G55 BOS @LAL PostGame Thread – LINSANITY!!!

LINSANITY!!!!

There is no stopping Lin tonight!

We can’t wait for the highlights =)


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  • GoodDayLA

    KILL THEM ALL JLIN

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  • Jedi

    The feeling of happiness continues…into this thread.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Tank me not…

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  • JW

    LAL postgame.

  • blubell

    Wise words 🙂

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  • Maknusia

    You guys are super fast today, thanks to Jeremy

  • I am The Jason

    This team could win more games if Byron would let the bench start the games. But the tank must go on.

  • leeda harun

    it is a wonderful feeling again..
    thanks jeremy

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  • HeroBallJLIN

    Lol

  • blubell

    Jeremy’s post game minus Horry and Worthy nonsense.

  • Keith

    Low keys Lin fan.

    When Jeremy is happy, I'm happy. RT @oakleyandallen: Lakers post game gold pic.twitter.com/80RbR9VN25— yung theorem (@tylrmntg) February 23, 2015

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  • Keith

    Suprised it is from BS?

    Byron Scott: "I think Ronnie turned the game around. His aggressiveness on the defensive end…"— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) February 23, 2015

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  • sws94

    LINSANITY!!!!

  • blubell

    Wooohooooo!!!

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Not surprised. BS doesn’t like Lin. This statement solidifies that fact.

  • CJSHYY

    Don’t care about what BS talked about BS.

  • So did his aggressiveness to cost the TO plus Wes’s TO to allow BOS to tie the game.

    Price played quite well but not the hero.
    As long as BScott knows “No Lin, No Win”.
    Lin had his hands in 10 out of 12pts in OT!

  • Chipdip

    Indeed!!!

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  • Jedi

    Shot of energy through the entire forum. We needed this defibrillator. People were getting snappy. LOL

  • Chipdip

    The coach is just BS… no one cares any more

  • joyce ward
  • David Kim

    I really hope Lin continues linsanity mode(attacking mode) and gets a good contract from the team that he wants to go.

  • Jedi

    Haha…but did we expect anything less? If he praised Lin, that would have been the real surprise.

  • sport

    Yes Lin needs to keep this route of scoring first and pass second mentality that’s the only way he can score well and get his stats to be respected as a star! Stop thinking so much about assisting or whether other players has scored, let those players worry about that themselves!

  • cali7

    John Ireland is asking the same question to each player so far about why lakers are dealing with end of game situations where they lose leads at the end of the game.

    Young called out Mark Medina about tweeting that Young was 15 minutes late. Young says Medina doesn’t know what was going on and that he [Young] could be fined for that.

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  • Jedi

    100% agree!!

  • james brown

    i think being a SG make his mentality change from Passing to scoring!

  • FrankW

    Hey Nick, Young is also a Chinese name.

  • blubell

    Imagine if they got tacos tonight… Riot. lol.

  • sport

    I feel JLin tries to too hard to get assists, he focused on scoring this game and still got 6 assists. He should only worry about his scoring, that will open the game up for his teammates and they will do their thing!

  • james brown

    true but JLIN carried the team to win! and Ronnie being part of the team played within the winning ball!

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  • sport

    But the OT win was sweeter, no one rushed for the exits!

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  • james brown

    LINSANITY part DEUX INTERVIEW!!!!

  • cali7

    Apparently Lakers are on a team worst 11 game losing streak for away games. Scott breaking all kinds of records.

  • Happy CNY! LOL

  • blubell

    and not the good kind…

  • ETC

    Scott is on a roll. Don’t worry, he will make sure we get back on track the next game.

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  • IsabeliJane*17

    GOAT

    – Greatest of All-Time
    – Good-looking of All-Time
    – Gracious of All-Time

  • leeda harun

    hehe…I agree..lol

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  • Keith

    Linsanity took over Staples and our game grades tonight! Jeremy Lin is your MVP for the 2nd straight game http://t.co/tEmEK7VDEG— Lake Show Life (@TheLakeShowLife) February 23, 2015

  • JoeTeam

    Actually, psalm, I believe BSc knows it more like … “No Win, No Lin” ha ha.

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  • CaliUSMC

    any highlights yet?

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  • Chipdip

    Seeing the teammates love each other, just wonder if they have a good coach how far would they go…

  • Rookie75094

    Psalm 234. ..I better get the credit for predicted Linsanity this game. .hehe

  • blubell

    Just these so far… many more to come 🙂

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylpMdjJeCHM

  • CaliUSMC

    jsut found this on YT:

  • leeda harun

    still waiting…

  • golfhacker

    George Karl must be salivating right now.

  • blubell

    Locker room post game interview.

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  • Rookie75094

    Cuban is kicking himself big time right now. .hahaha

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  • IsabeliJane*17

    Cuban having a “buyer’s remorse” now.

  • CaliUSMC

    Is Boozer saying “and1 that axx”? Lol. Great game by Lin. I’m a believer!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Why is this (bleep) still covering Jeremy?

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  • blubell

    Thats where the money is…

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Lemme guess, that is one of the teams from Texas which has 5 championships?

  • blubell

    Thanks!

  • CJSHYY

    Thank you.

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  • Alaingrvis

    they will have to bid.i could think of 5 teams in the running

  • Acbc

    I have been voting LINSANITY ever since Brent brainwashed me. Maybe I’ll finally win one too.

  • blubell

    It is about time! 🙂

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  • To celebrate the 1st Full-LINSANITY, here is my commemoration of JLin “The SMI-LIN ASSASIN”!

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/569745286383316992

  • blubell

    He can assassinate me any time with that smile 😉

  • sport

    Yes Finally!

  • LOL .. I won’t go that far
    You can sing “Killing Me Softly” to him then

  • nodomo

    Floyd Mayweather sat courtside with his posse and unlike the rest of fans at Staples center, did not cheer or clap for any of Lin’s baskets or plays.

  • Acbc

    Wooohooohooo!!!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    1. His friend Isaiah Thomas was ejected so…
    2. Don’t really care about this guy as a boxer.

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  • golfhacker

    He’s a racist.

  • Acbc

    Good one.

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  • real-dsb

    great to see the team celebrate the win together. Hopefully that goes a long way for team chemistry

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  • ETC

    They need to band this reporter.

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  • real-dsb

    Stat line (25 pts, 6 ast, 1 to) very reminiscent of his original breakout game against the Nets in 2012 (25 pts, 7 ast, 1 to).

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  • james brown

    20++ more games..LOL!!!

  • joyce ward

    27 to be exact:)

  • real-dsb

    0 rebounds? Where’s the hunger, Jeremy? (just kidding!)

  • DJSlik

    oh man…..get a ring with TD, and manu…..i’d jizzz

  • blubell

    From Lakersground
    Three big grins 😀

    Lin –The And-1s tonight. Some great finishes by Lin off of contact. It was his team to run tonight. He came in to start the second quarter and Scott didn’t pull him out until halftime. He led the team with 12 points at the first half, getting to the rim and also scoring some very tough shots against contact and fouls. Scott brought him in a little earlier in the third quarter and he and Price closed out the game. Scott wanted this one, and he played his vets over the young guys. Lin came up huge. Had this been last year with D’Antoni’s offense, you would have seen a lot more of this. In the fourth, Scott put Wes at the PF to space the floor. (Of course, D’Antoni did this a lot last year, as his primary focus was having stretch fours with guys like Wes, Shawne and RKelly.) “The whole floor was open,” Lin said afterward. But note, Lin also had 12 points in the first half when we weren’t going small. As I mentioned last game, he and Price have developed some chemistry in how they run the offense together. They work the two-man games out of the system with speed and worked in time for Nick to get some looks. So tonight, he was really working out of both types of offensive schemes. As I mentioned, Lin was a year too late to this team. Great game with the season high in points and low turnovers. “It’s been a long year, but we came out here and played our hearts out,” Lin said. He said he just tried to stay aggressive and that it helped having guys hitting shots.

    The Stats: He scored 25 points on 10-15 shooting (1-3 from three, 4-6 from the line) to go with 6 assists, 1 steal, 1 turnover and 4 fouls in 30 minutes. He was a +11.

    The Action: He attacked the paint and scored a layup. He attacked down the middle of the lane with speed and scored a backhand layup. He set up Davis for a layup off the two-man game on the next possession. He picked Smart and drew FTs on the breakaway, he made both. He attacked, drew contact and flipped a shot up over his shoulder (almost backward) and the And-1 went in, he made the FT. He probed on the perimeter and drew FTs with the Lakers in the bonus, he made one. He attacked with speed in transition, took contact, no whistle but threw in the 10-footer after the mugging and it went in, he wondered where the call was. His pass in the paint was picked off. He missed a three on a two-for-one (Boozer would clean it up). He had 12 points on 4-5 shooting (4-5 from the line) and 1 assist.

    Second Half: He drew a push-off foul on Smart. Sweet lefty bounce pass to Davis around defenders as they worked the two-man game. He attacked, stopped on a dime and missed the short one in the paint. He swished a wing three on the kickout from Nick. He attacked to his left, took contact and hit the hanging And-1 fade, he missed the FT, however. He worked off the high screen and swished the 19-footer. Next time down, he attacked off the high screen, drew the D and dished to Wes for the easy layup and Celtic timeout. He took the handoff from price at the top of the arc, exploded down the lane and scored a layup. He missed a quick-fire jumper off the weakside two-man game. He missed a three with a minute left.

    Overtime: He attacked with speed off the handoff, took contact and finished over the big. He deflected a pass off a Celtic to get a turnover on the other end. He hit Boozer on the two-man game for the 15-footer. He attacked baseline, nearly out of control, but he recovered and kicked to Wes for the baseline jumper. Short on a pull-up jumper. He attacked the lane with speed, collapsed the D and dumped it off to Boozer trailing for the layup. Boozer leveled his man on the screen and Lin swished the pull-up elbow jumper.
    http://forums.lakersground.net/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

  • sport

    Nice to see one of JLin’s close buddies on the team giving him props! Boozer and JLin do work well together I hope they can reunite on a new team next season!

  • real-dsb

    At the same time, it’s a sad state that the Lakers are celebrating like they won a playoff game after beating a team 12 games under .500!

  • blubell

    Game Summary by DancingBarry

    Celtics vs. Lakers…

    It’s a rivalry game. The only rivalry that really matters to the organization and fans.

    Byron Scott waged war throughout his career and developed a deep dislike for everything green. For a game, at least, all bets were off.

    (Watch how Scott uses his vets vs. his young guys to see whether we are in tank mode. Tonight, Black was replaced by Boozer in the starting lineup. Sacre’s minutes were limited. Clarkson played only a couple of stints. Scott wanted the win over getting guys development time.)

    “Coach probably wanted this one the most,” Ed Davis said afterward, mentioning how amped up Byron was for this one. Clarkson said Scott mentioned some things about the Celtics that the team won’t repeat publically.

    Both teams traded hoops until the Lakers started to pull away in the fourth quarter behind Jeremy Lin, who scored 25 points to go with 6 assists with just 1 turnover. Scott went to a more offensive friendly Boozer/Johnson front court to allow for more spacing in crunch time.

