin’s agent was able to negotiate minutes for Lin?

  • Maknusia

    Now, without Kobe, its gonna be interesting to watch how the story enfolds…no catering to superstar…how is he gonna run the team…use Jeremy?

  • John Lee

    The only blame I place on Jeremy, ironically, would be that foul he didn’t take. Kobe was absolutely right, and Jeremy knew that it was the right thing to do, yet he chose to blindly follow BS order to wait. Jeremy should understand the concept of 將在外,君命有所不受 (a general in the field would refuse certain orders from the Emperor). A successful basketball players would not only know what’s best thing to do, but he should also follow it through. BS gonna give him flack either way, so Jeremy has to only focus on doing the “right” things.

  • wandertheglobe

    Or Soju right? LOL.

  • Maknusia

    Bacardi?

  • Brewkowski

    Aren’t the lakers still paying for MDA’s salary?

  • wandertheglobe

    Straight up too…these guys & gals have strong tolerance for alcohol, none is exhibiting any signs of Asian flush. 🙂

  • Maknusia

    Depends which part of Asia as well, Thai, Indian, Indonesian, Philippines has higher tolerance

  • DLin

    I think not a lot of evidence .. you are right of Kobe really planning that but there is a noticable deterioration in Kobe and Lin’s relationship. Kobe no longer mentors or talks to Lin as often as he did in the beginning of the season. I don’t know if he feels threatened but he might just not like Lin because Lin is the opposite of Kobe – Not a douche. He probably told BS that Lin is “Soft” and BS to please Kobe who got him the job overreacted thinking that Kobe would approve of what he did to Lin. In reality, Kobe probably doesn’t care but Byron is overly eager to pay back Kobe for his support of his candidacy. That’s how they do it at the CRIPS, you know.

  • John Lee

    From the swag in his tweet? (see top OP) LOL

  • DLin

    No real evidence – could be a combo of Nick and Clarkson sucking. We will know tomorrow if Lin is DNP again.

  • John Lee

    BS does NOT suddently have an 180-deg swap in attitude towards Lin, from DNP-CD to 29 minutes and closing the game, not without a one-two punch black eye from the Front Office. It’s not crazy to assume Lin’s agent spoke to the F/O of his customer.

    But yeah, no evidence. Maybe BS seeing Kobe getting surgery, so he decides to brown nose Lin instead from now on. If he starts calling Lin his son, that’ll be the clue.

  • Lymania

    Brent同学,你很调皮哦~
    Lolll

  • deesee5

    That is one soft tank! lol

  • Brent Yen

    You are not gonna see any…..just saying….

  • Brent Yen

    Spectrometer will do

  • I think Byron will have a real headache.

    “How is he supposed to run plays for Lin but still tank?”

    Good luck with that LOL
    But I’ll be watching intently like this

    http://i1.wp.com/www.jlinportal.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Linteresting_Dog.jpg?resize=300%2C300

  • Lymania

    Or white wine/rice wine/vinegar

  • Lymania

    Peanut jelly butter

  • John Lee

    太淘氣了~! 🙂

  • I added the Poll for tomorrow’s game vs John Wall and the Wizards

    I’m feeling good so I’m voting boldly!
    Linsanity vs John Wall: 20pts/10asts

  • Lymania

    hahaha

  • Acbc

    Of course you may be right that had Lakers gotten a competent coach, just maybe we wouldn’t have this convo. But truth is KOBE has never been easy to coach even for PJax. His battles with KOBE have been well documented in his books. Recent history with Brown and D’antoni also point to KOBE’s inability to listen to anyone. The fact that Lakers took 3 months just to sign Scott meant one of two things. They wanted to make sure Scott could control KOBE or they wanted to make sure KOBE was willing to listen to Scott. Either way, it created a situation that set up a bad scenario for the organization.

  • Lymania

    Psalm, is it a coincidence that everytime you went to see JLin games in person, whatever team he is currently on, they lost? 😛

  • John Lee

    Don’t forget to update poll results/winners (if any) before the backlog gets too long! 🙂

  • cali7

    A friend told me about a box of items lin is going to curate. It is $75 and 100% of the proceeds go to lin’s foundation.

    https://quarterly.co/support-jeremy

  • John Lee

    Not sure you totting around that black cat helps the case… LOL

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL DNP-CD we have already witnessed and experienced:-))

  • CJSHYY

    No Kobe always can see more smile on Lin’s face…

  • well, the way I think is he made the claim of victory on the tweet before the 28min game after the DNP and mentioned a small fight (see featured post)

    So it could still be a coincidence but if Lin’s dwindling minutes before the DNP turned to 28min, then we saw Byron’s drawing plays for Lin. That was so bizzare because Lin was only like a bystander/role player in the PHX game that I attended. All of a sudden Byron drew plays in the HOU game, it was just such a drastic change. I’m feeling pretty good to have an intelligent guesstimate that something did happen.

    For it to be true, we would need to have a string of games to confirm that Lin’s agent tweet about victory is real in getting Lin a lot of Playing Time (PT)

    Of course I could be wrong but I hope I’m right for all Lin fans’ sake =)

  • Lymania

    You don’t think my black cat is cute? My black cat thinks you are cute. :p
    Especially when you do that Fabio hair style! Hahahaha

  • wandertheglobe

    I agree with you and other posters that something went down for the 180 degree turn of event. We’re trying to figure out what went on behind closed door. Why would the Lakers caved in for Lin’s agent request if that was the case. Is it for Lin to resign with them or to increase Lin’s trade value. We’ll have more clarity in the coming days regarding PT and trade deadline in a few weeks.

  • I know, right? :[ ..
    Either the Suns is Lin’s Kryptonite or I’m Lex Luthor LOL

  • hehe… after I get the Q&A video out, I’ll get right on it

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Jedi

    So many surprises! Not the least of which is the lion showing up.

  • yup, we just don’t know the WHY part.
    It’s just good to know that Lin’s team has some kind of leverage or good intention from Lakers FO.
    We can’t speculate much beyond that.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    A draft choice is not a team made in rebuilding.
    No team should tank just for a draft choice which doesn’t necessary land you the first lottery pick.
    Boston didn’t and he fell out of the 5 worst team in NBA and will probably be the first franchise to excel in rebuilding.
    W L
    Minnesota 7 37
    New York 8 37
    Philadelphia 8 37
    LA Lakers 12 33
    Orlando 15 33
    Indiana 16 30
    Utah 16 29
    Boston 16 27

  • John Lee

    Lin’s kryptonite is the collective of NBA troglodytes.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I think you’re right about Montgomery.

    Too little credit is given to him. He sounds so confident is his tweeting that it sounds as if he has been fighting with the FO about Lin and he’s so sure that he is winning on the FO.

  • Toby M

    Espn article on Kobe. I liked the mention about JLin, “But at some point, Kobe’s path diverged from the one the Lakers must travel. They both knew it. Once Randle went down and Nash was lost for good, the franchise needed to shift its focus to the future. To see what Jeremy Lin could really give them”. Please thats all I’m asking for. Give JLin 30 + minutes a game as a starter with a good lineup and lets see what he can do!

  • Maknusia

    1) Scott control Kobe – not working
    2) Kobe listening to Scott – Scott was not doing anything to improve Kobe’s play – BScott behaves as though all are great with Kobe (brushing his health, his stamina, and poor shooting)

    So none of the above worked, so does that mean FO failed to get the right coach? I think there was something brewing and they wanted to get a coach for that purpose, finally, (maybe no other choice) they went with Scott, since he has a history with Lakers.

    Or they were totally off with Scott, not knowing how bad is his coaching

  • Samuel

    With Kobe, Lin got 97% of votes; without Kobe, Lin gets 100%, 97% was great, but nothing beats 100 % 🙂

  • Good point about Montgomery’s confident tone.
    It’s almost like he wanted to show Lin’s large fanbase that he can do big things behind the screen.
    Many Lin fans wondered what he has done during HOU and LAL tough time.

    I really hope whatever deal was struck continues to build up tomorrow!
    I can’t wait for the 1st full Linsanity game for Lakers fans. They’ve been deprived of it for too long

  • Maknusia

    I think there is enough evidence to show that Lin’s agent did indeed intervened.

    but we wont really know what was the outcome, we might need to put 2 and 2 together (guesstimate as you mentioned).

    There is probability that, Scott is playing Lin more, because Kobe is not there and wanted to run with him as a closer as well.

    As for DNP:- Clarkson as a starter to see how it go and DNP Lin so that he wont interrupt the flow. Fully letting clarkson to run the show and see what he has, and knowing well, Price is not a offensive threat

  • Maknusia

    Bring it on! Linsanity

  • John Lee

    Lin’s minutes could’ve been staggered with Clarkson’s, be it 15 or 18 minutes, without the flow concern. A DNP-CD cannot be justified no matter how BS spins it.

  • Maknusia

    putting thoughts again into Scott….need to send you away on vacation…lol 😉

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Apparently there are 3 versions of the ending of CNY greetings from NBA.
    http://nbacny.bluewebonline.com/surprisedoor/

  • Samuel

    GS Warriors unveil their new uniforms as Chinese New Year approaches, and it looks great..
    But shouldn’t team teams like Lakers and Wizards doing that as well?
    -for the Lakers, not only Lin plays for them, LA has the largest Chinese / Taiwanese population in the US.
    -for the Wiz, their home court, MCI Center is inside of China Town, and they worked hard to build on the Chinese fan base in past decade.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    This is what he plans and wants to do anyway. F/O put a stop because of JLin’s agent and fans’ angry. Am going to hold a view of wait and see what else BS is going to do.

  • JoeTeam

    Or, one of the insiders could leak it. Wish they would.

  • JoeTeam

    News here said HOU is the only other team to have it. Interesting, make CFers suffer a bit.

  • JoeTeam

    one would be a fool to tweet that without overwhelming force. sun tze sideways.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    It’s not even close. The kind of criticism that BS openly expressed against Jeremy’s ability as PG is far much worse than what he has ever done against Nick Young. It’s entirely BS’s fault that Jeremy didn’t play well on the court. Lin has always given his effort but BS took away everything that has worked for Jeremy.

    Byron is a shameless liar. Byron has given to Ronnie Price much more than to Jeremy Lin.

  • JoeTeam

    So far, he has gotten Lin here and he’s paid well, so my wait-see would be this next K. Then I wish the fans would let Lin play. It’s bad enough teams FO don’t let him play.

  • Maknusia

    Lin is a senior, he knows how to run the offense. By having Price, he could try out Clarkson on both starters and the bench.

    I’m not saying what Scott is doing is right or good for the team, its plain idiocy, but just saying….those are probabilities as well

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron ought to pay for his stupidity. He has used on his intelligence, despite how little he has, on petty little things. Lakers should get a new head coach and make this dude an assistant.

  • Maknusia

    I dont to hold to view it…want him gone like yesterday!

  • John Lee

    BS simply does not and should not get that benefit of the doubt. Not after publicly dissing Lin all season. Sure there’s no evidence unless BS comes out and plainly states it, but there sure is malice in addition to the idiocy.

  • John Lee

    Hahaha, it’d be very easy to catch the tattletale, as I imagine it must’ve been a very exclusive meeting.

  • Maknusia
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Good posting.

    I think we’re getting close to what really happens.
    I really think that the FO should start the rebuilding right away instead of waiting for the end of this season. There are so many things that could be done in rebuilding Lakers without taking that top five lottery pick into consideration; which is really unrealistic in rebuilding. Look at the 76ers which have been tanking for years and they’re getting worse and worse.
    The utmost important thing for rebuilding is to hire the coach for rebuilding. Jim Buss should assert himself and get MDA back because Byron has failed so badly. Perhaps MDA is the correct choice after all.

