G46 WAS @ 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!  😎


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  • Allen Wayne

    Ha ha

  • GoodDayLA

    Just give Lin 20 point deficits when he enters and see what he can do to close the gap. Let Lin try to close up the gaps and it will be enough to satisfy all parties

  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward
  • Albert

    A handicap in bb

  • GoodDayLA

    Joyce Ward wont respond to me directly probably, but does anyone else know what her point in posting this is for? I thought this was a Lin fan site? I know many of us want to see Lin go to Pistons, but Pistons wanted no part of Lin when they could have swapped Calderon for Lin. Why would they want Lin now?

    Is she saying it’s laughable Pistons rather consider Cole than Lin?

  • GoodDayLA

    Just food for though. In my opinion, when Scott called Lin “soft” or inferred it by saying Ronnie was “tough” I do not think he meant it in the physical sense. He meant it in the mental sense if not more. A lot of LA media call Lin mentally weak so I think that is where the “soft” part comes from. Lin’s game is pretty physical though I do think Lin gets pushed around a lot on both ends due to being stuck playing the 2 on Houston and now LA when he’s been the attacking guard and also due to lack of proper foul calls on both ends.

  • jolno

    https://twitter.com/jorgeccastillo/status/560190026735026176
    So we might not be able to watch Lin vs Wall tonight. Their first battle in that summer league game was so epic that it put Lin on the map of NBA for the first time.

  • joyce ward

    I don’t know if this was posted, but max sent Nathan another email:

    https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/560105940016701442

  • GoodDayLA

    the Wizards will probably still win. And BS will play Clarkson more as long as he doesn’t need Lin to keep the game within 20 points.

  • CJSHYY

    Wall (left Achillies)? One good thing for Lin not playing too much it’s at least he is healthy…

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Basketball is a business of entertainment. When Scott’s games stop being entertaining to fans, he would be fired. I believe that the FO has given Byron an ultimatum. That’s why Montgomery stated in his twitter that victory is certain. Either Lakers win more games with Jeremy or Byron Scott would be replaced by someone who can.

  • Grace Nsns

    I remember one of the beat writers explained that it meant “physical”.

  • CJSHYY

    You got the really good point on entertainment. I really don’t know why Buss Family would allow Scott to DNP Lin? Also w the tank starting lineup list for a while? Lakers will loss more viewer & also no one will come this summer.. smh!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Scott can’t afford to lose more games which is directly related the income of the franchise. The FO doesn’t want to lose games and losing games in such a spectacular fashion provided by Byron Scott is toxic to the box office and more. Byron Scott is affecting the income of the franchise. If he couldn’t help Lin win more games for Lakers, he would be cooked, roasted and dumped.

  • GoodDayLA

    ok thanks for clarifying. I stand corrected.

  • joyce ward
  • CJSHYY

    If so then Will Not RT…

  • joyce ward

    I think he just isn’t sure what lin’s plans are at this point. It is actually a decent article, because he asks the questions do the Laker have time to develop young talent.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kobe still has lots of fans and there are still fans who wanted to watch Kobe ball. Now Kobe is almost totally out for the rest of his contract. The FO needs to find someone that fans want to spend money to watch Lakers. The natural choice is Jeremy Lin. There isn’t anyone even close to Jeremy in attracting fans to watch Lakers.

    Byron Scott has pushed his luck in making Laker games unwatchable. If Lakers don’t win any more games, Byron would be replaced by someone who could. There are lots of candidates who want to be the coach of LA Lakers now. The baseline is so low that even the cheerleaders can help Lakers win more games if they were the coach.

  • CJSHYY

    It’s true bc Lin’s contract will be up soon….?

  • joyce ward

    Also, I was thinking that perhaps the rift between Nick/Scott was because Scott didn’t start him. That is why Scott made that statement that Young acted like he didn’t want to play. It is interesting to see that scotts treatment of Lin/Young is being revealed.

  • joyce ward

    I think Scott is gone after this season anyway. His job was to police up kobe when he started behaving badly, and scott just jumped right on the train with kobe. Now Kobe is out.

  • joyce ward
  • Briiick

    Well said. The network company paying them 200 million dollars a year is not going to tolerate them to tank for a few years unless there is no other choice. This is very different from a small market team.

  • Sophie Paris

    Might be a close game without Wall and Pierce and if Lin plays ofc!

  • joyce ward

    Teams know Lakers tanking, and they are taking the opportunity to sit their best players for the next game.LOL

  • joyce ward
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Joyce, I’m so glad that you respond to my posting. Thank you.

    My bet is Byron Scott wouldn’t last for that long. Within a matter of weeks, Byron would be replaced by another coach who can help Lakers win more games this season. This would set the tune for the team to attract FAs.

    Jeremy Lin is an invaluable asset to attract free agent centers and power forwards because they could dominate the game through passes of Jeremy. As I recall, Tyson Chandler in Linsanity is almost unstoppable. Once Jeremy left, Tyson Chandler wasn’t even half as watchable.

  • joyce ward

    I think they will let him finish out the season. I think Mitch’s choice was George Karl, but Karl probably told Mitch that he didn’t want to coach Kobe.

  • John Lee

    Winning games and making the game watchable don’t necessarily mean the same. Coming back from a 20 point deficit with a run is extremely exciting and watchable, but it may or may not be enough to win the game depending on how much the team was trailing. The Lakers’ season is done, and they need to protect the top 5 draft. Fans are not fools and they “get it”. What BS did wrong was to make the games completely unwatchable by taking out Lin, the best player on the team. There’s a difference between putting effort and lose the fight with honor and just start round 1 laying down in the ring and never get up. BS mistook F/O consent to tank as free pass to screw anyone and everyone, and consequently has lost the locker room. I’d put money down that Lin is not the only unhappy with BS, Boozer and Swaggy and who knows who else would throw BS under the bus if given the chance to tell on him to the F/O.

  • Grace
  • joyce ward

    I agree, the whole team is just done with Scott. He uses his bullying and fear tactics to keep them in place by threatening their playing time. I personally think Young is mad because after Kobe went down, he wanted to start,but Scott wanted to punish him and keep him on the bench.Scott has completely lost the locker room. He is talking about developing the rookies now, when he put them on the bench with Lin, so that he could develop them. Scott probably still trying to act like he is the man, but he is probably scared,because he knows that his job hinges on Kobe being on the team.

  • John Lee

    That’s probably what happened. Everyone knows Karl wants to coach again, the man said it himself. Plus him and Mitch are close (college roommates, IIRC) so it’s unlikely that Mitch hasn’t asked Karl, a coach with better resume, to be the Lakers coach. But seeing what happened to Mike Brown and Mike D’Antoni, Karl wanted no part of this mess (as he declined the Melo/NYK mess) that would taint his record.

    It takes a LOT of wrongdoings to alienate all FA and all coaches, but Kobe somehow pulled it off spectacularly. This is another incredible feat in the Kobe book that should be way up there with the all-time missed FGA record.

  • John Lee

    I suspect that even Price and Clarkson are not on his side.

  • joyce ward

    Wow, those are the big time seats, that cost of a lot of money for a ticket.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jim Buss is the person who is going to make this decision. He is affected most by the decision of keeping or letting go of Byron Scott. My bet is he is getting impatient. The best choice for him is to recall MDA at once and start taking over the team. MDA could have done better with his eyes closed on this team. That would be enough to strengthen his leadership within the franchise at once. However your guess is as good as mine.

  • Sophie Paris

    No more Kobe they need to sell those tickets

  • John Lee

    I think the Lakers should pull the Rush Hour gig like the Rox did Beverine! LOL

  • Singapore BB Fan

    just curious…there were a few games that LAL lost by very close margins…like less than 5 points. If LAL had already decided to tank this season from the beginning, so does it mean Kobe deliberately missing the final shots in those close games. Kobe knew it all along? and JLin ruined the game plan by closing up the score and threatened to win the game instead?

  • joyce ward

    Clarkson trying to be famous, he has playing time so he is cool with it. Price is a journeyman in the this league, and he knows that scott is not a good coach and the players don’t like him. I saw Price’s frustration at times when Kobe wouldn’t pass him the ball., Price trying to stay in NBA and feed his family. Scott cares nothing about Price as to use him as his pawn in his little games with the players.

  • joyce ward

    I think Jeannie still will, now they are feeling in their pockets. I see them featuring Lin/Swaggy P , because they have chemistry on and off the court. Also you notice Lin/Young are the only players scott is singling out.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    My bet is the FO doesn’t want to tank. They would rather sell tickets now. With Linsanity 2.o, ticket sales is beyond the question. Considering Lin is a much better player than before. The Lakers now has Ed Davis and Tarik Black who could take the role that Tyson Chandler once did. Ryan Kelly, Wesley Johnson and Ellington could play a significant role too. Boozer is definitely a plus. He has almost scored double double in every game with enough minutes.

    Lin’s game is exciting and this team can win lots more games.

  • joyce ward

    Yep, exactly. That is why they put Lin on the bench. Then when the bench started stepping up and playing better than the starters, then they had to formulate another plan.LOL

  • joyce ward

    F/O wants showtime lakers to keep the fans entertained, where they won’t care about loosing.

  • jolno

    I don’t think they were purposely tanking in the beginning of the season. These might be 2 possible scenarios Mitch had in mind when the season started:

    1. Kobe finally changed and let Lin become the face of the franchise and the Lakers would be fighting for a playoffs spot.

    2. Kobe will always be Kobe and the Lakers will lose because of Kobe’s losing basketball is too much to overcome with no hall of fame big men to clean up the mess. So the Lakers would be tanking unintentionally.

    Usually, the harder Kobe tries to “win” the game by himself, the more likely the Lakers would lose the game.

  • John Lee

    Unlike with Bev, I have ZERO beef with Price. While he’s not main-stage material, he does seem to have the wisdom to recognize team politics. Like you said, he just wants to play the game he loves while making a decent living, preferably without quarrels with anyone. BS kind of put him in the center spot of controversy, and I’m certain Price’s received a lot of flack through no fault of his own.

    Clarkson…he’s just a kid…

  • joyce ward

    Why MDA, is he still on contract with the Lakers?

  • Rick Johnson

    What? I thought it was 15-20 games?

    https://twitter.com/Max132se/status/560250424993660928

  • Rick Johnson

    So JLin7 is headlining? Seems to be a disconnect between coach and marketing department.

  • Rick Johnson

    One time was silly. Every game is ridiculous and no longer amusing.

  • John Lee

    I suspect and hope that the disconnect has been rectified after the “cancelled practice” and the “late for game” black eyes BS received from the F/O.

  • Rick Johnson

    Hopefully. We’ll see tonight.

  • Grace

    Kenny is just a fan, not a reporter.

  • Briiick

    It also depends on which one is better in the summer, a top 5 pick or a free agent. If they get a top 5 pick, I doubt any free agent would like to joint them to play with the drafted rookies (who may not work out at all). If they put up a fight and show NBA that they should have gotten to the playoff Kobeless, stars will join, and it is faster and less pain than a rebuild from scratch.

  • joyce ward

    Scott must have made that statement, that is why he is laughing at it.

  • John Lee

    Kobe is still hurting Lakers’ FA chances and choices by announcing his comeback next year on social media. Unless a doctor’s note officially states Kobe’s done, no FA will risk coming to the purple and gold.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Then they need to start Lin, Black and Davis.

  • CJSHYY

    They want to tank…

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    All the talk about a chance to keep their first pick over revenues is nonsense. Plus there’s no guarantee success for top 10 pick either.

  • Grace

    I just double checked and there’s no report that BS is giving Clarkson only 1 more look. There are reports in the past that BS is giving the starting lineup 15-20 games.

  • grover chang

    I recall price was very complimentary of Lin. He seemed humble and talked easily about his Christian faith helping him stay in the league. Price and Lin should be friends not antagonist. Actually a good coach would make the whole team feel like friends and not split the team up with his weird rotation. Splitting groups against each other is a form of manipulation politicians practice. Scott is a politician, not a coach.

  • Rick Johnson

    What does JLin say? “I need this walk”

    Librafree‏@Librafree
    @JLin7 stepping in Staples Center. IG Video:http://instagram.com/p/yYRve7xcm-/

    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/560254470987059200

  • Rick Johnson
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    BS is trying to save face as much as he can but too late.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Comment from sanoush1 @jlin7 looks like he’s headed 4 mid-terms

  • Rick Johnson

    Ocean Trade
    ‏@oceantradewind
    L.A. Lakers’ Jeremy Lin opens up about recent demotion: http://www.mercurynews.com/warriors/ci_27402196/l-lakers-jeremy-lin-opens-up-about-recent … via @MercNews
    https://twitter.com/oceantradewind/status/560246279016443905

  • joyce ward

    Notice how Kobe’s camp is in full force saying that he will back before he had the surgery and stating that he will help recruit players for the team.LOL

  • Singapore BB Fan

    just wonder if he wears contact lenses in the game?

  • John Lee

    Hahaha…Kobe recruiting FAs is like…a child-predator advertising for a daycare center.

    Everybody runs away.

  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward

    LOL. Who is he going to recruit Rondo. Rondo spends most of his time in the bench in Dallas.You can tell how well you are liked as a player, when NBA payers have to be coaxed on what do they think about Kobe’s injury. The LA beat reporters are soliciting quotes because most of the players think he should retire.

  • Maknusia

    Hi Folks!

    Hope to see, BScott gives Lin productive minutes. Go LIN

  • joyce ward

    Anybody wander what Lin/scott talked about before the Rockets game. Lin said the the talk went well for now….hmm

  • Maknusia

    Thats correct, its gonna be couple of games, and max is 15-20 games

  • joyce ward
  • dons

    Others said Byron is cooked at season end. I thought he had a four year contract?

  • joyce ward

    Is that what Scott said?

  • joyce ward

    They fired Mike Brown 5 games into the season…so anything is possible. my bet they fire him before kobe comes back, and I think they will be play hardball with kobe. I think they will offer him a buyout of his contract.

  • Love Lin

    His glasses r 4 the style, he isnt near-sighted.

  • webattorney

    He must be turning over in his grave if he is seeing how bad Lakers are.

  • LW

    Just listened to Max & Marcellus talk about Lin’s DNP. Max thinks there is something about Lin’s game that’s ticking off BS. I am not sure about the details but I also don’t buy that anyone who doesn’t appreciate Lin’s game is just a racist. I hope Lin learns from this and fixes his game.
    start at 17:00
    http://espn.go.com/espnradio/losangeles/play?id=12234217

  • webattorney

    I am saying this as a guy who doesn’t dress up, but Lin, who should be conscious of his brand image, really needs a PR person to tell him how to dress like a winner.

  • joyce ward

    Not lin related. but this is kinda interesting:

    https://twitter.com/CelisDeportes/status/560265412785364992

  • joyce ward

    Lin is dressing LA style and making his own statement. I guess I get it about him, because I have a unique style of dress, and often times I get lots of compliments. Lin is a Cali boy all the way.So this is who he is.

  • Maknusia

    Yeah I remember reading or hearing it last week or so

  • Maknusia

    I’m cool with it 🙂

  • joyce ward
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Wow let make it happen the biggest fight since Ali and Frazier.

  • Grace Nsns

    According to Metina,

    ‘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.”‘

    So it was “good dialogue and going back and forth in terms of what
    he wants.”, sounds not that encouraging. Looks like Lin got it at least partially, Lin played with this IDGF attitude that might be exactly what BS wanted from him?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I agree. Invoke racism real turns off many people because they want to have nothing to do with it.

  • Filler-up

    John Wall, a ticked off disrespected Lin, a little taste with Houston, no other stars left on his team – you know what it means? Linsanity baby!

  • Rick Johnson

    Look at the size of the guy behind Mayweather! That his bodyguard?

  • grover chang

    Chills up my spine just looking at them so close to each other.

  • Maknusia

    lets not call another “racist” without any prove of it.

  • Rick Johnson

    Perhaps that’s why Lin played aggressive and Scott called picks for him.

  • joyce ward

    I agree to a point, but the first thing a person notices about you is your skin color. So let’s not dismiss this so hastily. You have to also look at a person’s background and what era did they grow up in. I grew up in the 80’s and there were still alot of stereotypes. The 70’s -80’s was the flower child generation. It was all about love and acid as your drug of choice. Me growing up in the south , i recognize all the subtles of racism. It is not spoken out loud, but it is there.

  • chan c

    GO LINNNNN!!!!

  • Maknusia

    Los Angeles Lakers Should Unleash Jeremy Lin

    It’s time for this 12-win Laker team to turn Jeremy Lin loose; it’s crunch time for Lin. He’s had a regrettable first year in Los Angeles so far. He lost his starting job to Ronnie Price due to the team’s poor play. He has endured criticism from Byron Scott, Bryant, media members and Laker fans.

    The time has come for the Laker organization to let Lin run the team. At this point, they have nothing to lose – this roster is not talented enough to win many games.

    With Bryant out of the picture, Lin is free play to play his style of basketball. He’s still 26 years old and could still be of use to the organization. He burst onto the scene with the New York Knicks three years ago, and he had a fantastic stretch of games that electrified Madison Square Garden.

    Lin was excellent during “Linsanity” because he controlled the pace of the game. He’s a ball-dominant guard who is most effective when he’s allowed to make decisions with the ball. He’s played next to three ball-centric players in Carmelo Anthony, James Harden and Bryant, and he’s been ineffective.

    After Bryant went down against the New Orleans Pelicans, Lin responded with 14 points and six assists against the Houston Rockets. He shot 22 percent from the field, but got to the free throw line 14 times. He was aggressive from the start, which is a good sign for the Lakers.

    Lin is dangerous when he utilizes his 6-foot-3 frame against smaller point guards. He has speed and good dribbling skills to get around his man. When he penetrates the defense, he’s able to create open shots for his teammates. Lin is making 43 percent of his shots and is shooting a career-best 36 percent from three.

    If anything, the Lakers should play Lin to increase his trade value. If he recaptures some of that MSG magic, it can be a win-win situation for the club. They can either trade him for something of value, or they can re-sign him to a generous deal next season.

    Kobe’s body will not allow him to carry the team anymore. Kobe can still be effective as a facilitator. This may be the final opportunity for Lin to find his place in the NBA. He has 37 games left to prove his worth to the Lakers.

  • joyce ward

    Scott has been kind of low key in his interviews lately….hmm.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Not even standing on a chair

  • Arsenium12 .

    Space

  • pero_square

    Every time he opened his big mouth, he dug a bigger hole for himself. Lakers FO probably keeps him on a tight lash for now.

  • webattorney

    I grew up in South also, so I know it’s there.

  • perhaps after a stern talk with FO when practice was canceled on Saturday?
    The Scott plot is thickening ;>

  • webattorney

    I saw other Lakers dress, and definitely they don’t dress like this.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Of course racism does exist but we all must use it wisely instead of blaming it every time. In Lin situation, no one would feel he’s a victim except some….Lin is in the winning side now since the DNP game without speaking out blaming anyone. The public is on his side because racism wasn’t invoked.

  • grover chang

    please enlighten me. Did I miss something about the players and babies????

  • joyce ward

    I totally agree.

  • pero_square

    You don’t think Lin is already working his butt off trying to improve himself? That guy aims to please. Scott runs the old school Princeton offense while Lin’s bread and butter is pick and roll. That’s like trying to pound a square peg into a round hole. I truly believe Lin tried very hard to adopt to what BS asked of him, but Lin’s best was never good enough in BS’s eye. The bias was already set. Scott perceived Lin as soft, the man said so himself. Kind of hard to change someone’s mind when they already made up their preconceive bias against you. BS is just plain stubborn. As for the racist accusation, no one knows the full story so I guess we shouldn’t be too eager to point fingers…for now.

  • Grace Nsns

    Wall going to play today?

  • Lymania

    He said he also dont buy that, anyone who doesn’t appreciates Lin’s game is just a racist.

  • Briiick

    Did Scott run Princeton for Kidd and CP3 ? I doubt it.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I’m honor to have you agreeing.

  • james brown

    yes

  • Maknusia

    yes he did

  • Grace Nsns

    Thanks, good to have him for a re-match, at least a few minutes I mean, lol.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    People would respect a coach had he taken responsibility before his players.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Go Lakers! Actually Go Lin first! LOL

  • james brown

    game about to start!!!!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I’m sitting down with my Cognac

  • anddan

    Have been avoiding LAL feed… Tried just now… Can’t really take it, esp. Stu

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Ugh… Wizards starters will eat the Lakers starters alive.

  • Maknusia

    cheers

  • pero_square

    The whole bottle? 🙂

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    ..for 17

  • IsabeliJane*17

    So Ed Davis is back to the bench… still, BS will not allow that glimpse of PnR greatness last preseason to happen.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Yes but take me a week

  • Maknusia

    for Linsanity

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Indeed

  • izzykiLL

    Lets go JLin!

  • Promo Sports World

    Amazes me how jeremy doesn’t start

  • Maknusia

    early 3 from Wiz…everyone likes to shoot 3 over LAL

  • Promo Sports World

    Meanwhile until jeremy comes in Splash Bros going off

  • Maknusia

    totally

  • Maknusia

    Scott, had already started this starting lineup to stay for a while…only minutes are not confirmed

  • Maknusia

    Ellington answers the 3 well!