    It looked like the Lakers would pull away with this one. But not this season with this team. The Lakers lost a 7-point lead with 35 seconds left in regulation as they were whistled for offensive fouls and the Celtics sent it to overtime by hitting a three at the buzzer.

    In OT, the offense was orchestrated through Lin and Boozer (Lin doing a great job all game finishing through contact). Nick Young stepped up on both ends of the floor (a key steal and block in regulation and OT when the Celtics tried to go after him on the defensive end with no success). The team is surprisingly good and falling apart to send games in overtime…and then somehow recover to take the win.

    Scott put the tank … er, player development … aside for one game to take the 118-111 win over the Celtics.

  • sport

    That should be Lin’s nickname in the League!

  • Alaingrvis

    quite not today not after the pass forever now let us enjoy. lol

  • I had the same thought too. I checked it was 25p/7a but in 36 min =)
    Next game, he started to play Utah for 28p/8a.

    OTOH BScott might DNP him for endangering the tank LOL

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  • grover chang

    Mmm.. Korean bbq, it’s stuff like this going to make it tough to leave LA

  • joyce ward

    No, i think Scott wanted to bet the Celtics. He put the tank aside for one night.

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  • I feel I like I need to thank Avery Bradley to make a clutch 3 to tie the game so Jeremy can be the hero in OT!
    LOL

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    But tacos…. lol.

  • GoodDayLA

    We neeed to ask the question why the coaching staff went full Linsanity in OT. They let him just handle the ball up top in spread floor to attack and attack off high pick in roll.

    Lin is good, but without being put in these positions to shine, he cannot succeed alone.

    THey made changes to give him the chance.

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  • GoodDayLA

    I see you TOny Brothers!

  • GoodDayLA

    NO SHIET, we have all been saying that for 3 years.

  • DJSlik

    stretch 4 = wesley johnson = SPACE. JLin killed it. first time in a LOOOOOOOONG time i jumped out of my seat and did a fist pump dance when jeremy iced it in OT.

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  • DJSlik

    yeah that was a bulllllchyt comment by horry. ask landry fields and steve novak if jeremy got them FAT AZZZ contracts. SMH

  • CJSHYY

    Maybe his teammates finally saw how hard he fight for this won.. so happy for Lin & Lakers. I guess no more…. BS wants to tank.

  • DJSlik

    floyd is a straight up asian hating racist. period.

  • blubell

    Wow. Highlights from Dawkins!

  • MoominFloren

    Thank you Anti-Tank Lin! You made my day !!!

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  • John Lee

    We now know that BS would only play Lin decent minutes when the Tankers are against teams that coach has grudge with. They will not play the Celtics again this season, but will meet Jason Kidd’s Bucks on Friday. Anyone knows which other team(s) BS hates?

  • BScott wanted to win against Celtics?
    That’s the most plausible explanation, really

  • I agree BScott wanted to win.
    Back to tanking and limiting Lin’s min next time.
    Kobe must not be happy with the 1st Linsanity game in LA!

  • Let’s hope so!

  • cali7

    That’s amazing.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    February 22, 2015 – Celtics vs. Lakers – Regulation Team Highlights

    February 22, 2015 – Celtics vs. Lakers – Overtime Team Highlights

  • blubell

    Jeremy’s fans are amazing.

  • John Lee

    Liked how fellow Lakers reacted to Jeremy’s acrobat shots, and also how Jeremy interacted with some of the Celtics players towards the end, especially the little chat with Jae Crowder.

  • Finally! Thanks a Mil-Lin!

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  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Why does Horry have to say this after a great game?
    6 assists!

  • John Lee

    Serena is cute AND smart, she knows Jeremy is real and is consistently supportive. She’s even poked fun of BS on occasion.

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  • John Lee

    Or just current teammates Boozer, Davis, Wes and Ellington. Davis’ been starving for some Lin alley oop feeds!

  • occupatio

    missed the game. highlights were amazing tho

  • blubell

    You missed a great game.

  • sport

    LOL I didn’t jump but I did the fist pump too!

  • joyce ward

    Did you see Scott actually stood up and clapped when lin hit that big shot to seal the game. BTW, was that Jeannie Buss sitting courtside.?

  • joyce ward

    Also, I liked how Clarkson was up cheering for Lin on every play.

  • blubell

    That’s the Linsanity effect 🙂

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  • Maknusia

    I guess so…DancingBerry from LG and interview from Ed Davis said the same thing as well

  • Maknusia

    Celtics vs. Lakers… It’s a rivalry game. The only rivalry that really matters to the organization and fans.

    Byron Scott waged war throughout his career and developed a deep dislike
    for everything green. For a game, at least, all bets were off.

    (Watch how Scott uses his vets vs. his young guys to see whether we are
    in tank mode. Tonight, Black was replaced by Boozer in the starting
    lineup. Sacre’s minutes were limited. Clarkson played only a couple of
    stints. Scott wanted the win over getting guys development time.)

    “Coach probably wanted this one the most,” Ed Davis said afterward,
    mentioning how amped up Byron was for this one. Clarkson said Scott
    mentioned some things about the Celtics that the team won’t repeat
    publically.

    –from LG

  • joyce ward

    They like playing with Lin, because he gets them the ball where they are most effective versus just passing the ball to them to take a shot. Also have you noticed that Boozer is actually rolling now. He use to be just a pick and pop guy, now he is rolling to the basket. I also like how in the 4th quarter the offense ran through lin/boozer which produced a win.

  • blubell

    Why the sad face, Ed? lol. He wants to be out there with his buddy!
    https://twitter.com/linspiredinca/status/569763856282570752

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  • Rick Johnson

    No McFlurry tonight.

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  • John Lee

    Yes, I liked that Lin pass to a trailing Boozer for the layup. Obviously has nothing to do with BS coaching.

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  • John Lee

    I’m sure BS will let Jeremy have good minutes against Jason Kidd’s Bucks (also green jersey) on Friday.

    Kobe can go take a hike for what I care.

  • John Lee

    His hating guts probably getting an ulcer from dose of Linsanity. LOL

  • John Lee

    Respect to the White Mamba (that’s Brian Scalabrine for the uninitiated) for telling the truth, unlike hater Horry.

  • occupatio

    did isaiah thomas play dirty against lin tonight?

  • joyce ward

    You Nathan Gottlieb (ex beat reporter for NY Knicks on twitter) posted after the game, that in these last couple of games, that it almost like Scott wants lin to lead this team. He said that it was almost like a tryout, but he still was suspicious of Scott’s motives.

  • sport

    Clarkson was also a Linsanity fan before he was drafted lol.

  • pandaboy99

    Lin destroying specifically the celtics is going to do alot for his reputation amongst the casual laker fans.

  • sport

    His reverse layup is like his go too move at the rim.

  • joyce ward

    No, he got 2 Techs called and was kicked out of the game.When lin was in without Price, lin locked him down. when price was in, Thomas stole the ball a couple of times, but when scott finally locked him down and he turned the ball over, Thomas got mad and threw the ball down and then he yelled at the ref and he was ejected from the game.

  • sport

    I missed the entire game except for few minutes of 4th and OT. Rewatch it on Nba replay tomorrow http://replay.nbaliveonline.tv/

  • John Lee

    I’m SURE BS does NOT want Lin to lead anything. Just didn’t really want to hand a free one to the green jerseys. Anything he does either has a hidden motive, or is told by FO in no uncertain terms.

    BS is in the same category as Mayweather in my books.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Nope. He got ejected in his first game as a Celtic though, which is kinda pleasing. He got ejected in front of his friend Mayweather.

  • joyce ward

    CSN Boston feed was singing lin’s praises all night on how he singlehandley handing the Celtics their azzes on a platter. They were almost fawning over lin. Celtics coach said lin destroyed them.

  • pandaboy99

    Anyone find it comical Stu pointed out Lin had no points in the first and third. which of course the quarters he didnt play lol

  • John Lee

    Not sure anyone noticed, but Lin’s new Dragon sneakers for the New Year got him an average of 21.5 pts on 12 FGAs and 4 Asts in 27 minutes.

    The power of the Dragon Sneakers! Adidas should start selling these right away!!!

    PS: Someone with a pic of the sneakers please feel free to post.

  • John Lee

    Is Stu senile, stupid, or just…

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  • Filler-up

    Kobe, who?

  • pandaboy99

    Best thing is they dont play till weds, so theyll have to keep talking about lins good game till then.

  • occupatio

    good to know. i really cant stand IT.

  • Filler-up

    They’re the two vets that got a lot of the Scott shaft so they have a common bond. Boozer has always been supportive of Lin with his commentary to the media.

  • Brent Yen

    I can not either…

  • true dat!
    The funny thing is the next game is against the Jazz, just like the 2nd game of Linsanity in NY was with the Jazz.

    I don’t think BScott will start Lin or give extended time but it’s very ironic!

  • you missed a great Linsanity game, bruh =)
    Your long-time votes have materialized tonight!

  • Brent Yen

    The 1st game that Lin started during Linsanity

  • Brent Yen

    LOL….Every game is Linsanity game!

  • No, just Bulgogi =)

  • pandaboy99

    Some crazy minute rotations by BS though who else plays their players all second quarter and all fourth quarter and nothing else

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  • blubell

    From ESPN
    http://espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=400579121
    Jeremy Lin had 25 points, 6 assists on 10-15 (66.7%) shooting off the bench. Last reserves to go for at least 25 points, 5 assists and shoot 65 percent from the floor off the bench were Magic Johnson (Feb. 16, 1996 vs Mavericks) and James Worthy (April 6, 1994 vs Kings)

    Full quote from Celtic’s coach Stevens.
    “Jeremy Lin killed us the whole night,” Stevens said. “He was really effective in a lot of ways — not only scoring the ball, but also getting into the paint and making plays for others.”

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The team is exciting to watch with flow and energy. Once you put Kobe in, he dictates and yells for the ball. Then everyone stands around waiting on him and it kills the team. Hope Kobe will never come back to play for the team again.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Horry said that Lin didn’t make everyone better.
    How come Wesley Johnson and Nick Young have so much fun filling the hoops?
    Carlos Boozer and Ed Davis are moving and got their job done.
    Even Jordan Hill had his moments. They all played on the bench.

  • blubell

    Looking at the bean sprouts… I don’t think its beef.

  • sport

    Great I dislike all 3 PHX or ex PHX PGs in Bledose, IT, and Dragic, hope all 3 fall flat on their faces! They are all Lin haters!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The head of snake Ronnie picked up 6 fouls and left.
    The snake has no other choice but to play Jeremy or Clarkson or Ellington to finish the game.
    Give him the credit for picking the right ones.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The ex-Lakers really should laid off.

  • sport

    Doesn’t matter if Lin’s gone. If Lin’s staying they better get Kobe to retire, buyout or trade him!

  • sport

    It’s sad how Lakers have a star in Lin yet they insist on hold on to their money and worn out Kobe! =/ They could have a playoff team right now if they gave Max contract to Lin and allowed him to run the team!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Boozer actually added combination of moves and he set solid picks for Lin too.
    Lin rewarded him layups and drive-ins as a trailer.