  • John Lee

    That would’ve been the CNY before (2013), as the Chinese characters say Year of the Snake. Last CNY’s shirt (2014) should’ve said Horse.

  • Maknusia

    Exactly… all of us been saying the same…for some reason BScott is stubborn…then then…lets see how things are in couple of coming games

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy needs a new coach!

  • Maknusia

    you are right, that was 2013

  • John Lee

    Hahaha, BS is stubborn but also cowardly. He does not dare commit insubordination against the F/O. Last time he showed a hint of it, he was “late” for the pre-game press.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    After this injury of his, Kobe has lots all of his bargaining chips. It’s game over on Kobe’s camp. The FO could do whatever they want in view of no more realistic contribution from Kobe as a player.

  • JoeTeam

    people complain to their wives, friends, so we need a week.

  • Acbc

    My enthusiasm at the beginning of the year for the partnership with KOBE and Lin was based upon your assumption that a legend would want his legacy to be a positive one. As you had also hoped that KOBE would want to become the wise sage and pass on his knowledge to the next generation. This is why I had predicted that the season would be bad for 20-25 games before it would be great. I had hoped that the trauma of his near end of career injury would have taught KOBE a hard life lesson that Father Time always wins the battle.

    What we have seen is an even more desperate aging lion instead doing whatever he needed to make sure the team revolved only around him. Kobe has always been a lone wolf and that type of personality matches his competitive fire to keep people from getting too close. Athletes that play with me against them keeps emotional detachment to never feel sorry for others and to stomp on them with no second thoughts. This also creates an emptiness in their lives that can only be filled by fan adoration. That’s why athletes can get addicted to fame and fan adoration. It becomes like a drug. Kobe isn’t acting reasonably because he can’t let go of that dependence on fame and fan adoration.

    Kobe never interacts with Lin or his teammates anymore, so KOBE isn’t interested in mentoring the next generation of Lakers. So no, KOBE has shown no sign of caring for anyone else but himself.

  • Maknusia

    lol, we fans do as well

  • Maknusia

    totally agree with you….i felt with a sound Coach, things would have been different. I would still blame the coach, for his narrow view and stubbornness.

  • TTNN

    are you ever going to finish your Q&A video?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The Divine Intervention seems to be in place and every door for the Kobe camp has been slammed right on their face. The only attraction left for the team is Linsanity.

    Jordan Clarkson is merely a rookie and has no box office attraction so far.

    I believe that the FO will start their rebuilding right away when the reality of Kobe’s injury wakes them up. They should start with looking for a new coach. I still insist that it’s high time to bring in MDA because his success will give Jim Buss a tremendous boost within the organization. Now the Lakers like Byron Scott should have been silenced for good regarding the future of the organization.

    Also, this is a relative healthy and familiar team for MDA. With Jeremy as the centerpiece, MDA could turn the season around. The Lakers could buy out Kobe’s contract and use the cap space for some real solid players. There are more ways to recruit talents than just tanking for one possible lottery pick which is toxic for ticket sales this year.

    Miami Heats has found Hassan Whiteside which could be their cornerstone for the future. LAKERS’d better look further than the draft for talents to help their team like Miami and SA.

  • Michael

    Aha! Thanks for pointing out the the real culprit.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I think it’s a matter of weeks instead of months for your dream to come true.
    Kobe must retire for Linsanity to happen.
    The last leg of Kobe’s legacy seems fading fast. Rebuilding should be on the agenda right now. Tanking is the worst possible alternative because it’s toxic to ticket sales. I don’t think there are too many fans buying tickets to see Jordan Clarkson now. Linsanity 2.0 seems to be getting close every day.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    After buying out Kobe, the next logical step would be buying out Byron Scott.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Getting back MDA will save the reputation of Jim Buss.
    With Jeremy Lin and MDA, I will not worry about ticket sales for the Laker games.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    HAHAHAHA the NBA commercial for Chinese New Year is so funny. In the end, that game featured in the TV the playoffs round 1 last season, that dagger 3 by Lillard that kicked Houston Rockets out of the playoffs, with Jeremy and Harden cheering?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Linsanity 2.0 as the coming attraction.
    All they need is MDA + existing pieces on the team w/o Kobe & Bryant Scott. Of course, Jordan Hill would probably be traded for future draft choices next season.

  • John Lee

    That PR team must be run by imbeciles lacking any kind of common sense. Makes you wonder whether the commercial was made to please or to antagonize.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I kinda like the humor and sarcasm brought into it… with James Harden in the commercial. It’s a jab on James Harden’s defense. I will be irritated if it’s only Jeremy in the commercial.

  • John Lee

    Are the Lakers still paying MDA? Just wondering.

    Assuming Kobe is out of the picture, whether due to doctor’s advice or F/O resistance, George Karl would probably consider the offer from Mitch.

  • John Lee

    Should’ve run a Lin highlight reel, to include Jeremy’s Triple Double.

  • sport

    33 minutes would be the most fair!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I think there is a realistic chance for the team to build a team around Jeremy & MDA.

    Jeremy Lin came from a trade that the FO could take pride in.

    Mitch and Jim Buss has invested on MDA in the past. It didn’t turn out because of the opposition of old Lakers. Now their Byron Scott has failed big time. Jim Buss could take this opportunity to assert himself.

    MDA and Jeremy Lin at worst is a guarantee of ticket sales for a few years. Plus this is actually a better team than 12:33.

    Jeremy Lin, Wesley Johnson, Ryan Kelly, Nick Young, Robert Sacre have all played for MDA. Ed Davis, Carlos Boozer, Wayne Ellington are capable veterans not to mention rookies like Tarik Black and Jordan Clarkson that could play back up roles from the bench. They could even get Steve Nash back to help coaching Jeremy with MDA as the head coach.

    Before the trade deadline, the FO could manipulate the cap space to get more talents for the team to make a dramatic turn around. Again I’m a strong believer on rebuilding through winning more games than tanking.

  • Maknusia

    On the book, maybe yes, but I think they have negotiated and paid him off partially.

  • John Lee

    Love all this finger-pointing! The “black cat” is questioning psalm while the non-sleeping sleeper is shifting blame. 🙂

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I am a believer of Divine Intervention. Jeremy is God’s endeared child. Now it seems that Lin is the only reasonable choice left for the Lakers for the rest of this season.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    With MDA & Jeremy, the 3 year promise is almost half done.

  • Grace Nsns

    That’s actually a good one, Lillard’s been really hot.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I kinda wished Lillard was in the commercial as well.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kobe has no chips on the table to fight. He’s just a sick and old player with at most half a season left in his career.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Then the glorious comeback of MDA!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    This year is the year of horse. The coming year is the year of goat/ram/sheep whatever you want to call it. This coming year is the year of the meek and humble.

  • John Lee

    Jim Buss seems really inept with his lack of planning ahead. All these reckeless coach signings/dismissals…Mike Brown, Mike D’Antoni, and now BS. A few millions here and there, and things can add up quickly.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    One thing for sure, there is no realistic chance for KOBE to come back at all. It’s just a waste of time to expect anything from Kobe the Bryant; Kobe will be lucky to carry himself than carry the team. The fading out of Kobe Bryant is certain.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I’m looking forward to the coming back of MDA to LA.
    Jim Buss, do your job and right what’s wrong in the past.
    Now Kobe is almost a piece of history and there is no stopping for you to rebuild LA with the Linsanity era.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Playing Jordan Clarkson and Ronnie Price is a lame excuse for giving up on the season.

  • Joe what do you know

    And did you guys noticed the reason for them to have Benny the Bull in the commercial and locking Clutch outside the door? Chinese people loves good fortune and prosperity. They want to welcome the Bull Market and drives away the Bear Market… Well that’s my take anyway…

  • IsabeliJane*17

    What is the bear market in Chinese? I like Clutch the bear though.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    How about someone familiar, MDA?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    But when all doors are closed but this one, he has to make a run for it.
    The beauty is Jim Buss has only one choice left to stay on top of things.

  • Joe what do you know

    Bull/Bear market is the term used in stock market. Bull being a strong economy resulting in strong stock trading and Bear is the reverse. And this isn’t a Chinese thing. Google Wall Street and you shall see the 2 statues of Bull and Bear

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That means he’s going to be fired soon.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    What happened to Mike Brown before could also happen to Byron Scott.
    There should be no opposition to fire Byron Scott now
    Mind you that Lakers is 12:33.

    All MDA needs to do is to win a few games to silent the opposition. I believe with Jeremy Lin and lots more healthy players left in this Laker team, they are up for winning a few more games.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He needs a coach to buy into this nonsense. The FO can throw throw this out of the window by firing Byron Scott.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Black is an ideal backup for Davis.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    When Kobe fails to make his faded away jumper, what else could he do?

  • Rick Johnson

    Scroll down the page there are 6 versions.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    You are right. Thanks!

  • Jedi

    I like what you are implying! Very good!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Please no name calling. It’s against website rule. Please change. Thanks!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    You could see it for yourself that how horrible a decision to start Jordan Clarkson. Byron Scott is absolutely a bad coach to make decision like this.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron behaves in a very subdued manner. He is in lack of confidence.

  • Maknusia

    In an unprecedented move for the National Basketball Association, the U.S. basketball league will recognize its largest international fan base to ring in the Chinese Lunar New Year, enlisting stars such as Jeremy Lin, Stephen Curry, James Harden and Dwayne Wade in its efforts to promote the game there

    As part of the celebrations, a record 56 NBA games will be broadcasted live in China, showcasing 27 of the 30 NBA teams. A commercial entitled “Surprise Door” that features Lin, Curry, Harden and Wade will air on various television and digital platforms to tip off the events in that country.

    Read more: http://www.gospelherald.com/articles/54124/20150127/nba-to-celebrate-chinese-new-year-with-jeremy-lin-stephen-curry-james-harden-dwayne-wade.htm#ixzz3Q1NlrQFc

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes, it needs 1000 signs up before this is launched and it’s only applied to US sponsors. That’s my understanding.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Believe I was pretty close to my vote last game 15pts/5asts. JLin got 14pts/6asts. I pt difference:-) I should win one:-)

  • Maknusia

    no way…AST counts for better ranking, I had the 6ast correct..so it should be me!

  • Maknusia

    I think he will be back, he has to complete his 20th season…atleast for couple of games

  • John Lee

    And to think that dimwit BS gave Jeremy a DNP-CD in the wake of upcoming CNY. Good thing he’s not a business person, otherwise he would’ve starved to death.

    No wonder F/O forced BS hand, they smell cash a lot better than BS does. Even Jim had to listen to Jeanie when she speaks in cash language.

  • Dorothy

    Someone posted the pictures below, here is the article about it. Shows how stupid BS is as a coach.
    “Byron Scott really wants Lakers rookies to take care of their fake babies”, SMH
    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/byron-scott-really-wants-lakers-rookies-to-take-care-of-their-fake-babies-042615597.html

  • Maknusia

    lol…thanks, i was wondering about these “babies” during Clarkson post-game interview

  • joyce ward
  • Tey Ling

    Apparently the Warriors have the largest number of Weibo Chinese followers in NBA at 1.5 million! All this while I thought it was the Lakers through Kobe. The Lakers could have the lead if they have treated fairly to JLin, promote and groom him as the team’s identity. It would be another waste of opportunity as what has happened to Knicks and Rockets. Wake up Lakers!

  • BobbyH

    You read my mind. Exact same thought.

  • BobbyH

    Maybe that’s why the unusual fair ref calls towards Lin.

  • Bearness

    Was the game they were showing? If so, that is really hilarious they made Lin and Harden cheer. But, I have a feeling they were just acting, probably didn’t even know what game was going to be “on TV”.