  • Promo Sports World

    Yup still crazy lol

  • Maknusia

    nice…LAL being aggressive from the start

  • Alaingrvis

    they are clearly trying harder then washington

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lakers are leading?

  • Charlie Sun

    No Kobe, No Young, no problem so far. Offense seems to have a flow

  • BobbyH

    How did this team win 30+ games so far?

  • Alaingrvis

    effort

  • Lymania

    I think he probably did wear contact lens during the game. I think he will not wears it and likes to wear glasses regularly(I mean, how many people really like wear glasses? They are burden on the nose, plus he looks better without the glasses ^_^) If his sights don’t require it. On court, you need even better court vision to see it extra clear. Think he can’t live with out lens or glasses, not just for style.

  • Charlie Sun

    Ellington is hot right now

  • occupatio

    hill shoots it from long and cant even get back on transition d

  • Alaingrvis

    Washington trying very little out there they aren’t contenders

  • occupatio

    surprised that the washington coach didnt call a timeout to halt laker run

  • Alaingrvis

    jus relise ellington has 11 points.

  • Charlie Sun

    JLin is in

  • Promo Sports World

    Ok let’s go

  • Hans

    I love seeing Jeremy coming in, but WHY IN THE WORLD sitting the hottest hand Wayne?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Sheesh that would have some block!

  • Charlie Sun

    TANK

  • Rene#17

    Why is Kelly starting? Oh yah Coach is tanking!!!

  • grover chang

    So tanking. I want to see Lin, but don’t take ellington out when he is hot. LOL

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Shut the #@$up Stu

  • Charlie Sun

    Who knows, maybe JLin doesn’t sit and gets 43 minutes*

    *Assumes BS suddenly has an epiphany moment and becomes a great coach

  • blubell
  • Rene#17

    Not Stu it’s STOOL.

  • blubell
  • grover chang

    Wall league leader in assist. What growth when you get support.

  • occupatio

    jeremy with dumb foul

  • blubell
  • Dan Cohen

    sad that this is breaking news.

  • CaliUSMC

    2fouls already? ;(

  • Charlie Sun

    Uh oh, JLin 2 fouls already

  • Alaingrvis

    they re calling quick foul

  • occupatio

    leaving his man in corner too much then desperately tried to close out, picked up foul

  • Alaingrvis

    refs killing rhythm with all these calls

  • CaliUSMC

    k warriors/bulls game time.

  • blubell

    how did that happen?

  • BobbyH

    It is like a street game that every day you come to the yard, you don’t know who you are going to playing with and when.

  • occupatio

    hill holds the ball too long.

    if byron and hill think that hill versus Nene is a good matchup in the post, they are straight clueless

  • grover chang

    FINE, then drive and force the refs to get you to the line.

  • occupatio

    not happy with lin playing off the ball. byron so stupid

  • wandertheglobe

    Looks like Scott is letting Lin be SG when Clarkson is in the game.

  • Charlie Sun

    Attack mode is on for JLin. FT time

  • Rene#17

    2 pts FT JLin. Keep on driving.

  • grover chang

    I’m actually impressed with byron tanking creativity in this game.

  • Charlie Sun

    101 Ways to Tank

  • grover chang

    Will we see F.I. mode?

  • Alaingrvis

    lots lots of foul calls

  • Promo Sports World

    Eat the whistle lol

  • grover chang

    I like Jordan aggression tonight. Use your youth. Youngest guy on court.

  • Charlie Sun

    BS has played Clarkson the entire quarter =O

  • Alaingrvis

    yea why not

  • Promo Sports World

    Fouls all day

  • occupatio

    not just that, offense is running thru him

  • Alaingrvis

    him or price

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Clarkson showing off too much on the scoring side but not on point

  • grover chang

    Then Lin drive, drive, drive.

  • chan c

    he should be SG and Lin at PG

  • Rene#17

    Coach BS new Price will play JC 2nd qtr too.

  • occupatio

    clarkson is annoying ive decided

  • CaliUSMC

    Clarkson is kobeing

  • Promo Sports World

    Heat Check

  • Alaingrvis

    he is hot lin was in foul trouble

  • blubell
  • izzykiLL

    Thats what lin should be doing too.

  • Promo Sports World

    Needs the ball and some pick and roll action

  • grover chang

    Good thing Jordan missed that last shot, he get too hot and Scott will have to take him out too.

  • cshot

    lol never will like jordan clarkson. once a ball hog, always a ball hog

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Freakin’ bring back Ellington and let Jeremy play on point, PnR with Ed Davis.

  • occupatio

    as i said, clarkson is the new price

  • Singapore BB Fan

    not watching…seems like JC is doing well…

  • wandertheglobe

    Clarkson. ain’t passing

  • Joe what do you know

    Yep. Clarkson the next Kobe-wannabe. Hog hog hog…

  • Alaingrvis

    relax lin wanted him with the ball because hews hot also he was in foul trouble

  • sws94

    Clarkson can score, he’s not Price.

  • MomentousPetey

    So he can hit open jumpers, good start for a rook

  • Briiick

    I just know it would be played like this. When Harden can not play, McHale will let Bev control the ball as a PG and keep Lin a SG away from facilitating.

  • occupatio

    i mean in byron’s favoritism

  • grover chang

    He better not pass. He is bad passer right now with the team having no chemistry.

  • Charlie Sun

    Lol, what happened to BS stubborn insistence of sitting players at the 3:00 mark (see JLin when he started)

  • joyce ward

    lin better wake up

  • Singapore BB Fan

    at least he is scoring….so far he is 5-8 not bad…

  • Rene#17

    Yes Lin to Davis for assist.

  • Charlie Sun

    Ed Davis has a jumper shot =O

  • BobbyH

    2 asst.

  • wandertheglobe

    Clarkson is the new ball dominate guard now?

  • grover chang

    Ellllllington.

  • blubell

    2 quick assists!

  • Charlie Sun

    Going to be easy racking up assists with hot Ellington

  • izzykiLL

    I really dont wanna hate on Clarkson coz im a Filipino. But only reason he’s been that is ‘coz of all the BS goin’ on.

  • occupatio

    not really special assist but ill take it

  • chan c

    Lin is on point. Yeah!

  • nice and easy! 😀

  • Alaingrvis

    idk why people want lin to be hyper. relax. he will score. he will take over when its time. right now guys are hot so relax

  • MomentousPetey

    Their afraid of Clarkson

  • Singapore BB Fan

    the ball moves and everyone is rewarded…that’s how JLin plays bball

  • Joe what do you know

    Woohoo!! Ellington is smoking HOT!!

  • grover chang

    I imagine the players said F Scott and his tanking. Whoever gets on the court plays hard and tries to sabotage the tanking. It’s insulting when your coach is even saying your job is to lose. They are professionals, not losers.

  • Charlie Sun

    Damn it where is the defense! This team arrrrrghhhh. Oh wait, the Wizards have the D problem right now =)

  • orLinaryjoe

    And get some. All about the points.

  • BobbyH

    Blown out? How could it be possible? See BS can come up some creative tricks to cut down the lead.

  • wandertheglobe

    Lin playing PG ball moves. Fun to watch.

  • Charlie Sun

    Lol, maybe a bit too far that time for Ellington

  • Lin-Davis!!

  • blubell

    Nice no look to Davis 🙂

  • occupatio

    sweet

  • Charlie Sun

    A thing of beauty

  • wandertheglobe

    Lin is having fun today

  • Charlie Sun

    Stu’s comment on JLin just has a negative hint to it. He managed to say the same thing about Lin as he did with Clarkson, but he had a lighter tone with Clarkson.

  • grover chang

    LED

  • blubell

    alley ooooooop!!!!!!!

  • CaliUSMC

    that was sweet..

  • Lin-Davis ALLEY OOOP!!!!

  • chan c

    Meta World Peace is in the building! He seem fit and good to go. Lakers should just sign him back… 🙂

  • Promo Sports World

    Great pass

  • David Kim

    What a pass by Lin

  • Charlie Sun

    WHERE WAS THIS ALL SEASON

  • chan c

    LIN – DAVIS!!!!

  • Promo Sports World

    Passing clinic

  • blubell

    6 assists!

  • Dorothy

    333333333333333333333

  • blubell

    333333333333333333

  • Promo Sports World

    Bang

  • grover chang

    Threeeeee

  • CaliUSMC

    i like it…

  • chan c

    33333333333!!!!!

  • Joe what do you know

    Man I love watching Jeremy facilitate…. Better than his scoring

  • BuzzerBeater

    Lakers looking good without Kobe and Kobe Lite (Swaggy) ? :O

  • Charlie Sun

    Everyone is hot!

  • JC

    Wow, Lin must playing a linsanity type game

  • David Kim

    Oh no!!!!

    -Scott

  • Promo Sports World

    What why????

  • Charlie Sun

    BENCH EVERYONE. FORFEIT TIME

  • blubell

    of course Scott making boneheaded coaching decision.

  • cshot

    hes not pulled out cus of fouls right?
    how many does he have?

  • Briiick

    How can this Kobeless Lakers not be a playoff team ?

  • grover chang

    Party pooper

  • Hans

    because Jeremy got hot. same with Wayne.

  • CaliUSMC

    dos

  • blubell
  • Promo Sports World

    Jesus why

  • chan c

    what was that? Lin- Davis was working out well , then Lin is subbed out?

  • JC

    Lin is too hot, he’s melting the tank! We got to sit him down lol

  • 7iger

    Two letters “BS”.

  • wandertheglobe

    tank commander taking player out when he’s hot, same with Ellington, he was hot and got taken out 1st quarter

  • Promo Sports World

    Que rhythm

  • Charlie Sun

    Greatest Coach OF ALL TIME

  • Alaingrvis

    for some reason wizard will make a comeback

  • George Livingston

    Byron Scott…you remind me of Albert Einstein….you figured it out!!! Play Ed Davis and Lin TOGETHER!!

  • David Kim

    BS is always BS. Not surprise!! LOL

  • blubell
  • chan c

    Ha ha ha

  • grover chang

    Lakers, Don’t give into Scott’s lame tanking agenda. Everyone foul his plan and do your best to get the win. You are not playing against the wizards. You are playing against your coach.

  • Alaingrvis

    i saw 5

  • Charlie Sun

    Well a blind squirrel can find a nut

  • anddan

    Just after he got a 3pter…

  • sws94

    Lin to Davis is real. I think Lin and Black have good chemistry also.

  • chan c

    smh… clueless clueless coach

  • Promo Sports World

    wizards looking road weary

  • CaliUSMC

    I see that lin fan holding up a sign in the front row. Is it lin-sanity?

  • blubell
  • John Lee

    Au contraire, it was the correct tanking move. 🙂

  • Singapore BB Fan

    “playing against your coach”…haha quote of the day

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron rewards Jeremy’s 3 point shots by benching.

  • Joe what do you know

    Lin will have good chemistry with ANY big man who is switched on and ready to move.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Davis looked so pumped on that play

  • Charlie Sun

    I think JLin was on pace for 20+ assists

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Wow that’s f as t

  • Promo Sports World

    Regression to the mean time

  • occupatio

    they lost momentum afte rlin came out

  • 7iger

    Not as BS is the commander in chief.

  • CaliUSMC

    nice dunk by polish hammer

  • chan c

    before being sent to the bench to get cold and be out of rhythm

  • Promo Sports World

    Yup Wiz found out Sacre was out there

  • John Lee

    This is precisely why BS took Lin out, team was hot the tank was gonna melt.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Once Lin is out, the wizards turning on Clarkson and the first team.

  • anddan

    Ball according to BS coaching is too predictable

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Imminent chemistry and lead breakdown? hahahaah

  • blubell
  • webattorney

    Lin clearly a better PG than Clarkson in terms of facilitating, controlling tempo and dribbling. However, JC better hop and not afraid to shoot, even though his jumpers shooting motion looks bad. However, Lin definitely has a tendency to defer to other PG/SG unless the player he’s playing with has almost no offensive skills, i.e., Bev or Price.

    My concern is that in almost every team, there will be another PG/SG who can score, so Lin will let the other guy run plays.

  • Charlie Sun

    Showtime

  • blubell

    boneheaded coaching.

  • John Lee

    I can watch this all day, just did a dozen times.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Clarkson & company’s +/- are going to negative soon.

  • Promo Sports World

    Yup by a mile….

  • chan c

    coach doesn’t want to see more of this , thus LIN being sent back to bench

  • IsabeliJane*17

    There are 3 Wizards watching out for Jeremy on that play… and Davis still got the alley

  • David Kim

    Scott is the worst coach in NBA history.

  • chan c

    I’d take Meta World Peace anytime over Jordan Hill

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Seriously the Jeremy-Ed Davis chemistry wasn’t gone; BS does his best to contain it for so many (bleep) reasons.

  • John Lee

    BS makes McHale look like Pops, that’s quite a feat.

  • Charlie Sun

    Creative way to tank #217. Let Hill and Sacre take all the jump shots

  • George Livingston

    McHale is nothing to write home about either. I would say they are equally as bad…Mchale has a lot more to work with. Imagine if Mchale were with the Lakers…

  • Alaingrvis

    clarkson isn’t a pg

  • Joe what do you know

    What was the point difference when Jermey got taken out?

  • blubell

    Love how the bench reacted 🙂

  • webattorney

    Yes, he is not.

  • JC

    18

  • cshot

    jeremy’s numbers obviously show he’s a true point guard. not like clarkson and his bricks

  • With Lin/Davis/Boozer out, Wizards made 14-8 run

  • JC

    18pts

  • Charlie Sun

    Lakers were up 18. JLin +11

  • Charlie Sun

    Funny (and depressing) headline for tomorrow: “After team’s offensive performance against Wizards, Nick Young ready to carry offensive load”

  • occupatio

    stool drool

  • John Lee

    Who’s on the right side stomping, Price?

  • wandertheglobe

    what it is with scott never ride the hot hand? always rigid with his rotation.

  • joyce ward

    This really convinces me now that Clarkson is trade bait, Lakers don’t have any assests. Ellington. Clarkson. Hill, Sacre are trade bait.

  • Rick Johnson

    Clarkson more of a SG

  • blubell

    Kabooom. tank.

  • blubell
  • occupatio

    they wont trade clarkson bc he is on a rookie contract which is dirt cheap.

  • blubell

    yup

  • CJSHYY
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Only when Jeremy is the hot hand, he would be benched.
    If Clarkson and Ellington have the hot hands, they would stay playing.

  • John Lee

    Actually, Ellington was pulled off court while shooting 100%. The tank was in danger.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Clarkson +/- 0 for the first half.
    He’s a shooting guard by nature.

  • Charlie Sun

    BS Art of Tanking. Ride the cold hand. Wait for hot hand to cool.

  • wandertheglobe

    lucky their shots are falling tonite….if they regress to the normal percentage, Lakers wouldn’t be winning, no ball movement except Lin

  • CJSHYY

    Maybe part of the trade w Hill? Lakers wants to trade Hill .. he is the only one still on starting lineup…

  • wandertheglobe

    yes he did

  • webattorney

    But he really doesn’t have a good jump shot. He scored most of his points from near basket.

  • occupatio

    it would be a terrible mismanagement of assets on FO’s part to trade clarkson.

    this is more anybody-but-jeremy. it is not about showcasing clarkson for trade

  • Briiick

    Yeah I said that since the first game he started, playing him as a PG freezes his teammates.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin took 1 shot for 5 points.
    Clarkson took 10 shots for 13 points and he played team high 18:41 mins. Tell you that he’s about to hit the diminishing marginal utility soon.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson

    Scott coaches using an egg timer.

  • joyce ward

    No they will include him a trade as part of assets. Lakers don’t have any bargaining chips. Look at who is in the starting line up. We already know that they are trying to trade Hill for Plumlee or somebody who is more skilled at protecting the rim. Hill is a re bounder and that is all. Most teams will wait for lin to be a FA and sign him. Lakers have no trading pieces. Even kevin Ding suggested in his latest sclerotic that perhaps this starting line up is a tank lineup, but also serves the Lakers as a showcase for trade pieces.
    ‘.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    For pick and I believe they might trade Hill too.

  • Just for the record to recognize BScott the great Tank commander!

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/560295693181407233

  • Briiick

    The team will tank if Kobe is within 100 yards.

  • occupatio

    i disagree. its very unlikely clarkson gets traded

  • wandertheglobe

    both teams shooting 50% in the first half

  • wandertheglobe

    aj has been vocal lately

  • Rene#17

    Scott thinking to himself dam I should have taken him out before that 3. What BS.

  • Charlie Sun

    Lol BS calls a time out as Lin is shooting

  • John Lee

    He was late, as he was for the Rox pregame press conf. 😉

  • FrankW

    Wizards couldn’t make the 3s and twice the turnovers.

  • Sophie Paris

    So 2nd half if they want to keep the lead Lin gotta be there to move the ball. I don’t think Ellington and Clarkson can stay that hot, or wizards would make adjustments on defense imo

  • chan c

    when your player is on fire , you do not take him out to send back to bench. even my grade school kid knows that…smh

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Tanking will lead to his dismissal. Lakers’ tradition is to win and not to tank.

  • wandertheglobe

    Hope Jeremy will take more than 1 shot in the 2nd half

  • joyce ward

    They have no time to develop Clarkson. They want to develop Randle. Clarkson was a side note. Scott is trying to use him to keep his job next season, because he knows that he is on thin ice. For him to pull lin out tonight is one more nail in his coffin. He is very prideful and stubborn. Laker fans are not going to spend money to see Clarkson, but they will spend money to see Lin.

  • John Lee

    With all due respect, your grade school teacher would make a lousy tank commander! LOL

  • Rene#17

    Yah but BS never went to school

  • Charlie Sun

    Maybe when JLin picked up 2 quick fouls, BS was just waiting for a 3rd to justify sitting him. But then the Davis-Lin showtime happened.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I still think Byron will be fired in weeks.

  • blubell

    Jeremy to Ed in HD 😉

  • Grace Nsns

    Agree, Wall will pick up.

  • Briiick

    It would be interesting to see BS get fired after LAL have secured their top 5 pick, for reason of tanking the team.

  • chan c

    coach doesn’t want to see Lin with that smile after the alley oops with Davis

  • FrankW

    He went to Arizona State for 4 years reached as high as junior. Some people take 8 years.

  • blubell

    That was a great smile 🙂

  • joyce ward

    Scott has got his marching orders, but he continues to play the way he wants. Not good. Giving the F/O all kinds of reason to fire him.

  • wandertheglobe

    stu said Clarkson rookie PG, then correct himself, rookie Guard, with a chuckle, even stu knows he’s not a Pg

  • occupatio

    ridic calls that wall gets

  • blubell

    Good.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Yeah, Byron is trying the patience of Jimmy Buss & Mitch.

  • Grace Nsns

    Wall’s considered a superstar now, no biggie.

  • joyce ward

    NBA is getting ready to give all the calls to Wall, watch and see.

  • chan c

    he’s a real friend , voicing for Lin 🙂

  • Guest

    Scott has to do something drastic to make sure there are no free tacos tonight. I’m sure he will think of something. That’s why they pay him the big bucks. Just hope the crowd doesn’t attack him.

  • occupatio

    they need a timeout

  • blubell
  • chan c

    Boy , ellington is on cruise for a 40 pt game 🙂

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    How do you get that? Oversea?

  • Grace Nsns

    Was’ catching up.

  • chan c

    call a Time out coach!

  • Alaingrvis

    that defense idk

  • occupatio

    not dissing clarkson, but does he have a left hand?

  • Grace Nsns

    Everybody knows.

  • blubell
  • Grace Nsns

    He’s not on scouting report yet

  • Alaingrvis

    wall avoids threes like the plague

  • Grace Nsns

    Wall’s double-double.

  • occupatio

    hill is such a net negative

  • Charlie Sun

    Boozer will be first off bench

  • chan c

    can you please send a true PG in the court now , coach?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    BS: Not until we’re down by 20

  • Alaingrvis

    to have 3 assist in 23 minutes verses a team who is playing zero defense. he isn’t a pg will never be.

  • blubell

    BS: kaboom kaboom blah blah kaboom.

  • chan c

    lol … yeah. 🙂

  • Guest

    How are the Lakers able to play without the head of the snake?

  • Brent Yen

    Just came back…how is the game?

  • FrankW

    10 point game now.

  • blubell
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Funny. Clarkson is the only -1 & Sacre and Hill 0 in the lineup with 3rd qtr @ 6:04.

  • sport

    But at least Clarkson got his points! 16 points already! I’d rather Lin scored more than passing for assists!

  • occupatio

    lakers pushed up 19 pt lead but lost all momentum after lin was taken out.

  • joyce ward

    they are already celebrating a a Clarkson victory. i don’t know what lin needs to do

  • Promo Sports World

    Well that’s BS coaching for u

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Stool’s game spotlight, guess who he picks?

  • Promo Sports World

    Anyone but Lin Joyce

  • Singapore BB Fan

    is Wiz getting into the rhythm? BS allow that to happen?

  • Agreed. Clarkson is a legit NBA talent, but I don’t think he’s a pass first point guard.

  • Grace Nsns

    Lin’s in. go Jeremy!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Arghhh

  • joyce ward

    He is a scoring guard.

  • chan c

    and it’s a 1- digit lead by Lakers , after being on the bench for so long…

  • 7iger

    Clarkson just shoot and shoot LOL, I mean pass to the rim.

  • Great defense by Lin to make Beal miss!