  • John Lee

    I don’t even think Lin cares about the max contract (though we the fans do) as much as the reins to the team. Lin’s all about winning! If he could take a smaller contract allowing team to get more talent, I KNOW he’d gladly do it.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Ronnie did play a decent game making 5 assists and 4 steals. However he’s no match for Isaiah Thomas.

  • John Lee

    Horry’s either jealous or just hating.

  • sport

    Max Contract means he is the go to guy and the coach can’t bench him nor mess with his minutes! Without that max, coach can continue to mistreat or bench him whenever!

  • james brown

    he doesn’t know what he’s talking about!!!!

  • John Lee

    Mad respect for Brad Stevens who gives credit where it’s due, without backhanded compliments / snide remarks, unlike some of the Lakers’ own.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Without Kobe stealing the thunder pretending he’s running the show while trolling and shooting his low % jump shots.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kobe the goner.

  • John Lee

    15M is pretty darn close to max, and BS is doing it anyways. More about FO support than contract numbers.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Boozer set solid picks for Lin. Very Solid Indeed.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin and Boozer got paid $15m for this season.
    They are the dynamic duos.

  • Linja

    Next game will be in the Lin-preservation mode again.
    Maybe against Jason Kidd’s Bucks, BS would beg for a JLin Show again, if he really wants to beat Kidd.

  • John Lee

    Let’s think about which others teams wear green… 🙂

    Joking aside, Tankers still gotta out-tank the Sixers and Minny.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Cuban should buy out Raymond Felton’s contract and start talking to Lin’s agent.
    How difficult it is to get things going with Tyson Chandler, Amare Stoudmiere, Chandler Parsons, Lin and the 3 points shooting of Monta Ellis and Dirk Norwitzki! Nobody can defend such lineup.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    They have so much fun without Kobe the Bryant.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Classy!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The game was decided on OT. Did you see any sign of Ronnie on the court? It’s Jeremy Lin Show all the way.

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  • John Lee

    Actually, Jeremy’s strength is to get everyone involved in the win, which is what Linsanity was all about. The “single-handedly” part creates division in teams.

    That said, it’s nice that the opponents are giving unreserved recognition.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Well Wesley Johnson also has a very good game. Let’s don’t get over board and forget that!
    Both Wesley and Jeremy are favourite starters for MDA.

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  • John Lee

    Celtics suddely going high on Lin indicative of anything? *wink*

    This kind of publicity can only help with FA.

  • John Lee

    We know Rondo will most likely be gone, so my only concern with the Mavs is Ellis, who’s not a big fan of Lin. Perhaps between Carlisle’s authority and support from Lin’s former colleagues things can work out, but I’d prefer seeing a young selfless SG pair up with Lin in Dallas. Any suggestions?

  • John Lee

    If they had George Karl and no Kobe since preseason, Lakers would be between 7th and 8th place, 6th with luck.

    Also, without BS conditioning, perhaps Randle would still be intact.

  • Grace Nsns

    ^_^

  • Grace Nsns

    both, lol

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Avery Bradley PG 3 assists 3 steals 0 TO 20 points
    Marcus Smart PG 3 assists 1 steal 3 TOs 11 points
    Evan Turner SG 12 assists 2 steal 4 TOs 12 points
    Isaiah Thomas PG 3 assists 2 steals 4TOs 21 points
    James Young SG 1 assist 1 TO 0 point

    It looks funny.

  • Filler-up

    Don’t tell me that wasn’t fun.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Let’s don’t forget Wesley Johnson had a great game too: 22 points 9-11 5 rebounds 2 assists 2 steals 3TOs

  • sport

    Not really when comparing to Dwight and Harden or even Chandler Parson’s new contract!

  • sport

    Except they already got traded for Isiah Thomas and are another franchise full of racist fans.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Jay highlights on JLin.

  • blubell
  • blubell

    Extended interview. Love his humor 😉
    https://twitter.com/LakersTV/status/569797441903599616

  • blubell

    So many highlights videos tonight… It must be Linsanity 🙂

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TSrGsgUKXA

  • Maknusia

    Thanks…Linsanity All The Way!!!

  • Maknusia

    Picture Time!!!

  • Maknusia

    More Pictures are Coming…stay put…

  • Maknusia

    More More!!!

  • Maknusia

    Obviously there are tons of pictures today!!!

  • Maknusia

    Linsanity Baby!!!

  • Maknusia

    Stay Tuned!!!

  • Maknusia

    Couple of more to go!!!

  • Maknusia

    Yeah…Its pouring with Pictures….

  • Maknusia

    Guess we all enjoy the pictures for today!!!!

  • blubell

    We’ve overdosed on Linsanity tonight and only cure is…. most Linsanity 😛

  • Maknusia

    for the rest of the season!!!! 27 more games?!!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Boozer set a heck of screen and Avery Bradley was like hitting a stone wall and bounced back to the floor.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes I’m totally consumed with Linsanity game since second qtr:-) Can’t catch up with everything:-)

  • blubell

    Higher dosage of Linsanity the next game!

  • Jedi

    I like everything on that spread except maybe the hotdog.

  • blubell

    Hahahahaha.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    With BS, very skeptical. He will go back to his tanking mode. JLin will continue to do well despite of BS.

  • deesee5

    I think they will go back to tanking. Anyway I’m glad I actually caught this game. I haven’t seen a Laker game in awhile because I’m tired of watching all the tanking going on. Haha

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Monta Ellis has been phenomenal for 9 years. He is the best in making contested shots; better than Dirk and of course much better than Kobe. There’s no substitute for Ellis.

  • steven ko

    AB should be fined for flopping on that play…

  • John Lee

    Thanks Grace! The second photo is what I had in mind but couldn’t find!

  • steven ko

    a couple more games like this and the Cavs or Mavs would surely come calling…buyout time!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I only watched when JLin was playing. Stayed the same on this game. After seeing how JLin was playing in 2nd qtr, I was very excited on this game and glad that I have watched most of 30 min of JLin playing:-)

  • John Lee

    They’ll go back to tanking against the Jazz, but on Friday they’ll play Jason Kidd’s Bucks. BS still sore about getting fired from Nets because Kidd called him out. I expect Linsanity again on Friday.

  • Maknusia

    CBoozer on Lin:-

    That was one of his best games. He did a great job being a leader. He
    got shots up, he hit shots, and he had everyone involved. He was great
    on defense. It might have been one of his best games this year.

  • Maknusia

    Evan Turner on Lin:-
    He played well, he played great. He got to the free throw line and from there, guys made shots. He played well.

  • Maknusia

    Brad Stevens on Lin:-

    I thought Jeremy Lin killed us the whole night. He was really effective in a lot of ways, not only scoring the ball, but also getting into the paint and making plays for others. Then, our offense stalled a bit.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Highlights in Chinese.

  • Maknusia

    Jeremy Lin went full Linsanity on the Celtics, setting a new season high with 25 points on 10-0f-15 shooting.

    The Harvard product, who set the basketball world on fire once upon a time with the New York Knicks, is averaging a mere 10.4 points per game this season, but he looked simply unguardable at times against the C’s.

    Lin made life especially difficult for Celtics rookie Marcus Smart, who shot at least one glare in the guard’s direction.

    “I thought Jeremy Lin killed us the whole night,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens told reporters after the game. “But I thought he was really effective in a lot of ways — not only scoring the ball, but also getting into the paint and making plays for others.”

    From Boston site:- http://nesn.com/2015/02/celtics-notes-avery-bradley-is-clutch-linsanity-lives-in-lakers-win/

  • Je Ballew

    ATTENTION MEN! Back to the tank. It will cost as causalities, but WHO CARES. BS Tank General.

  • Maknusia
  • LALIN

    Jeremy has been playing well since he started wearing dragon shoes! any idea?

  • John Lee

    A throwback for those who remember the Spike Lee / Michael Jordan commercial…

    “Jeremy, it’s gotta be the shoes!”

  • HY C

    just saw the Dawkins highlights, EXTREMELY happy for JLin…

    at the end of the vid, the tank commander does not seem to be happy (must be thinking “(tank) mission not accomplished tonight”), haha…

  • LALIN

    Yeah! Dragon on the shoe will help him to lift his spiritual mind.

  • John Lee

    BS was thinking about how to explain Linsanity 2.0 in LA to Kobe…who definitely won’t take it well.

  • 1mtoldman

    i think the comment during the game by someone on here that scott actually wanted to win this one might be correct. only this game and the milw. game did he manage the game some way other than what is now called “not prioritizing winning”.

    that was rivalry with kidd. this lakers/celtics rivalry. some writer askd: what happened to the celtics lakers rivalry, you saw it in this game.

    but as you say: tomorrow back to the tank because there key games coming up later with knicks and philly the other an more deeply dedicate decimated lineups to contend with, and tc bs will have to bring his “a” game; to mismanage in a way to “not prioritize winning” if “that tanking team in l.a.” is going to make it far enuf to the bottom to reach to the desired trophy pick(s) at the top.

  • 1mtoldman

    also: you’ve got to remember which would be easy to forget with the total minutes that for almost two entire quarters lin didn’t play at all!

  • 1mtoldman

    yeah see my comment above. true and correct that the only other game besides this one with boston that scott wanted to win was against kidd. anotehr personal as opposed to generational/team rivalry.

    but…have to be careful with two games with philly and one with the really really bad knicks “not prioritizing winning” will be tought down the stretch.

    bs will have to bring his “a” game of player an game mismanagement.

  • 1mtoldman

    yeah the amazing disappearing man wesley johson scored some but even in scoring you dont’ notice him. and it was lin that set everything up and dominated the game. johnson just happened to hit some shots. not likely to happen again. no history of it. got caught up in the “linsanity” of the moment i guess.

  • John Lee

    ICYMI, here’s Jeremy’s Post Game interview by Mike Trudell. The NBA link seems to be down, so here’s a YouTube link.

    Young and Hill came by to goof around and steal some spotlight, but kudos to Mike for being focused and chasing the clowns away. Jeremy gave props to Wes and Boozer, and even a bit to BS (who was sh*tfaced after the victory).

  • John Lee

    Actually, in addition to the Jeremy feeds, Wes shot well today on his own merit. Gotta give credit where it’s due, though admittedly Wes’ A-games are few and far in between.

  • webattorney

    Glad Linsanity happened in front of Mayweather guy. Other Lakers actually passed to Lin. Never enjoyed a game between two lowly teams more. Good thing IT was kicked out. Otherwise, Celtics might have won.

    Best thing was Lin dominated OT and showed Kobe how it’s done.

  • CJSHYY

    Don’t think BS wanted to win any game but vs Bucks on Friday… But who cares about him… LOL!

  • Acbc

    Stu is senile and just plain old “Stool”. He needs Depends to keep his stool for brains intact.

  • Acbc

    Haha, I may finally win a pole because of you! Been voting linsanity forever since you did that mind meld on me. Lol

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Just like Young, when they played together, it made a fun team to watch.
    We hate to see blown assists.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! That sneaker really magic… LOL!