  • joyce ward

    Doesn’t Lin have that amount on his own weibo page?

  • joyce ward

    Jim Buss knows nothing about the business. He sated in one of his interviews that they only resigned Kobe to $24 million dollar while kobe was injured. because of the wishes of their dying father.

  • joyce ward

    Has anybody noticed that Kobe hasn’t gotten any tweets from NBA athletes since he has been injured? Usually athletes will tweet something.I haven’t seen any.Maybe after he has the actual surgery…just some thoughts.

  • Tey Ling

    Lin has his own followers. The 1.5 million is on the nba teams and it was quoted by nba china. During the Chinese New Year holidays there will be quite a number of nba games shown in china and if lakers seriously wants the following from china they better give a good fight and win in some of the games. BS seriously have to gear the lakers team for the games to be shown in china, and that includes having experienced starters (not rookies) and go with Lin’s offensive game strategy including PNR.

  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward

    Thanks for the info about the NBA teams.Well Lakers in serious tank mode, so they want to keep their draft pick.

  • Tey Ling

    Still do not understand the big deals on draft picks, they have potentials but still need the trainings to be nab ready. And here the lakers already have a team who not only have potentials have more nba experience than the draft picks. What the team need is a smart coach with people management skills. Not a coach who thinks hazing on rookies with fake dolls is a good learning tool. Give me a break, this is nba!

  • Tey Ling

    A reflection of his popularity in the nba fraternity!

  • joyce ward

    The draft picks are like dice, you might get a good one. According to Magic a couple of months ago,there were no interesting draft picks playing now that he would be interested in. Lakers need to sever ties with Scott/Kobe, keep lin/boozer(for veteran leadership),davis,young,clarkson, black,and randle and let this group build up chemistry and bring in George Karl as HC add some wing pieces and call it a day. Laker bench is already the best bench in NBA because of lin/boozer.

  • Tey Ling

    Agreed. Why is it that fans knows but not the lakers FO?

  • Maknusia

    Great! this is what, voice of fans does! Lets keep the pressure

  • joyce ward

    Exactly. Also thought it was funny when Scott was asked who would become the leader of the team now that kobe is out for the season, he was afraid to mention Price’s name, he said he didn’t know, and then the reporter suggested Boozer and he was like, yeah that’s right. I was like, he is really clueless

  • joyce ward

    Yep, and I just tweeted that Kobe’s camp is out in full force on announcing his return, even before he has had surgery. The F/O has not commented. They know that no FA are coming to the Lakers to play with Kobe. Then Kobe’s camp announces that he will be very active in recruiting for the team. Who is going to recruit, Rondo, who is not producing in Dallas and is finding himself on the bench a lot.

  • Tey Ling

    Not only clueless, he is also stubborn and definitely not a strategists. Worst of all he uses intimidations and punishments to get obedience from his players. This is the 21st century, to have players motivated consistently they have to feel as a family with a common vision, not fear and silence.

  • joyce ward

    i think they do, but the lakers have created this monster with Kobe, and I think that he has really pushed too far this time.He wants people to think that people are still buying tickets to see him play,but the other night a friend of mine went to the game and it looked sold out and that many were there to see lin. Kobe needs to understand that Laker fans will come to games, if the Lakers are winning and you give them good competitive basketball.

  • John Lee

    Kobe’s either lying to himself, or lives isolated in an alternate/skewed reality to not realize how much he’s alienated just about everyone in the NBA…except for BS, whose livelihood depends on Kobe.

  • joyce ward

    If you notice the 2nd unit with lin/young/boozer/ellington/davis were bonding and clicking and they were bringing back wins for the team.Lin/Davis pick & roll was working, you see how fast Scott broke that up and put davis with kobe for pick and roll…smh

  • kauaiblue

    Im surprised jlin put this on his twitter…

  • joyce ward

    The thing with Kobe is that he acts like this tough guy, but he is quick to get his feelings hurt and not confident in his own game to play teamball, and uses the disguise of competitiveness as and excuse. He is already announcing his comeback and hasn’t the surgery.As Dr. Klapp said earlier, it depends on what they find when they get. MRI’s give you highlights, not the full story

  • joyce ward

    Is that his twitter? I think it is a fan site.

  • Tey Ling

    Either the BS is truly clueless on the ongoing chemistry or there were some hidden agendas. Now as Lakers is definitely out for the playoff, they should now change focus and repackage themselves for the remaining season. Lakers owed this change to their fans all over the globe.

  • joyce ward

    I totally agree. My personal thoughts on Scott with this starting lineup, is trade bait.

  • joyce ward

    I thought it was funny yesterday when Nick Young basically said, he is sorry about Kobe, but it happens and gives some other guys on the team an opportunity to play. Boy twitter lit up blasting Young…LOL

  • Tey Ling

    Kobe is out, whether he comes in for next season is another story. Now is the right opportune to change game sets and try out JLin offensive game sets.

  • Tey Ling

    BS must think there are fools to take his bait. He has for the past 40+ games blamed his team “incompetencies” and “inconsistencies” for the losses, he has already flush the team into the toilet bowl.

  • John Lee

    There are Kobe fans who face reality, and then there are those who think Kobe’s shoes smell like a bouquet of roses after the game.

  • joyce ward

    Yeah, and they are the ones that will put the nail in the coffin for kobe. They keep feeding his ego to perform.I think Young doesn’t really care for Scott/Kobe. Scott seems to pick on Lin/Young all the time. I love it that they fight back in their own little ways, and makes Scott look like a buffoon. Also if lin has a trade deal coming up, why hasn’t somebody leaked it. Also I notice that after that lin played against the Rockets, pictures were released of Lin’s movie, Linsanity along with a Kobe documentary being sold in the Laker store. Then they announced that Laker’s will be hosting a Q&A with lin on 2/23/14…and the plot thickens..LOL

  • I see Kobe hates MDA very much and Laker fans blamed MDA too.
    Only if JLin manages to create Linsanity and Kobe retires that LA fans/media would seek to get MDA to complement JLin.

    a lot of things have to go right so let’s hope for one Linsanity game first. Very soon =)

  • I really hope so, Kwok.
    IMO we’d have to wait for FO reaction on Kobe’s health and if he’s gonna retire. If he’s allowed to come back next year, we can only hope for Linsanity for the rest of the season. Let’s hope for the best.

  • I hope so. I’m not a video expert so I got trouble editing it w/ the right software. stay tuned. Got a lot of things on my plate at the moment

  • yup, let’s hope for a Linsane game soon

  • HY C

    I don’t think @iJeremyLinHub is his twitter account.

  • Rzo Vlade

    many people are asking why draft picks are important rather than team play……cause of stardom, popularity and marketing nba is a money entertainment business just like your hollywood celebrity people are constantly looking for new face to market, nba is just like american idol producing new face and star for people to admire and shed money…..talent is a plus if you nail a popular and out the world talent….many basketball are talented but never given a chance cause you have to have these two…popular + talent to be the next thing….if your popular and don’t have talent you will fade if you have talent and not popular your just average joe in the nba…thats why draft picks are important to find that next star to generate money

  • MoominFloren

    Nah. That’s Houston vs Cleveland game. Varejao was there.

  • MoominFloren

    It’s a fan twitter account but Lin did post this article in his website

  • John Lee

    Love the analogy! The American Idol parallel explains perfectly what the draft “show” represents, and how the best talent doesn’t always get recognized, and vice versa.

  • Rzo Vlade

    may i also add jlin is a exception and we know why….from his struggle to make it there…you have to be in the demograph

  • Bearness

    It also depends on where the team stands. Top teams might trade away their picks to get veteran help and contend for a championship. Bottom teams will usually try to get good picks that they can build around for future. For teams in the middle of pack, it’s a tricky situation.

  • John Lee

    Jeremy’s relentless has broken the mold. It will continue to motivate long after he’s retired, and influence Asian American athletes for decades to come. The road is still long, but from now on scouts at both college and NBA level will at least hesitate and think twice about the possibility, and not to mention consequences, of missing out on the next Jeremy Lin.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Agreed. From my own experiences, it’s too quickly to make any prognosis until the surgery is done and the pathological result is revealed. That’s when one can make the outcome. I will wait and see what will be revealed on KB’s surgery:-)

  • 7iger

    They are not his comments he just copied and pasted here, I think.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Oh yeah you might be right…I thought that was Lopez

  • Maknusia

    true, only after arthroscope, the Dr would be able to tell the whole story, and if its really bad open repair may be needed. Lets see

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • BobbyH

    A Letter to The Buss Family:

    This is a perfect opportunity for the Buss family to address 2 issues at the same time, letting Kobe exit gracefully and rebuilding.

    Not next season, not after Kobe’s contract expire. It is Now.

    Let BS go and give the offense key to Lin. A top 5 draft pick won’t guarantee a successful rebuilding in 2.5 years. Up to this point, Lakers got nothing to lose. Let Lin drive and see what happens. If Linsanity emerges, even just for 10 games, you got your rating/viewing back. It is teamball, it is dynamic and it is fun. No pressure for players and from fans. Just fun playing true basketball and see what happens. If LA loves it, you will have a leverage to talk to Kobe. LA is no longer Kobe’s town. You don’t want it to be Clipper’s.

    3 months, give Lin a chance, as Ms. Buss said in an interview. Just give Lin a fair chance to see what he can do. Linsanity, you got your star and coming FA (because Lin plays team ball) and potential millions Lakers fans from across the pacific shores. Kobe will understand to pass the torch. If not, you got extra 3 months for rebuilding. It starts NOW.

  • Maknusia

    what shall we tune into?! eagerly waiting…hahaha

  • ViNuyork

    tweet this to jeanie buss

  • MoominFloren

    I thought that was Lopez, but saw it was jersey no.17, should be Varejao then. Also check the team logo on the floor, a big letter C.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • MoominFloren

    Thank you BobbyH. Besides the letter to Buss, don’t forget the part 2. We are waiting 🙂

  • BobbyH

    I am new to tweeter. How do I send this long letter since tweeter has characters limits?

  • BobbyH

    OK. Tweeted using disqus link. Hope she reads.

  • livyrlife

    Apparently, Max & Marcellus are non believers of Jeremy. They said Jeremy can’t be a starting PG on a championship team. They said BS think Jeremy is the dumbest player on the Lakers as he processes too slowly on the court.

    Max & Marcellus have not followed Jeremy closely enough to know that Jeremy goes from strength to strength, victory to victory. Jeremy will prove you both wrong.

  • DLin

    That is what I have been saying – don’t know why posters here yesterday keep saying they are supportive of Lin.

  • webattorney

    Since I tend to focus on what can be done to improve the situation, I came up with the following items that Lin might consider doing to build more support for him.

    1. Use less of Bible verses which appear sometimes cryptic to his non-Christian fans and try to communicate more directly but respectfully, to garner more sympathy from a wider circle of NBA followers.

    2. Same thing when interviewing. You can be direct while being respectful. Be more spontaneous.

    3. Adapt more quickly to what defense gives him and try to score more. I feel like Lin is approaching BB play from a Christian perspective in that he regularly allows his own game to suffer so others can shine.

    4. Hire best coaches and PR person to improve his game and improve his image.

    Maybe others can think of more.

  • livyrlife

    I don’t understand why either.
    IIRC, earlier, there were posters said Max is Jeremy hater but Marcellus is Jeremy supporter. I get the feeling that they both are marginal hater of Jeremy, and they prolly support the BS tanking.

  • Brent Yen
  • webattorney

    Good for him.

  • JW

    On 1 and 2 on the religious issue, I’m not gonna stop him from doing what he truly believes in. I’m not religious and he really hasn’t been trying to throw that in your face. He mainly does it in those religious events which is fine.