  • Pete Roces

    Clarkson is developing his ballhogging skill very well, KB and NY have a new apprentice

  • blubell

    PLease take out Clarkson so Jeremy can lead the O.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Stool, Lin is a Laker too.

  • occupatio

    lin went over the top but actually didnt get called for it

  • Promo Sports World

    Selfish ball in full effect

  • Alaingrvis

    very

  • grover chang

    C’mon lakers don’t let Scott have the satisfaction of you guys tanking. Beat the system!

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Totally messed up.

  • blubell

    Clarkson will have 30 minutes at the end of of 3Q…

  • Promo Sports World

    Wall getting busy passing

  • chan c

    and the coach refuses to call a time out…

  • Grace Nsns

    Lin keep shooting, you need that rhythm.

  • occupatio

    and lin has not run pt whenever clarkson is in

  • sport

    Lin not playing PG smh.

  • joyce ward

    Screw Clarkson, he ia allbaout trying to make a name for himself. He is not about teamball. So please don’t give that”he is a rookie”,

  • Singapore BB Fan

    JLin cannot co-exist with Kobe and now JC as well….

  • Promo Sports World

    Give the rook 30 minutes playing pg but ain’t a pg is problematic lol

  • Alaingrvis

    yea

  • blubell

    because clarkson still in.

  • John Lee

    Why a timeout? Lakers are losing lead just fine.

  • FrankW

    3 point game now

  • Pete Roces

    Let Lin be the PG, so simple yet BS won’t do it…

  • Promo Sports World

    Some PnR action please

  • Alaingrvis

    coaches choice

  • yup, Clarkson the rookie playing PG doesn’t make sense.
    Playing him as a natural SG is more logical

  • Rick Johnson

    Take Clarkson out, he’s not running offense he’s just chucking.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    BS! can we have Ellington in for JC?

  • james brown

    get JC out..he really has one eye and thats the rim!!!!

  • blubell

    Jeremy is not running the offense and Clarkson keeps shooting/missing

  • james brown

    playing PG but acting as SG like KOBE!

  • Briiick

    BS is playing Clarkson at the point to throw a monkey wrench at the team.

  • chan c

    Bring Lin-Davis back!!!

  • Grace Nsns

    Lin has to show some leadership, always defers to others.

  • Brent Yen

    LAL is not in sync…..need some time for lin to regain the control

  • Promo Sports World

    Jump pass is never good not fun

  • Grace Nsns

    ok, 1 pt game. good job.

  • blubell

    nice pass to ed!

  • Bad habit by Lin. 🙁

  • Maknusia

    too many TO as well

  • Maknusia

    Lin need to learn to play with the team, same for the rest as well

  • occupatio

    shocking that wasnt charge on lin lol

  • Promo Sports World

    Take 6 assists

  • Promo Sports World

    Jeremy got 5 minutes left

  • Grace Nsns

    anohter to, doesn’t help himself.

  • Maknusia

    He just need to learn to play, like the rest of the team. Thats how people are going to look..

  • orLinaryjoe

    shoot something Lin.

  • occupatio

    martell has been grabbing lin on recent plays

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Jeremy’s one tough cookie. Martell seems hurt more than him

  • joyce ward

    That is why he gets me so frustrated at times, because he plays right into their hands.

  • Promo Sports World

    Makes these

  • blubell

    and nice of him to go over to Webster to see if he is ok.

  • ouch… that could be an ACL issue there for Webster

  • Maknusia

    ditto

  • FrankW

    Who said Lin not tough

  • sport

    Good thing Jlin didn’t get hurt!!

  • Lin’s restoring the order

  • Promo Sports World

    Ok 7 and 6

  • Promo Sports World

    Wall killings clarkson

  • blubell

    JErmey making FTs!

  • Grace Nsns

    Finally 2+. Shots not falling, those hard fouls, smh

  • blubell

    7 assists!

  • chan c

    Who’s on “superstar” Wall? He’s near his triple double…

  • orLinaryjoe

    Facilitate ok, but balance it. Has he taken a shot? His percentage is pretty good compared to passing it off. Arghh.

  • Maknusia

    glad to see him keeping up on his assist and setting up players

  • blubell

    Rookie.

  • Maknusia

    he always gets his double double, the least

  • james brown

    they are now looking for JLIN!

  • blubell

    7 pts/ 7 asts

  • Promo Sports World

    Wesley Johnson is dunzo

  • Promo Sports World

    10/10 would be nice

  • sport

    Lin very balanced assists and points, looking at a double double tonight!

  • grover chang

    Wizards won’t let lin get the inbound pass.

  • Maknusia

    exactly, thats where his mistake his…if you ask me…he need to take his shots first, get 2/3 basket going and then start setting up others.

    By the time he takes his shot (which is few anyways) he is already cold

  • sport

    10 points are too little! 20/10 would be better!

  • Mr Chuckles

    Wizards know whats up.

  • blubell

    Linsanity!

  • Charlie Sun

    So Clarkson with a -10 +/-

  • chan c

    19 first half lead gone? if that is not on the coach , i don’t know …

  • blubell

    Because they tasted Linsanity.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    BS is cancer politic of the team instead of coaching.

  • Alaingrvis

    ed davis hahahahahaha I’m back with lin

  • Maknusia

    Jeez such a good first half, and they are starting to blow it now

  • Grace Nsns

    He played the entire 1Q and 3Q, the new Kobe.

  • kittyhead

    Let’s get it done, OLin!!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Kobe then Price now Clarkson.

  • Promo Sports World

    How many minutes does he get????

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    They have been doing it for the whole game basically.

  • grover chang

    I’m proud that the players don’t want to tank. I hope they give Scott a big middle finger. No matter who plays that they compete, support one another, and they won’t let Scott lose the game for them

  • anddan

    Like many of you said… can’t see Clarson as point…

  • Rick Johnson

    Good Ellington in for Clarkson

  • Charlie Sun

    Damn is Clarkson going to get 40 minutes?!

  • Lin got 7asts ouf of total 15 Lakers asts at end of Q3

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/560305005601644544

  • Promo Sports World

    What was that?????

  • Singapore BB Fan

    mentored by Kobe

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Where is Black?

  • Maknusia

    He is showing he is THE and ONLY PG for the team, but he also needs to shoot as well, to earn some respect

  • chan c

    clearly the PG who should be running the team

  • Lin/Boozer miscommunication. Lin thought Boozer will roll right, I think

  • Grace Nsns

    He’s going for a to anyway, SMH

  • Promo Sports World

    Need some movement

  • joyce ward

    I really don’t want to hear about Clarkson tomorrow. Lin step up your game, please.

  • GoodDayLA

    I agree

  • Promo Sports World

    Wesley Johnson is a huge NBA bust

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Doesn’t matter they still do.

  • Grace Nsns

    Happened again and again, where’s the communication? or Boozer’s simply lazy or dumb?

  • Charlie Sun

    Unfortunately, I have a feeling BS will say Clarkson had an efficient game and will play him more

  • Alaingrvis

    he has 7 assist really for a pg there isn’t any higher

  • blubell

    was that a block?

  • John Lee

    Not unlike Kwame.

  • David Kim

    Lin! lets go for double double

  • joyce ward

    Still not good enough. Scott has his own agenda, and Lin needs to be smart enough to recognize his agenda, unless lin and F/O have already made a deal with Lin. That is why he frustrates me sometimes. Lin is a smart player figure out the formulas and get in and get it done.

  • blubell
  • Charlie Sun

    Ellington has cooled off

  • Maknusia

    Clutch time…GO LIN

  • Lin will need to get to 10+pts to get a chance to close the game.
    Otherwise BScott will play Clarkson/Ellington

  • sport

    Doesn’t matter if his points are low though. Lin gotta start making some baskets!

  • Promo Sports World

    Bennett pretty bad too

  • GoodDayLA

    Of course, expect no less of mr. Freaking bs

  • blubell

    Come Mr. 4th Q!

  • chan c

    one more 3 pls. 🙂

  • joyce ward

    He hasd better show up,

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jordan Clarkson -10
    The story is he doesn’t move well on the court and that kills the momentum.
    Byron let him play until the wizards caught up; then relieve him the pain of losing.

  • anddan

    Teammates are not used to moving…

  • Promo Sports World

    I’m worrried he might not be coming out

  • Alaingrvis

    ellingtonhas to let in find him thats your game not 1 v 1

  • Grace Nsns

    reaching double-double, Go Jeremy!

  • perhaps getting to FT line would help

  • Briiick

    Monkey wrench.

  • that would be a good problem to have, I think

  • John Lee

    Clarkson’s job was to lose the lead that Lakers weren’t supposed to have in the first place, and the rookie did his work splendidly.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Too predictable. Gotta attack first, then asts become easy.

  • Charlie Sun

    LOL, take out Ed Davis and Boozer and put back in Sacre and Hill

  • chan c

    good job tanking , coach.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    recipe for disaster…

  • joyce ward

    Lin better get a double double

  • Rene#17

    Haha.

  • Maknusia

    and no more TO!

  • grover chang

    Paul,pierce looks like urkel

  • blubell
  • Come on, Lin.
    You can get to FT line

  • GoodDayLA

    What a dulmb coach. Hill and sacre? If lin can win with those clowns, lin is a superhero. U got ed davis and black and u use hill and sacre?

  • blubell

    or else?….

  • Charlie Sun

    OMG it’s the perfect crime. Claim with Clarkson, the team was doing so well. Replace with JLin, offense is inconsistent. Can BS be an evil genius?!

  • John Lee

    BS is brilliant! I dare anyone to find a better tank commander!

  • dave lam

    BS is tanking

  • GoodDayLA

    Lin shot is so off 🙁

  • chan c

    just short..

  • yup

  • orLinaryjoe

    Ice cold

  • Maknusia

    more McFlurry

  • joyce ward

    Scott trying to set him up for failure. Thais why lin should be wise to Scot’s tricks..smh

  • webattorney

    Yeah, sad. I can’t decide whether I rather have Lin or JC take shots.

  • John Lee

    Or else Joyce will change channel to watch K-drama.

  • chan c

    what is Hill doing now? Davis should be the one playing… smh

  • Charlie Sun

    Ellington is PG now?

  • GoodDayLA

    Damn lin defer to wayne and sacre again not passing to lin….

  • Charlie Sun

    Clarkson is coming back. Game over

  • blubell

    So will BS bring in clarkson?

  • DLin

    His shot is off.

  • joyce ward

    lin , what is up with you?

  • DLin

    probably. Lin is done.

  • FrankW

    Lakers cold

  • Promo Sports World

    Can’t hit that jumper

  • Hans

    Jeremy should be orchestrating much more than just that. people are looking for leadership right now!

  • GoodDayLA

    Lin needs price and black and ed and wes. Lin is too dependent on who is around him. Wayne wont defer and sacre womt pass to lin. Hill wants to score not set picks for lin. Damn

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Where’s Black?

  • Charlie Sun

    When Lin made that 3, had he stayed in, I have a feeling he would have gotten hot. But of course BS can’t allow that

  • Dorothy

    Only is BS allows it

  • grover chang

    Coaching the lakers to a winning record is so easy. Ask yourself what would Byron Scott do. Then do the opposite!

  • blubell

    game over

  • sport

    Lin out, done, nothing’s changed.

  • Maknusia

    Clarkson is IN

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes JLin is done. Let’s see how many pts Lakers loses.

  • joyce ward

    Lin..smh you always fall for the okie doke

  • He’s trying but the Lakers are standing around. No Ed Davis or Tarik Black down low. Lakers and Lin need their interior presence.

  • BobbyH

    When you are playing with players that seldom play together, with ultimate mind and skills, it still need time to make it happen.

  • chan c

    so Lin won’t close this game?

  • Maknusia

    lets see what Clarkson can bring with 3pt deficit

  • Promo Sports World

    Hill Johnson and sacre is funny

  • kauaiblue

    Is he out?

  • Grace Nsns

    Yeah, done for today.

  • grover chang

    C’mon lakers. Be hungrier. Don’t let Scott succeed in his tanking attempts.

  • sport

    Keeping telling him to just look to score and forget the assists. Those assists won’t matter if he only gets single digits for the game!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Are you watching the game?

  • Charlie Sun

    No ball movement

  • kauaiblue

    Ok good night… 1st half was fun

  • leeda harun

    guys ,BS wont allow lin to shine

  • BobbyH

    What do you expect of him? BS won’t give the key to him. Even if he has the ball, the bigs are not helping.

  • Promo Sports World

    23 mins 7 points and 8 assists ain’t bad for someone who plays in this offense

  • joyce ward

    nope, just going by what you guys are posting.

  • Maknusia

    but the 4 Turnover is gonna kill his ratio as well; this where he should take more shots for his points, to keep things balanced

  • grover chang

    Yes, take that BS. Your players are trying to win.

  • chan c

    should have been nice if he made another three

  • leeda harun

    we know but for the laker fans they want a superstar pg

  • Alaingrvis

    2/1 is really good

  • Charlie Sun

    And I bet that will be what is focused on in the sports world

  • Nene vs Sacre is a mismatch. BS is tanking so he won’t put Ed Davis in.

  • Rick Johnson

    Sacre is 3rd string shouldnt be on floor

  • Dorothy

    So, Lakers players are playing against opponent team and its own HC, lol

  • sport

    That’s why he needs more moves in his arsenal to be a score first PG! He had more moves when he was with Knicks, not sure what happened!

  • Promo Sports World

    He will always be a little turnover prone…still makes jump passes but that’s him he is a imperfect player which is fine 90 percent of players are imperfect

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Well, u need to watch the games before making the comments.

  • 7iger

    Go Wizards.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Playing too conservatively imo.

  • Maknusia

    correct, and we have seen this repeated so many times…Lin need to work it out…I think he will given couple of more games

  • grover chang

    Nice. I love Ellington.

  • Promo Sports World

    Stephen Curry and Lillard or CP3 ain’t walking through that door

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    No always had 2-3 players waiting for him. Can’t really drive. He is playing within his game. He wasn’t the PG.

  • 7iger

    smh at Clarkson shots selection.

  • BobbyH

    Only if Lin closes the 4Q that Lin will get into rhythm and get a DD. But you know BS.

  • chan c

    Ellington just don’t wanna give up 🙂

  • cali7

    I dont know how any decent coach could look at Scott and respect him. He lacks every fundamental trait to be a good coach. He is inconsistent, doesn’t instill confidence in his players, lacks leadership, doesn’t keep players accountable. The list goes on.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    keeps swaggy on his toes…

  • Maknusia

    I dont mind his TO, he is a high risk high reward guy, but he has to balance it it out with the number of shots taken

  • GoodDayLA

    He did not have more moves. Your memory is tricking you. He got a ton more pick and rolls and spread offense. He also shot the ball more jumper wise.

  • grover chang

    NO. GO LAKERS. DONT LET SCOTT SUCCEED AND UNDERMINE YOUR PROFESSIONALISM WITH TANKING. He is telling the players you are made to lose. Screw him.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yeap. The starters lost the game and JLin played very little pg role in this game. When he had the ball, he had 2-3 people with him.

  • Briiick

    Kobe picked BS, which says a lot about Kobe.

  • joyce ward

    THat is why Lin needs to get in there and do what he has to do. This league is never going to make it easy for him, that is wh he needs to figure it out. Lin is a pioneer, and waiting for this league to give him a foot in the door , is a waste of time. He needs to understand that he has to play harder and be better than anyone in this league. Jackie Robinson understood this. so tomorrow we have to listen to how wonderful Clark on was.smh

  • sport

    Clarkson has 18 points already which is what people care about! Lin needs to look to score more and pass less! Geez Clarkson with 34 minutes, Lin barely even got 30 minutes when he was starter!!! BS is completely bias!!

  • Dorothy

    BS is shameless, he only cares about $$$,

  • Promo Sports World

    turnovers happen drose has like 11 tonight….jeremy picked on because he doesn’t fit pg mold so his deficits are exaggerated

  • ETC

    Need to trade Lin.

  • webattorney

    Is not bad, but honestly, not enough to make any GM want to get him.

  • Charlie Sun

    Davis and Boozer played under 20 min. JLin not much better at 23. Even Wesley Johnson has more minutes.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    KB just wants to keep his own fame….

  • joyce ward

    Lin knows that Scott is up to no good, but he always falls for his okie doke…

  • chan c

    if Lin goes back in the last 2 mins, I’ll root back for Lakers ..lol

  • grover chang

    Reason why I love Ellington. Same reason why I love Lin. Don’t quit.

  • Grace Nsns

    11 to/ 0 assists, lol

  • GoodDayLA

    Its tough to be lin fan. I do worry for lins career tbh.

  • occupatio

    game over

  • chan c

    but no , he will not

  • occupatio

    no lin no win

  • 7iger

    go back to be the scapegoat?

  • Promo Sports World

    He is seen as a backup and a good one…so he will get offers on that scale…

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Johnson and Hill esp Hill shouldn’t even play in the game. Prefer Black or Davis.

  • wandertheglobe

    BS plays 2 SGs, no offensive flow

  • John Lee

    It’s OK, DRose ain’t Asian.

  • webattorney

    Hope so.

  • ETC

    . Praying that Lin scores more points

  • blubell

    He did his best with what he’s given… are you questioning his efforts?

  • George Livingston

    The funny thing is I think BS wanted to win this one..9 in a row and with him as head coach doesn’t look good.

  • kittyhead

    Who cares?

  • webattorney

    Generally agree.

  • Promo Sports World

    But Jackie knew he had to be great every game…jeremy doesn’t play the game that way…

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    BS wants to lose the game badly. There is no way you can say it – useless Sacre, Hill and Johnson with iso Clarkson. If BS wants to win the game, then JLin, Davis should be in there now.

  • cali7

    double digit losing streak. Let’s do this Scott. Show everyone how little you deserve to be a coach.

  • Charlie Sun

    Only BS could take an 18 point lead and turn it into a 7 point deficit

  • ETC

    What choice does he have.

  • chan c

    yeah. ‘would have been nice if he got into double digit points 🙂

  • Jinxit

    He wants it
    Lin doesnt
    fired up for one game now hes back to his old self

  • Brent Yen

    He had worse

  • occupatio

    well, that was boring

  • Promo Sports World

    Exactly

  • sport

    He does, look to score instead of passing so much to justify his starting role and minutes!

  • orLinaryjoe

    I’m watching. Shoot as SG, or drive with his speed. not good second half. Not all his fault though.

  • Rick Johnson

    Clarkson -14 Johnson -10

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Meh they could have sustained that double digit lead if BS just left the working lineup with Jeremy – and let him get into shooting so people won’t complain about his shots (I don’t)

  • 7iger

    May be you should root for Clarkson then he will shoot and shoot the way you want it to be.

  • Grace Nsns

    Dont’ think so, look at his rotation, he’s been trying to lose no matter what.

  • Promo Sports World

    Chicago GS game intense

  • Alaingrvis

    tank

  • ETC

    Yeah it worked!

  • Jordan Hill shooting a 3. Nice spacing and play design…LOL! What else can you expect from Byron Scott.

  • blubell

    No Lin No Win!

  • LW

    oh well, at least Lakers stay true to their purpose to tank! Lin’s 1-5 7pts not good enough to win.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    He doesn’t care for he is the Tank Commander. He wants to lose the games so that Lakers needs KB.

  • occupatio

    lin playing off the ball in a dysfunctional offense in which no one passes and that has clarkson running the pt.

    its no wonder his shooting is poor

  • Singapore BB Fan

    nay….he is getting used to losing…not sure if he is afraid of winning…

  • 7iger

    smh and this is coming from someone claim to be big Lin fan.

  • GoodDayLA

    Iol i am kinda depressed about lin and his nba future.

  • grover chang

    Hill is the most annoying player for me. His advantage is size and he chooses to shoot jump shots and negate all his advantage. Also since he does not roll, Lin is stuck with two defenders and has to pass to hill. Very selfish move on hills part. Really slowed Lin down in the second half. Touché Scott.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes very funny rotation whole season. He makes sure that working unit doesn’t work again. Full tanking mode.

  • kittyhead

    Except to please Kobe, BS only wants to marginalize Lin and lose every game.

  • Brent Yen

    Darn, u are always depressed

  • Promo Sports World

    Jeremy just needs to play well the next game to give him 3 straight positive contributions

  • ETC

    Everyman for himself right now. They need to get good stats so it is understandable. They are in tank mode so this is expected.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Calling it as a dysfunctional offense is an understatement

  • Alaingrvis

    that was the goal

  • Charlie Sun

    What is offense?

  • Grace Nsns

    He has to learn that, he already got 2.5 years to learn playing off ball, 🙁

  • CaliUSMC

    D.Rose – 28pts / 11to’s lol

  • orLinaryjoe

    Watching that now. All the narrative tomorrow will be Kobe less Lakers lost with Jordan great future signs. No one will talk about Lin’s asts. He could even be blamed for second half.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    You are always depressed about his performance, in any way.

  • chan c

    does the coach even know or is aware of that?

  • blubell
  • grover chang

    Even lakers play by play guys on the radio were like this makes no sense with the rotations.

  • james brown

    why, do you have certain percentage commission on his future income. ???:P

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Another free gift from BS to opponent team. Well done BS!

  • Charlie Sun

    0 assists!