  • webattorney

    Why is it Lin looked handsomer this game? Must be the Linning effect and confidence. LoL

  • John Lee

    Right, after Jeremy knocks him out with a mini-dose of Linsanity, Manny can knock him out for good in the ring.

  • Illbe

    Congratulations to Jeremy, the team and us, fans! We really enjoyed the break from the tank to smiling ear to ear as we watched Liin have so much FUN! ☺ I love how he brings the crowd into the game and makes even the haters and clueless love the action!! Hope to see more of this, but certainly won’t be holding my breath, as we know the history of this coach.

  • Maknusia

    The SMILE! 🙂

  • Yes, initially I thought Wes was going to disappear again but he decided to be aggressive in steal, putback and had a good shooting night. I think he became aggressive when his shooting is hot.
    Good for him tonight, it made Linsanity possible =>

  • 7iger

    Someone must forgot the hotdog so use the toy in its place instead LOL

  • 1mtoldman

    u know manny’s playing a little basketball now right? you know what his # is?

  • Arsenium12 .

    The great thing about games like this is they’ll help Lin in free agency.

  • webattorney

    Let me guess, Lin’s number?

  • Dan Cohen

    wow.. hmm.. as much as I’m a lin fan.. I would hold off calling him a superstar for now.. a star yes, but not superstar. lebron james and mj, those are superstars, if you get my drift.

  • John Lee

    Here’s another theory on why BS allowed Jeremy to shine tonight, asides from the Celtics rivalry: Jack Nicholson selling his season ticket must’ve created a PR/Marketing nightmare on which Jeanie cashed in to force little Jimmy’s hand. Stop the stupid ABJ experiment that’s killing the revenue…or else!

    If BS puts Jeremy back in the doghouse in the Jazz game, then the Celtics rivalry factor must’ve been the bigger factor tonight. But if Jeremy’s allowed to shine even a little without compromising the grand tanking scheme, then we know for sure whose hands are in it. LOL

  • John Lee

    Let’s settle on calling Jeremy whatever Wall’s typically referred to as. 🙂

  • webattorney

    Interesting question for me is: Where there is (and will certainly be) another ball dominant PG/SG playing along side of Lin, will Lin be able to play well? In this game, he basically was given the ball during OT to play a ball dominant PG, and during regular time, he played more like SG off Price the PG.

  • Dan Cohen

    all star?

  • Guest

    FYI a little research on ‘tanking’ and how or if it helps a team…

    hmm the theory is that tanking will or might be helpful but in fact the data prove differently… Numbers here that might make your head hurt but worth the read….

    http://wagesofwins.com/2012/04/02/bad-to-good-the-treadmill-to-mediocrity/

    http://grantland.com/the-triangle/solving-the-real-problem-with-the-nbas-tanking-epidemic/

    “In Abbott’s “Does Tanking Even Work?” column, he references research done by Devin Dignam that works in tandem with this notion. Dignam looked back at all data from the past 27 years of the draft lottery (his piece was originally published in April 2012) and came up with some staggering results:

    After four years — the amount of time on rookie scale contracts — about 31% of the teams with top three picks hadn’t made the playoffs even once. Almost 26% of these teams’ best showing was only the first round. And a further 22% of teams topped out in the second round. Only 17% of teams have managed to do better than the second round, with only two teams managing to win an NBA championship within four years of drafting their top three pick. Who were these two teams? In 1999, San Antonio won a championship in Tim Duncan’s second season. And in 2004, the Detroit Pistons won a championship in Darko Milicic’s rookie season. But Milicic only played in 159 regular season minutes that year. So we are being generous when we say that two teams have managed to win a championship within four years of landing a lottery pick.”

    “The Spurs lucked out in nabbing Tim Duncan in 1997, but they maintained their success by continually mining gems from the bargain bin or latter half of the draft. …..They draft the right players for the right coach and have a system in place to make them better.”

    TL:DR Trying to “win” a high lottery worked once with the Spurs and that was also due to a proper/ healthy system and coach in place to do something with that pick ( Tim Duncan).

    It is just snake oil sold by GM’s

  • Chipdip

    I agree with you Dan.

  • webattorney

    http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/heat-index/2015/02/23/isaiah-thomas-gets-ejected-in-his-celtics-debut/23877441/

    I do agree that the foul call on IT was bogus. I have no idea how the ref called a foul on IT on that one, even though I agree it was correct to kick him out for arguing. I am talking about the initial foul call.

  • dolphin2k2

    Looks like he elbowed #11 on the drive for the foul. The 2 consecutive Ts were a bit excessive but the foul call looks legit.

  • John Lee

    Well, I saw three obvious no-calls when Jeremy was slammed…just from watching highlights! No one sees Jeremy whining about it to the refs. (He’s used to it.)

  • KL

    I think Lin might not have been able to thrive with another ball dominant guard in the past. But now he should be fine. He was really shell shocked when McHale gave the ball to Harden and let Harden do whatever he wanted. However Jeremy has matured to cope with such challenges. He plays very well as a secondary scorer when he is not the floor general.

    However, the problem with playing with a ball dominant team mate also involves issues like defence and spacing, which Lin faced with Melo, Harden and Kobe. These issues are in fact more pertinent.

  • A different (orthodontics) view of Boozer’s yelling “Holdat”celebrating the Win & Linsanity!

    I’m glad Lin’s Laker teammates got to experience Linsanity team win like his NY teammates did =)
    They’ll hunger for more!

    https://twitter.com/Ballislife/status/569889418489815040

  • bolero

    hmmm. Maybe Celtics would be a suitors in FA.

  • chan c

    Thank you so much! 🙂

    The crowd erupting on every Lin play is just awesome! I am so happy right now. 🙂

  • 1mtoldman

    #17 in yer program #1 in yer heart.

  • 1mtoldman

    tell it to sam hinkie and his minions. they love it. also: laker fans outraged at idea that lakers might lose pick by winning some games.

    as near as i can tell pretty much everyone from fo to fans are on board with the strategy of “not prioritizing winning”.

  • sport

    The real starting lineup was used this game, Lin, Boozer, Johnson, Young, and Ellington.

  • Maknusia

    Yeah I hope so, looks like boozer, Johnson, young had good run with linsanity, hope the teamate stick to it, and ignoring BScott

  • guest

    Yeah they love it b/c they believe it will lead to a glorious championship run … but they are fooling themselves. There is NO evidence it works.

    Amazing how many people just LOVE buying snake oil even when they are being told and shown evidence it is snake oil. I guess people have gotten wealthy over the years preying on people’s ignorance and they will continue to do so in spite of plenty of evidence to the contrary.

    Very interesting sociology study here on people’s ability to ignore the facts.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Repeat performance of Bos vs LA coming on NBA.TV again now. 12pm EST Monday.

  • Good question. I think it depends on the teammates and system (MDA, McHale, BScott) but one thing for sure is if Lin can score, he gets a lot of PT and makes it easier for teammates to have wide-open layup/shots/dunk

    Lin is the best player to make defense collapse with his ability to score and penetrate the rim. I think Westbrook’s role to “Score first, pass second” will work well in BScott’s system with less talented teammates.

  • I’m soooo looking forward to enjoying Linsanity coverage of Lin’s 25pts/6asts in the next 2 days!

    https://twitter.com/djmacc222/status/569908799680618496

  • joyce ward
  • Greg is actually smart to add the condition “superstar when he’s allowed to be”

    It’s only 1 game when Lin totally dominated in 4th Q and OT (10 out of 12 w/ 4pts+3 asts) but it forces people to ponder the possibility if Lin can be a superstar when allowed.

    So it’s a brilliant way to ask the question to make people consider the possibilities

  • ManuGinobilin

    The thing is though, that tanking has definitely worked in the past on some occasions – most notably the Spurs tanking to get Tim Duncan.

    The real issue here is that tanking is probably a 50/50 proposition at best and should only be a viable strategy when the near-future is bleak (aka, even if a team signed an all-star player with capspace, they still wouldn’t be contenders).

    Since the last scenario is where the Lakers are, it actually makes a lot of sense that they’re tanking this season. They’re stuck with Kobe for another year on a huge contract, and even signing the best FA avaiable next year does nothing for them championship-wise, so why not try to tank, and get a good young prospect who potentially will bloom in 2-4 years (just at the right time when the team should be peaking)?

    Of course, if a team tanks, they aren’t GUARANTEED a good player – and that’s where the risk is. If a team tanks and ends up with a Top 5 pick and HITS, they’ve made a great long-term decision to tank. If a team MISSES on that high draft pick after tanking for the season, they’ve just lost BIG. But hey, that’s why it’s called the draft LOTTERY!

    As for PHI, they’ve taken the tank strategy to new levels… and I LOVE IT. Most teams just tank for one season – and that means they only have one chance to get a great talent. Well, if you only have one chance to draft an All-Star player.. you might miss! So what does PHI do…? They tank blatantly for like 3-4 years in a row, and now they get 3-4 chances to get 3-4 All-Star players! Some people may hate the strategy, but PHI is definitely going ALL-IN with their hand and imo, they probably already have 2 future All-Stars right now on their roster in Noel/Embiid, and they will have a Top 3 pick in this year’s STACKED draft, potentially adding a future 3rd All-Star.

  • Steppen

    Just lovin’ it…!
    That’s the way to go, J.Lin!
    He’s playing SG. He’s playing PG. He’s playing D. Great! (Not like we don’t know it but dying to see it).
    Great all around team efforts by the Lakers.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Pinch me. Am I awake?

  • orLinaryjoe

    If we can only bottle and sell it! Legalized Linsanity!

  • Steppen

    I agree. J.Lin is not even a star yet let alone a superstar. I don’t see him as a superstar because he plays too unselfishly for that. He is definitely a star in the making. He can Repeat this game every night with a bit more time under his sleeve. Are the coaches and teammates ready for him with open arms ? Not matter what, Linsanity will explodes sooner or later.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Nathan Gottlieb reminiscing about computers. Jeremy Lin was born in 1988.

    https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/569922239476469760

  • Brent Yen

    He traveled and covered NYK with this?! lol my respect~~

  • guest

    “some occasions”… actually only once… and that is because the Spurs had a system in place and continued to follow the system… Tim Duncan was just icing on the cake. please look at the data.

  • Brent Yen

    The line up of Ellington, Young, Wes, Boozer and Lin has so much spacing……

  • ManuGinobilin

    I think Jeremy will be AT LEAST, a good player (13-14PPG, 5-6A) regardless on what team he lands up on. I think this is especially true if we consider the context of Jeremy Lin’s career and why things have happened the way they have.

    There’s a narrative going around now (even with some Lin fans) that the best version of Lin was the NY version of him, and while on the surface it LOOKS true (since Lin was dropping 18-20PPG back in those days) – a large reason for his production back then was because he was in the perfect system for himself. In MDA’s system, the floor was spaced with 3 shooters + a rolling big PNR, meaning Lin had room to efficiently drive OR run the PNR (both options, which just so happen to be his TWO BEST STRENGTHS). So really – it was the best system ever for Lin and his skillset, so when Jeremy talks about “perfect plan,” – honestly, Linsanity was it. He had everything there.