    On 3, yea, I think it does seems like he adapt a bit too slowly. Sometimes I wonder if he’s just trying to do what the coach wants him to do, but I don’t know.

    As for 4, he probably think he has good people behind him. Best whatever is pretty relative.

  • livyrlife

    oh dear, Jeremy shouldn’t re-sign with Lakers next season. CAA will ensure Randle runs Jeremy out of LA just as Anthony did in NY.

  • webattorney

    Uh, on 1 and 2, in no way am I trying to say he shouldn’t quote Bible in religious settings. He uses Bible verses very frequently in his tweets which are quoted by media, so no, my point is not related to religious events.

  • Grace
  • JW

    OK. But I guess the tweets are pretty personal. It’s how he feels. He’s super religious so I am not surprised that he use religious mesgs in his tweets. He doesn’t seem to really tweet much anyways so people can easily unfollow him and track him some other method.

    Not sure if his facebook stuff are also very religious or not. His website jlin.com seems pretty generic, isn’t it?

  • Rick Johnson

    CAA & Melo ruined the Knicks. Could do same with the Lakers.

  • joyce ward

    Before people start blasting max and marcelous,here what Nathan posted on twitter

    Check out @zukovka’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/560103195595530240?s=09

  • joyce ward

    Don’t bring that drama here. Nathan from twitter posted an email from max.
    These are considered bait posts.Anymore posts like this one will be deleted.

  • JW

    On Jlin.com, Jeremy has this article from Adi Joseph on his blog. Posted yesterday.

    http://www.jlin7.com/blogs/news/16875688-its-time-for-the-lakers-to-turn-to-jeremy-lin

  • Rick Johnson
  • 7iger

    I don’t see anything wrong with her post.

  • CJSHYY

    Thanks. So glad Nathan knows Max in person…. Ya! Now Nathan can share some infor w Max now…LOL!

  • livyrlife

    Joyce, please listen to the podcast before you blast me.
    Why do I have to post bait posts here? Please enlighten.

  • Acbc

    While this IS the current thinking of many franchises it also is why the league is in shambles. Yes it’s true selling the sizzle is why “new and wonderful” is how our society and Madison avenue makes the entertainment industry work, but sports at its fundamental core IS ABOUT WINNING CHAMPIONSHIPS. ITS NOT ABOUT MAKING MONEY.

    I would bet that almost every owner bought teams not to make money. They want to win a championship for the glory and fame. They all have enough money already or they couldn’t afford to buy a team.

    IMO, it’s the players that are pushing for this star system to artificially inflate the value of players and to drive up the perceive value of stars. This has in fact made the draft much more of an incentive than it should be because teams could possibly find a gem and pay them rookie contracts to build on. Rookies actually has multiple advantages of perceived value, talent, potential, marketability and all at a very low costs. This type of bad thinking has created super tanking teams like Philadelphia. Other teams now have joined this battle to be the worst team in the league and it makes the game itself a joke while turning fans away

  • On 1-2 Bible verse tweets, I think Lin is okay to express how he processes things and assure his fans with his Christian worldview. As long as he doesn’t force things to others, he only shares how his faith permeates his thinking and actions.
    I actually checked the frequency of how often he uses Bible verses, and it was only 4-5 out of the last 20 so it’s not too much. I can see his motivation is to assure the fans that he’s strong enough to handle all the unfair treatments and that’s admirable.

    On 3, IMO I have to agree that Lin needs to stay true to his God-given Linsanity nature, which was to use his scoring threat to set up for others. But again, this is a mix of byproduct of BScott’s assigned role & at times his own belief to create team-environment by sharing the ball. I think with time and experience, Lin will find the balance to score & facilitate as Steve Nash does. It’s really too bad Nash is not there to mentor him. I don’t possess as much BB knowledge as he does so I believe he will grow with experience of what works in the NBA. Last game going to the line 14 times worked quite well =)

  • livyrlife

    Max’s reply doesn’t address his comments about Jeremy being dumb, not a starting PG caliber on a championship team.

    Anyway, I need to go to bed as I have to work tomorrow(well, it’s actually today).

    I won’t be able to reply to any posts regarding the podcast. peace out.

  • yes, I believe Max & Marcellus are big Lin fans since they called out Kobe months ago for sending Lin to the bench for doing what Kobe asked him to do (score and not pass him the ball if open)

    It took guts to do so that early.

  • dave lam

    I dont follow Lin as closely as you guys, but his faith and religion is one of the reasons I find this guy appealing to follow.
    When Linsanity happen , he was still quoting from the bible and playing well,.
    The ones that I find obnoxious are the ones that try to shove their religious views in your face,
    Lin doesnt seem obnoxious to me.
    You might prefer a different style of how Lin puts Christ on his sleeve but I think he has a good balance.

    I think one of the reason he choose Montgomery is they share Christian beliefs.
    I think it going to be difficult for Lin to change agents because of this, though I agree he needs a more influential agent to represent him

  • yeah, CAA sounds more and more like the Star Wars Empire army trying to purge all good Jedi out of the NBA

  • dave lam

    I dont follow Lin as closely as you guys, but his faith and religion is one of the reasons I find this guy appealing to follow.
    When Linsanity happen , he was still quoting from the bible and playing well,.
    The ones that I find obnoxious are the ones that try to shove their religious views in your face,
    Lin doesnt seem obnoxious to me.
    You might prefer a different style of how Lin puts Christ on his sleeve but I think he has a good balance.

    One of the reason he choose Montgomery is they share Christian beliefs.
    I think it going to be difficult for Lin to change agents because of this, though I agree he needs a more influential agent to represent him

  • Hm, I haven’t listened to the podcast.

    Maybe they like Jeremy but not believe in him enough yet

  • CJSHYY

    I think so… Just read the article from LA Daily said Kobe should retire now… seems more & more media to speak out for Kobe to retire… Ya!

    https://twitter.com/CJStock_Sport/status/560095662360903680

  • bolero

    I think you missed the part that what BS Is thinking that JLIN might have been the dumbest player .etc. more like paraphrasing. it’s max opinion that JLIN cant be a starting PG on championship contender team yet. doesn’t make him a hater. Try not to alienate people that support JLIN Because they have a opinion.

  • If Max & Marcellus said it in podcast, it’s worth listening to see what the context they said they don’t believe Lin can’t be a starting PG in a championship team

    I’m thinking they like Lin but would like to see some improvement so Lin can be a starting PG (i.e score more, take over game, etc.) so it can be a constructive criticism which would be acceptable opinions.
    I want to see in what context Max called him dumb (maybe bad joke in saying Lin thinks too much)

  • I think Jeremy values loyalty throughout his career. Other than them sharing the same faith which helps, Montgomery was one of the first to want to represent Lin so the loyalty part is a big factor in the decision.

    IMO That’s why he didn’t dump Montgomery when hiring Tanner (bigger agency repping Duncan & others) to help with endorsements.marketing, etc.

  • lleepar

    I wouldn’t feel paranoid about CAA until I see who else in the Lakers (if anybody) is represented by them, particularly in staff and management.

    In New York, it was CAA’s relationship with Dolan that gave them their leverage. Dolan pretty much engaged them to run anything that happened in Madison Square Garden.

    Now, if the Busses have given CAA any contracts, or if CAA represents some key decion-makers on the staff, that would cause me to look more closely at their influence than any news about their representing one of the Laker’s rookies.

  • Bobby, the best way is to take snapshot of the letter.
    Use bold on key phrases then attach it to the tweet

  • BobbyH

    Thanks. Already tweeted with disqus link that will direct to the comments of this site. Hope she read and act. Maybe she already onto something, a smart business woman.

  • joyce ward

    I listen to them all the time,.They are entertainers. They blast the Clippers all the time. They were really on Jamal Crawford in his poor play in the beginning of the season. The problem I have with your post,is that it brings too much drama with it. Some people on here have said that they listened to it and just didn’t take it in the same context as you. If you disagree then disagree and move on.I guess the point I am trying to make is that we have had this discussion on here earlier, why bring it back up.This is how a site starts to get messy if stuff like this continually brought over and over again. Jmo

  • joyce ward

    More drama with that comment. My point was made .You are trying to stir the pot. .smh

  • 7iger

    Right or wrong it is her opinion. It may be different from yours but threaten to delete it isn’t the right idea.

    Which rule did she break?

  • jolno

    Things might actually look worse for the other team in LA (favoritism LOL) as Austin Rivers is currently averaging 3 points, 2.2 assists in roughly 16 minutes while shooting a wonderful 32% FG, 20% 3PT, and 16.7% FT. And yes, the 16.7% FT is not a typo LOL.

  • BobbyH

    Thanks to psalm to steal my part 2. Now i have a writer block. JK. It will come.

  • DLin

    For those who question Lin’s Christian beliefs and think that this is what is hindering him. I want to remind you of another Taiwanese American Tennis sporting legend who was an avid believer in Christ – Michael Chang. He is considered probably one of the most if not the most succcessfull Taiwanese athletes of all time

    “Michael’s testimony for Jesus Christ both on and off the court is quite evident. “I thank the Lord Jesus Christ,” he proclaimed in 1989 after becoming the youngest male to ever win the French Open, “because without Him, I am nothing.” Win or lose, he readily gives glory to the Lord, for it is the Lord who gave Michael the talent to play tennis.:

    How did you become a Christian?

    I became a Christian in 1988. At 15 years of age, I was doing a lot of searching. I think at that particular age, at least for me, you’re wondering about things like the meaning of life and you’re really trying to find yourself. I just had a lot of questions. My grandparents had given me a Bible and they wanted me to read it everyday. On this one particular evening I didn’t have anything else to do so I decided to take a good look at my Bible and see what it had to say. I looked at the index in the back and found that it covered all these different subjects. So I looked up subjects like friendship and love and found the Bible to be very true, very pure, in a way in which I wanted to live my life. From then on I began reading about the Lord’s life and His love for all people. Eventually, I accepted Him as my Lord and Savior.

    How did God help you on the Tour?

    I think there’s a confidence knowing that everything is in God’s hands. I saw so many things happening in my life and I knew that they weren’t mere coincidences. (Sounds like what Lin is saying as well) I know that the Lord loves me, that He looks out for me and that He will always be with me and walk with me. It just brought me a great deal of satisfaction and comfort to know that no matter what happened, He would always take care of me. I’ve also learned that the Lord only asks that you go and you give your best for Him. I think it’s very easy to get very frustrated sometimes. There are times when you go out, you try your best and for some people, it’s just not good enough. Yet, I feel that God had given me this wonderful talent to play tennis. I realize that I would not have been where I was in tennis without the Lord, without Him giving me the strength to be able to accomplish what I was able to accomplish. What’s nice is that, as long as my priorities were set and straight, I’d be able to go out with the mentality to really leave the winning and losing up to the Lord. You know, when you give your best, it’s all He asks of you, it’s all you can ask of yourself and it’s really all people can ask of you. I think that life is really too short to be so caught up in the things of the world. Just go out and give your best. To me that’s pretty simple.

  • Brent Yen

    Well….I agree he is a below average player. But I think he is just underperforming right now. Can be better overtime

  • Jeremiah

    “Max Kellerman is a big Lin supporter: I think Lin will do fine playing for the right coach.”

    I think Lin does fine playing for crappy, devious coaches like McHale and BS. Playing for the right coach, I think Lin would be an ALL-Star and NBA MVP a la Steve Nash with a great chance to lead his teams to championships.

    I guess I’m a bigger Lin supporter than Max Kellerman is.

  • jolno

    Yes, over time I think he’s going to regress to his career average of 38.8% FG, 32.9% 3PT, and 62.3% FT. It’s definitely below average but still better than his performance right now.