  • Promo Sports World

    What do you want exactly? He will have a future…you want Linsanity again see the movie..but he will be in the league

  • kittyhead

    Still expect him to improve and shoot better…

  • GoodDayLA

    As a laker fan, how can anyone not see that hill and sacre are worse than black and ed davis? Even if lin is benched, i want ed and black in over dumb and dumber. Geezus! The benched lin crap just icing on cake.

  • Alaingrvis

    let the over reaction begin

  • webattorney

    I agree; he will be in the league.

  • james brown

    JC running the point was just like giving the ball to Young where his teammates are always the RIM!!!!LOL

  • occupatio

    he caught the ball in triple threat a few times (good) but i dont see him having opportunities to do much tonight. he doesnt even get outlet passes

  • ETC

    He is making 15 million this year. I think he will be okay.

  • MomentousPetey

    its much more about dysfunctional offense than him playing off-ball IMO.

  • David Kim

    low basketball IQ

  • Charlie Sun

    Next lineup: Price, Young, Johnson, Hill, Sacre. Only the best!

  • Jinxit

    would you have left Lin on court if you were the coach when ur back cpourt has 40pts together and Lin is jusrt being passive making TO’s and not shooting? be real

  • occupatio

    true

  • MoominFloren

    How is Lin doing?

  • webattorney

    OK, time to see how Nishikori is doing. Good night.

  • Promo Sports World

    It’s pretty obvious all the laker players are trying to make themselves look good for the next team…

  • BobbyH

    “Head of snake” is not allowed here?

  • John Lee

    Hill and Sacre are better tankers. QED.

  • Brent Yen

    I only watched for 3 mins of this game. Great I saw that alley oop…hehehe

  • blubell
  • Singapore BB Fan

    who is yao76

  • Alaingrvis

    they are tankng very simple answer to all your questions

  • BuzzerBeater

    Agree.
    By Jeremy’s own words, as a PG he should be the last one that needs to get into ~rhythm.
    Not sure whats going on with his jumper, he needs to get it back D:

  • occupatio

    if your decisions are arbitrary and without sense, then no one can criticize you for favoritism hehe

  • John Lee

    How would this explain benching Ellington when he was shooting 100%?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    You have 5 assets in 15 min? Try it Hill and Johnson

  • james brown

    why blamed JLIN, the 3rt quarter starter made the blunder of not giving their best defense and becoming iso and one man shooting Point guard

  • just a fellow Lin fan.
    Most people on twitter agree of BScott’s obvious tanking move

  • Love Lin

    8 or 9 losing streak? didnt pay attention 2 the game 2 much, was leaning 20pts in the 1st half, but it turned out 7pts lost. A brilliant tactic by B.Scott, thx 2 him. He won again.

  • Jinxit

    cuz he was gonna play ellington the wholw 2nd q
    Lin only has 20mins of pt and he decides to pass up opportunities

  • leeda harun

    BS is doing his job …to tank …

  • kittyhead

    This post really hurts….sad.

  • MomentousPetey

    lol you want a cookie?

  • DLin

    Good news is BScot is one game away.from being kicked out.

  • occupatio

    if there was a fansite for ed davis, theyd be freaking out davis didnt finish the game. sacre played over him. its crazy.

  • Guest

    Ban this troll!

  • ETC

    Don’t worry everyone , we will lose the next game.

  • Filler-up

    That’s his starting line up so he stuck with it , no matter what. Same pig headedness.

  • chan c

    that’s a long rant…lol

    but , keep up the support!

  • yup, we have no reason to be too upset over many losses =)

  • BuzzerBeater

    OMG I thought you were joking but its true! LOL

  • james brown

    he was well guarded as a SG

  • grover chang

    He should shoot more and drive when he has hill and sacre out there. His job as a pg is to find the best shot. When you have talented guys like Davis, black, Kelly, etc, then yes giving them the open shot is the best shot. But when you got hill and sacre then your contested drive to the hoop is better then hills 18 footer. As a pg you need to know sometimes the best shot is you. Curry, Lillard, cp3 will do this from time to time.

  • CaliUSMC

    intense game..

  • John Lee

    I meant why sit the hot hand. Your logic was that BS benched Lin ‘coz he wasn’t shooting, well Ellington was shooting the lights out and was benched just the same. Why send the hot hand to bench for cooling?

  • chan c

    yeah! Go Kei!

  • joyce ward

    No, but Lin knows these are snakes, and he needs to come better prepared. That is what frustrates me about him I don’t want to hear how Clarksons a better PG than lin. Lin puts himself in these situations,by not falling into Scott’s traps.He needs to get back to get in and score his points and then worry about setting up the offense. This is a contract year for him. He needs to stop listening to that Scott BS and play his game while he is in there

  • CaliUSMC

    KIRK HEINRICH = ASSASSIN!

  • Brent Yen

    Maybe bs is aiming to break that losing streak record…

  • jolno

    I think Clarkson actually had 19 FGA because the scorekeeper pad one of Clarkson’s miss to Lin instead. Does anyone have replay of the FGA by the Lakers with 4:07 left in 3rd? I think that shot was attempted by Clarkson but counted on Lin instead. Lin should only have 4 FGA instead of 5.

  • Alaingrvis

    i feel sorry for laker if scott is there coach. it don’t matter if the got lebron, curry, and aldridge. his incompetence belongs in the past. his old school ways is outdated. also is thi how they tanked in the past. so obviously

  • BobbyH

    The alley oop is the play of the game. And that’s good enough for me. With BS in charge, I won’t expect much.

  • it’s definitely too obvious for BScott to tank.
    6/7 w 14pts but only 29 min.

    Plus benched Lin who fed him 3-4 assists in Q2.
    I feel we’re like watching WWF games

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Continue to lose the rest of 36 games as long as BS is still with Lakers. He makes sure what’s winnable lineup to nonexistence every time.

  • chan c

    lol

  • Alaingrvis

    i honestly see no more wins

  • blubell
  • deesee5

    GSW and bulls game is real interesting though…

  • anddan

    Is BS trying to win one w/o Lin in spotlight?

  • CaliUSMC

    rose just made a clutch assist lol

  • blubell
  • occupatio

    i guess so.

    but byron has done this to davis even in beginning of season in whch they definitely tried to win games.

  • Good for you. Too HOT for BScott so he benched him while launching the 3 😀

  • Filler-up

    What advantage? Hill is usually shorter than the guy he’s guarding. Hill does not come out of the paint to guard his man, so when they go to set the pick, Hill cannot hedge and is too far away from ballhandler to do much of anything. He sits in no mans land and either watches the guard shoot an open 10-15 footer or have him drive pass for a uncontested layup. Hill’s defense is LAZY.

  • CaliUSMC

    guys. u should tune intowarriors bulls game. very exciting lol

  • Maknusia

    It was a balanced game, he had good rebound and the whole team had good AST as well, and some on triple-double (almost)

  • BobbyH

    Leak?

  • orLinaryjoe

    Tied 107, 1.4 sec, 4th

  • ETC

    And everyone thought DAntoni was bad. BS is proving us all wrong.

  • CaliUSMC

    oracle center is going craY

  • Jinxit

    my logic is that BS wont play him much either way
    why not just get ur stats and go? this team is losing anyways

  • deesee5

    Me too. This is why I give up on watching the rest of the season. You’re just gonna get run over by the tank if you watch it. It’s not fun at all right now. Lin is either gonna have a decent game or play a game where he dosen’t play much. I already know.. Haha

  • Charlie Sun

    It was the late Jerry Buss’s birthday. You know the F/O wanted a win. Kobe was out. Young was out. Everything was set for Linsanity to come back…

    Except BS. He’s still not out.

  • james brown

    thats what i saw also..subbing Wes was the worst coach decision ever made, no defense and allowing his man to have an open uncontested shots..and it cringes to the bone when he shoots the ball. Letting clarkson stayed for too long made those lead evaporate. AS a coach, rookies can play well but you have to limit him to his potential at the moment and always makes the right sub when he’s no longer effective.
    JC was fearful the first half but when lead evaporates , he was so full of fear, that the only thing he know is to shoot the ball!!!

  • Jinxit

    ur a troll

  • DLin
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Davis only played 19 min not 29 min.

  • BobbyH

    I guess BS is always not in the business sense of loop.

  • occupatio

    i hate to say it but clarkson is like a spoiled child

  • Earlier in season, it’s an easier Tanking Move. Just give the ball to Kobe LOL
    Now it’s harder to keep benching the #HotPlayers hehe

  • anddan

    CHI vs GSW looks a lot more exciting

  • blubell

    but who is spoiling this child?

  • chan c

    Can’t the Lakers fans just go up in arms against this coach now? Just how much more can they take?Lakers legacy is at stake.

  • xeroid

    No they didn’t. Everybody saw Lin/Davis match in pre-season. BS put Lin to start and Davis as backup. Then he switched put Davis to start and Lin as backup, That can’t be accidental, BS maybe a bad coach, but he can’t be that clueless.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Warriors almost lost it w/ Curry to.

  • deesee5

    I know. More fun to watch them play.

  • occupatio

    yup

  • oh yes, thanks =)
    just typo

  • Filler-up

    8-18 is inefficient. He’s not afraid to shoot thats all I can say. But defensively he gets stuck on so many screens and no help defender in sight. Hasn,t showed he can play the point. Him and Ellington got hot and hence the first half lead. Regression to mean afterwards and BS failed to adapt.

  • anddan

    he doesn’t have good role model

  • deesee5

    Lmao! Smh…

  • blubell

    Magic was a coach?

  • orLinaryjoe

    Just my prediction for headlines. Fair or not.

  • 7iger

    Kobe

  • Brent Yen

    I can not believe curry and Kerr both went brain locked……green bailed them both out…..

  • Love Lin

    He decides 2 carry on doing this tank mode till the end of season..

  • deesee5

    It really is sad that Lin is put in this situation. On this Lakers team too. A lot of celebs watch Lakers and it’s great exposure. It’s all ruined.

  • Maknusia

    ok guys, stop calling each other a troll

  • grover chang

    Yes and he was bad. He couldn’t understand why his players couldn’t do and see what he did as a player.

  • joyce ward

    Lin needs to leran to get in and get hi spoint and the set up for the rest of his team maes. Lin needs to stop falling for the okie doke when it comes to scott . Now will have to hear how great Clarkson is and how how he should be the starting PG. I am so sick of this dialogue. Lin needs to be smarter than this. Scott will only give him a small window of opportunity and he needs to take it for himself.

  • occupatio

    its like roulette who gets to be showcased game to game.

    funny how ronnie price went from starter to not playing at all. he was DNP-CD tonight

  • MomentousPetey

    I’ve known this since preseason!

  • CaliUSMC

    lucky indeed.

  • Maknusia

    you can report to us if he breaks any rules…and lets not call each other a troll

  • deesee5

    And I’ll also add that there are a ton of Laker fans out there. Everywhere!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Another Kobe.

  • leeda harun

    i think one of these days laker fans going to be warriors fan

  • ETC

    Well, the last few years it has been like that so it is a Kobe thing, The legacy is lost, we need a new legacy. They should just put in Jeremy so that we can enjoy watching him.

  • CaliUSMC

    D.Rose seems to have lost it.

  • chan c

    which is a wonder and a mystery 🙂

  • BobbyH

    No offense. But you sounds like a BadDayLA. Calm down. Lin is good. 8 asst. 1/5 in 22 min. If is not bad. If BS let him close, he will the player of the game. You know BS.

  • anddan

    That 3 attempt was way off

  • Dorothy

    BS is setting up Lin to fail, so Lin should not fall into that trap. Just gets his points, if BS does not like it, he can not bench Lin now. He knows Lin fans and FO will not allow it. So, Lin really should not take BS seriously.

  • ETC

    Just because you played basketball doesn’t mean you can coach it.

  • kittyhead

    So now where is the point guard intinct thing going?
    https://twitter.com/Lakers_Examiner/status/560315237560102913

  • chan c

    Oh I sure hope you’re speaking the truth.

  • anddan

    Still trying

  • occupatio

    ronnie price is crying in his man crib right now

  • MoominFloren

    No game for me. Just checked a few comments, obviously BS was demonstrating the 101 ways to tank….……

    Looks like most of Lin assists went to Davis. Good to see that connection still here.

    Stay healthy Lin. Less than 3 months to be free!

  • CaliUSMC

    He’s missed like 5 in a row. No more clutch.

  • james brown

    now you’re evading your argument. John Lee jsut wants you to back up your analysis of hot hand principle and not

  • joyce ward

    Hope Lin does better with the Bulls on Thursday. He just needs to get in and get his points and worry about about the rest of the crap. Boon’t defer to a freaking rookie. no matter what Scott says…smh

  • Grace Nsns

    Agree, but Lin didn’t help himself much the 2nd half, didn’t step up his game to earn more minutes. Rookie will have more chance that’s for sure.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Haha, I’M both only cause of Lin.

  • ETC

    I give credit to Byron, he knows how to stick it to all the PG.

  • Charlie Sun

    No surprise. When does JLin get to shoot 18 times?

  • blubell

    Sounds like BS.

  • jolno

    I think Lin played reasonably well given how the Wizards defense focused on him to shut him down after his great first half. On the other hand, they kept single cover Clarkson or even double off him and that turned out to be the correct choice over the long run as Clarkson started to miss shots after his hot start.

  • Dorothy

    Under BS system, there is no such thing as “earn more minutes”, LOL, it is all about favorism.

  • 7iger

    When Lin was hot didn’t help. What make you think Lin getting hot again will help him to get to close the game?

  • Maknusia

    Joyce is saying, that as well, he did been setup to fail, but Lin need to be street smart as well

  • joyce ward

    Scott trying to secure his position for the rebuild mode coach. I still think they are going to fire him at the end of the season..jmo.

  • james brown

    no byron played by his rule, played the starter the last 6minutes of the 4th whether they are hot or cold. anyway they are tanking.

  • deesee5

    negative! Once a loyal laker fan, always a laker fan. People don’t convert that easy! I know a bunch of people who are hardcore for them.

  • blubell
  • chan c

    but coach hates that connection , so he killed it instantly…

  • 7iger

    But she just repeat the same thing over and over again as she accused of other posters earlier.

  • occupatio

    i see his DGAF face

  • orLinaryjoe

    Stay health, gets some stats, attack first, then asts.

  • james brown

    i’ll give you 100 likes if it happens!!!

  • joyce ward

    That is why Lin needs to outsmart these tactics. He ash been facing them for most of his career. That is why I get so angry with him. He knows better than this..,smh

  • ETC

    I am sure that if Lin has the opening, he will take the shot. It isn’t like you can say I am going to score 20 pts tonight and, wah la, it happens. There are 9 other players on the floor.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    As I said earlier, if you watched the game, you would see how Wizards sent a player to JLin even with inbound ball. When he had a ball, at least 2-3 players with him. Also the bigs clogged out the lane. He was playing within his game very well. He wasn’t the pg and sometimes Lakers freezed him out as well. So, what do u expect JLin to do? Opponent respected his game but not his coach, teammates and even his fans.

  • Allen Wayne

    Wow, just as simple as that. While he is at it, take 30 shots and see what BS will say about it.

  • blubell
  • BobbyH

    We are not Lin playing there so we don’t know the dynamic of the game. Coach, refs, players, set plays, the conditions of his shooting all play factors into the performance. Yes, he can shoot the light out. But would them fall with the sets/defense not favoring him? I don’t know. He is not Young or Kobe. He just wanted to play smart in his own ways.

  • deesee5

    What can they do.. They know this team is crap. A lot of good players are hurt and the team is left with scrubs. I can understand why they gave up on this season. Even if BS wasn’t the coach, this squad still won’t make the playoffs.

  • occupatio

    someone pray for ronnie price. his career just went off the cliff in no time.

  • I also wish Lin would attack the rim more in Q4.
    Not sure if he lost motivation when BScott kept benching him when he’s hot.

    I agree he’d need to get his 12p/8a numbers even when tanking. He’s capable of doing so

  • CaliUSMC

    why?

  • jolno

    When even Stu called you out for taking all the 24 seconds of an offensive possession to end up with a spectacular brick, it looks really really bad. Clarkson is so full of himself after some shots went in earlier in the game, but his overall impact on the game is a big negative as he killed the offensive flow and played little defense.

  • Brent Yen

    He will play 35 mins next game

  • BuzzerBeater

    Honestly, THIS.
    He got a DNP-CD the other day, it literally CANNOT get worse than that.

    Screw whatever offensive “scheme” Scott has, just play for your next contract Jeremy. Everyone else on this roster is doing that, he should too. No one cares about being a “team” unfortunately, so Jeremy has to adjust to that.

    That said, it looks like his jumper has been broken for a while now, it sucks, he’s gotta find it, but for now just attack attack attack. Assisting others should come second.

  • I agree. I wish he’d shoot more to get close to double-double

  • blubell

    That seems to be the BS trend.

  • deesee5

    I agree. I wish we can see more of Jeremy. He needs to play more and develop. Not get stuck on the bench or have inconsistent time on court.

  • ETC

    Just one game. Lin already showed that he is better than Ronnie. Things take time.

  • Charlie Sun

    And another DNP for JLin?

  • cindystar111

    18 times? he’s taken out just after one 3 pointer today.

  • CJSHYY

    I believe he got instruction that got everyone involved again…

  • BobbyH

    Only if time can kill BS.

  • Martinez

    Thats Lin’s game ow cater to others first hes not dumb he knows he can score 20pts per game
    hes going away from it on purpose

  • Brent Yen

    Not sure if that will be the case or not.

  • yes, it’s part of BScott plan to get everyone lose their rhythm
    It’s maddening indeeed to watch how a coach works hard to lose SMH

  • Carol Tiu

    Yep, FO loves BS.

  • grover chang

    Well Lin makes their job easier to write something, unlike Westbrook. How many times could you write execute.

  • orLinaryjoe

    It has started.

  • james brown

    JC is the new HEAD OF THE SNAKE!!!bs found out, Snake of Price has no body….LOL

  • joyce ward

    What is Scott going to do, bench him, he is already on the bench. Lin needs to say screw you Scott , like many of the other players do, If lin wants to win, kill tjhe other voices and do what you think is right.

  • Rick Johnson

    Even though he was doing an excellent job at PG in the first half and could have run up the score if Scott left him in. Scott made sure he couldn’t do it again by playing Clarkson longer and keeping the ball out of Jeremy’s hands. Lakers tanking.

  • 7iger

    Why interview the bench guy that didn’t close the game? What happen to the start pg?

  • Dorothy

    Huh? Lin has always played better than Price since the season started. Where have you been?

  • james brown

    never for now!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He’s the reason that the team lost this game.
    Jordan Clarkson could get the offense going. A point guard played 36 minutes + and made only 3 assists with -13 the highest on the team.

    Wheneven Lin is about to get into a shooting rhythm, Byron would just take him out. A malicious coach.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    From what I’ve seen, JLin is playing very well considering Wizards tried to shut him down. Nothing to pick on. The only thing u can pick on is he missed the shots but he only took 5. Most of the time he didn’t have the ball in his hand. It was in Clarkson and Ellington’s hand.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I’m interested to see the stuff in his locker

  • BuzzerBeater

    “Lin needs to be street smart too”

    Love that, great way to put it. He needs to do that to survive in this league.

  • Rick Johnson

    If the other guys aren’t getting it done and cold he should just start taking it to the rim or shooting.

  • chan c

    Lol Lin is like the franchise player. The media can’t get enough of him…

  • Brent Yen

    Funny thing is, even Lin is at Price mode, he played better than Price….If Lin goes to Clarkson mode…M….What if Lin goes Kobe mode……

  • Martinez

    he should but hes not doing it for some reason
    maybe hes sick of being like every one else

  • Charlie Sun

    BS “logic” if you can follow along.
    From an earlier game, JLin scores 5 points in a couple minutes. Timeout. JLin does not shoot again.
    This game, Clarkson starts hot. Is allowed to shoot 18 times. Plays a career high 37 minutes. Finishes -13. BS could not be prouder.

  • grover chang

    I don’t like this camera angle at all. I can’t see the blonde.

  • cindystar111

    there won’t be linsanity as long as BS is the coach. how can you play well when you get pulled as soon as you get hot, and some laker fans judge lin based on the result of the ridiculous marginalization. those people are so clueless.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Would like to see! Don’t tease.

  • Martinez

    thats silly Lin’s potential>>>>>price on pricesanity
    lin on his worst day is 100times the player price is

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The game was actually worse when Lin was taken out of the game.
    Jordon Clarkson is all one on one move.
    Starting the 3rdQ, the team lost momentum because there was no ball movement.
    I give the loss to the coach; a well deserving loss for Byron Scott.

  • Charlie Sun

    Time to watch some 2012 games. I like the one when he played against Kobe

  • Singapore BB Fan

    haha….what the heck!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Best way to put it.

  • sws94

    Lin was trying to win the game. He saw Clarkson had a rhythm and he was giving him pointers. He was letting Clarkson play point guard but Lin was also facilitating. Lin was looking to facilitate this game. He took a few shots, but it looks like Lin isn’t that interested in his scoring average.

  • Allen Wayne

    That’s the loser mentality. It is not how JLin made it this far in NBA today.

  • BuzzerBeater

    It was already off the cliff, Scott just went nuts and pulled it out from the dead for whatever reasons he only knows.

  • occupatio

    nevermind. i forgot christians only pray for lin and no one else.