    Then Lin went to Houston and things LOOKED to get worse. I trust we all remember that first Houston season as Lin fans. Lin sitting in corners waiting for threes… not handling the ball as the primary ball-handler. Being benched for Toney Douglas… TONEY DOUGLAS… Well, spot-up shooting was definitely his greatest weakness going into Houston, so obviously if Lin was put in a spot-up shooting role (like he was), he was going to look a lot worse than he did when he was in NY, because now he was playing a role in which asked him to do tasks he wasn’t skilled enough to perform.

    On the flip-side, Houston itself ran a similar system that the MDA Knicks ran. So Lin DID get some opportunities to drive/PnR, and that’s where most of his first-season stats came from. It’s just that 50% of his arsenal was his “Linsanity” drive+PNR moves, and the other 50% was him spot-up shooting moves.

    Then going into the second Houston season, he worked in the off-season on his 3-ball – now realizing HE NEEDED to be a great spot-up shooter if he was going to make it in Houston. And guess what? He added that element to his game:

    http://i.imgur.com/1D5i53W.png

    Becoming one of the best catch-and-shoot players in the league. Sweet right?! Jlin putting in the work… now (hypothetically) when Harden drove ot the rim and kicked out to Lin for the 3, that would no longer be a weak-point of Lin’s game (as it was in his first-season with the Rockets)! But instead of that happening, Lin was put on the bench, and now his GREATEST AREA of improvement obviously would not SHOW so blatantly, because YOU CAN’T CATCH AND SHOOT IF NOBODY CAN PLAYMAKE EXCEPT YOU. Lin couldn’t really TAKE ADVANTAGE of his new catch and shoot abilities if he was now trying to playmake for the 2nd unit. So his overall stats WENT DOWN in his 2nd season, but in reality, his SKILL-SET IMPROVED and he shored up a glaring weakness in his game.

    So what happens after the 2nd Houston season… I expect Lin thought he wouldn’t be traded (it was unlikely that he would be – and he ended up getting traded only because of a weird desperation move that Morey had to make to TRY to get Chris Bosh), so Lin (not preparing to be traded) worked on the skills that he would need to further bloom in Houston. He kept working on his 3-ball and his individual drives to the rim.

    The boom, off to LA he goes – and now he’s in Scott’s system which emphasizes the BIGS playmaking at the top of the key, and CUTS to the rim by the perimeter players . Well, if the BIGS are playmaking on a good amount of the plays (this inherently means there aren’t a great amount of touches for the perimeter players), so playmaking duties have to be split among the guards… and yeah. Kobe took most of those duties in many games – so the actual basketball situation Lin was in was THE WORST of his career. Lin is now a PG with a great dribble-drive, great PnR ability, and an above-average 3ball. In almost all systems he would be great… except in the Lakers system where the Bigs/Kobe were handling the ball, that took away most of his dribble-drive/PnR strengths, and since nobody can actually consistently playmake on the Lakers except Lin (that means he’s not going to get many catch-and-shoot 3’s, because nobody can even GET HIM the shots).

    So all of these strengths Lin has developed… in LA’s system and with the LA players, Lin just WASN’T going to look GREAT, since literally almost every strength of his was held down just by the nature of the system of basketball being run and the situation.

    So what now right? Lin could’ve given up, said “Hey, there’s just too many factors going against me,” and he would’ve had a point if he said that. Lin is a very tactical guy, and if you here him speak about actual basketball in post-game interviews, if he plays poorly, HE KNOWS why he played poorly, and all-season long he KNEW why he was struggling. He understood the spacing issues, lack of ball-handling issues, that he had to solve, and he has been adjusting to solve them.

    Mainly, this season – Lin has been WORKING on adding a mid-range game to his arsenal. If you look at Lin’s midrange stats; last year on Houston- 16.4% of Lin’s shots were mid-range shots. This year, 29.4% of Lin’s shots are mid-range shots. Just like how (in the first season of Houston), 3-point shooting was a weakness of Lin’s, before he worked on it on the offseason to improve – Lin is now treating his midrange game as the area that needs improvement. (That’s why in clips of him practicing lately, he’s going all these step-back 2’s, and pull-up dribbles).

    Check out Lin’s shot charts here:
    http://vorped.com/1-nba/2013-2014/player/1179/jeremy-lin/shotchart/
    http://vorped.com/1-nba/2014-2015/player/1179/jeremy-lin/shotchart/

    Also, if you’ll pay very close attention to Lin’s 3-ball stats – on a first glance you could say – “Wow, JLin is shooting 37% from three now! That’s his career high! Great stuff!” But REALLY – Lin is the best 3-ball shooter he has even been now, and I think it’s even better than the 37% suggests. The reason I say this is because of one factors:

    – 1. Catch and shoot 3s are A LOT easier than Iso-3’s. By nature, if you get a catch and shoot 3, the defense probably broke down and you are much more likely to be WIDE open when shooting it (as opposed to an iso-3, in which case you are basically 100% guarded while shooting).

    Now when we look at Lin’s 3-Point Shooting over the last 2 seasons – we will see the following main facts:

    – Last year in Houston, Jeremy shot 34% from three.

    – This year, Jeremy is shooting 37% from three.

    – Jeremy is shooting 3% better from three this year.

    – BUT, last year, on Jeremy Lin’s 3-point makes, he was ASSISTED on 84% of his makes.

    – This means that on 84% of Jeremy’s made-threes, most were likely somewhat OPEN LOOKS (so obviously he should shoot these shots well and at a high percentage)

    – This year, on Jeremy Lin’s 3-point makes, he is ASSISTED on 56% of his makes.

    – What this means, is that 56% of Lin’s made-3’s are somewhat OPEN LOOKS.

    – This also means (however), that 44% of Lin’s made-3s are ISOLATION THREES (difficult threes)

    – So this means that Lin has become an above-average 3 point shooter (and his 37% from three is actually a lot more impressive than it looks) because he’s not just hitting 37% of EASY 3’s (Like he hit 34% of EASY 3’s in Houston), but he’s hitting 37% from three WHILE shooting TOUGH 3’s.

    – See Lin’s shooting stats here:
    http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/l/linje01/shooting/2014/
    http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/l/linje01/shooting/2015/

    So now that we’ve looked at all the systems Lin has been in, and how he has been improving in REGARDS to each system – I think it’s a VERY SAFE BET to say that Lin will do well on any team next year when he’s given any legitimate role. Lin can PnR, he can dribble-drive, he can playmake from both PnR/drives, he is a very-good-to-great transition player, he can shoot 3s at an above-average level, and HOPEFULLY (after this off-season), he will have a decent midrange game. (Even if he doesn’t have a decent midrange game after this season- his strengths far outweigh his shortcomings) – and being paired with another perimeter play who wants to playmake shouldn’t diminish his game too much.

    (Also note that, VERY IRONICALLY, Lin has been paired with two of the highest usage guards in the league ever since he left NY, which played a large part in his overall raw-stats regressing – while in fact – Lin’s skillset has OBVIOUSLY been IMPROVING.)

  • blubell

    Punchy pinchy. Lol.

  • 1mtoldman

    very small lineup finished the game. everyone’s basically dropping down a number young the 2 becomes the 3 johnson the 3 becomes the 4! and booz the 4 the 5.

  • 1mtoldman

    ahh a sam hinkie minion speaks. now yer only 3 years away from being 3 years away. noel got outplayed badly by vucevic last nite. was philly already using this brilliant strategy in 2011 when they drafted vucevic and oh then traded him to orlando. embid has yet to play a minute in the league and yer already proclaiming them future all stars. smh.

  • 1mtoldman

    this a matter of theory vs. data. and and the poster above says he “loves” it.

    in theory eventually if you just keep “not prioritizing winning” long enuf you will build up enuf draft picks that eventually some of them will pan out. (except hinkie keeps trading them away to stockpile more draft picks!)

    if yer a fan of research go back and take a run thru ALL THE PLAYERS PICKS AND TRADES hinkie has acquired during this “all in” run of his and see what “data” that produces.

  • Brent Yen

    Young is originally a 3….I think..

  • 1mtoldman

    young is flexible but i wouldnt want johnson 4 boozer 5 for very long. unless the other team is also going small and or just no talent at 4 and 5 (which pretty much case with boston with sullinger their best player out).

  • Brent Yen

    I guess you have to think this way, FO thinks tanking is the ONLY option as they sustain too many injuries over the season, so the playoff hope is zero anyway. Why not just at least go for a better pick…

  • orLinaryjoe

    I’m awake now, woah, LINSANITY!!! Lol

  • Brent Yen

    It is 50% about match up and another 50% about what you have ….That small lineup seemingly has very good offensive game while provides OK defense on the perimeter. Let’s say if they are facing Marc Gasol, they have no chance in the paint even with Hill or Davis, so small Lineup at least provides mismatches and chances…

  • Dan Cohen

    it’s only 1 game.. chill.

  • Brent Yen

    Let’s hope it will not be just ONLY 1 game! lol

  • CJSHYY
  • orLinaryjoe

    Been waiting for it. Let us soak it up, bath in it, swim in it,… he deserves it, and his loyal fans can enjoy the moment.

  • Rick Johnson

    The most effective lineups have Davis in there. Better defense, rim protection. Crowley wouldn’t have gotten in so easily and close at the end if Davis was on the floor and there wouldn’t have been an overtime.

    Davis,Ed – Johnson,Wesley – Lin,Jeremy – Price,Ronnie – Young,Nick: NetRtg 74.4, OffRtg: 135.1, DefRtg: 60.7

    Boozer,Carlos – Ellington,Wayne – Johnson,Wesley – Lin,Jeremy – Young,Nick: NetRtg 44.3, OffRtg: 141.0, DefRtg: 96.7

  • Brent Yen

    Too bad price can not shoot. Otherwise, lin price line up will be very good…given BS let them play of course

  • Rick Johnson

    Would be nice to get a Shumpert type guard that plays good defense but has good offense as well as a team player.

  • guest

    I think the point in the articles above is that getting a ‘better pick’ is not enough to push you to a championship. It takes a strong team identity and a strong system in place for everyone top to bottom in the organization to be reaching for the same goal in the same way. ( all pulling in the same direction) to make it to a championship.

    Randomly putting the top picks together and assuming that will get you championship run is snake oil. You need to establish the team identity and then find pieces that fit within that system, that play well together, that are willing to play well together. That is what worked in the Spurs case ( the one single case in the last 27 years) not the high draft pick but the systems in place within the Spurs and the single minded focus and desire to reach those goals by everyone… towel boy to coach…

    Also the article above speak to the damage that is done to the high draft picks that get mired in the “not prioritizing winning” atmosphere as they begin their careers. Which of course brings down the quality of the NBA as these guys with so much promise get ‘ruined’ with bad habits.

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  • Sophie Paris

    And I missed it kill me xD

  • Charlie Sun

    I foresee a photoshop meme with that Boozer face

  • Charlie Sun

    Gotta have Davis in to set the picks

  • Jedi

    Very enjoyable read! Appreciate the effort you put in to analyze and the clear way you wrote this!