  • Brent Yen

    Pretty much so…

  • Brent Yen

    I am not religious by any means….but I like positive things…

  • spiderman

    And yet, the biased sports-world considers him elite compared to Lin

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    Meaning what Adi Joseph says resonates with Jeremy Lin

  • Rick Johnson

    Max said Byron Scott must think he’s dumb to not use him. Max can’t understand why else he wouldn’t use him.

    I would propose that it’s Byron Scott that’s dumb. Or they’re tanking. Only way I can make sense of it.

  • Guest

    This is the first I am seeing of this… So I ma glad it was brought back up… part of the problem with disqus discussions… stuff gets buried and new people do not have a clue what’s been discussed before or not without scrolling through pages. and who’s got time for that. Disqus has flaws and using it here you just have to live with those flaws. Being picky about what gets reposted or a subject being brought up again here is a bit problematic.

    anyway: Since I just learned of this controversy I just listened to the the max and marcellus podcast. http://espn.go.com/espnradio/losangeles/play?id=12234217

    Jlin starts around 15:00 ends around 20 minutes.

    They do in fact say that JLin must be the dumbest Harvard guy.

    Marcellus speaks about how when he was playing football if the coach said go left you better go left and not question or wonder why you are being asked to go left. Both essentially believe that must be the problem between Jlin and BS… That jli is too smart and must be questioning BS’ decisions.

    and that is why the jokingly call him the ‘dumbest Harvard guy’

    also they joke about why there is only one Harvard guy in the NBA… the dumbest Harvard guy.. h ha ha b/c essentially you must be ‘dumb’ to play sports.

    it was entertainment and they are very annoying talking over each other but mostly they are saying JLin must have gotten under BS’s skin. the early part of the convo they discuss how Jlin is the best player now on the team with kobe out and how he is better than Nick Young…

  • JoeTeam

    Hey psalm, just something that comes to mind. Besides focusing on the positive, maybe we can amplify that life is not a bowl of cherries and it’s how fast we get up off the floor after every knockdown. That’s why many of us are attractive to others, the spirit and courage. Let’s think to the attributes on Lin that inspires all of us, amplify that, and also diminish the things that are put upon him to test him. Why not, we are tested every day, and this place can help all of us withstand daily tests. I marvel at how fast JLin is in getting back up, in pain or not.

  • JoeTeam

    meaning that JLin’s camp is stepping up their rightful foundations, to lock in narratives that favor the truth and favor JLin. The gloves are coming off, and JLin is driving to the hoop again for the moment.

  • Jeremiah

    Joyce, last night’s game was the first one since Jeremy was slapped in the face with a DNP-CD. Since Jeremy shot 2 for 9 (although he scored 14 points and 6 assists), you complained several times that Jeremy is sulking and unable to control his emotions. Judging from your posts, you have a very difficult time controlling your own emotions. You’re a big JLin supporter, but if you’re going to be a Mod, you need to try a lot harder to keep your emotions in check.

    livyrlife is clearly a sincere Lin fan and you should never treat posters like her so rudely or threaten to delete her valid comments.

  • Ja Ja

    Thanks for the beautiful sharing. It is the first time I heard the testimony from Michael Chang. I remembered he always signed fans’ books “Jesus loves you”.

  • JoeTeam

    they should license this and sell it to amplify kids’ passion.

  • JoeTeam

    Borg. Darth Vader turned out to be a pussycat.

  • JoeTeam

    hi Joyce, from what I know, livyrlife is not a drive-by poster nor troll. She’s a good egg …

  • Rick Johnson
  • FrankW

    Michael Chang born in Hoboken, New Jersey. red
    blooded American just like Lin.

  • Ja Ja

    Brent, I know what you mean. I was in my early 20s when I came from China to America many years ago. It took me 7 years to accept Jesus as my Savior and Lord. I wish I knew Him earlier but I am so grateful I am home finally. It is not just about positive things. It is life, personal relationship. It is inner strength and power. It is hope. It is so much more. I pray one day you will know Him and share us the pure joy in knowing Him.

  • JoeTeam

    they aren’t as bad as SAS as far as I’ve read (not listened, no time for that ha ha).

  • Rick Johnson

    Kurt Helin
    ‏@basketballtalk
    Lakers’ players trying to adjust to Byron Scott’s random rotations http://dlvr.it/8GV5VS
    https://twitter.com/basketballtalk/status/560149382079602688

  • GoodDayLA

    Dont post Kurt Helin. He has dissed Jlin HARD in the past. SCrew that guy

  • JW
  • FrankW

    Did you say devious? I don’t think McHale combined with BS have enough smarts to be devious, maybe more like dumb as tree stumps.

    Max is cool and a good guy.

  • DLin

    Thanks for sharing that. I pray that more people like you will come to know Him as well. I hope JLin can inspire more people to turn to Jesus. I believe he said he wants to be a pastor after NBA>

  • GoodDayLA

    I feel like the non Kobe clan of players are over Byron Scott but the front office doesn’t care at all. Young just doesn’t want to play for Lord Byron.

  • jolno

    Can moderator please take a look at my post caught in the moderation queue? I think one word in one of Kobe’s quote triggered the alarm. Thanks.

  • DLin

    You’re right. Corrected to Taiwanese American.

  • 7iger

    Not sure if Young is really injury just too coincidental that it happen right after he wasn’t happy about his play time.

  • GoodDayLA

    THey defended Lin against Stephen A Smitherine. That says enough for me.

  • GoodDayLA

    CAA is power

  • GoodDayLA

    I think we already know Lin was leave about 25 games ago.

  • Jeremiah

    Washington = Wayne + Ellington of Wes + Ellington? LOL

  • joyce ward

    I will probably vent my frustration about lin again on how he plays. I know that she is a huge lin fan and I am also aware of her posts at the other site. The issue that i had with the post is thst we had already discussed the issue about what max amd Marcelous ihad said. Some people on here agreed and disagreed and had moved on. I think bringing it back up was to stir the pot again. Then after somebody even posted the email that max sent nathan, then she had another comment about how max the email didn”t mean anything because he didn’t address what he said on the show. I listened and they had given other players in the Clippers a hard time and have said worst.

  • FrankW

    The Rockets game, head coach BS still hasn’t decided to play Lin or not even minutes before game time. In fact, he didn’t even know what time the game starts. What kind of fruiting coach is this, so unprepared and clueless?

  • I just released it.

    It would be good to filter out ‘h—‘ or if there are other curse words in quotes from other people so it won’t get caught by Disqus. Thank you.

  • 7iger

    Whatever happened in the past and whatever the agenda of the
    article is? It doesn’t matter as long as now it is supporting Lin and tune with
    ours agenda.

  • JW

    It’s because he’s a great coach. He is unpredictable so the players will always need to be prepared to perform. He is trying to break Lin’s inconsistency problem.
    /s

    Sad thing is maybe this is exactly what BS thinks he is doing.

  • Guest

    The very nature of Disqus is that posts cannot be kept in neat compact order. Bringing something back up or reposting is just a fact of life when using Disqus. You cannot expect people to scroll down pages and pages. If you want neat orderly contained topics you need a forum.

    Is there a rule that a topic cannot be brought back up to ‘refresh’ the discussion on the page? What about all the people that look here from around the world. Time zones make it a difficulty to keep up here as topics scroll off the page. So hence I missed the original convo you are talking about and was quite happy to have it brought back up so i could go listen to the podcast.

  • jolno

    Will do in the future. I was just a bit hesitant to modify quotes from people. If doing so can save you moderator some time then I am all for it as long as I did not change the original meaning of the quote with my modifications lol.

  • Alaingrvis

    that h word caught me several times lol

  • FrankW

    I had a sentence with h*mo sapiens, it didn’t like my “h—”
    either.

  • wandertheglobe

    I listened to the show. I think M&M are not Lin’s haters. I think they’re talking tongue and check, and playing devil advocate on the reason why BS benched Lin. They couldn’t think of one good reason, so they are speculating that Byron thinks Jeremy is too slow to process. M&M think Jeremy is too smart and he over think things and made it worst. That’s my interpretation. On the balance, they always say nice things about Jeremy.

  • Jeremiah

    Well she quoted them as saying that “Lin cannot be a starting PG for a championship caliber team.” and something about Lin being dumb. I can understand her feeling that those statements were unacceptable regardless of some of the other more positive statements that they made.

    I understand why you didn’t agree with her, but as a Mod I feel that you need to be more diplomatic. JMO.

    Regarding Lin, you need to realize that no one can turn off their emotions like a mechanical switch. I am more surprised at how well he controls his emotions under the circumstances rather than frustrated by his inability. That’s a matter of opinion. But if you consider how hard he has to train and study tape of opposing teams and then perform in front of thousands of spectators and millions of viewers watching several camera angles, it’s pretty amazing how well he holds up under such pressure. Most PGs only have to do all that with a supportive coach.

  • Rick Johnson

    I get the impression players getting frustrated with B Scott.

    http://youtu.be/1NzT-7wMAdA

  • Jeremiah

    I tried to find a single word to describe coaches who don’t make winning their highest priority. I agree that McHale is too dumb to be devious. I actually think Scott only looks dumb cause he’s trying to carry our Kobe’s insane agenda.

  • Grace

    “I largely think much of the criticism he is currently receiving is unjust, but perception is a powerful thing. ”
    http://www.rantsports.com/nba/2015/01/27/will-los-angeles-lakers-jeremy-lin-ever-recapture-linsanity/

  • joyce ward

    Duley noted.Thanks

  • gasparthe2

    ‘egocentricity’ is the word that comes to mind. Perhaps this is how Kobe would want his underlings to approach HIM. “do unto others as you would want them to do unto you” is a nice quote that he should consider.

    I would say that Kobe Bryant has finally mastered the art of BULLshitake mushrooms.

  • Grace
  • GoodDayLA

    problem is the front office doesn’t care. ALmost everyone is a free agent this summer except for Kobe and Swag and Swag can be traded if they need to or just stuffed on the bench as a poor mans Jamal Crawford since he never starts.

    I think the Lakers are swinging for the fences. To put their hopes all on Lin wouldn’t be an LA thing to do. That’s not how the Lakers roll. They want the A list players and will keep trying for that.

    What is more interesting that Lin’s plight, is whether the Lakers front office will move on from Kobe to try to really get those free agents or just repeat another season of this deplorable basketball to suit Kobe’s ego and to stay frozen in fear.

  • gasparthe2

    Absolutely.

  • CJSHYY

    This web is always not nice to Lin..

  • Jeremiah

    Sure! 🙂

  • GoodDayLA

    I forgot what this guy said, but he said something on the radio very uncomplimentary about Lin last year that made my blood boil.

  • Grace

    Need Chinese readers:
    http://tieba.baidu.com/p/35528

  • CJSHYY

    This post has been del.

  • blubell
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Remember both BS and Brian Shaw were endorsed by Kobe to coach the Lakers. Let their records speak for Mr. Bryant’s judgement.

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    Maybe we will see Lin DNP tonight per Byron

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Now with no Kobe no Young, let the team ball begin leading by the man, Jeremy.

  • JW

    BS already said starters is set for a while. So it’s clarkson again.

  • Grace
  • DLin

    Don’t be surpised if Jeremy is DNP’d tonight. If it will happen then further confirmation that BS is purposely trying to devalue Lin – perhaps because he thinks doing so would make Kobe happy. KB just doesn’t like Lin as they are not cut from thesame mold and might not like him to be successful as a Laker.

  • JW

    Just announcing broadcast change. they not showing the 2 lakers games anymore and will be something else.