  • grover chang

    I don’t think Lin should indiscriminately shoot whenever. He does have a talent of passing that is just exciting. He just needs to be a better pg and sometimes realize the best shot is himself, especially when he doesn’t have talent around him like hill and sacre. If Davis and black are in there sure pass then when you get them open.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Black is their best big man and he got DNP-CD

  • CaliUSMC

    Warriors – live by the 3 die by the 3

  • MomentousPetey

    37 minutes =)

  • BuzzerBeater

    Scott: just wanted to give Ronnie another look.

  • CJSHYY

    Did he get hurt?

  • Maknusia

    True, Line with 21% USG and Clarkson with 23

  • orLinaryjoe

    Ughhh 0-13?

  • Brent Yen

    Looking back to that Curry TOV….Bulls won…of course ppl will forget it

  • james brown

    good that you saw that one too..BS is also a thinker and a chess player, but i hope he changed his way because its not right for a coach to be political.

  • BobbyH

    Man, I missed MDA.

  • George Livingston

    My goodness…he hit the nail on the head….wow…

  • Alaingrvis

    he is fine just a victim of scott

  • ETC

    He need more time to show he is better than clarkson in a big way. He always has to exaggerate it so that is it super obvious.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Jeremy not going on Stephen Curry shooting mode is irking a lot of people… ask him to do so,then

  • kittyhead

    And even defense doesnt matter at all suddenly…lol Wow I’m really amazed at how the double standards work in the NBA applied to Lin.

  • jolno

    I really feel like the Lakers were showcasing Hill and Sacre for trades and Black would get his playing time after either or both of the above gets traded.

  • Dorothy

    Joyce, i completely agree with you. What can BS do if Lin does not follow his instruction? BS learned that he can not DNP Lin, so Lin should just go out and play his game and forget about BS. But I think it is Lin’s Christian believe to make him obey his “boss”

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    No. He played last game

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Good post.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    They would trade anyone now unfortunately not BS.

  • blubell

    Haha. I hope not. You just described a pretender… not a real christian.

  • 7iger

    Cause it is not about Lin it is about they not able to brag to their friends how many points Lin had score.

  • kittyhead

    He will be criticized as haveing no point guard instincts and selfish not to get his teammates involved.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    agree! you know what happened to the Gatlin boys when Tommy stood up against them…in the Kenny Rogers song “Coward of the County”….

  • CJSHYY

    So no Black & Price? Weird?

  • MoominFloren

    Can we trade the coach ?

  • BuzzerBeater

    that reason is he limits himself too much to appease the coach, and thats what I believe Joyce is trying to say, that he shouldnt do that.
    If he can get 20pt every game then go and do it, his next contract is at stake.

  • BobbyH

    Even so, no one would take BS. Not even 76ers.

  • 7iger

    With BS if your last name is not Kobe you can jump from DNP-CD to Starter or Starter to DNP-CD any giving moment.

  • ETC

    With BS and Lin it is a personal issue. That is the way it is and for some reason BS doesn’t like Lin. He doesn’t like Ronnie now because Ronnie didn’t pull thru but that isn’t his fault. There is way too much of a divisive atmosphere on the team. Someone should tell BS that Basketball is a team sport.

  • MomentousPetey

    I have to admit, seeing a short miss is like 2nd worst to an airball, they just make me go “UUUGH” lol!

  • Grace Nsns

    One thing at a time, I’m glad he got his FT back. ^_^

  • Sophie Paris

    They don’t die very often still

  • Martinez

    thats so frusting cuz I know he can average 16+pts in 20mins and it will look good on his resume but he goes away from it to still try to please coach who obvi doesnt care about u thats so dumb

  • joyce ward

    That to me is dumb on Lin’s part. This is a contract year for him. Clarkson will never appreciate what Lin did for him

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thank you for bringing the obvious here.

  • ETC

    I wish they would just showcase Lin and trade him.

  • Sophie Paris

    Lol and I prefer the other side of lin also

  • blubell

    Coach Jeremy speaking

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Well BS in full tanking mode. What can you do?? Some posters here want JLin to be superman and run over 12 people on the court plus coaching team and the bench players as well.

  • Grace Nsns

    doesn’t matter, now time for the rookie, whatever he wants.

  • MomentousPetey

    Los Angeles Lakers: Where third stringers become starters.

  • blubell
  • 7iger

    Another look on the bench to see if he looking good?

  • blubell

    Front facing Lin? 🙂

  • blubell

    But Jeremy did the right thing mentoring Clarkson. Can’t take that away.

  • MomentousPetey

    Lakers are one of the most incompetent organizations in the league right now, from the “starters”, to the coach, to the front office.

  • MomentousPetey

    lol

  • Dorothy

    lol, can not agree more.

  • joyce ward

    Nobody is asking him to do that, but we know that he is capable of much more. Lin needs to figure out when to scaore and when to set up his team mates. He needs to realize that he is not playing for a coach that will give him time to figure it out. Lin has to find that delicate balance.quickly. I know the Laker press will be all about Clarkson and how he should star. Scoring points is what is important in this league for recognition. Lin doesn’t have a clue about that yet, but he needs to get it.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Simple. Lin’s last name ain’t Clarkson. You should know very well that BS is ABJ. Target the right persons for your frustration/anger. JLin is playing within his means when he can. He has done a great job in this game with how the ball was played. If you just watched the game and u would know.

  • ETC

    Actually anyone but Lin can be the starter.

  • BuzzerBeater

    These are the only (current) playoffs teams that could potentially look to upgrade at backup PG next season..

    Mavericks, Raptors, Wizards, Bulls, Cavs

    which team would you like to see Jeremy play for out of those?
    (only picked playoffs teams cuz I want Jeremy on a good team, not another tank lol)

  • blubell
  • MomentousPetey

    according to Byron Scott

  • Charlie Sun

    Mavs. Reunite with Chandler and Chandler

  • Lin is happy for his friend Ellington w/ career-high 28pts (who had a tough year losing his dad tragically in a murder case)

    https://twitter.com/jlinnation/status/560320178031173632

  • blubell

    and McHale.

  • ETC

    Lin needs to go where the crowds will support him. Either Toronto, Dallas, Washington. Chicago is a maybe and Cavs is no way.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Tell him then that he doesn’t have any clue and how dumb he is that he doesn’t know that scoring points is important in this league. Harvard degree wasted, isn’t it?

  • MomentousPetey

    TC>CP =).

  • blubell
  • joyce ward

    Listen, I love Lin to death, but he got to get his points. If I ever see him on the streets, I will definitely ask him about his mindset

  • Charlie Sun

    Teams playing the Lakers must feel really good. No problem how big the deficit is, BS will help your team come back.

  • MomentousPetey

    I know how you feel. =)

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Jeremy’s performance against the Bulls will somehow determine who are with him in the long haul and who are ready to jump off.

  • I just saw this nice picture by Jeremy Lin Garden
    Lin is Sizz-Lin’!
    https://twitter.com/JLinGarden/status/559708838840893440

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Ugh! Now I want to eat something sizzlin’

  • BuzzerBeater

    It can be frustrating, especially when we know he’s capable of giving so much more, but then I put myself in his shoes and cut him some slack cuz he’s in a tough spot.

    Right now his jumper is broken, the coach is hot pile of BS who kicks him every chance he can, he’s barely getting calls now when he goes to the rim, etc. It just sucks ugh.

  • blubell

    I can tell you RIGHT NOW that I am in it for the long haul 🙂

  • Charlie Sun

    Hopefully his agent is telling him that the F/O has his back so F BS and go do you own thing.

  • Jeremy Sizz’Lin sandwich? =)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Lakers had 17 assists and JLin had 8 alone. JLin did very well considering. I will take it anyday. Wish he had the chance to shoot more but he played under ABJ BS. Sacre is 3-9, Hill is 4-13, and Johnson is 1-7 and they allow to play 29 min because their last name isn’t Lin. Of course Lakers is in full tank mode. So, BS made sure he had no chance to shoot in second half for once the ball left his hand, no coming back.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    He can sizzle all he wants and I’m gonna……. support him all day ( I did my best not to put some other verb there)

  • nicely done! LOL

  • Charlie Sun

    I was in before it was cool B-)

  • BuzzerBeater

    Im not sure what the reception in Chicago would be either, but I’d kinda love him on that team.
    It’s in the eastern, easier conference and under a great coach in Thibs.

  • blubell

    I almost hit that delete button… lol… think of the children.

  • Keep on HauLin’!
    =)

  • Brent Yen

    Funny Lin’s shooting form has to be brought up everytime he is in a slump.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Self control… self control….

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Goody for yah!

  • Hungry children love SizzLin’ sandwich, too
    It’s okay LOL

  • Alaingrvis

    lin played great. he isn’t a stat stuffer. wasn’t last year will not be this year. so get over it. he will do what he views is needed. great passes today. i wish he was a bit more aggressive but lakers want to lose this is a fact. everyone knows it

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I’m starving for Je…. for some sandwich

  • blubell

    I applaud you. I don’t have self control so I don’t even attempt 😛

  • blubell

    Keep on HauLin together!

  • blubell

    We should bring up Young’s or Kobe’s shooting for to balance it out? lol.

  • Brent Yen

    lol……I don know. I am so done arguing shooting forms…

  • Briiick

    Lin plays to win, he doesn’t know other types of play. That is why I am always his fan.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Any of those with a great coach and a fundamentally sound big men.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • joyce ward

    If I ever get a chance to meet I will. If he wants to be a starter in this league, he has to play the politics to survive, With that being said, does he really understand what that means? I am not trying to throw shade on Lin, but I truly believe that he much more of a worthy opponent that he he shows to be. There is a big difference between a peace maker and a peace keeper and Lin needs to figure them out

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    BS wants to tank! No doubt about it. Hill, Sacre and Johnson should play 15-20 min instead of 29. Give those minutes to Davis and Black when JLin plays will win big. We know BS by now. It ain’t happen.

  • blubell
  • CJSHYY

    What did that mean? Lin didn’t want to stay in Lakers?

  • blubell
  • David Kim

    Clarkson 18pts 3 assts
    scott : I am pleased of clakson play
    lin 18pts 11 assts
    scott : boneheaded plays

    Scott is just lin hater.

  • kittyhead

    I am also ok with 7 & 8 in limited time and with the shortest leash. Good enough for me. I really hope MDA could come back to coach him this summer. I’m really eager to know what level his will be at if he is put in a carefree system…

  • DLin
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Can’t say any better

  • CJSHYY

    W Lin always double standard. smh!

  • BuzzerBeater

    “lakers want to lose this is a fact”
    exactly why I wish Jeremy would just pad this stats 🙁

    This team was assembled to lose, with Scott as the commander.
    Trying to play team ball with a team thats not interesting is hopeless.
    But Im sure Jeremy is aware of all of this, also knows this is his contract year.

    Whatever mindset he has, I can only respect it and hope he ends up in a better situation next season.

  • blubell

    Why doesn’t the media question Scott’s “coaching”? smh.

  • jolno

    Turns out I was right and Clarkson should have 19 FGA and Lin should have 4.

  • Carol Tiu

    His new job is spokesperson for the team.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    There’s one small hope that they trade Lin to team that need help for playoff

  • Brent Yen

    IF KOBE and BS, will Lakers treat Lin better?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Tonight Kobe in Clarkson’s body

  • Brent Yen

    They are very different….lol both took a lot of shots but very different…

  • joyce ward

    I know that Lin knows what to do. It is up to him to pull his calling card. Look. I love lin, but I also know that Scott limiting him the ball in his hand is not stopping Lin. That is no brainier to Lin. He has to figure out the delicate balance on when he needs to score and get his team mates involved. Lin has very high bball IQ. I think the talk he had with scott was trying to give Scott the benefit of the doubt. lin knows now that Scott was not on the up and up. I suspect the game with the Bulls omn Saturday will be a much better outcome for Lin.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Who will win the super bowl?

  • joyce ward

    I am not taking that away, but Clarkson is a rookie and young, he knows exactly what he is doing. He doesn’t respect the veteran players on the team. Lin needs to understand that about Clarkson. He is young and he wants the limelight.

  • Brent Yen

    Lin had a nice game it seems. At this point I would not mind that he just shoot when open.

  • Brent Yen

    That almost airball 3 was so out of rhythm….in fact most catch and shoot Lin had were not in rhythm…I guess he needs a summer to regain it….thanks to BS.

  • webattorney

    Agreed.

  • jolno

    LOL. I was just annoyed that Lin somehow needs to take the fall for a missed layup when Clarkson was the one who bricked it.

  • CJSHYY

    I really believe he got instruction from BS to just AS.. 2nd unit didn’t play a lot or take lots of shots tonight…

  • Brent Yen

    This is not debatable…obviously BS asked Lin to play off guard to groom Clarkson

  • Carol Tiu

    They’re on the take.

  • CJSHYY

    Thanks God, they lose the game.. smh!

  • Alaingrvis

    he will have his choice

  • joyce ward

    You guys can say Lin had a nice game all you want , but the NBA only recognizes stat padding. If lin wants to survive in this league as a starter he needs to stat pad, and if he unwilling to do that, then he will not be a starter in this league. I am going to be very hard on lin, because he is not new to this game. It is his choice on how he wants to play this out. Lin knows that Scott has never been an obstacle to him, but it has been about lin’s choices on how to handle the situation

  • sws94

    I thought he played really well, the team isn’t on the same level of team ball as he is. Ed Davis is closest to it, but he and Ed don’t play together enough for it to be as automatic as it could be. It got that way with Stockton and Malone. But Hill, Sacre, Johnson, guys like that aren’t moving around and positioning themselves well. Ellington is better, more in motion. Clarkson is a rookie. Black is also pretty good but didn’t play tonight. Lin could have been more aggressive in the 4th going to the hole to get foul shots. That’s what I think he should do more of in the 4th now that Kobe is done for the season.

  • Carol Tiu

    But that’s what BS and FO wants.

  • blubell

    Doesn’t matter whether or not Clarkson appreciate it. Jeremy did whatever he felt was the right thing to do. Clarkson can take it or leave it. And how do we exactly know Clarkson doesn’t respect veteran players on the team? Like you said, he is young. Let’s not look at the only the negatives.

  • webattorney

    Agreed but you know Lin won’t do it.

  • BuzzerBeater

    hopefully from good competitive teams.
    They do look at stats though 😛

  • Brent Yen

    I agree..

  • blubell
  • webattorney

    I have been saying this for long time, but I no longer expect him to do so. He is who he is, either by habit or beliefs.

  • David Kim

    It seems like Kobe and scott staying in lakers until next season. If so, will Lin sign another contract with lakers this summer?

  • PPP

    So if he doesn’t follow your demand, you are going to jump off his bandwagon?

  • webattorney

    Either by habit of belief.

  • BuzzerBeater

    Sounds like the Bulls!
    I would love him on the Bulls, great coach, good big men and some solid shooters.

    Jeremy deserves to play under a good coach again. McHale and Scott have been enough.

  • BuzzerBeater

    I’d be stunned if Jeremy signed with them. He’s close to entering his prime, why waste another year under such circumstances again. Too much disrespect from this org.
    Best to give it a shot somewhere else.

  • blubell
  • BuzzerBeater

    “NBA only recognizes stat padding”
    Cold truth. Especially if they’re looking to sign someone to a contract.
    They look at stats as a part of your resume.

  • Brent Yen

    I disagree…

  • jolno

    I went to find the last time Lin had 19 FGA (the number of shots Clarkson attempted tonight) and the game was on 2013/11/13 against the 76ers. Lin made 9 three pointers that night, with 34 points and 11 assists while playing 48:37. In contrary, Clarkson had his 19 FGA, 18 points and 3 assists in 36:46 of playing time.

    Lin’s game is really never about attempting a lot of shots. It might not be reasonable to expect him to change his playing style all of a sudden after playing his way of getting his teammates involved and playing to what the defense gives him (the right way) throughout his career.

  • BuzzerBeater

    You dont agree GMs take into account your stats?

  • Brent Yen

    I believe GM watch films extensively…stat is just a part of it. However I agree with Joyce that it is Lin’s choice…..he indeed could handle it differently. I am ok what ever he choose to do. Not that what I say matters to him anyway.

  • jolno

    IMHO, the Seahawks will win the super bowl if the game football is properly inflated LOL.

  • Carol Tiu

    Seems like he’s also given up on this tanking team and is just going with the flow.

  • Grace

    need info quick –
    THE BENCH was outplaying the starters – were they the 2nd best in the league at that time??

  • joyce ward

    No, I am not. I am a A Christian and I understand Lin’s mindset.Lin want s to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. I am sure that little talk lin had with Scott was as only as good for the Rocket’s. game. Lin gave him the benefit of the doubt, now Lin knows that scott was just posturing, he will figure out how to work around Scott in the next game. AS I stated in my previous post, scott has never been an obstacle to lin and Lin knows this.

  • kittyhead

    D’Antoni come back!! I keep praying for Lin to sign with a team that will really values his talent and treats him fairly every day. I see no possibilities Lin will come back to Lakers again due to BS and KOBE.

  • BuzzerBeater

    “stat is just a part of it”
    I said stats are a part of your resume, not that its exclusively what they use to evaluate a player.

    They have scouts at games too, to get a good look at players from other teams

    (like Jared Jeffries is for the Nuggets nowadays).

  • cindystar111

    yeah, even if he wants to attempt more shots, BS won’t allow him to, he always get benched when he’s hot. mess up his rhythm

  • Brent Yen

    Yep……bit ppl seems to make stat a BIG part of everyone’s resume. I do not. Only medias do that. I doubt GM do that at all….

  • BuzzerBeater

    I think there was a rumor that Nuggets might get a look at D’Antoni because Coach Shaw is not reaching their expectations.

    Jeremy on the Nuggets under D’Antoni would be great!

  • joyce ward

    That is why he needs to find te delicate balance and get his shots and then set up his team mates

  • kittyhead

    Advanced stats maybe count more. I still think Lin’s abiltiy to break down d and create for others is far underrated and not well used in BS dead old system.

  • CJSHYY

    He got paid so he only could do whatever they asked him to do on court no matter he liked it or not. smh!

  • joyce ward

    I disagree. That is a major part of the GM’s when they are trying to match up talent for the team

  • joyce ward

    Yeah, but is that a stat somebody is looking at or interested in?

  • Brent Yen

    You can not match talent by box score….not gonna work. It has to be deeper than that..

  • JoeTeam

    hey Joyce Ward – I left the LAL tank tonight by going to watch your hero, DRose, be amazing in Bulls comeback on GSW. Iggy lost the game for GSW, missing 4 FTs and also Kerr drew up an play and he was wide open but couldn’t dunk on Mirotic in OT. A nice break from this LAL tank. Now catching up with y’all.

  • Brent Yen

    Then u see that curry TOV and the all 11tovs by Rose…lol

  • chan c

    he is given not much playing time

  • joyce ward

    Lin has been in this league for a while. He needs to do what he think is best for the team, and not for some inept coach. He does his team a great injustice when he does that.As a leader, when he does what he knows is right, team mates will respect him more. We all know now that Scott is a cowardly coach.

  • I thought Jeremy enjoyed the screen/roll so much in Q2 that he’s not in the aggressive attack mode in the 2nd half.
    But yes, I wish he would use himself as a scoring threat since too much facilitating to Sacre just won’t work.

    He would need to think hard of what he needs to do amidst this tanking mode.
    Go into aggressive mode like in HOU game or back to facilitating mode and be benched if it doesn’t work.

    He wants to make the right Team-Play but the right Team-Play is to make himself the primary scoring threat since his teammates lack the talent to do so.

    I hope he comes to the realization soon. Otherwise, it’s hard to achieve his All-Star dream

  • kittyhead

    Besides Nuggets, I think Kings should go after D’Antoni next season! Their owner wants to play fast tempo,less-defense games.That will be perfect for him to coach and play run and gun O all the day.lol

  • cindystar111

    he’s only got limited play time, and he tried to score already but he’s cold after a long benching, that’s why he decided to get his asists i think. Clarkson can pad his stats because BS let him play 37 mins, if lin played 37mins and attempted 18 FGA, he would get 38 points easily.

  • Brent Yen

    Let’s get one thing straight. Stat pad or not……it is irrlevent to his treatment. The bias against him is not from his box score, or any of the advanced stats…jmo

  • chan c

    why isn’t the coach asked about the losing streak?

  • Brent Yen

    Because it is all Lin’s fault

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JoeTeam

    To support what you say here … Mirotic played 31 mins for Bulls and was instrumental in their comeback because of his length. He wasn’t so efficient in box score, but you could see he did a great job. And he hasn’t gotten that many minutes for 13 games, so he was in there as and adjustment. Clear path foul on Iggy that did not convert any points. Stopped Iggy for the tying 2 in OT … it was a foul, but not shooting for some reason. GMs and Coaches get it, but Lin’s price now is too high for him to be picked up. So he’s going to have to go to the team that is willing to pay the luxury like LAL or that want to build around him. Fingers crossed.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • blubell

    I love the Chinese TV commentators tonight 🙂

  • Carol Tiu

    Reporters are so bored they even have to rehash old kobe questions. Pretty soon they’re gonna have nothing to write about.