  • Rick Johnson

    Also big impact on defense. DefRtg of 60.7 and 76.1 in lineups with Davis in there. Look at when Davis is replaced with Boozer with other players the same (Johnson / Lin / Price / Young) 1st line compared with 4th line. DefRtg goes from 60.7 to 112.8:

  • joyce ward

    Are any of you going to join lin’s chat? Iwant be ablr to because I have a business lunch during that time.

  • JW
  • Arsenium12 .
  • Linja

    Tanking process begins. Hope NY get well.

  • Rick Johnson
  • JW

    That was a quick chat. There are a lot more questions twitter that they didn’t get to. Should have told Lin to keep the answers short to get more questions.

    Some I think mike avoids to make sure there is no controversy.

  • Sophie Paris

    Begins? It keeps going you mean lol

  • Sophie Paris

    Go wash yourself… or let’s take a shower together? 😉

  • JW

    The fan made it w/ his/her own fat. Wanted to be with Lin in the shower w/o being there.

  • Rick Johnson

    Ewwww

  • JW

    Way to feel fake gross out. We know you are that fan.

  • CJSHYY

    It’s only 30 min, right?

  • Arsenium12 .

    During the chat today Jeremy said he’d be releasing a new video this week. It’s related to the Chinese New Year.

  • @manuginobilin:disqus, what an excellent breakdown of how Lin’s strength/skills as a basketball player (dribble-drive, PnR) were marginalized from NY, HOU to LA but JLin continued to find ways to excel with 3-ball and mid-range.

    I thought Jeremy’s confidence also helped with his midrange game in NY as he had full control with the ball but he might be getting more effective off-the-ball this season as Price plays the PG role.

    I think this deserves its own post so everyone can understand how Jeremy’s talent and hard work helped him to overcome so many obstacles in the system in the past 3 years. Have you registered as a site member so I can create post under your name? Thank you again for such a thorough analysis! It’s very enjoyable to read. I might help as an editor to add some subheadings to break-down into several sections. Bravo!

  • wut? .. Is that for real? LOL

    I’m speechless =>

  • It’s .. “Wash yourself off the scent of Lakers Dirty Politics!”

    And replace it with the scent of that Fan LOL

  • It’s interesting reading LakersGround (LG) thread that Lakers fans are concerned that this win might be costly to keep the Top 5 Pick by endangering the tank.

    We should definitely savor this win because it would be rare for BScott to want to win and rely on Lin to do so. Losing the Top 5 Pick might make him lose his job. Let’s enjoy this exceptional win while we can!

    Some interesting LG posts:

    – Thanks DB! This game confirms that BScott DOES know who his best players are and how to use them if and when he’s looking to win.
    The game thread is unreadable. I understand why some people want the team to tank; I just don’t understand why those people would bother watching the game. The real fans at the game were definitely cheering for the Lakers to win.

    – For one game when Byron Scott wants to beat the hated Celtics, Lin is allowed to play his game to his strength and we see a glimpse of Linsanity. Why not more, Coach Scott, when we know we have the top 5 draft locked in? Let Lin play the game like tonight and see what kind of game we will see.

    – both Wes and Lin played well and it’s because there was spacing on the floor for the very first time this season. why did it take so long for BS to realize this even with Kobe off the floor? Wes playing the 4 to stretch the floor opened it up for Lin or anyone else to drive the lane and have a choice to either finish it, dump it off to a big, or even kick it out to a shooter. thought this was obvious. gotta use the player’s strengths. even if BS don’t like pnr, he can at least allow Lin some space to drive.

    – Mixed feelings here.
    They should make it so that one can win and still KEEP that pick.
    I’ll be really pissed if it was this game that made the difference
    between keeping the pick or not.

    – How’s boston’s defense normally? They turned it up at the end. As usual lakers can’t handle lock down pressure d. Almost lost the game, but kept the momentum going in OT
    How likely will Byron stick with this bench rotation? (Not the number of min though I undersrsnd this game is an anomaly since bench was playing extremely well)
    For all the hardcore Lin fans out there – does Lin generally play better after the break?

  • And this picture is the best post to describe this rare win vs BOS =)

  • JW

    Fight Club. I think it had something about soap and fat

  • JW
  • CJSHYY

    I believe BS & FO will not want to get another win … maybe vs Bucks? They probably will let Lin score but may DNP some players to loss the game on purpose.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Didn’t know Lakers Voice with JLin was on when I woke up. Just missed it. Hope we could see the whole thing soon.

  • webattorney

    I never said anything about foul calls on Lin. One wrong does not make another wrong right.

  • webattorney

    Someone said the foul was a travel call because the ref made a hand motion signaling travel. That’s more likely. No elbow there.

  • webattorney

    A good post.

  • Yascar

    Somebody have a transcript of the chat please?

  • Alaingrvis

    does lin play better after all star break no not always i.e last year

  • John Lee

    Precisely, so even IF the original call was wrong, IT shouldn’t have bickered with the ref. It doesn’t help the team.

  • Rick Johnson

    The website says the webcast will be posted later for on demand viewing.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Great! Will keep an eye to it.

  • ManuGinobilin

    The issue I have with those articles doesn’t involve the topic tanking itself – it’s more about the usage of data to explain the arguments – which OVERSIMPLIFIES the actual process of building a team (and actually comes to a poor conclusion about what tanking is).

    Simply put – data is just data – it is not meant to be the ultimate predictor of anything – especially since there are so many variables at play in the read world. (And really, data shouldn’t even be used to explain SPECIFIC scenarios unless the details of that specific scenario are detailed alongside the data).

    While looking at the articles… the data and main point derived from it is pretty clear; “the worst teams improve the least even if they tank, and the best teams stay the best teams; therefore tanking doesn’t work.”

    And.. well yeah… that seems like common sense IN GENERAL – but that doesn’t mean tanking (as a whole) is not a viable strategy in the right circumstance. In short, just because a BROAD STATISTIC is true, it doesn’t mean that you can’t find exceptions to be COMMON.

    For example, (keeping in mind that the data says that “the worst teams improve the least even if they tank, and the best teams stay the best teams; therefore tanking doesn’t work”) let’s look at this example.

    Example: The Lakers are tanking this year. They know that with Kobe on the roster next year, they have no chance to be a contender (because he takes up too much salary and is no longer an elite player). That means that (at BEST/at the earliest), they could contend the year AFTER Kobe retires (since this would free up 20MIL in capspace), because Kobe’s retirement would allow them to potentially sign one of the best players on the market (Kevin Durant in this scenario), or TWO (Maybe even three with a rising salary cap) All-Star level-esque players.

    So that’s the SPECIFIC scenario for the Lakers. This is what data just simply does not factor in – and it’s important to note that grouping all “tanking stats” into one huge database doesn’t necessarily mean the data is functionally accurate for supporting the argument being made that “tanking doesn’t work,” – because tanking MIGHT BE THE RIGHT DECISION for the right team in the right scenario. It also might be the WRONG DECISION for another scenario. It’s all about what hand a team is dealt.

    Now let’s get back into specifics, and look at what the Lakers’ scenario is.

    Kobe’s contract (tied to his level of play) is a burden to championship aspirations. This really isn’t arguable. So where can the Lakers go from here? They’ve got two main strategies:

    – 1. Keep young developing players + the best (relatively young) players on the team, draft accordingly year-after-year regardless of selection spot, and hope that the young team grows together and becomes a contender in 3-4 years

    – 2. Keep young developing players + get rid of the best (relatively young) players on their team, so that the team can be as horrible as possible to maximum a high draft pick selection

    The first strategy is only viable if the COMBINED POTENTIAL of the developing young players (in this case, Clarkson + Randle), and best (relatively young) players on the team (Davis, Lin) can be a big part of a championship core.

    Basically (Clarkson/Randle/Davis/Lin) need to be good enough to get regular rotation minutes on a championship level team in 3-4 years.

    The second strategy is always viable, BUT IS A GAMBLE, because you DO NOT KNOW what you are getting in the draft. Essentially, you are letting proven commodities in Davis/Lin leave in return for a high draft pick. The gamble the team is taking in the second strategy, is that they are betting that three years from now, the Top 3 Pick they will receive will be better than Davis/Lin at the same date.

    With all this said, we now need to account for variables that broad data does NOT account for.

    Variables for the Lakers are as follows:

    – This upcoming draft class is stacked and is top heavy. Having a Top 5 Pick, means more than it does it most other draft classes because “missing” on a draft-pick should theoretically be harder to do

    – Both of the only viable and young (outside of the Rookie) players the Lakers have (Lin and Davis) will be FA’s next offseason; Lin via his contract running out and Ed Davis via a player option which he will 100% exercise

    – If the Lakers were to even try the first strategy of keeping the best young players on the team, they would likely have to spend 10-14 MIL on Lin/Davis (which would prevent them from potentially signing an All-Star level player(s) the summer after Kobe retires)

    – The Lakers draft pick is Top 5 protected this year, so if they get a Top 5 Pick, they keep it. BUT, if the Lakers keep their Top 5 Pick this year, they still OWE a First Round Pick to PHI.

    – So for the next TWO YEARS, the Lakers have to earn a Top 2 Pick in order to keep

    – This means the Lakers have an incentive to tank next year as well (Or else they go Pick-Less)

    – If the Lakers tank next year, will bad winning habits be installed in their two young rookies (Clarkson + Randle)?

    – By tanking, will (Clarkson + Randle) want to leave via FA when their rookie contracts are up?

    Good stuff right? So many variables. Draft picks owed, free-agent destinations, etc. It’s not just as simple as, “Tanking is bad, therefore the Lakers shouldn’t be tanking.” There are so many things to consider, and DATA is only data.

    For this case (with all the variables listed) – I think it is pretty obvious that the Lakers SHOULD tank. They have two years of guaranteed NO CHAMPIONSHIP aspirations, AND they have pick limitations on their First Rounder (for 3 years). In a best case scenario (in house) for them, Clarkson becomes a good SG off the bench and Randle becomes an All-Star PF. Of course, that duo alone DOES NOT yield anything close to a Championship, so the question then becomes, “Can we lure a top 10 player to come to LA in the next 3-4 years?”

    In essence, that last question itself is up in the air and is not a guarantee, but if the answer to it is YES, then after 1-2 years of tanking, the team can start to acquire good players to build a legitimate team. If the answer to that is NO, then the tank continues on for 3-4 years. For LA, (since they are a big market team that can attract FAs), they will NOT tank for anything longer than next-year on, because once Kobe retires, THEY WILL sign some type of All-Star player (due to LA’s market influence).

    At that point, together with that All-Star player (and Randle + Clarkson), they will make whatever push they can, hoping to become a good enough team that a SECOND All-Star player will eventually join them.

    (Remember that: the first strategy of LA keeping ALL of their young players (aka Lin/Davis) is not even viable because both Lin/Davis are likely leaving.

    Also realize that: An alternate strategy would be to let Lin/Davis go – and then sign a GOOD FA this off-season after Lin/Davis leave – (Something like Kevin Love) – but doing this could DRAMATICALLY BACKFIRE and HURT their chances of signing Durant in the next off-season, if the team turns out to be TERRIBLE.)