  • believe it or not, the old Chat used to be worse.
    someone said ‘Hello” but it came out as ‘H***o’ LOL

    we had to unplug it since the users got curious what else it can do, haha…

  • GoodDayLA

    I mean you know the team is tanking and waiting for free agency when everyone including Lin is a free agent. Why would you post this? It just sets yourself up to get upset later when it’s patently obvious it’s not going to happen.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I will be shocked if Lin is DNP again. Lin played almost 30 min last game after the DNP has shown me something must have happened behind close door.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I always have hope for the best but also prepare for the worst. Don’t be so leaning on negativity.

  • Brent Yen

    You do not know that 😛

  • Brent Yen

    Linsanity!!!

  • JW

    Everyone, 2/5 Thur 9:00 Lakers @ Bucks changed : 11:30 Bulls @ Kings(?) 2/7 Sat 8:00 Lakers @ Magic changed: 8:30 Mavs @ Hawks

  • GoodDayLA

    Lin will play tonight and probably for the rest of the year. But I know what you mean, there will be 8-15 minute games for Lin.

    Last game vs. Houston was a make up game for Lin. BS even put some guys around Lin so Lin could be the main guy for once. BS threw Lin a bone. Lin almost delivered but not quite.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Yeah Lakers are done for playoff, let enjoy every single Lin game of the remained season.

  • Je Ballew

    I don’t think it will happen. BS is too soft to take the heat.

  • GoodDayLA

    true, I have no problem with the hope/positivity. I mean “let the team ball begin” sounds like we’re expecting it to happen already. “I hope we’ll see team ball” sounds more reasonable lol.

  • Grace

    China is dropping the Lakers games. I hope it’s a sign they are behind JLin.

  • Jeremiah

    What happened to your self-imposed ban? You try to start off slow and relaxed but inevitably you always work yourself into a frenzy. You know this about yourself right? Time to take another TO?

  • JW

    I’m guessing they get their broadcast from US. So US changing, they need to change too?

  • CJSHYY

    Look what Kobe & BS did to Lakers? smh! Lakers new tank lineup really made lots of fans in Asia only can say…NO NO NO…smh!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Didn’t you see some team ball last game? Not a complete whole game but in the 4Q.

  • blubell
  • JW

    I was expecting DNP in last game so I was pleasantly surprised that he had 28 min and had 14 pts. Although that did made me not watch the game.

  • Jeremiah

    I don’t think many Lin fans will go to Lakers games KNOWING that Lin will play less than 20 minutes.The DNP was very recent and hopefully just a one time blunder.

  • GoodDayLA

    I saw Lin being a 1 man show in the 4th Q last game. I wouldn’t call that teamball. It would have evolved into teammball if Houston doubled on Lin.

    It was fun to watch but I wish he hit more shots.

    As soon as Price came in and Ellington went out and Hill was out and I saw Ed and Black and Price in, I automatically knew, as most of you did, that Lin was going to explode offesnively by passing or scoring.

    It is so simple to allow Lin to dominate on the court, it’s just no coach believes in it.

  • Hm, is it due to his sprained ankle or the fallout for saying
    “Kobe’s out due to injury became blessings in disguise for others” ?

  • GoodDayLA

    I was expecting 10-15 minutes last game myself. I too was surprised most that BS put in a poor man’s Linsanity type lineup.

    It was like a crappy & short version of Memphis Grizzlies with Lin out there as Conley. I immiediately became excited though because I knew Lin was going to do something interesting.

    I thought he was going to lead them to a win but his shot was off.

  • or maybe we’ll hear Byron said, “It’s really tough having to draw many plays for Jeremy Lin!” LOL

  • Rick Johnson

    Kobe’s salary takes too much of the cap. They can sign another max contract but then they won’ t have enough to fill out the team unless they get cheap rookies via the draft. Days of Lakers flying over the cap using TV money are gone. Also don’t think Jim Buss as willing to fly over the cap with hefty penalties and repeater penalties as Dr. Buss did.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Yes and because of that 4Q, I’m so excited for tonight game but like you mentioned I stay cautious.

  • GoodDayLA

    The mods were supposed to ban me so I coulnd’t come back. They did do it intiially but I think psalm is kind and unbanned me yet again for the 2nd or 3rd time.

    I’m ok with being banned, but I am a Jlin addict and cannot always exert the discipline to self ban myself.

    At anytime I am ok with being banned here though. And I won’t hold it against anyone.

  • GoodDayLA

    a lot of Asian fans just go for the experience. They are from Asia so visting the Staples center 1 time is really neat for them whether or not Lin plays. And the people from Asia carry less of the hate & resentment that us USA side Lin forum fanatics do.

  • Je Ballew

    Because of Price’s and Clarkson’s lack of skiils and inexperience it will only magnify Jeremy’s skills.

  • webattorney

    I see a lot of rich Chinese people sitting in expensive seats. They may or may not be Lin fans.

  • webattorney

    Lakers personnel doesn’t have the right players for Lin to lead the team to wins even if BS wanted to win as a team. I am looking forward to watching Nishikori battle against Wrarinka.

  • webattorney

    I believe Clarkson will play well in some games, not for his teammates but in getting his own stats.

  • GoodDayLA

    yes stay cautious. I expect 12-20 minutes tonight and no more Memphis lite Lineup for Lin. I really believe Scott did it to make up being vindictive towards Lin. We’ll see.

  • Je Ballew

    You have to know a play draw it. 🙂

  • DLin

    I’d rather Lin get DNP’d and create more havoc than him play 5 minutes a game. It lets GMs around the league know that something fishy is going on versus Oh he sucked and thats why he played only 5 min. Also his ppg will go down if he only plays for 5.

  • Jeremiah

    Instead of posting until you’re banned, why not work harder on your discipline? I think posting on this site can help people learn how to engage in civil discourse in both the virtual and real worlds. That could give your JLin addiction a positive spin.

  • 7iger

    If it is really tough he can just hand over the drawing board to Lin.

  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson

    I hope JLin gets his shooting and FT shooting straightened out and brings it tonight.

  • blubell

    He seems to know a lot of BS plays…

  • webattorney

    You are trying too hard to get banned. Don’t worry about it and speak your mind. If you are banned, so be it. You always have the other site. 🙂

  • 7iger

    Is lacking of self control is an addiction?

  • wandertheglobe

    Lakers minority owner (richest man in LA), Dr. Patrick Soon-Siong at the game.

  • GoodDayLA

    good point. As long as I dont take Joyce Warde’s comments too serious and ignore IsabeliJane altogether, I think things will be fine here.

    I said we couldn’t trust Jeannie Buss’s deicsion making because of her choice of twitter pic and that comment was removed. At least I wasn’t banned.

  • webattorney

    Ha, ha, you might get banned now. 🙂 Just start all your posts with “I love Jeremy but . . . “

  • GoodDayLA

    so be it

  • Jeremiah

    Maybe they’re not Chinese. They could be Korean, Japanese, etc.

  • webattorney

    No this quickly though. At least try to last several days.

  • webattorney

    I already anticipated your comment by revising the original post before your post. Refresh.

  • GoodDayLA

    he’s just using the same plays he gave to CP3 in New Orleans. But Lin has no David West as outlet.

  • GoodDayLA

    I would just pay Kobe, have him sit out, and use the remaining salary cap left to field a team next year.

    No other player in the NBA can do more with less than Jlin. I’d offer Jlin a 1 yr deal to spearhead the guard position and see if it pans out. They’d more than likely be a playoff seed no matter how crappy the parts you have around Lin.

    If it fails miserably, the Lakers can go for Durant & Westbrook and others in summer of 2016 which is their plan anyways.

  • dave lam

    What did GDLA do to get banned?

  • FrankW

    South African born.

  • Jeremiah

    I know a lot of Asians who claim that they can differentiate. But whenever I put them to the test, they always failed. For example I was in a Japanese restaurant with a Korean colleague and we tried to guess the nationality of our waitress. My colleague said she was “definitely not Korean, maybe Chinese” At some point we asked her. Then the two of them had a very enthusiastic, 20-minute conversation in Korean. When they finally finished I just had to look at him and he turned red.

  • GoodDayLA

    Memphis lineup lite = Lin (Conley), Price (very poor man’s defensive Allen), Wes (erractic version of Tayshawn), Black (very poor mans Zbo without a jumper), Davis (Gasol without a jumper but better springs, more Deandre Jordan than Gasol but whatever).

    If they put Memphis Lite out there, we will all be entertained big time.

  • Brent Yen

    So….you mean this is a very poor-mans Grizzles team…

  • webattorney

    It depends on the context. It’s probable that most people sitting in expensive seats at Lakers games ARE Chinese (not even Taiwanese). There are many Korean-Japanese and Korean-Chinese, which makes it hard to tell. Also, accents in the way they speak the English language and mannerisms.

  • JW

    You crazy? We are trying to tank here. That line up might give us a win!

  • GoodDayLA

    VERY VERY poor mans, but it’s what I thought of. I always imagine Lin being in Conley’s place in Memphis and how great Lin would look on that team.

    I equate the Laker lineup to a group of hardhat blue collar guys. They lack in talent, but they are tough as nails, and they need Lin to create the offense and Lin when forced to, relishes that role.

    And no team in the NBA is more knowns for being blue collar than Memphis.

    Hence Memphis Lite.

    Clarkson, if not so raw and trigger happy, would be good to put next to Lin. But he’s too raw. and too weak. He needs to lift weights BIG TIME and settle down and would be a solid Lin running mate.

  • TTNN

    I’d rather play Clarkson w Lin than Price. Price don’t do anything, though Clarkson’s defense is worrisome, he kind of lost his man a lot, however, Price do that a lot too, so, yeah

  • TTNN

    I still like them to go the game and support Lin.

  • GoodDayLA

    it’s a pretty untalented lineup except for Lin and Davis. But there is chemistry in that group and a pecking order on both sides. That lineup alone could be a .500 club in the NBA.

    Ideally the Lakers had a physical athletic defensive 2 to put with Lin and a 4 man who was tough and could shoot as well.

    Then Lin would have the weapons to do real damage.

    I believe Lin can beat Washington with Memphis Lite, but they won’t get enough minutes together. Memphis Lite would need to play 36 minutes of the game together to make it happen.

  • JW

    Linsanity had that sort of group as well, but they did have Tyson Chandler. The final defensive stopper is critical for a top team. I think that’s why Cleveland is doing better with their recent trade for Mozgov(?).

  • GoodDayLA

    I cannot disagree more.

    Lin did his 4th quarter thing precisely because PRICE DOES NOTHING. WHy do you think a ballhog like Kobe wants Price there? So Kobe can take all the shots! Look what Lin did! He took all the shots!

  • JW

    Yea. Clarkson will be able to spread the floor more. People not gonna care about Price.

  • JoeTeam

    It depends where people leave it off and make their assessment. For example, Koreans look a lot like Northern Chinese. Then you go to body language and the accent, or maybe how they react if they don’t have an accent. It’s not hard to tell, and of course you ask if the chance comes up.

  • wandertheglobe

    Would it make a different if he were China or Taiwan born? If anything, he should understand racism better than anyone being from South Africa. I’ve traveled there and it’s definitely not a place you want to live as a non-white.

  • GoodDayLA

    Clarkson has great potential. but for TODAY, I feel you need to use Price even though it makes Lin play 2 or 3 on defense.

    It’s because Price will defer naturally to Lin because he has limited offense and is 30 years old and a vet.

    Clarkson is a young puppy.

    The blue collar crew does not include Clarkson..

  • GoodDayLA

    hey I did say LITE right? Haha, I know it’s a challenged lineup. Actually on paper offensively you’d be scared of that lineup. But Lin alone can make it work. Price and Wes have to hit at least 30% of their 3 pointers and that’s good enough assuming Lin plays well.