  • joyce ward

    Lin played well, but 8pt /7asts is not going to cut i. he rally needs to start looking out for himself. All you will hear tomorrow is about Clarkson’s 18 points. Lin needs to just play his game while he is in there and get his points and stop all the drama with scott. Lin’s fate is in his hands. He needs to score points if he wants to be a starter on this league. If he is unwilling to do that , then he needs to rethink the starting position

  • cindystar111

    BS really pisses fans off, this is lin’s contract year, why is he so vicious? he’s like a terrible bad guy from movie. never see anyone as bad as he is.

  • Brent Yen

    I agree with KH in this case. I mean lin gets into bad situation due to how he looks like. But I hope there are GMs that put those aside…

  • chan c

    he thinks he’s superstar , maybe 🙂

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Wish I can watch the game with Chinese commenters rather than Stu. Didn’t bother to switch to Wizards one. Just turned my eyes off.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    He is star according to BS. I turned myself off when JLin left the game on 4th qtr knowing that they are going to lose the game anyway.

  • Rene#17

    The guys can have the Carl’s Jr. McKinney but I’ll take the sizzzzlin.

  • JoeTeam

    yes, but rose was the guy who pulled the bulls back. I was very impressed, but definitely not as impressed as when Lin gets it going. Bulls gave him room in the paint, lol.

    That Curry TOV was so bad … I still say Iggy lost the game for us with not outsmarting Mirotic on that play.

    BTW, if we doubt Kerr as a coach, he got Iggy and open look, and KT and open look bot did not covert. Kerr’s doing a good job.

    Also, I got to go on the floor during part of the game, and here’s the difference in how they looked live:

    – Noah looks a LOT skinner than on TV
    – Rose is a lot beefier around than on TV
    – Pau looks the same
    – KT lit it up in the first quarter.

    Ah well, glad Bogut didn’t play. He sky-ed too much Sunday night I am nervous for any possible injury to him. I was disappointed the the talk with my friends who understand bball FO that GSW would not be able to afford JLin now. I pitched that Lin could be a great sponsorship asset to the team, but the luxury tax is too much. Bummer.

  • Brent Yen

    One example of why I know NBA team knows lin is good. They never deny the ball to clarkson. They are afraid lin will get the ball. Was wanted clarkson to have the ball as long as possible…of course medias will never mention those.

  • chan c

    how so, joyce? as the coach , he will DNP anybody if he so wanted ; he will pull him out even if he’s on fire ; his boneheaded rotations continue to be a source of bewilderment. but, more than anything else , his clueless, outdated style of coaching is just a great impediment to Lin and to the team.

  • JoeTeam

    I missed the game and was also disappointed in the box score. But sometimes Lin can’t get much going, he needs way more minutes to get himself going. He seems to get aggressive if he comes in with 2 mins left in the 3rd, or the half. Then he knows it’s on him. Ah well, I had a night off from the LAL saga and then I saw GSW lose it in the final 3 minutes, so I guess I’m used to ppl making mistakes. But hey, GSW have competent teamwork oriented guys, so it doesn’t feel half bad to see a narrow loss by them.

  • Brent Yen

    Green bailed them out in the regular… I would say Kerr doaged a bullet there..

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Well hopefully his tendership will be terminated soon. But knowing “classy” Lakers, this won’t happen. Will just watch when JLin’s playing. Another 36 games to go. Counting as JLin is counting:-)

  • joyce ward

    Brent that does not show in the stats. I hope talent Scouts are taking notice of this. Lin just needs to get his head out of the clouds and ask himself whrt he is willing to compromise his game to be a starter in thi league,

  • chan c

    i have that in mind too…

  • JoeTeam

    I’m getting convinced it’s tanking. For those games where they fought heard, it was under their ceiling to be the worst 5. Nowadays, with these 10-15 game plans, it’s clear he’s picking his worst starting team and letting them lose to real NBA teams. Lin is out there in limited minutes to prevent the team from pulling off what they are capable of doing, as many ppl I know who know bball say – that team isn’t as bad as it plays. Talented guys. They are short a stone cold shooter like KT (long on D too), I’d put Lin close to Curry now that Curry is not shooting as much in deference to KT’s heat, and they don’t have a Bogut.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep Look at Wizards, they even denied JLin from inbounding ball from the other side of the court. Then sent 2-3 players and clogged up the lane when JLin had the ball in offense. Teams know who is the threat: no one but JLin. Sad is only BS, KB and some teammates deny this because of their own sick agendas.

  • blubell

    There should be websites streaming China feed.

  • cindystar111

    yeah, hopefully lin will be able to sign with a normal team that allows players to play to their strength and under a decent unbiased coach.

  • Brent Yen

    Joyce my pt is, I believe teams know it. They game planed him accordingly which we all have seen the whole season. The problem here really is not bball related. Jmo. While I agree it is better to have a better box score, I feel it will not change much if he somehow has to play under a coach like bs. He just needs that one team who can really accept his game. The acceptance might not because his box score I am afraid.

    However, that does not mean I am against him pad his stat now, I think at this point…..he should try his best to do it

  • blubell

    Highlights!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That’s my hope. Hope there are number of teams will offer him and JLin will choose a team that the org and headcoach believes in him and play his strengths.

  • JoeTeam

    Yeah, I have some thoughts about that about me too, but I’m also at the place where age discrimination hits too. When you are a young Asian American make, you face the Lin thing, the no gray hair thing, the looking 10 years younger thing. Then when you are older, ppl these days always talk about working with younger ppl because they are enthused and can work for pizza and cokes lol.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Agree. Believe in him and allow JLin to play to his strengths.

  • JoeTeam

    Can’t remember, you mean his layup (did he tie it?) or did Green draw and off foul? I was having a good time.

  • wandertheglobe

    Nice report from the warriors game. I’ll to catch the replay. You’re right, Noah is tall, but lanky, I was on the same flight with him from ORD-SFO once, he sat two rows away from me, when he stood up, his head has to be tilted from the roof…lol.

  • Brent Yen

    Well…I will support him either way.

  • blubell

    lol.

  • JoeTeam

    yeah, I always thought Noah was much bulkier, but up close, he’s much leaner. KT and Curry are just like you see on TV. Barnes isn’t as beefy as he looks on TV. DLee seems to have put on some weight since 2 yrs ago.

  • Rene#17

    He is trying to get the support of his teammates first. He is a leader.

  • JoeTeam

    Oh BTW, did you see the amazing no-look back over the shoulder pass by Curry to DLee for the Jam? And, I think the alley oop from nearly half court first half from Curry to Barnes. Nice but no result. They can afford to give one or so away to Eastern conf.

  • Brent Yen

    Most of his ASTs create lay up………..it is golden……

  • JoeTeam

    and how he looks, the gentle way he talks about team and so on. Sometimes, a good man is uncomfortable to ppl who are not aiming for the same thing.

  • blubell
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep JLin is doing what he can with the peculiar situation he is in. I trust him for making the best out of what he can. Obviously I would like him to have all the leverage like other last name isn’t Lin but this isn’t going to happen in this very discriminated, biased NBA. Having said that, I always believe God has brought him thus far and won’t leave him in a no man land. So, I just have to be patience and see how JLin’s NBA journey will unfold. Just hope and pray I will have a chance to witness his victory one day — starter, ASG and ring.

  • wandertheglobe

    Noah is unmistakably resembled his dad. BTW, I don’t know if you have met Lin in person, a friend (6’1) who stood next to Jeremy said he’s huge in person, taller and bigger than on TV. That was 2 years ago, Lin have bulked up even more now.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Sure. Let’s just see if whatever you say matters or will influence him in any way.

  • JoeTeam

    Not seeing the game, just seeing this – it seems clear he’s on instruction to feed the team practice. 8 assists. 20 or so mins and factoring usual blown As, that means he would have easily had over 10 … yep, don’t hate me but LAL have told Lin he’s running drills for everyone.

  • blubell
  • leeda harun

    the article…its time to turn to jeremy…well BS and Fo turn to Clarkson..

  • JoeTeam

    Yes, I haven’t been close to Lin since watching him from the floor in 2013 when Rox came to GSW. I was a guest, so that is not my lifestyle just have a generous and genuine pal. Lin walked right in front me me coming back from half, with Bev in tow. That was before Bev got the brass ring, so Bev was looking down and humble. I had to stop so as not to run into him, as I was crossing the tunnel to get to my seat. I didn’t say anything I was so surprised. He’s definitely bigger than me but I guess I’m used to ppl being taller. I did not take my open look ha ha.

  • JoeTeam

    Lin proved that in the game against Rox coast-to-coast.

  • blubell

    and many times before.

  • JoeTeam

    Speaking of dad’s, tonight was Manute Bol night at ORCL. He was on GSW 88-90 and 94-95. Sad, he passed away of kidney failure younger than 50. One of his sons was there to accept the honor and he was v tall too, a good looking kid. It was nice to remember him.

  • kittyhead

    No surprise, I guess they just badly want another junior Kobe in the making…besides swaggy young.

  • JoeTeam

    this one should be easy to fix.

  • Acbc

    Exactly! We seem to forget that while we all operate in the real world assuming that if we do a good job, we’ll get promoted. What we’ve seen with Lin’s world for the last 3 years is that he lives in a bizarro world where up is down and bad is good. Thus we’ve seen Bev and Price play ahead of Lin. No matter what he does, the bias against him will have a bizarro twist to it.

    This is why Lin holds firmly onto his faith and plays the game that befits that faith. That’s the only solid ground he can stand on. In his bizarro reality, up is down and he doesn’t know where to stand moment to moment.

    Love is the power of God. We as individuals long for someone to love. How we choose to find our soul mates should be to be ourselves and not to project what is an appealing Madison avenue image of what we think someone would want. To project a false image of who we are to be the muscle shirt stud with fancy cars and beer drinking bar hopping cool dude only makes us attract the very same pretenders that want that image. We will never find our soul mates if we lie about who we are.

    Lin is who he is and he will leave it all out there on the court for all to see. He bares his soul for all to see. He is honourable to a fault, loyal, supportative, selfless and a total team player. It’s there for anyone with an eye to see it. Maybe there won’t be anyone for him or a team that wants the real him. That’s not his problem. That’s a reflection of the teams in the NBA. Yeah, he may wash out of the league because no team wants that type of team player. That’s not something he’ll regret becasue the game as it exists is an ugly game that none of us want to watch. I for one would hate for Lin to become a KOBE, Melo, Harden just so he can lose his soul.

  • JoeTeam

    he was just being polite to a leading reporter question. Means nothing by now. C’mon Serena, go with the real news.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    BS didn’t like to see it from JLin. Hence, handcup him by not playing him much with Davis in second half. Excellent tanking job by BS.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    They should turn to Jeremy – once he becomes even half of the player people are wanting him to be as posted here.

  • JoeTeam

    do you mean even if Lin is half the player he is?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Be even half the player that some people here demanded him to be. Be a player half of Stephen Curry or Lebron James.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Well said! I’d rather him to keep his integrity than lose it to the ugly NBA world.

  • leeda harun

    yup….LA is about 16 championship and legacy….they want another Kobe….not an Asian American..

  • leeda harun

    media wont mentioned that…medias never question BS..I mean real hard questions that make him sweat…

  • JoeTeam

    ah I see … well, I think he’s twice the player people perceive him to be because of 2 things: his defense is really solid and leads to team stops, and he knows how to change the flow of the game form losing mojo to a downhill run. I’m never bored when watching Lin, and yes, I also get bummed when he misses or someone drops an easy dime form him.

  • JoeTeam

    you said it. No kobe, no Price. I like him like TD. No hard feelings, love it when he made his 2 handed dunks, laughed WITH him when that tomahawk jam did not go in. Really, I laughed more at Lin haters and felt bad when the slam didn’t go.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I get perturbed also when he’s not bringing his A+ game, but when that happens I don’t tell him he should be like this and that because it’s him who is playing in the NBA, not me. The only thing I could do is support him. It’s like me telling a doctor he should do a procedure to this patient just because I saw him doing his work, and cool bonus – I’m not a doctor.

  • Grace Nsns

    Lin’s well scouted and the strategy works on him, he should have known that already and developped some counter move.

  • JoeTeam

    they are praying for you right now … woooo …

    http://youtu.be/raujHrZ-1Dk?t=2m20s

  • Grace Nsns

    Clarkson did score 18pt, while Lin was unable to step up when the game’s on line. BS got double standard for sure, but Lin has to do something for himself.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That’s very true. Unless we have an access to JLin and have his ears in the right time, otherwise what we say mean nothing but annoy people. Today I just shared my frustration with my godfather that how annoyed I’m when people keep on telling me what to eat, what to do…. without knowing my body, the total health issues I’m dealing with. They don’t even ask me how I’m doing. They just want to push their gabbage to me so that they can feel good in helping me out. When I become annoyed after telling I can’t because…. they become so angry at me for not listening to their “good advise…” Hence, I don’t bother to say much about my health issues this day.

  • JoeTeam

    well, you have your fangirl well separated from your real self so very nice! Me, I have to remember to focus hard on stuff in between games. NBA is too fast. I’d be a more balanced fan if there were 4 days between games and only 40 games, but that’s not the reality of big biz, so just hope one day Lin is winning it on his own team. I don’t feel a need to watch every Curry or KT game, and I like them a lot.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes only if your coach and teammates work with you. We know he doesn’t get the support from this team. He is doing well and is still able to give 8 assists and 7 pts. Wizards tried their best to shut JLin down but JLin didn’t let them. It was BS who shut JLin down by not giving him the ones that worked like Ellington, Davis in this game but subed in Sacre, Johnson, Hill and Boozer. What do u expect JLin to do with this player when 2-3 players guided u, clogged your lane and your teammates iced u out or not moving. He tried couple times to split the defenses and got jammed by Sacre or Boozer. Even as a non bb expert can see there was very little JLin could do. He isn’t the kind of player who will shoot with 2-3 players guide you unless it’s at the end of time clock.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • IsabeliJane*17

    It’s good that you weed out the noise and listen to the people who really understand what is going on with your body.There is a very, very thin line between “advice” and “suggestion”, and most of those that should stay as “suggestion” is thrown into the “advice” column.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Fangirl me is not that different from real me :). I just put myself in Jeremy’s situation. How would I feel if people who barely know the real situation tell me what I should do?I wouldn’t like it.He probably does feel the same way.

  • Grace Nsns

    It doesn’t matter now whatever the youngsters do, they can do whatever they see fits to develop, it’s their time.Unless Lin shoots the light off at the same time the rookie played crappy, he’s not staying on court, that simple.

  • John Lee

    When Lin was actually doing something for himself, he was immediately benched. So was Ellington.

    Just saying.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    If he was kept on the floor after that 3, I guess he would have been into his shooting rhythm.

  • JoeTeam

    he’s not on the court because LAL is not aiming to win. He’s the practice pitcher. They need to lose and they also need to run the youth around town. Lin never got a year to practice, just D League. Don’t begrudge the young team their good luck, but it’s at the expense of LAL fans.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Please go to listen to JLin postgame interview. He did talk about this.

  • JoeTeam

    You will make a fine partner to someone, IJ7! as you like. Hanging with your dad watching bball, working in a sports house, talking loyalty AND giving ppl room to be themselves, saying no to bad behavior … Great start. Find your path and make it so!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Many used the word, “suggest” but actually it’s “command”:-)

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Aww that’s sweet. Thanks.

    I understand the frustration. I do.I just don’t like putting any more salt to the wound. I don’t even know what is really happening. Hey, if Jeremy is abusing some substance or picking up women and forcing himself on them,I would get out of here immediately. But he’s a good person. He’s doing his best with the minutes he’s given. As much as I’d like him to have shooting that can be easily switched on/off, I think he is not that, or he hasn’t reached that stage of shooting yet.

  • sport

    I agree with you Lin needs to accept that he needs to score alot every game to be considered as an elite player, not his assists! And no one really care if he has 7 assists when he has single digits for the game! People noticed him during Linsanity because of his scoring. I hope he starts learning new moves and increase his shooting arsenal because his game has become stagnant and predictable! I have no clue why he refuses to shoot off dribble 3s with 1 defender in front of him!

  • JoeTeam

    KT did not look as strong in years past and boy has he exploded with team support. JLin is just serving out a contract, and we all can remember hanging around at a bad company for the paycheck even when we weren’t paid that much. You get used to your friends, etc. In this case, NBA contracts being what they are, they will force Lin to move on. Good good good, I think Lin keeps us entertained while he’s getting through some mucky days.

  • sport

    It’s frustrating, I’ve been saying this forever that he needs to look after himself. He can’t think team first when he’s minority where the NBA doesn’t want him to succeed! He’s gotta let go of his stubborn beliefs of teamball and just look to average 20+ PPG for a season!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Warriors FO did a good job of holding on to Klay even if Thunder was dangling then-6MOY James Harden for a trade. Jeremy provides the entertainment; we provide the moral support 🙂

  • sport

    You gotta give Clarkson credit that he’s willing to take many shots without hesitation! It’s something Lin needs to do in order to be considered a star and average 20+ PPG! No one cares about how many shots you took so long as you got many points!

  • JoeTeam

    Thank goodness KT didn’t go for that and also, they didn’t get Love for KT. We just need some luck for JLin next shuffle.

  • sport

    You should ask Lin the same thing. It’s his contract year yet he still insist on waiting time dishing out assists instead of having a 20+PPG for his next contract! Look at Parsons he got a big contract because of his high PPG, no one cares if he doesn’t have assists!

  • sport

    And if only Lin loves to shoot as well instead passing =/

  • sport

    We keep saying that but Lin is so stubborn, I hope he learns during off season when he doesn’t get a big contract offer like Parsons! If he truly wants to play as a starter and franchise player then he needs to look to score first and pass second, change his mindset!! If he doesn’t have 20+ high PPG for the season, they won’t consider him as legit star!

  • sport

    Lin needs to go to a Eastern team where he can be the franchise player! So no to Chicago, Dallas, Toronto, and Washington! Are you kidding, Lin playing backup to John Wall who he’s tried hard to prove many times he’s better than?!

  • sport

    I’d rather Lin go to Grizzlies than the Mavs! With all those offensive players taking shots there won’t be any left for Lin! Not to mention Monta Ellis hates Lin!

  • cindystar111

    ? we all saw what happened when lin’s hot, he’s benched, how can he possibly get 20+ppg with BS as the coach? i think you are asking him to be unaffected by the unreasonable benching but all the players will be seriously affected not just lin. plus not only benching him when he’s hot, also giving him very limited play time. he’s not superman you know. clarkson got 37min and 18+fga to get his 18.

  • cindystar111

    and if lin’s allowed to play 37mins/18 FGA like clarkson, he would score twice as many, probably even more, 38 easily.

  • Samuel

    Clarkson plays like a selfish ballhog, Laker fans say he is the second coming Westbrook, but I think he is more like a mini Young or JR Smith Jr at the best.

  • cindystar111

    it’s not that lin doesn’t want to pad his stats for FA, it’s BS that’s stopping him from doing that. people should blame BS not lin, we all saw what happened today, every time when he’s hot, BS will bench him immediately and he’s got limited play time too. people are asking too much of him, even so called super stars can’t do well with a vicious coach like that.

  • Samuel

    By the way, a fan posted that Lin only took 4 shots last night, while Clarkson took 19, but for some reasons, they credited one of Clarkson’s missed shot to Lin in the third qt, if that is a true, we must do something about it, let Ido know at least..

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I saw that claim but couldn’t remember where I saw it. Believe the person said rechecked it and it was right. Maybe someone know about this and rechecked the claim?

  • Samuel

    can’t say about last night, but I’m sure Lin had at least one rebound vs the Rockets, and it shows zero in the boxscore. Even Stu said the same during the game..

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Not sure about that one but I did see someone talked about JLin only shot 4 and 1 belonged to JC. That person has rechecked and was said it was right. Maybe they checked it with NBA stat? Believe @brentyen:disqus did say something about you can check at the site about every shot and misshot as well. Not sure where and how.

  • Samuel

    18 pts on 18 ahots, that’s Kobe like numbers, when was the last time Lin took this many shots in a game as a Laker? how about never..

  • chan c

    but he’s a clueless coach

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron Scott’s malicious intent to destroy Lin has never stopped. Today he intends to disrupt Lin’s shooting rhythm. Lin made his first shot and then he was yanked out of the game. Clarkson and Ellington took lots of shots and minutes although Lin played well in the first half but Scott only gave him only 20 minutes for the whole game.

    I urged our moderators to tweet Montgomery, Lin’s agent about Byron’s new strategy to ruin Lin’s game and career. As a fan from Hong Kong, I really don’t know how to get the message across to Montgomery, Jeanie Buss etc.

    This situation could only get worse as time goes.

  • chan c

    more like … passing /assists highlights 🙂

  • Filler-up

    Clarkson played well but probably took too many shots. Wasn’t looking to create for teammates, just focussed on shooting. The last shot of the first quarter is a good example – last shot, so he iso and then threw up a contested 3.

  • Grace Nsns

    BS called timeout before that 3pointer even fell, that ****bs

  • Grace Nsns

    LIn took 15 shots twice this season, that’s it. LIn did mention the rookie’s opportunity is rare, have to give him that he’s not gun shy at all. I just wish Lin could use some of that type of mentality.

  • Grace Nsns

    Laker fans love it, contested shots == courage under fire

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    This is a summary of the 2ndQ and you will see clearly how Byron Scott disrupt Jeremy’s game for a disastrous result.