    So now that we’ve looked at the Lakers scenario in COMPLETE detail, it should be pretty clear that they have (honestly, VERY LITTLE CHOICE) but to tank.

    1. Lin/Davis/Randle/Clarkson is not a championship core in 3-4 years even in a best case-scenario. Also, Lin/Davis are leaving anyway.

    2. With Lin/Davis leaving, the best the Lakers could do this off-season is sign an all-star level player (which is unlikely itself…) – However, this would NOT make them contenders (and it would use all capspace they have).

    3. If the Lakers signed some sort of all-star level player (like Kevin Love), and then continued to suck (which they would…) when all of their money was tied up, they would then be able to offer ONLY ONE big contract and NOTHING ELSE in the next off-season.

    4. In the option above, Durant (who would have all the options in the world) would not even come to LA with THAT type of roster in the first place.

    6. So signing a big FA in this off-season would be a horrible long-term mistake

    7. Which is why Kupchak released the statement saying that they WOULD NOT sign a big FA this off-season

    So for AT LEAST 2 years, the tank has to go on in LA. Regardless of data or whatever – there is NO VIABLE LOGICAL OPTION.

    Now that we’ve looked at the Lakers specifically and made reference points for why they have very little option BUT to tank.

    Let’s analyze the Lakers situation with the CONTRADICTING TALE THAT PROPOSES THAT “tanking doesn’t work.” Because after-all, if “tanking doesn’t work,” and yet the Lakers “have no viable logical option but to tank,” something HAS GOT TO GIVE.

    So let’s break this down. Firstly, we have to define what a “success,” is when it comes to tanking. So in the sources given above, a “successful,” result of tanking is essentially “improving to a good team over the span of 10 years.”

    This is where the PROBLEM is. The data INFERS that a “success,” is having PROLONGED SUCCESS OVER 10 YEARS, but this is FAULTY. This is NOT what a “success,” should be: because BY STATISTICAL NATURE, creating a winning team over 10 years FROM A STARTING POINT OF A HORRIBLE TEAM IS VERY UNLIKELY.

    This is the same thing like saying, “The success of winning the lottery is winning the billion dollar prize!” Well yeah, maybe in human terms, but IN STATISTICAL terms, obviously we would know winning that even TRYING TO WIN the lottery prize is a LOSING PROPOSITION and STATS WILL BACK THAT UP.

    The same is true for TANKING (that’s why it’s called the lottery). If you are TANKING, you are GAMBLING on winning the big-time player, and you are UNLIKELY TO WIN THAT PRIZE. So if the stats say that, “Tanking teams don’t have good win numbers over 10 years,” THAT MAKES SENSE LOGICALLY, because tanking teams didn’t start out with good win-rates anyway AND they are unlikely to win the LOTTERY which would improve their win-rate.

    Again, for an example: If I am poor and making 12K per year, I have no real assets to ascend into better living. As such, I start playing the lottery, hoping to win millions of dollars. If I DEFINE THAT MY “SUCCESS,” is equal to “becoming a millionaire,” I will MOST LIKELY never become a success because there’s very little chance I am going to win the lottery.

    And accordingly: If I am a mediocre team with an average roster, I have no real assets to become a team that can win the championship. Therefore, I want to take a risk to start over and acquire an elite player so that I can win a title. I have to get that player in the Draft (because I don’t have the assets to trade for one).

    So I get rid of my average roster, and now I have a poor roster. I know have no assets to ascend into better living, BUT I can enter the NBA lottery, hoping to win what will eventually become a a Top-10 player in the league. If I define my “SUCCESS,” is equal to “building a winning team over 10-years,” I will MOST LIKELY never become a success because there’s very little chance I am going to win the lottery.

    HOWEVER, just because I have a very little chance to win the lottery, IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT THERE ARE NO LOTTERY WINNERS. Obviously, there are lottery winners EVERY YEAR in the NBA, because future NBA-Stars COME INTO THE LEAGUE YEARLY. And if you are a team with NO VIABLE way of improving EXCEPT THE LOTTERY, then by all-means, YOU SHOULD INVEST HEAVILY IN THE LOTTERY (Aka: 76ers, and the Lakers (for at least 2 more years)).

    Finally: let’s explain the data more thoroughly and see why it does not back up a claim that “tanking doesn’t work,” by considering these issues in-depth (in a real sense):

    1. OBVIOUSLY, if you have a good team (45-50 wins) that just NEEDS ONE MORE PIECE to become a contender, NOBODY WOULD BLOW UP THE TEAM.

    2. If you have a good team and make minimal changes to the roster for 10 years, it is VERY LIKELY, you will have a good team again year after year (win 45-50 games again). (Duh = that’s what the data says)

    1. OBVIOUSLY, if you have a title contender (50+-60 wins) , NOBODY WOULD BLOW UP THE TEAM (Unless you go full Mark Cuban 2012).

    2. If you have a title contender and only make minimal changes to the roster for 10 years, it is VERY LIKELY, you will have another title contender again for 3-5 years (50+-60 wins). After those 3-5 years, you will still have a good team that wins (45-50 games). So overall in 10 years, you will win a ton of games. (Duh = that’s what the data says)

    1. OBVIOUSLY if you are a TANKING TEAM, you have a HORRIBLE ROSTER (Win 15-30 games), ala the Lakers.

    2. EVEN IF YOU ADD A HIGH DRAFT PICK AND THAT PLAYER PANS OUT, for at least 3-4 years, you will VERY LIKELY STILL SUCK. (For example, if Julius Randle becomes an All-Star PF, the Lakers will still suck for 3-4 years) This means that for the MAJORITY of TANKING TEAMS, they will have VERY LOW WIN percentages for (AT LEAST) the first 3-4 years after their initial tank.

    3. If your tanking draft pick BUSTS, it is VERY LIKELY you are GOING TO SUCK FOR ANYWHERE BETWEEN 5-8 YEARS (If Randle busts, their next chance to be “Good,” again comes with their 2nd Tank Pick – which would at the earliest become good at the 5th year after the initial tank season. If the 2nd Tank Pick busts, the Lakers won’t be good for another 6 years… etc.)

    4. Even if you add a high draft pick and that player pans out, YOU ARE NOT GUARANTEED SUSTAINED SUCCESS (If Randle becomes an All-Star PF by his 4th season – the team will then ALSO NEED to add 2 more All-Stars in the West to even have a .500 team. AND if Randle actually becomes an All-Star PF, the team will NOT be getting High Draft Picks anymore – meaning they will have to depend on DRAFTING an All-Star player FROM MID-1st ROUNDS or signing All-Stars via FA.)

    Now the Lakers are actually a bad example for the need to depend on the Draft, because they are a huge market and can attract big FA signings – but MOST TANKING TEAMS ARE SMALL MARKETS. (Example: Just take a look at the history of the Timberwolves, (They had Kevin Garnett and couldn’t attract a big FA to team up with him. They had Kevin Love + Rubio and couldn’t get a third player. If you are a small market team, EVEN IF YOU HIT on your TANKING PICKS, success is STILL SLIM – because you CONTINUALLY need to depend on the draft.)

    In conclusion, the statement “tanking does not work,” is not accurate and IS LAZY IN NATURE. What’s more accurate is to say, “though tanking is not LIKELY to produce a long-term positive effect, it can work on occasion – and should be considered for teams that cannot viably improve OUTSIDE of the draft.”

    And for the last bit, lots of teams have improved by high draft picks obviously. From Hakeem, to Jordan, to OKC drafting Durant/Harden, etc. “Tanking is just a term,” but what is more important is just a team being bad enough to get a high lottery pick. There are a lot of lottery winners in NBA history. Duncan is just cited because it is a blatant example.

  • CJSHYY

    I think he is playing for his next contract now.

  • Yascar

    Thanks!

  • CJSHYY

    Not last year…

  • John Lee

    Takes one to know one… 🙂

  • not available yet. They should provide the full video later as I see archive of previous video chats

  • beidou

    There has been many games before this one. We are happy because Lin is finally unshackled. You would not understand!

  • linspiredinla

    Is there a way that this can be posted on Tweeter? Such an excellent article with sound analysis. I wish more people can read it?

  • Alaingrvis

    all he has to do is show … hey guy i can still do this. last game was the most linsanity game lin has had since linsanity

  • CJSHYY

    Ido sure will be happy to know Lin answer his question… LOL!

  • John Lee

    Haha, he said Eyedo and not Eeedo. Ido should’ve asked something else, we all knew what the answers were gonna be: God, and playing selfless team basketball. 🙂

  • John Lee

    That’s how many minutes of PT Jeremy needs EVERY game! 🙂

  • Yascar

    Thanks!

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! This game do show what he can do for a team. Maybe no more for this season…..since Lakers wants to tank… but good to know he made it last night.

  • oh my .. I see someone made it with Bacon Fat!

  • Arsenium12 .
  • FrankW

    He did, just the first season with the Rockers. You could look up the play by play stats.

  • Brent Yen

    He squared to the rim….oh well

  • FrankW

    That was when music was still good.

  • JoeTeam

    good post. At least a well reasoned point of view on one often opined thought, that tanking is iffy but you’ve noted how it can work. Cudos …

  • Rookie75094

    I am loving to see these PG’s wannabes getting exposed and it is double sweet to see Jlin is the one doing the exposing. ..hahaha

  • JoeTeam

    great post. What can you say about Lin’s D? For me not a bball specific guy, I just know with Lin on the court, the team D steps up and the O has so many more options. Last 2 games have been fun, but I’m out of the swing of watching games and need to get it back now that we have a time when Lin’s game is being played.

  • Alaingrvis

    where do you wish lin goes. i say mavs or cavs their main superstars are unselfish

  • FrankW

    PFV predicted Lin was playing well four games ago when the stats don’t show it when he had one 7 point 5 turnover game then follow by a 2-point game. Got to give it to Paul.

    “He has figured out (or is starting to figure out) how to play within the flow of the offense and the system. Without forcing. This is HUGE.” Paul F Villarreal

    Short video on yesterday’s game:

  • JoeTeam

    Lin when he has the green light to win. LAL need to keep losing, so I hope they can just mess up more in starting lineup so Lin can come in for 22 mins of v efficient ball. You know BSc just dials him back form the win, so might as well just run Lin as a racehorse as if in practice – free, open, but no chance to win. That’s watchable, at least.

  • JoeTeam

    Hey Brent … 2 for 2 post ASG, in terms of 20 mins of very efficient Lin ball. Let’s hope it keeps happening, and that BSc has figured out how to use Lin only in Linsanity mode but with just enough minutes and bad starter minutes so he can lose with grace. Let’s see now next 2 weeks play out.

  • Rick Johnson

    So besides the Celtics the other team Scott wants to beat regardless of the tanking is Jason Kidd and the Bucks. They are playing this Friday at the Staples Center. Will B Scott unleash JLin again?

  • John Lee

    Spurs or Mavs if staying in WC, Raptors in EC. Hawks play team ball, but I have concerns about the fan base.