  • Jeremiah

    Well I meant without hearing how they speak or considering their choice of fashion. Basically just judging by their face. I got the impression that Asians often think they can differentiate but when put to the test?

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    I think Lin playing with Clarkson is the same as Lin playing with Kobe. Clarkson ball hogs and tries to do too much. At least with Price, he knows his role and Lin will have more opportunities with the ball in his hand.

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    definitely agree.

  • Linja

    Hey. it is a perfect storm for Linsanity 2.

  • Rick Johnson

    Price doesn’t draw any defenders. They will leave him wide open and double on whoever is the #1 option whether it’s Kobe, Young or Lin. He passed to Lin more in the last game which he didn’t do before. Clarkson is like Swaggy, you give him the ball he will shoot it or drive to the rim. Won’t create anything for others, doesn’t kick out to open man. He has tunnel vision for the basket. Ellington is a better back court partner for Lin. (sorry for duplicate post but Discus won’t take contraction form of “he will”)

  • GoodDayLA

    banned?

  • Rick Johnson

    No, the contracted form of “he will” gets automatically held up. he “apostrophe” ll

  • GoodDayLA

    hmm i can still post? ok cool guess the filter is tight…comments on approval mode

  • Brent Yen

    Did you say something bad and said it repeatedly?

  • Lymania

    Yea, just take your suggestion and head over to the other site now. Save the mods some good work to ban or unban him again, and also served his addiction with JLin at the other site as well.

  • GoodDayLA

    Maybe I am selfish Lin fan, but I always look at the roster that will allow Lin to shine. Putting Clarkson in will prevent Lin from shining. Price gives Lin best chance. Ellington 2nd though Wayne seems to be looking for himself more and more now too.

  • GoodDayLA

    no, just post basketball talk

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    I would love to see the following lineup:
    PG: Ronnie Price (I like him at point bc he can guard opposing PGs which takes pressure off of Lin on defensive end so Lin can focus on offense. Also, He can bring the ball up and pass to Lin in the corner. Lin will then be able to shoot, pass or drive bc he hasn’t dribbled yet. The bigs could come up and set screens for him.
    SG: Lin
    SF: Wesley Johnson or Swaggy P (not sure which one I prefer). Pros of Wes is that he can play good D and since he isn’t that good on offense, Lin can take more shots. Good thing about Swaggy is that he can spread the floor better (but him being on the floor could take shots away from Lin).
    PF: Black, C: Ed Davis (Last game, they were very effective when on the floor together with Lin. They were both looking to set screens for Lin).

    Let me know what you guys think. I know some of you may have issues with Lin being a SG. But in BS’s offense, the SG starts a lot of the plays on the wing anyway when they run the (elbow play).

  • Brent Yen

    Then why would you be banned? You are not overly negative…..yet..

  • webattorney

    Agreed. Clarkson can play well sometimes and out-shine Lin, scoring wise.

  • Brent Yen

    I dislike any lineup that put Lin at SG spot. Note that I am not saying it is a bad line up.

  • GoodDayLA

    Memphis Lite aka Blue Collar Crew aka Linsanity Lite

  • webattorney

    Ellington rarely passes to Lin either. For some reason, they think they are out there to just shoot and not play other aspects of BB game.

  • JW

    PG can bring it up and hand it off to Lin. Just like how it was w/ Harden and Kobe when Lin was PG.

  • Brent Yen

    I know…but scoring is not really Lin’s best game…

  • webattorney

    Agreed. You put a player who likes to shoot out there with Lin, Lin is just going to pass instead of trying to score. Lin’s BB is: “I am here to serve you.” If Novak could create his own shots, no way Linsanity would have taken place. If you look at the Linsanity players (before Melo), no other player could really create his own shots: Schumpert, Novak, Chandler, Jeffries, Fields. JR Smith could, but I don’t remember him during the Linsanity run of around 10 games.

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    That’s what I was thinking too. Especially in Scott’s offense where the PG just passes to the wing anyway.

  • GoodDayLA

    Wayne use to but something changed. I really like Wayne’s shot and he should just spot up but he doesn’t trust Lin or the system to get him the ball.

  • Lymania

    really good suggestion with how to post here.

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    Who would you want at SF?
    Edit: Just saw your post below. Totally agree with your linup!

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    Just saw this post. I totally agree with your lineup!!

  • webattorney

    Swaggy and Wayne. I agree Wayne is a better shooter. I view Swaggy as an annoying mini-Kobe.

  • JW

    He can still create for other in that position. This way, he will be guarded by the other SG who might be slower.

  • GoodDayLA

    It’s only Lin at the 2 because Price is shorter than him. On defense Lin is guarding the 3 when the 2 is a scorer lol.

    Remove Price and put in Iman or Tony Allen, and Lin is the 1 in the same role.

  • Lymania

    The other site as webattorney said can also serve your addition.

  • GoodDayLA

    all the comments were on approval mode. Thought I was about to be banned LOL.

  • JW

    Perhaps he realize LAL is tanking. On a tanking team, everybody is on their own and need the stats for the new contract.

  • Rick Johnson

    Hadn’t noticed that of Ellington lately. Guess he’s with the starters more and not as much with Lin. I’ll watch more closely tonight. Most everyone except Young and Clarkson are on short contracts and looking for their own. It’s getting to be like D-League. Felt like JLin was doing a bit of that in the 4th too.

  • JW

    but u had commented below already on this thread.

  • Lymania

    How do you differentiate? I have hard time differentiate and so is others having hard time to tell I m chinese or japanese.

  • Brent Yen

    But guarding SG is very tiresome. Not that it will be a problem. It is not just about create. It is really about moving the whole team. If you simply just asking Lin or Harden to create, the team will be very one-dimensional. Ascending to team ball and have a smart guy like Lin to call the play is more important IMO. I am not really craving for assists either, look at those Asts Kobe got, they were just stat padders..

  • Brent Yen

    I guess you are just by default, bad…..LOL

  • GoodDayLA

    I just find Clarkson too erratic only because he’s a rookie. He’s a good one though, I like his potential.

  • webattorney

    Exactly. Lin should do the same.

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    I was responding below to TTNN’s post who I later realized was responsiding to GDLA’s post. =)

  • webattorney

    He is a slashing type of SG who can score inside but his jump shooting is pretty bad and will never be a natural shooter.

  • JW

    Isn’t guarding SG easier than PG who are usually faster? And as PG, you get some of these pesky PG like Bev who gets in your face full court.

    I would think once he has the ball at the top, it’ll be the same for PNR, etc.

  • blubell

    Yes. All of them holding “We Want Lin” signs 🙂

  • Brent Yen

    Not really, do you wanna guard Harden or K Thompson more than you guard WALL and Conley. It is hard to say actually. Most guard are interchangeable anyway. Plus who is guarding you really is irreverent. Lin was guarded by Leonard………

  • JW

    Lin may well be doing that in that last 4th qtr performance.

  • Jeremiah

    You forgot to begin with “I love Jeremy but . . . ”

    99.9% of your posts contain a subtle or not so subtle criticism of Lin. Yet I seem to be the only one who wants to ban you. You and PFV must have a way with Lin fans that I just cant fathom. I’m just grateful that it doesn’t work on me 🙂

  • Lymania

    Our psalm is a good guy who just happened to have bad luck every time! Haha. Poor psalm.

  • webattorney

    I feel the same way about you in that you always try to find something negative in people’s posts; you should be a mod. That beginning phrase advice was for GoodDay, not me. Why are you putting PFV in the same category with me? He’s way more supportive of Lin than I am. So you think PFV is not a true Lin fan just because he said something “negative” about Lin? I don’t even know what PFV said, but he is a true Lin fan and very knowledgeable about BB and NBA. You are doing him injustice by grouping us together.

  • webattorney

    I like it when he does it.

  • JW

    I guess those are the times you need that defensive stopper at the basket like Tyson C to save your behind.

  • wandertheglobe

    Right, this team has no culture of team BB. The only guys who are willing to pass back to Jeremy are Ed Davis and Ronnie Price. With Ed, he knows Jeremy will give him the rock close to the basket for a layup or dunk. Ronnie can’t shoot if his life depends on it. All others are out to get theirs, including Clarkson, who thinks he’s a top 5 picks of the draft. Young is another JR. Ellington is a Kobe wannabe. Boozer and Hill will chuck it up like no tomorrow. Wes is a Tayshaun Prince. This team has no chemistry, bunch of misfits and a coach who should be coaching for a HS JV team.

  • webattorney

    Slightly off-topic: I saw the re-play of 3rd quarter where Klay Thompason went bonkers and scored something like 37 points in one quarter. What surprised me was that he did this in the course of playing his game. He didn’t force it except for maybe 2 shots, but he was feeling super hot, so it was understandable. It was pretty amazing to watch. He did get one lucky bounce but . . . it was once in a life performance. Also, it seemed to me that once Klay decided to shoot, it was pretty impossible for even good defenders to block his shots because he has such a quick release.

  • Brent Yen

    That was just amazing.

  • Rick Johnson

    Robert Morales
    ‏@RMoralesPT
    Jeremy Lin shooting before game vs Rockets. Will he play tonight after a DNP on Friday? http://www.tout.com/m/pplnn5?ref=twrm4p1m
    https://twitter.com/RMoralesPT/status/560197861821120513

  • webattorney

    I thought he forced many shots, but that was hardly the case.

  • Brent Yen

    Went with the hot hands…..also shows why teams try to increase the pace.

  • webattorney

    It’s like a shoot-out between cowboys. If you can draw your gun faster, you have such an advantage. Kings tried to put a good defender on Klay, but Klay is so good at hiding behind his teammates and just letting it fly.

  • Jeremiah

    You mean that I have a way with Lin fans or that you want to ban me? LOL I thought we had a good Kobe interview, improvisation the other day. That reminds me. I thought that was a great idea. One can illustrate a character’s mindset (e.g. Lin, BS or Kobe) by pretending to be that character and being interviewed by others on the site.

    Yes in general he is much more supportive than you but lately he’s said some really “strange” things. Apparently it’s forbidden to criticize him on this site. So I’ve started to comment directly on his channel.

  • Brent Yen

    Scott will bench him….LOL

  • webattorney

    No, because BS allows NY to play. NY a super poorer version of Klay.

  • webattorney

    I want to ban you too. 🙂 Give me one example of what strange things he said. I don’t really follow him. FYI, I have no way with Lin fans in any significant sense. I try to say my piece and not get banned.

  • Brent Yen

    I guess Scott will ban Curry then..

  • FrankW

    Are African Chinese still classified as blacks?

  • TTNN

    I could understand some of your frustration with PFV, however, you could not ask all the Lin fans think the same way as you ALL THE TIME. PFV is entitled to his interpretation of things, he is not necessary right all the time, and nobody could be right all the time, but I do feel you jump too quick on him this time.

  • CaliUSMC

    He scored Linsanity’s career high in one quarter. #WITNESS

  • wandertheglobe

    No, Chinese were classified as colored, same as East Indians. Blacks are at the bottom during Apartheid. Though, Japanese are treated as whites.

  • TTNN

    But Clarkson moves pretty good without ball, and with him, Lin could be more dynamic, not sure what Price can do to help Lin other than pass the ball back to Lin.

  • Jeremiah

    After Lin was benched in favor of Price, Lin tweeted scripture and said he was at the lowest point of his BB career. PFV then put out a video with a warning saying that Lin fans “will not like what PFV says.” In that video, PFV said something to the effect “Kobe and BS’s harsh treatment of Lin was necessary to make Lin a better PG / player.” You, I suspect, fully agree.

    No, you do have a way. People come to your defense. They don’t seem to notice that virtually all of your comments are negative. After you were banned, both psalm and joeteam wondered what happened to you. “webA is good poster.” (roll eyes) lol

  • DLin

    Wonder why he missed all his shots in the actual game? Weird.