    Time Score
    left
    10:49 24-33 Ed Davis makes 12-foot jumper (Jeremy Lin assists)
    10:21 24-36 Wayne Ellington makes 24-foot three point jumper (Jeremy Lin assists)
    09:57 24-38 Wayne Ellington makes driving dunk
    09:14 24-38 Wayne Ellington misses 32-foot three point jumper
    08:48 26-40 Ed Davis makes layup (Jeremy Lin assists)
    08:19 26-42 Carlos Boozer makes 17-foot jumper
    07:56 26-44 Ed Davis makes two point shot (Jeremy Lin assists)
    07:18 28-46 Ed Davis makes layup (Jeremy Lin assists)
    06:52 30-49 Jeremy Lin makes 24-foot three point jumper
    06:41 30-49 Jordan Clarkson enters the game for Jeremy Lin
    03:53 37-51 Jordan Clarkson lost ball turnover (Marcin Gortat steals)
    02:47 40-55 Jordan Clarkson makes 10-foot two point shot
    01:36 42-57 Jordan Clarkson misses 25-foot three point jumper
    00:00 46-57

    Would the moderator please tweet to Montgomery and inform him how Jeremy’s shooting rhythm was disrupted. Thereafter, Jeremy missed all his shots in the rest of the game. When Jeremy was about in the groove scoring, Byron Scott just took him out and stopped him.

  • Filler-up

    Just watching the game again on Ballstreams. Turning point came in the second period. After Lin had like 5 assists – these were legit assists where the shots were close to the rim bunnies and a three from Wellington – not those assists like a handoff for 20 ft gumption. Lin caps it off with a triple – BAMM Lakers up by 19. So what does BS do? Subs out Lin and the Lakers proceed to lose 8 points off their lead. The Lakers could have kept Lin in and buried these guys so deep they would have no mental stamina to come back especially on the road.

  • Filler-up

    Sorry did not see your post before I put in mine. Don’t bother tweeting the agent. BS took out a scorching HOT Lin with the lead at 19 and the starters proceeded to give 8 puts back to end the quarter. Your post makes it sound like you’re blaming Lin’s poor shooting to the subbing. His poor shooting was all Lin. The issue isn’t Lin’s shooting, the problem is why sub them in when you have a player that is going OFF! I mean W.T.F W.T.F. That deserves another W T F.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Exactly. NBA basketball is about runs and Byron Scott just killed the run by taking Jeremy out and put in Jordan Clarkson. Unfortunately Jordan Clarkson could not continue the run and the Wizards got back in the game at the end of quarter. all Jeremy did was wasted!!!!!

    Why would Byron Scott want to do that?
    What would the fans feel?

  • Maknusia

    yeah, those are like guaranteed points!

  • Res 683

    One moment last night defined where Lin is with the Lakers: when Clarkson ignored Lin, who was wide open behind the arc and takes a contested 3 himself (and misses). It couldn’t have felt good being dissed by a rook, especially in front of a sellout crowd at Staples Center. And to add insult to injury, Scott lets Clarkson close out the game, with Lin on the bench.

    It will be good when Lin has coach who supports him. Where he can say: “The next time I ask for the ball, rook, you pass it to me, you got that!?!” And not because Lin is egotistical, but because that was the right play (Lin’s 3P% 36.5% >>> Clarkson’s 26.1%).

  • Filler-up

    That was the end of 1Q iso. Lin should have immediately went over and slapped him in the head and say pass me the ROCK.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I’m just glad there are more people seeing the truth that the subbing is absolutely disastrous to the game and to Lin’s confidence. It consequently affects Lin’s game and most of all his shooting.

  • MoominFloren

    BS: Art of Tank – 101 ways to Tank
    1. ABJ
    2. Brilliant Offense System – No 3 pointer
    3. Brilliant Offense System – Contested 2 jumper
    4. Brilliant Offense System – Kobe iso
    5. Brilliant Offense System – Young iso
    6. Brilliant Offense System – Kobe PG
    7. Brilliant Offense System – Everybody PG except Lin
    8. Brilliant Offense System – Hill long 2
    9. Brilliant Offense System – Everybody can shoot except Lin
    10. Brilliant Offense System – No P&R
    11. Brilliant Offense System – Motionless Princeton / Triangle
    12. Brilliant Offense System – No fast break
    13. Brilliant Defense System – No box out
    14. Brilliant Defense System – No perimeter defense except Lin
    15. Brilliant Defense System – No rotation
    16. Brilliant Defense System – Help defense by Lin only
    17. Brilliant Defense System – Lead by Head of Snake
    18. Ride the cold hands
    19. Sub out the hot hands
    20. Sub out Lin when he played well
    21. Changing starting lineup every 15- 20 games
    22. Sacre the starter
    23. Sacre the closer
    24. When opponent making run, no time out
    25. When team making run, call time out immediately
    26. Never complain for phantom calls on Lin
    27. Never complain when Lin gets fouled
    28. Boost opponent’s morale by putting 3rd string as starters
    29. Digging hole in every 1Q
    30. Throw everyone except Kobe under the bus
    …….
    100. Cross arm and pretend he is coaching
    101. DNP Lin

    Book released. Now available at Lakers.com

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Clarkson disrupts the flow of the game. Everybody in NBA can shoot the ball but it takes someone special to pull together a team.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Clarkson did a poor job in closing the game.

  • Filler-up

    You don’t know that KWL. Therefore, don’t speculate. Also does no good to speculate it affecting Lin’s confidence. You don’t know that either and it makes Lin weak because his fans imply Lin is weak by saying things like that. It dilutes your message. How you post affects how your message is received. Keeps the haters by giving them no ammo.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    When you got benched for doing something good, this is negative reinforcement. Anyone who has studied psychology can tell you this.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Right on! This is Byron Scott’s brilliant offense system.

  • Filler-up

    That may be. But why can Lin not over come this? Everybody who studied psy can also tell you there are no absolutes. I think he can, therefore I do not blame the sub patterns on his poor play. It demeans him as a pro. That is not your intention but I think that is the effect to the haters. So don’t give them that ammo. I am not trying to lecture you on how not to post, just friendly advice.

  • MoominFloren

    Please feel free to add on 🙂

  • Tey Ling

    Another loss, wow, …. Any discredit on Lin by BS? If yes, it would be an indication of a DnP in next game.

  • Maknusia

    lol good one!

  • Tey Ling

    That’s good as the Chinese commentators knows that BS is either clueless or is discriminating JLin. Such remarks by the commentators is positive for Lin with Chinese fans.

  • JJ Hui

    I totally understand what you said. And those “mr. or mrs. know it all” always have the same mentality, that is “they know better or they are better”. They do that to make themselves feel good or feel superior. The fact is they are no good, otherwise we saw them on NBA TV playing or coaching! They are the annoying cheap talkers!

  • Jedi

    They praying hard for him at RonniePrice.net. Go over and check.

  • joyce ward

    This new Laker starting unit is killing two birds with one stone. The first one is to tank, and the second is trade bait. I truly believe that new starting lineup are trade pieces. Notice how Scott was saying this lineup would go for at least 15 to 20 games, right around after Feb 20 trade deadline.Lakers know that if Kobe comes back, FA for Lakers is dead in the water. Jim Buss is running out of time.

  • I agree.
    That much bias was clear from BScott followed by announcers who tried to bury their enthusiasm so much when Lin connected with Davis multiple times in ESPN-worth highlights.

    After Lin got 1 block, they didn’t mention his name. It’s quite upsetting to see the clear bias.

  • Tey Ling

    If they are to tank, that means BS would be holding the record with most losses for a Laker coach.

  • C Chan

    Yes it’s right, check play by play 3rd qtr at 4:07, fast break after Davis’s steal, it’s Clarkson took the shot & miss. It counted as Lin.

  • Pete Roces

    contested shots are low percentage shots, good player seldom takes contested shots.

  • joyce ward

    More ammunition for them to get rid of scott at the end of the season.

  • xeroid

    It’s evident from the comments that even some of Lin’s ardent fans here are frustrated and venting. I am sure Lin probably has a diary of the events and hopefully we’ll be able to understand them better when he writes his biography. But I want to caution his fans when they asked why doesn’t Lin drive to the hoop every time like the previous game, that you are risking your health by driving to the hoop with all the hard fouls. It’s much more efficient and less taxing with those easy baskets with Lin/Davis combination. It may be less on your stat or puff up your negotiation of your next contract, but Lin may not have the talent of Curry or LeBron, but he has the integrity and intelligence of TEAM BASKETBALL, that’s why we are Lin fans, that despite all the travails we are his true fans. So be patient and have forbearance, and cut Lin some slacks in our judgments and demands.

  • Pete Roces

    Lin’s hands are tied, can’t run the team without support of coach and team mates, he is not a ballhog and will never be one. Just watch Lin during Linsanity see what a capable and supportive coach will do to help elevate Lin’s plays.

  • Tey Ling

    Wonder whether terms in BS service contract does specify the minimum wins per season? If yes, hope the team is far behind the target set.

  • Rick Johnson

    Clarkson was like that even in the preseason. He’s poor as a PG, should be a SG. Bigs probably not happy being iced out by Clarkson.

  • Tey Ling

    If Lakers is to tank, is it too much to ask Lin to strive for a double double from now onwards? He needs the track record for his next contract.

  • webattorney

    That just reminded me. Lin probably could make a decent amount of money by writing a book on his NBA experience. It probably will sell well in Asia and ok in the US. Lin seems to be foregoing better shooting opportunities for worse shooting opportunities.

  • joyce ward

    I think he got $17 million for 3 or 4 years and the last year is a team option.Scott was hired to babysit Kobe. Kobe is out for the season. The Lakers are not bringing Scott back next year to rebuild. I think if he trys to DNP lin again, he will get fired.

  • joyce ward

    Thanks, I really needed that. On to the next game

  • webattorney

    Klay better than Love, from what I have seen; he can now score driving to the basket. And a better defender. Klay really moves well off picks. A great thing about him is he doesn’t need to handle the ball that much to score and make a difference. A very good compliment to Curry.

  • Maknusia

    Second best in what sense?

  • webattorney

    Yeap, most GMs will say “Lin is a team player” for sure.

  • joyce ward

    What are your thoughts on the game?

  • webattorney

    Facts:

    Lakers are tanking and players are NOT playing as a team, yet Lin tries to play as a team. Good for other players who want to pad their stats but not good for himself. I was impressed with 8 assists though. How’s Rondo doing with Mavs these days? Is he trying to score points? How can a PG shoot FTs so badly (talking about Rondo)?

  • BobbyH

    Lin seems at peace. He is not worried about his stats or status. He is who he is and that’s why we are here, right?

    Just wish him best and enjoy the ride with him. Up or down, at the end it is not just about basketball.

  • joyce ward

    Rondo is spending a lot of time on the bench in Dallas. He and Ellis are not clicking.

  • webattorney

    Lakers are clearly playing NOT to win, so why not take more shots? Lin seemed to take shots when he shouldn’t take shots (forcing many shots) and not take shots when he had some open shots. Good assists though. Lin just loves to make others shine too much. Other players should all give Lin some money.

  • joyce ward

    Good post. I will keep that in mind:)

  • joyce ward

    Yep, and he needs to figure that out.

  • webattorney

    Yeah, didn’t seem like he would do well there. I am impressed by the coach who is benching him. I am surprised that Mark Cuban got Rondo. Lin would have been better because Lin wouldn’t hurt the team by taking so many shots. Good move by Celtics.

  • Maknusia

    That was an awesome game

  • webattorney

    The way he approaches the game (every game) seems to differ, the attitude. I am beginning to think that the way Lin seems to view the game is not to “out compete” others but find ways to “help each other”. He’s really a helper, so in that sense, he might appear “soft” in the same way most mothers would seem to be soft, even though they are tough and resilient. I bet you most of the tough guys would break and kill themselves before Lin ever cracks.

    If you have an opportunity, watch a Documentary called “I Am” on Netflix.

  • joyce ward

    Mark is like any other owner in the league, looking at star status. Cuban also said he brought in Rondo because he was a closer. So it is safe to say that Rondo won’t be in Dallas next season.

  • webattorney

    I am sure Houston is not impressed by Rondo either. I don’t even think Rondo is an upgrade over Bev there due to his lousy FT shooting and the inability to knock down 3s.

  • dave lam

    On a positive note, Lin and Davis clicking.
    On one of the lob pass, you can see Davis pointing his finger up signal to Lin when he was double team to lob and the play developed into highlight dunk.
    Davis reminds me of a poor man’s Tyson. His value is defense and to protect the rim, can’t post, but very effective on the P&R with Jeremy.
    Hill and Booz are post up players, any PG can dribble up to the key and pass it off.
    BS should have Davis and Lin play more often early in the season. They communicate together well on the court.

  • webattorney

    To all: If you have time, try to watch a documentary called “I Am” (directed by the director of the movie “Ace Ventura” and other comedy movies). The movie might give you a hint on how Lin’s perspective on BB game may differ and ultimately not be appreciated.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    STILL, if he was left on the floor after that 3, he would have gotten his shooting rhythm.

  • dave lam

    Web, are you retired or not working to have this time dedicated to JLin commentary?

  • webattorney

    I don’t have to work if I don’t want to is the best way to describe my situation. I only give a commentary when I feel like it, not too often. Following Lin’s saga is one of my hobbies. Another hobby is studying Early Christian History. I am not watching EPL games to make enough time.

  • Acbc

    There is no meritocracy to how lin plays. Up is down, east is west and in is out in the Superman Krypton Bizarro world Lin plays in.

    By the sound of it, Lin was hot and was playing really well to lead Lakers to a 19pt lead, hits a 3 and was rewarded with benching. How is SuperLin going to ever excel in this BS Krytonite world? He just can’t if he wants any PT. Lin is caught between a rock and a hard place. If he doesn’t play, he can’t even show any aspect of his skills. If he plays, he has to do as BS tells him to.

    WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE? If you were Lin looking for a team that plays team ball, how would you advertise that to the world what you hope for them to see? Does he go rogue and become a KOBELin? Have the world see you as a selfish ball hog who can’t be coached, who only thinks about his own good. Yeah, Lin may get another contract on another team easier but that team could just be like another selfish ball hog team just like NY, Rox and Lakers. It will just prolong more agony for us fans to see Lin to play on yet another dumb team. His only hope is to find a team that actually appreciates and wants his STYLE OF TEAM PLAY.

    This is really more like how we must choose our life mates. If you keep advertising like you want some gold digger bimbo airhead with all the correct stats…well, that’s what you’ll get! Will that make you happy?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    They’ve always clicked. BS just clamped it down for so many (bleep) reasons.

  • Maknusia

    LOL, thats one nice way of looking forward

  • Maknusia

    Good catch, have you sent it to NBA?

  • sws94

    I thought his game plan was get Davis going andmentor Clarkson in the first half. In the second half he expected the defense to clamp down so I expected more of a struggle from the team. I thought he might look to drive but he tried a few shots that I think he rushed and got too much air under. If he had finished the game, he might have been more aggressive going to the hoop. But he didn’t finish it.

  • Acbc

    My best friend works in aerospace as an engineer and has seen so many layoffs and cost cutting stints and yet he has managed to survive all of them. His “stats” aren’t the best. He isn’t brilliant and didnt have the best grades in school but what he has is something we all call teamwork. He has the glue guy ability to get his team to do their best. He is a humble and friendly ordinary guy who never looks at people by their “stats”. He respects them as human beings and in return he gets their respect back. This is why his team gets the job done far better than any other because everyone from the engineers down to machists to grunts work together as a team. He makes everyone feel important becasue he actually doesn’t care about their stats to status.

    You can have the smartest engineer, best machinists or fastest factory floor team, but if you don’t have teamwork, you won’t be able to consistently beat out a team that continually helps each other out by sharing information and adding the right shifts or cutting the useless or inefficient processes. Individual stats can only think or excel as one. A United team of minds from top to bottom knows exactly how to improve, where to improve, where to cut and when to make adjustments.

    A team leader that can make this happen may never have the best stats himself but he has the ability to lead his team to be the best they ALL can be.

  • dave lam

    Working, just spend some off work time here , but its too exhausting to look up scores and compare stats and make comments everyday.
    I appreciate the dedication that the people put into this site

    I find there is a lot of effort and time needed to follow JLin.
    I dont know of any other NBA player that has fan-based website like this. And this is just one of many JLin sites.

    I think that’s whats makes Lin very special. He’s not just another BB player.

    There other qualities about him that give people the passion to defend him and admire him.

  • BobbyH

    Lin is a unique player in NBA. His strength is not scoring. It is his dynamic PG skill, read and drive, score, or pass while got teammate involved and play to their best.

    How many players in NBA that can score a ton and shoot better than Lin? I think a lot, just from a scoring ability perspective. Westbrook, Curry, Lilliard, KD, LeBron, and the list can go on and on. They are great at ISO and that’s their kills.

    Most people expect Lin to be like them. But he is not. He is special. He can score but he wants something different, something few in NBA wants – get his teammates better, thru which to win games. That’s his vision of how to win a championship. Well, at least that’s how I view his.

    Given limited time playing, he can score to showcase his scoring abilities. Yet Lin showed great PG skills last night in limited opportunities. Most of the NBA players can score a lot, even the rookie if given chances. Down the line, it is all about statistics, the number game that Morey divulges into. GMs/Coaches can look at the statistics (with large sample size) to pick a bunch of players with great scoring skills. But good GMs/Coaches dig deeper. They look at the intangibles. That’s where Lin’s skills find a niche. Lin just need one, just one team out of 30 to appreciate his skills and utilize them. Just one.

    We will see what team it is in the summer. If not, Lin always have better plan in his life. He is now in NBA to advocate team ball. He can be in any field to evangelize something bigger, to make more people better.

  • Tey Ling

    If I am not mistaken, Mr Jack Ma of Alibaba has repeatedly mentioned that it is Trust and Team Work that drives his company success.

  • webattorney

    I tend to view things from a socio-historical perspective, so even if bad things happen to Lin, I find it interesting. More like a case study approach. But the games are becoming unbearably boring, so it’s ok if I skip the games. 99% of games, no big surprises anyway.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Poor tnt tv tomorrow, there will be no other games in that time slot to replace the lakers

  • BobbyH

    We are seeing a clash of western value and eastern value in general. I am lucky to have a boss that values teamwork and brings out the best of individual as well. The scenario is so shockingly similar to what you describe.

    A great post, as usual.

  • bigbux

    1 pps IS NOT VERY GOOD AGREED. liN pps WAS 1.4. 7/5.

  • pero_square

    A move to Dallas would be a dream come true, but I am not holding my breath.

  • gum

    Jeremy Lin always has been a team first player and is a rare player in NBA. It is so annoying to read some posters’ comments in the other forum…”Jeremy is trying to please his team mates!” Some are so eager to put him down !

  • Allen Wayne

    BS’s goal is to tank and drags JLin down with him. So, the answer is yes. It is too much to ask for at this point.

  • sws94

    Lin needs to work on his game. He needs to handle his dribbling better when pressured and handle traps better. Speed up the offense sometimes and attack in early offense like he used to do. But more than that, figure out more ways to score. It’s been too long now that Lin hasn’t broken out a floater. Clarkson used that shot last night, Lin needs one. Also, Lin needs a pick and pop game from closer to the basket when his jump shot isn’t working. Why not spin more, he’s done that in the past. Why not use the cross over step back more? Just shoot more, not excessively, but more. Because he needs to be a scorer, especially when Young was out he needed to put up at least 15 or so and most of the points in the 4th quarter. But it is time for a 27+ point game from him. We are late in the season and his high for the season is only 21. That’s all. I think that’s why Joyce is frustrated with him. Young is out, a ball stopping/chucker is out. He had an opportunity to be the scoring threat in the game and he didn’t seize it. Lin not seizing opportunities, the few he gets, is very real this season.

  • sws94

    But Lin can score and sometimes he is needed for his scoring. He has to remember that he can help his team by scoring and make that a priority sometimes.

  • Maknusia

    Everyone has their must-watch league pass teams. What’s your must-avoid, least favorite team to watch?

    Gomez: It’s the Lakers for me, even before Kobe went down. They have so little going for them.

    It’s a shame because they could have let Jeremy Lin run high pick and rolls with Ed Davis in the Tyson Chandler role but chose not to. At least that would have been more fun than the barrage of mid-range jumpers they have launched all season.

  • Brent Yen

    Almost seems like the only thing Clarkson knows is to float…..

  • Brent Yen

    In terms of the team work, I do not think there is a big difference between east and west…

  • BobbyH

    TNT CEO: Adm, see if you can do something to prop tomorrow’s game. No one would probably watch Lakers tanking.
    Adm: OK. Let me see what I can do.

    minutes later….

    Adm: Jeanie, is there anyway you can make some marketing pitches to improve the viewing? As it seems, it is not looking good. And it is not going to favor Lakers next year for more national TV games.
    Jeanie: I know. Just be clear, we are not tanking. I will do something.

    another minutes later….

    Jeanie: Mitch, I have to go to you straight, bypassing my bro. It is urgent.
    Mich: What’s up?
    Jeanie: You need to tell that inept to give our golden goose more playing time. The more the better. If he starts, that’s even better.
    Mitch: Why ?
    Jeanie: Why? We have a game on TNT tomorrow, please.
    Mitch: OK. I will talk to the utra-soft, hum, I meant BS.

    another minutes later….

    BS: What’s up Mitch?
    Mitch: I can see your black eyes are still aching.
    BS: Well, it is what it is. All business.
    Mitch: I am glad you understand. OK, i won’t give you another 3 if you do what as told for the next game.
    BS: Oh, NO. Don’t tell me …
    Mitch:Oh, YES. You better get used to it. Somehow, it is a soft Karma as you keep giving him inconsistent PT, and his boss, you know the one upstairs, always find ways to give you inconsistent whips.
    BS: I already sacrificed my love head of snake already. What more do you ask of me?
    Mitch: Nothing more, nothing less. Just give him 30 to 35 mins PT.
    BS: But our plan would be in danger. We are very close to be bump out of 5.
    Mitch: Aren’t Tanking your expertise? You will find a way.
    BS: I hate drawing play for that guy.
    Mitch: Don’t whine, just tank.

    (Disclaimer:All characters appearing in this post are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead or BS, is purely coincidental, and it would definitely not going to happen in real life – per the golden goose starting – and this is NOT “A Series of Unfortunate Lakers Event- Part 2”)

  • Maknusia

    lol…you should become a script writer

  • Brent Yen

    I am impressed with how fast and efficient this hierarchy works…

  • Briiick

    “Victory is certain” tweeted by Lin’s agent. I guess there are quite a few teams talked to his agent already. Lakers decision makers are too hesitant at other things when they haven’t solved the Kobe issues. Lin doesn’t need to prove anything in the eyes of a savvy manager.

  • Brent Yen

    So you hope he will at least average 15 pt for the remaining games..?

  • Maknusia

    maybe… wish its true…and please, no name calling…could correct it

  • BobbyH

    As long as $ is involved. ;-D

  • Maknusia

    OK Some Pictures

  • First of all, let me share with other fellow Lin fans here that it’s okay to offer constructive criticism as Lin fans as long as we don’t bash him and it’s balanced with good things that he tried to do. I’m a little concerned that many Lin fans here (not you) were a little frustrated last night.

    I agree you have a lot of good points in terms of what Lin can do individually in the 2nd half.
    I too wish Lin would be more “selfish” to stat-pad but I recognized Lin was in the mode of facilitating after a few great connections with Ed Davis and he was smiling wide in the 2nd quarter.

    IMO What we love about Lin to emphasize teamwork can also be his Kryptonite when his teammates can’t deliver. By nature, it’s inter-dependence. That’s just how Lin’s built. Can Lin do better in the 2nd half? I think he can indeed.
    But it’s definitely not easy to balance facilitating & attack mode and he has to learn with more experience.

    I’m confident Lin would’ve learned from the experience on when to take matter himsef by scoring when the teamwork wasn’t clicking and before Byron Scott benched him for not producing enough.
    Let’s hope Lin would make proper adjustment for the next game. We can only hope and offer our unrelenting support as his fans. Until then, we can relish those Lin/Davis magical connections! =>

  • Maknusia

    Not many for the game… 🙁

  • Maknusia

    LOL, Lin protecting the rim and Bigs are taking notes…hope so! 🙁

  • Maknusia

    Last Batch

  • joyce ward

    Where did you get the pictures

  • Brent Yen

    hand checking…lol

  • joyce ward
  • Brent Yen

    Wut?!

  • joyce ward

    Just a capture head line. Haven’t read it yet

  • webattorney

    The documentary “I Am” explains how the current American culture emphasizes the need to out-compete others rather than the work together aspect in every facet of business, sports, social activities. So you have “winners” and “losers”. It’s one documentary I plan to have my kid watch. In some sense, we are brain washed to think certain way.

  • Brent Yen

    Medias are so cautious when talking about Kobe….

  • BobbyH

    Yes, I agree. I meant the “I AM” and the teamwork culture.

  • webattorney

    It’s laughable that Knicks would want Kobe on its team. It’s more laughable that Lakers would want Rondo on its team. Wait, it’s Fakers, so anything is possible. Rondo is a pure facilitator with all its limitations, not a shot creator. He fits in when you want to play a half court offense and have good veteran scorers. I rather take Lin over Rondo; at least Lin won’t sulk and bi*ch.

  • joyce ward

    What do you mean? Haven’t read the article

  • Brent Yen

    Always the same tone…KObe can still help the team, can still play at high level…etc then there is a BUT

  • Grace

    thanks, I don’t need the info any longer
    I was trying to make a point with someone last night

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Well said @psalm234:disqus! Good idea not to let anyone shove their ideals down your throat.

  • Maknusia

    yeah…very unlikely

  • Maknusia

    espn

  • Brent Yen

    Article said Kobe is not likely to leave Lakers, they just discussed a few destinations…

  • Filler-up

    Can’t sleep. Thinking what this game could have been. A win with JLin playing a big role to close.

  • BobbyH

    It is even better if BS comes with Kobe as package. Well, day dreaming.

  • Sophie Paris

    Think about the next game 🙂

  • Brent Yen

    I think Lin will do something about his handling this summer, per his mandarin interview.

  • Brent Yen

    you are setting him up for endless sleepless night…lol JK

  • Briiick

    PJ preferred Shaq to Kobe but Buss made the other choice. PJ won’t need him.

  • I understand emotions can flare during heated moment so hopefully we as Lin fans can extend grace to be patient and forgive one another for any mistakes =)

    John Piper was once asked in twitter about the secret of good marriage.
    He profoundly said, “To be ready to forgive each other”

    I think it also applies to any kind of relationships at work, life, and fan forums LOL

  • Brent Yen

    So…we forgive…Lin? LOL

  • FrankW

    Lin was sloppy with the ball, again. 4 turnovers, the last
    one to butterfinger Boozer which reminds me of Lin to Asik. On the other hand,
    8 assists in 23 minutes from the bench is pretty good. 6 assists to Ed Davis
    alone! Those two should be tethered together in every game. I didn’t bother to
    watch the last quarter after BS benched Lin.

  • CJSHYY
  • Acbc

    Unfortunately, even well meaning people are flawed by their hard wired minds to read the world from their own story. If you get a chance to read “Stumbling on Happiness” by Daniel Gilbert, you will come to understand how all of us quickly fill in the story of someone or something by our own experiences and believe with certainty that it’s reality. It’s their own reality but they assume it to be everyone else’s also.

    Christians are no different. They go out to preach the gospel and get upset that no one else can see their reality and get angry at the dummies they encounter. They are “doing God’s work” for themselves, to make themselves feel better about themselves. The way God works isn’t by what we do or say, it’s by how we love, because God is love. When you truly love others, you don’t tell others how to live what to eat, how to heal. You love them by emotional support and being there for them, giving them your time, lending a hand or just saying a prayer. Conversion isn’t done by us, it’s done by the Holy Ghost who heals the ailing soul through our love and care, certainly not by our condescending lectures about how they should live like us!

  • CJSHYY

    Kobe will retire as Lakers. Like it or not he will be in Lakers… smh!

  • BobbyH

    Yep, even Linsanity game will make you sleepless. NK.

  • Sophie Paris

    Lol thinking about Lin makes always sleepless 😉

  • Acbc

    What we really need is for Michael to sleep through more games. Lol

  • Hm, interesting history that NBA also had #DeflateGate like the NFL
    Not sure if it would help or hurt Lin as a speedy guard.

    PJax said it prevented teams to run on them so maybe it will hurt Lin more to have deflated ball?

    https://twitter.com/BaxterHolmes/status/560494933157507072

  • BobbyH

    Hear hear.

  • sure we do .. Hope he forgives us too LOL

  • Acbc

    “Sleepless in Seatle”?

  • sws94

    What did he say? Can you give a summary and please maybe in a new comment, Brent?

  • very true indeed.

    Even schools have standardized test to provide competition which are supposedly make people better.
    I think it has merit as long as teamwork and group project success are the ultimate barometer of success.

    I think balance is the keyword here. Excel in individual skills first to establish good work ethic but seek for team success

    Thanks, maybe I’ll check out the “I Am” documentary

  • Brent Yen

    Not much…he was asked what was the most important thing for a PG (or some Q to that effect) He said the ability to dribble, to get to the spot you like…..etc. I am paraphrasing but that is pretty much it.

    My point is, he always set his priorities correctly. Hey I am one of the guy who harp on his ball handling since the beginning. If you look back, he has improved a lot in this department.

  • BobbyH

    It is BS or Lin. Lakers FO has to make a choice for the remaining season in terms of the direction of the team: rebuilding or tanking. Today Kobe will have a surgery and FO will find out how bad it is and how likely it is for Kobe to come back next season.

    As negotiations going, some events will unfold before the trade deadline. “Victory is certain”. After DNP, as I read it. the only victory worthy for Lin is for BS to go or Lin traded. 30 games of tanking, even with 30 mins PT, is just too valuable to waste for Lin.

  • Rick Johnson

    Let’s hope JLin finds stability next year:

    https://twitter.com/KevinDing/status/560498337342685187

    “I’m re-energized. I’m in positions where I’m comfortable and effective, so I make a lot of plays,” Gasol said of his wonderful new life as a Chicago Bull instead of a Los Angeles Laker. “And the fact that my name is not on the trade block like it has been for the past three years, that’s a factor that’s overlooked.

    “It’s huge. It’s huge not to have to think about that and have it in the back of your mind constantly. It’s nice to have that type of security and comfort.”

  • dave lam

    These rotations by BS are awful. I didn’t watch the last two games as I never know if Lin will play adequate mins if at all. Been checking the board during game to see if I should bother watching

  • Yes, Lin mentioned he got to keep going for 36 games to go in the post-interview.

    These 36 games will be important for his FA value.
    I’m hoping and praying that the turn of events will favor Linsanity in LA

    You’re 100% correct that the 1st domino to roll will be the results of Kobe’s surgery today.

  • CJSHYY

    I believe Marc will not come to Lakers for sure.

  • yes, the only possibility is what will convince Kobe to retire

  • Rick Johnson

    BScott making the Rookies push around strollers with baby dolls in them.

    https://twitter.com/defpenradio/status/559954445404880896

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    No star would and now adding Byront Scott? Heck No.

  • Pau Gasol’s career path got better from being unwanted since 2010 failed trade with CP3 to thriving with the Bulls in 2014.

    Lin can also learn from Gasol’s experience that a place where he’s wanted by the right coach and system is all it takes to resurrect a career. The article is correct that Gasol is mentally tough unlike Odom. But I think Lin is much tougher than Gasol from overcoming the D-League, being waived, traded away but still developing and thriving.

    Lin’s not perfect but he’s simply resilient.
    Last Man Standing!

  • CJSHYY

    This was the interview Lin did after vs Rox game. He just said he will not pad his stats bc he is on the bench a lot & will play unselfish… But the last sentence that made me interested the most….. “No matter where I land next year.” So he may not want to stay in Lakers?!

    最后林书豪强调,不会因可能常坐板凳而改变球风,包括打得更自私以完善个人数据,他表示:「也许有人为了提升个人价值,选择抛开队伍胜负,力求个人表现。但这不是我,从小打篮球至今,就没有打过什麼自私的篮球,以前没尝试过、未来也不可能,今后仍会以球队胜负为优先,无论明年会落脚在哪里。」

  • that’s toughness!
    Lead the bigs by example =]

  • Allen Wayne

    You know how Dan is short for Daniel. Is Stu short for stupid?

  • I’d take the high road to not to call him stupid.
    And that’d way too kind to excuse him for lack of brain power.

    What he has is Stu = Stupendous Bias
    only looking for Lin’s -, never acknowledging Lin’s +

    I wonder what’s the best way to report him, either to TWCSN or @JeanieBuss

  • JT

    no duh, water is wet

  • CJSHYY

    Eric had article talked about Kobe will be back next year bc 25M.. I think no matter what he will be back to get the money… hope he can be like Nash just preseason only.

  • Brent Yen

    Since this is the day to give constructive criticism (LOL), I might as well just to give a few for fun and for bball sake. It is been a very long time since last time we can actually talk about his game. I believe offensive wise, Lin will focus more on his ball handling and shootings in some particular scenarios in this coming summer. And I assume he will still work with Doc Scheppler.

    Doc Scheppler strike me as a coach who does not overly-obsessed to pure shooting mechanics. He values more on the whole thing. From rhythm, to balance. Drills are all about simulating game situations. The 1st thing Lin is different than those older-minded NBA players is Lin was taught to attack the close out instead of going into triple threat position so quickly. So Lin is by natural more comfortable with constant movements, hence ppl thinking he can ONLY play fast. This is really not the truth.

    Going into triple threat and slowing down, Lin is still a legit offensive threat to any NBA defense. It is evident when we constantly watching teams game planed against him, tried to deny him the ball, clodded his driving lane. Teams does not do that to Boozer, Kobe, Price, Clarkson, Scott, Stu, or me. Why?. Because Lin poses a bigger threat to them.

    Now comes to his short comings which is just my opinion. We all know how creative the haters are.

    1. Ball Handling:

    It is pretty obvious that Lin does not handle the defense pressure well when double teamed (keep in mind, lots PG does not handle that well. Even CP3 was like a YMCA player one time facing MIA few yrs ago.) He does not let go the ball soon enough. He lost his vision when he has to mind THE BALL too much. To make the situation worse, since he went to HOU, he does not have any bigs that can alleviate that pressure from him. Yes he get rid of the ball so late, but it was largely because his bigs can not get to a spot when Lin can just do a simple diagonal pass. Once the pressure builds, it is too late.

    What I hoped to see is he can attack the big more (Perfect example comes from Lillard who use hesitation move to freeze the big and re-accelerate. But also keep in mind that Lillard had a much larger space to work with). In fact, IMO, Lin has improved a lot with his ball handlings within this 3 yrs. I am really impressed actually.

    2. Shooting:
    In terms of shooting, I think he already has enough ways to score. However, his achilles heel is his balance. The step back airball 3 in POR game was a perfect example. This really is not a shortcoming per se. I just been overly picky here. Doc was correct about you should practice the things you will use in games. Lin said he practiced that step back for awhile. One thing you can not do in practice is to get the experience of shooting it in real game, in crunch time. Lin is not lack of working ethic or shooting mechanics. He is simply lacking playing time for his 1st 4 NBA season. The almost airball yesterday showed how messed up his rhythm is. He is better at off the dribble 3 this season (keep in mind that catch and shoot is supposed to be easier) because IMO with a few dribble he can establish that rhythm better. This is also evident that Lin misses more catch and shoot when the defenders are 4-6ft away. His mind is not in the right place due to you know who.

    ====
    All in all, I can be completely wrong about those. Lin is like 10x smarter than I am. I intentionally to not discuss the mental part of the game. The way he was jerked by his team. Because that was discussed extensively for the past 500 game threads or so. What I believe is I know Lin knows what he needs to improve on. Per his interview, he recognize that ball handling is the most important part for him as a PG. In an interview after ROX game. He said he plays for the team. He will try to make the right play, instead of padding the stats (paraphrasing). Right or wrong given NBA is really a shark tank business is not my concern since I believe Lin will make the right choice. The victory will be sweeter if he can win his way.

  • Rzo Vlade

    it bothers me why jlin change his shooting form…I like his shooting form in harvard and john wall summer league….any stats of his shooting in college,,, 2pts and 3pts

  • Brent Yen

    Shooting form is like religion. I do not argue it with others a lot anymore. But I think his form is better now. Not perfect, just better

  • gasparthe2

    “…Teams does not do that to Boozer, Kobe, Price, Clarkson, Scott, Stu, or me. Why?”

    “…or me…”? Don’t worry Mr. Yen, even CP3 has had his ball handling problems 😀 You’ll be ok.

  • Brent Yen

    Lol

  • Rick Johnson

    Los Angeles LakersVerified account
    ‏@Lakers
    The team is back at the facility getting their shots in after practice.

    https://twitter.com/Lakers/status/560525750562865152

  • dave lam

    Last night another awful game by Stu. He calls a charging foul on Lin on a questionable play
    If you look at the play again Lin dribbles and probes forward then backwards while Gortat falls
    Big guy Gortat flops backward crying for a foul
    Refs tell Gortat there’s no foul

  • wandertheglobe

    With B Scott at the helm, I think the Lakers will have a hard time attracting superstar talents, they may be able to throw max money at borderline stars who wants to make a name for themselves.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    psalm234 please read my link below for approval.

  • wandertheglobe

    Who else wants him other than the Lakers? LOL….It’s guaranteed $25M anyway.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Wow! Who’s this guy? The Headline was “From Bad To Worse” by Howard Megdal written in July 14th, 2014

    ….It didn’t help matters, when it comes to writing off Lin, that his contract, paired with Houston’s need to clear space quickly to make a max offer to Chris Bosh, meant that the Rockets were offering teams a first-round pick merely to take Jeremy Lin. To many, this was proof that the league understood fully that Lin wasn’t valuable, instead of understanding the move for what it was — a desperate maneuver from a Rockets team that valued Lin, just not as much as Bosh.

    And yet, we saw columns like this one, from the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Bob Ford, lamenting the possibility of Lin even coming to the Sixers. Ford is an excellent columnist, which reinforced for me how deeply the pathology of Lin The Bust had penetrated. Yes, the team most people believe will win approximately 20 games next season would somehow be harmed by employing Jeremy Lin, somehow.

    But ultimately it was the Lakers, and not the Sixers, who landed Lin.

    What this will mean for the Lakers, we don’t know. Whether Kobe Bryant’s body can withstand the rigors of an NBA season is very much an open question at this point. With or without Bryant, L.A. doesn’t look like a championship contender.

    But if Bryant does return, you can be sure of one thing: Lin, or whoever plays point guard with him, will have the ball in his hands, creating, even less than Lin did playing next to James Harden. It’s almost a cosmic joke, Lin putting in his two years in Houston, only to be dealt to play with the one player less copacetic with his game than Harden.

    And then Lin will be a free agent. Will NBA teams give him the chance to start at point guard somewhere? Or will his value, already dimmed by the two years that supposedly reinforced the collective judgment of the NBA’s evaluators, mean he’ll need to go somewhere for sporadic minutes, just like before Linsanity ever happened?

    Really, we don’t know what will happen next. Linsanity only happened in the first place because Carmelo Anthony was injured, Amar’e Stoudemire was out, the Knicks had no point guards and Mike D’Antoni turned to Lin as a last resort.

    Usually, a discovered talent is given plenty of chances to flourish once uncovered. As Jeremy Lin heads to Los Angeles, I can’t help but wonder if he’ll ever get a second one.

    http://www.sportsonearth.com/a

  • ok, I approved it
    You might want to repost in a new thread soon

  • CHI PreGame Thread+Poll is now open
    http://www.jlinportal.com/g47-chi-lal-pregame-threadpoll/

    I provided Game Flow summary of what happened just for the record.

    Lin finished with 7pts/8asts/1blk/4TO

    Good to see Lin was still calm after the game despite the disappointment of losing. He probably knew of Byron’s tanking move. Let’s hope Lin can stat-pad more as he figures out the balance of facilitating/attacking with reduced min of his bench role. How he can thrive within the tanking scheme of Byron Scott is a puzzle he must solve.

    With 36 games left, let’s hope Lin finds a way to get more PT and better stats for his FA value.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Thanks

  • I will post 2 JLin Q&A videos soon

  • Acbc

    Stu is more likely to be for stupid, but it could also be for stool…you know to match the coaches BS.

  • Acbc

    They couldn’t even get players destine for the CBA to sign with the Lakers.

  • Acbc

    The only thing is that my best friend is a blond Caucasian from Europe that grew up with me from highschool. He’s just a super nice guy.

  • Allen Wayne

    He was still bashing JLin about it but the replay has already moved on to show the assist from JLin to EDavis. It is almost like the people doing the replay telling him to shut up.

  • Allen Wayne

    I would never call him stupid either. I don’t want to insult stupid people.

  • Carol Tiu

    Howard Megdal is my favorite writer during Linsanity. Second is Howard Beck.

  • Carol Tiu

    He must be a distant relative of one of the three stooges in Htown.

  • JoeTeam

    Yes, you should hear every shot he makes, louder city erupts. It’s really amazing.

  • ken Ha

    Just leaving Lakers

  • ken Ha

    With Lakers Lin has no chance

  • JeremyLinthebest

    You and Acbc must be two of the most well-read posters we have around here!

  • cindystar111

    wise to stay away from the lakers if kobe’s coming back.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I don’t think you understand the game of basketball. It’s a matter of runs and getting into rhythm. It’s a team basketball. Nobody could get into the game right away. Once you get into the game and be taken out immediately, it will be just like practicing Tai Chi. You won’t stop and go; go and stop. It’s like in sync WITH THE NATURE. Any kind of sports is sort of like this.

    I don’t want to talk you now. Please don’t response to my posting anymore. I wish I have someone who understands Lin’s feelings when he’s put out of sync in the game. Definitely not someone like you WHO oversimplifies THINGS by the team ‘pro’. A pro is just someone like us.

    The end of our discussion. PERIOD.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Right on!

  • GoodDayLA

    I talk about wanting to see Ed Davis and Black on the court over Hill and Sacre and you respond with a question about Jeremy Lin?

    ok…….

  • GoodDayLA

    future not this year

  • GoodDayLA

    Lin has regressed to being an Asian Steve Blake. It’s tough to adjust to that but I will come around.

  • GoodDayLA

    you dont want to see the players you support do well?