  • Jeremiah

    Of course he’s “entitled to his interpretation of things.” But when I think he’s wrong I feel I should be entitled to disagree. I’m convinced that Kobe is the root and sole cause of Lin’s suffering. So when PFV says “Kobe and BS’s harsh treatment of Lin is necessary to make Lin a better PG / player.,” it’s too much for me to accept calmly. It’s too unjust to make the criminal out to be the savior.

  • Actually, I watched a more complete HOU pregame fan video that he wasn’t completely in rhythm and missed more shots. He said post-game HOU that the fluctuating PT messed up his rhythm and even being winded with the DNP and 15-20min in prior games.

    OTOH I saw he made 75% of his pre-game shots on 1/19 PHX game where he had double-double.

    IMO BScott inconsistent PT for Lin definitely contributed to Lin’s inconsistent performance.
    Let’s hope Lin gets 25+ min tonight

  • Rick Johnson
  • webattorney

    First, I was unfairly banned for sure. Second, I don’t agree that harsh treatment was necessary to make Lin a better PG/player, although I might agree that sometimes it seems you have to light a fire under Lin’s but* to get him to play with more urgency. Third, I didn’t know what other posters said about me AFTER I was banned; they might have said it because I never pretended that I am not critical of Lin’s BB game, and perhaps I do post something to think about time to time.

  • joyce ward

    Boy it is a slow news day on twitter. LOL

  • Brent Yen

    About 20 days to trade dead line. 5 months to FA.

  • FYI
    I finished the 1st Q&A video but I just need to add the final picture of the check so all the contributing countries are represented.
    So I’ll post it tomorrow morning. I’ll work on the 2nd clip first.
    Thanks for your patience! =)

    Note: Just want to let you know I’m trying my best with a full plate at the moment. I apologize for the delay

  • joyce ward

    Thank God. I had tickets to the. Bulls game for Thursday, but gave them to my niece. I didn’t want to and watch Lakers purposely lose.She doesn’t care, her buddy just like watching lin play. LOL

  • Jeremiah

    No he scored less than Lin’s career high which is 38 points. What does that comparison add anyway? You and webA have some similarities.

  • joyce ward

    It”s all good.We ain’t going nowhere.:)

  • Like Auntie Like Niece LOL

  • gum

    Dear young man, you still keep harping on PFV? On your last post, you replied to the other poster that you have heard PFV’s video only once about 2 years ago. Please tell me exactly when PFV said “Kobe and BS’s harsh treatment of Lin is necessary to make Lin a better PG / player.”. It is such a disservice toward PFV who is working very hard for Jeremy and his fans. As I said on my last reply to you that you are so very upset with Lin’s situation that you are channeling your anger toward PFV. …

    Please remember I heard close to 99 percent of PFV’s videos from the first day of Rockets. I sincerely hope you channel your energy in the constructive way. We need your positive energy and lets hope Jeremy will have a very good game tonight! OK?

    By the way, I think you are a very courteous young man on the basis of your reply to my post. Much appreciation from me!

  • DLin

    http://www.hngn.com/articles/63818/20150126/la-lakers-rumors-coach-byron-scott-issues-nick-young-jeremy-lin.htm

    Swaggy and Lin are now both lumped in one article as having issues with BS.

  • joyce ward

    Yep, she and her friends love some Jeremy. They can’t tell you hiw many points he scored, but they always say he looked good doing it. LOL

  • Sophie Paris

    I have issues with BS too.

  • joyce ward

    Scott got issues with them, beacuse they don’t back down from him. He say something stupid in the press about them, they are like, whatever

  • Sophie Paris

    Some words don’t pass the filter

  • joyce ward

    So is Steve Kerr going to chose Klay Thompson to take Kobe’s spot in the NBA All Star game?

  • Alaingrvis

    him or harden

  • Michael

    His love for Price has been very consistent. That’s the only positive thing I can derive from BS.

  • John Lee

    His pungent brown nosing to Kobe has been even more consistent.

  • Sophie Paris

    Thompson historical quarter could be in his favor. But Harden is the best scorer rn. I hope Thompson though. ^^

  • Yascar

    No problem Psalm. Thanks for all the hard work.

  • Michael

    It’s DOTA…we all know that.

  • Michael

    How about “I love Jeremy butt”?

  • SamC89

    It’s hard to differentiate because “Chinese people” are too diverse.

    Even among Chinese, there are differences between Northern, Southern, and Western Chinese. Not to mention all the mixed-minority Chinese like the Hui, Manchu, Miao, and even Mongolians.

    Also, in Yangbian region of China there’s a huge population of Koreans that for the most part, identify as Korean Chinese now. I also know quite a few Koreans that are able to trace their ancestry back to China.

    So while I feel there are some differences that can let you generalize, the simple fact is that any feature can belong to the larger Chinese population as well.

  • Michael

    I hope he is more creative at lineups adjustments than rookie hazing.

  • Jeremiah

    You really shouldn’t make significant edits after someone has already replied to you. You can just make a new comment so the changes are noticed.

    No, I don’t “always try to find something negative in people’s posts” It just happens to be always present in your posts.

    You asked for one example and I gave an egregious one. And it has little to do with his claim to be The NBA Expert. It has to do with human nature.

  • jolno

    Let’s rephrase the question to “Who does not have issues with BS?” LOL

  • WAS Game Thread is now open
    http://www.jlinportal.com/g46-lal-game-thread/

    With Nick Young out due to ankle injury that requires MRI, will Byron run plays for Jeremy Lin?
    Will he get another 28min or a DNP? If Byron wants to tank, will he bench Jeremy if he leads the Lakers to play well?

    What about Lin’s agent (Roger Montgomery) tweet about Victory is certain? Will it translate to 25+ min as long as Lakers is losing to achieve the Tanking purpose?

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

  • CJSHYY

    Thompson, Pl.

  • Sophie Paris

    Haha yes Kobe and Price 😀

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Clarkson and Roonie couldn’t draw fans to watch Lakers games. This is a business. If Scott does not win more games, he will be replaced by someone who can. FO has no interest in tanking. Fans support and ticket sales are more important than championship to FO. Scott.

    Jeremy is a star that Clarkson and Ronnie aren’t. f Laker keeps its losing streak alive, I have no doubt that the FO will recall MDA to stop bleeding.

  • Jeremiah

    Thanks for your comment and the opportunity to reply to your concerns. I have no intention of harping on PFV, especially not on this site. As I said, I have begun to comment directly on PFV’s channel but so far no reply from him. If you read this thread, webA asked me to give one example of a strange thing PFV said. Perhaps I should have declined.

    Yes, I only know what PFV says based on “quotes” posted here. I started to listen to one of his videos the other day and I quickly remembered why I cannot tolerate them. He speaks too slowly and takes forever to get to the point. It made me wonder if he employs hypnosis techniques. Or maybe people just like being reminded what it was like to listen to bed-time stories when they were children. I was also surprised to notice that there are now commercial interruptions every so often. So his claim that he is working for Jeremy and his fans out of altruism is hard to believe. I’m not saying that he is not a genuine fan, but he’s not doing it just for fun.

    Since you are so familiar with his videos, maybe you can help me find the exact one where he said that. It had to be game #20 or shortly thereafter because it was right after Jeremy was benched and put out his first biblical tweet of the season. It also carried a warning that Lin fans would not like what he says. I’ve tried to find it using Google but so far no luck. We can also try to ask if JoeTeam remembers because he was the one who posted at the time, “what’s up with PFV.”

    I was upset with Lin’s benching, but things are looking much better now. I do not need to channel my anger towards anyone let alone a Lin fan. As I said before, PFV’s comments were unacceptable at any time. But misguided analysis when Lin is really in a bad situation is particularly unhelpful. Especially since there are so many Lin fans like yourself who think PFV speaks only the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

  • JoeTeam

    Yes, that can happen but people move a lot now so the generational lines on a face aren’t so reliable. But for sure an Asian can tell the nuances just like we all can for Americans (NE, West, etc.). A lot of that is swagger.

  • Jeremiah

    By the way. One thing I’ve learned is this site has great fact checkers! If you post something wrong, someone will almost always correct you. So if the quote I’m referring to was inaccurate or taken out of context, I’m sure I would have heard by now.

  • Jeremiah

    That’s great. But only or especially for females.

  • Jeremiah

    Also from an evolutionary point of view, when you’re dealing with populations that number in the 100’s of millions, there is bound to be a lot of natural variation.

  • Jeremiah

    Sounds like something George W Bush would say. LOL. But yeah, maybe there used to be more clear distinctions and they are starting to be blurred by assimilation.

  • Maknusia

    Hey!…no problem mate. We were just teasing you earlier. Take your time 🙂

  • Maknusia

    I dont think it was banned, but someone had flagged you, hence it went into moderation for some of your posts

  • Jeremiah

    One last thing, as long as PFV is truly supportive of Lin, which to me means realizing that Kobe was always the problem and never helpful to Lin in any way, then I’m also very supportive of PFV and his videos. More power to him.

  • gum

    I am not sure which channel you use to communicate with PFV. I think the best place is the comment section after the current video. When he has time, he will reply. .

    I did not have any problem with what PFV stated. Since you are having some issue with the “quotes ” you found on this forum, I would advise you to ask PFV directly about your concern or invest some time to listen to his video yourself. I am a very busy and active member of my community that I have no free time to satisfy your request.

    Recently PFV stated that he does not get paid any money from the commercials or from these videos.
    I believe he has been following Lin from NY days…Also he stated that he and his brother, John are not on drugs. He is a genuine and devoted supporter of Jeremy Lin and lets appreciate his efforts!

    I find the speed in which he speaks very comfortable. Do you know who Diane Rehm of NPR is?
    She reminds me of PFV in her way of speaking. She has many millions of the listeners who follow her daily and appreciate her. Perhaps there may be some like you who may find Diane intolerable too.

    As I said, lets cheer for Jeremy tonight and lets throw negative thoughts out the window.

  • gum

    Please tell him what you just posted! Very hopeful!

  • Jeremiah

    “I think the best place is the comment section after the current video…I would advise you to ask PFV directly about your concern”:

    That’s what I did yesterday morning. No reply from him yet.

    Diane Rehm suffers from a neurological voice disorder. I don’t think it’s appropriate to compare the two. In any case she tries to cut to the chase. Her delayed speech is involuntary.

    If Jeremy hadn’t been so mistreated, I would just enjoy his games. I wouldn’t follow his his story so closely. I want to see him finally get his just rewards so yes, Go Jeremy!

  • Jeremiah

    I did 🙂

  • gum

    I find you very interesting and intelligent by the way you express yourself. I can not afford more time on this site. Well, take care and lets keep our fingers crossed for tonight!

  • Jeremiah

    Thanks, you too!

  • gum

    I also think PFV has some health issue, fyi…he clears his voice here and there.

  • Nhawj44

    If I’m not mistaken, the day after BS DNP’ed Lin, practice was cancelled and FO met w BS shortly after. Wonder what that meeting was all about…? Also other medias such as USA today, individual writers, & even LakersNation called BS out for BS’s action. Wonder how much of that pressured BS into playing Lin again…

  • I do think something happened.

    And combined with Lin’s agent victory tweet plus 28min, 23min that Lin got after the DNP plus BScott drawing plays for Lin the HOU game while never before, at least we conclude Lin’s agent could be making demands for fair PT for Lin.

    What leverage Lin’s agent got, we don’t really know. But good to know they have some kind of leverage.

    Let’s see how these 23-28min PT might grow or shrink in the last 36 games of the season. Let’s hope and pray for the best!