  • JoeTeam

    hehe, another possible great game in a week, is it Christmas again?

  • Alaingrvis

    he is talking more about the style less about the result. its about lin fitting in the offense as opposed to being the offense. again he is starting to get it. its still a process but he is on the bridge and will reach his prime. once it happens beware

  • Alaingrvis

    idk about the raptors. idk if he would play. id say any team in the 4th spot and below in the east. he could start since they are so bad

  • Charlie Sun

    Maybe it’s more like February 2012 😉

  • MoominFloren

    Only Lebron is unselfish in Cavs… Pacers will be my choice in EC. First choice will be Mavs or any MDA team!

  • Charlie Sun
  • 1mtoldman

    they not want to get any other wins but it will be extremely hard to lose the two games against tanking genius hinkie’s now furhter decimated team with the added incentive of holding (now) the lakers pick!

    also nicks are soooo bad with melo out.

    calderon looks like hes embarssed to be on the floor and just wants to play bad so hes out quickly. the rest of the line would’nt even be sucessfull in d league.

    these are 3 games it will be hard to “not prioritize winning” and bs will have to really buckle on his tank commanders hat to mismanage sucessfully to lose.

  • Rookie75094

    I have so many replies that can go to so many different directions…. but using my better judgment I will refrain. ..

  • 1mtoldman

    where is etane when we need him? gone to the dark side im afraid.

  • 1mtoldman

    was down for repairs last game.

  • 1mtoldman

    have noted this before but bears repeating that the three leading tanking teams at the moment ie. worst recent records in the tankathon race all have in common that their coaches are ex lakers guards.

  • CJSHYY
  • Rookie75094

    He is a super star in my mind…. and you are just a humble Lin fan… hehe

  • JoeTeam

    hey I would like to see it! but even being positive in all that I try for the Lin hardships, I think LAL cannot afford to let Lin go on a winning streak. Someone said here in last 2 days that they need 28 more losses. So, more tank to get to 28 losses, and then 7-10 games run to the end for pride. Who knows … no pure bball we’re seeing this season.

  • Rick Johnson

    SB Nation Denver: Why do ex-Lakers make such bad NBA head coaches?

    http://www.denverstiffs.com/2014/11/13/7167295/why-do-ex-lakers-make-such-bad-coaches

  • Rick Johnson

    Replay is now posted at that site in case anyone missed it.

  • Alaingrvis

    ohhhhhhh lol yup i like that as i said below 4th spot or below in east

  • winner

    Sick photo of JLin and Swaggy by @BeyondTheBuzzer.
    https://instagram.com/p/zdoILKOP5B/

  • 1mtoldman

    Patrick Beverley left Monday’s shootaround with an illness, leaving him questionable to play

    (not playing, jason terry starting). real illness or no one in houston wants bev playing anymore illness.

  • Rick Johnson

    Marcellus today standing up for Jeremy Lin starting at about 22:30

    Giving the opportunity is not saying “you are our starting point guard” but you can’t dribble “your our starting point guard but your not assertive enough so we’re going to take away your opportunities.

    I think he had talent but they didn’t exploit it.

    http://espn.go.com/espnradio/losangeles/play?id=12371206

  • MoominFloren

    I like the young Coach Vogel, solid screen set by Hibbert, and of course Paul George is there.

    Btw, it will so refreshing to see Vogel in the sideline than the crossed arm BS or ball sticky Mchale hehe

  • Yascar

    I still firmly believe he was nursing a bad back last year for a few weeks after ASG. Picked up by some overseas news sites but not American media.

  • John Lee

    Marcellus calling it like it is, while Max the koolaid-holic rubbing me all the wrong ways.

  • james brown

    depends on who is the PG. If the Pg is a shoot first PG (KOBE etc) then Jlin will be doomed. The likes of price and PB is a better fit for him if he will be a SG (just like Harden)

  • Superc74

    I’m not an active poster but I’m a big Jeremy Lin fan. I found this Q&A about Jeremy on Quora and thought you guys would enjoy reading:

    http://www.quora.com/Whats-it-like-to-play-on-the-same-basketball-team-as-Jeremy-Lin

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Do U know what they think about Kobe Bryant’s career?

    Max’s Emoji For Kobe Bryant

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • 1mtoldman

    starting backcourt for houston tonite of terry/harden are 2 for 13 –1 for 10 on threes approaching half time tied with a team (minn) that has actually won fewer games that the lakers.

  • chan c

    Lol … someone gave me a bunch of soap too last christmas 🙂

    You don’t need to understand , Jeremy. It’s the thought that counts … ha ha

  • John Lee

    My three wishes today:
    1) Rox lose to Minny
    2) Heat lose to Sixers
    3) Suns lose to Celtics (latter on b2b)

  • Arsenium12 .

    Jeremy Lin getting coverage in Taiwan for his big game against the Celtics. They included that picture of Boozer, too.

    https://twitter.com/music6483/status/570036400206192640

  • 1mtoldman

    sixers will be more determined than ever to lose when face lakers later if they should go ahead and accidentally win one here. (hinkie will probably buyout anyone who shows signs of winning basketball).

  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward
  • CJSHYY

    I think DNP is the plan for both on Wed.

  • John Lee

    The dragon theme works better on the golden ones. Just lost a pair of old Nikes that dry-rotted on me, will buy Adidas from now on.

  • Brent Yen

    It was Kelvin Washington….rubbing you

  • Charlie Sun

    Excellent post. A very detailed analysis of what JLin has been playing through

    So with this improved skillset, if JLin gets the right system again like he did with MDA… oh the possibilities

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    It was the handmade soups with many designs. Many JLin fans gave him handmade soups.

  • GoodDayLA

    His shoes looking WAY nicer. I would even cop those.

  • MoominFloren

    No 2 wish not likely to happen…..Dragic is now 19/9 and Miami is leading about 20 pts in Q4…….people will hype for this greedy man!

  • GoodDayLA

    Lin can attack basket. That is his #1 strength. Whatever method to put Lin in best position to attack basket should be the focus, SG or PG dont matter.

  • 1mtoldman

    i dont know how big anjica is supposed to be but he looks huge; i mean he makes asik and jv for toronto who are 7 footers look small. n.o. without davis playing anjica and asik together. huge presence under the basket.

  • Wandais38 .

    ok. i had to log in here for the second time and say….this made me crack up.

  • 1mtoldman

    1 of 3 looks like.

  • real-dsb

    cool story!

  • real-dsb

    LOL

  • real-dsb

    sweet that Ido got a live mention and answer!

  • real-dsb

    This might be one of the best posts I’ve ever read. Definitely deserves to be reformatted as a separate article/post so it can be easily linked to through twitter etc.

  • real-dsb

    well, that’s not the official Brooklyn Nets twitter account, just some NBA fan (or bot) cranking out NBA headlines

  • John Lee

    Thanks! Should’ve trusted my memory of Max being absent or something…

  • John Lee

    That’s alright, I’m a glass half-full kind of guy. Rox winning means Bev koolaid drinkers can’t tout his importance on the court. Heat won but Zoran had eggs across the stat sheet so that’s enough for me.

  • Rookie75094

    at least the game exposes the pg star wannabe Rubio 2for 9 fg and 5 tovs

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Take the risk of giving a draft choice that they eventually have to give this season or the seasons after this anyway or
    take the risk of giving up on a potential superstar in Jeremy Lin.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Boston is not a soft team. They are leading the Suns all the way for 3 quarters and they’re still winning by 9 points in the 4thQ in a back to back game. That tells U how sweet the victory was last night.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    There is no point in tanking. The Lakers already has 1 first round draft choice from Houston. If they turn this season around, they will sell lots of tickets and raises their TV ratings.

  • GoodDayLA

    honestly I dont know why Scott chose to close with Lin. honestly, I do think Scott wants to win. I just think he is THAT BAD as a coach. I think he would ride Lin 35 minutes a game if he knew it would result in a win every single time.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • JoeTeam

    Agree, but we aren’t rich team owners alas …

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JoeTeam

    In the gym too

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Nice shoes…. still, nothing beats the Adidas Flux he wore last media day.

  • CaliUSMC

    pic?

  • Rzo Vlade

    clippers need another point who can run fastbreak……..work your magic steve balmer since your jlin fan….covet him to make buyout and tell jlin you will sign him…….clios need another pg

  • John Lee

    The YouTube link points to Ido’s own account, so it’s safe to assume he already knew. 🙂

  • steven ko

    Max and Marcellus are the only Lin supporters at that radio station…

  • IsabeliJane*17
  • Alaingrvis

    no. too paul centric

  • JoeTeam

    Looks like the classic Mundial series for soccer!

    http://www.adidas.com/us/mundial-team-leather-tf-cleats/019228.html

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I read a lot of reviews from both gents and ladies that this pair is comfy.

  • Rzo Vlade

    cause no pg other than cp3

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Brent Yen

    Non-sense of course…LOL

  • Brent Yen

    FWIW, BS said he is a Lin fan too

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Brent Yen

    Haha….Well to Kobe, I guess he thinks “I am not the hero means it was not a W”

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Tank! That’s what I thought:-)

  • kittyhead

    They have River’s son to be CP3’s backup.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    He just can’t take the joy:-)

  • Brent Yen

    Because there is no “we” just “me”

  • Grace
  • Grace

    This was my response. Was I wrong?
    https://twitter.com/graceo99/status/570105775156105218

  • Dorothy

    The good thing is by the time Kobe comes back our Lin will be gone gone gone to another team. So, who cares about how Kobe thinks, lol. Maybe BS should be the one worries about Kobe’s unpleasant.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL No doubt about it. He can’t stand it when the team is doing better without him. He is even worse than JH in every sense. Really dislike him as much BS!

  • Linja

    Get a life, KB.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL. Just listened to tiny bit in the radio talk about his “retirement,” I felt rather repulsive. So glad I don’t have to watch his “face” for the rest of the season. Don’t see any “greatness” in his game but see a very aging player that still can’t admit it’s time to retire.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Playing aggressive Grace!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Never like Miller. He lives in BS out of modern NBA reality world. He can’t take any “reality” of BS and KB.

  • deesee5
  • deesee5

    Kobe is not impressed

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Kobe sure was mad bc he tried so hard to put Lin down & now they got the win?! Look at how happy these teammates were…. LOL!

  • CJSHYY

    Totally agree… look at his no smile face after Lakers finally got the W….

  • grover chang

    Miller hurt my ears. Miller says BS wants Lin like this where… “jeremy needs to play without looking over his shoulder, don’t be afraid to make a mistake.” then seconds later he says Byron Scott will take you out if you don’t play well and put someone else in. What?! How is Jeremy suppose to find a balance with those two mixed messages sent to him from the coach. c’mon

  • grover chang

    As the conventional wisdom on Kobe goes. He wants to win but win his way.

  • orLinaryjoe

    My comment on hold. Just speaking the truth.

  • Grace

    Miller kept saying Byron is not holding JLin back which I vehemently disagree.

  • JoeTeam

    The Lin bball or the mundial?

  • orLinaryjoe

    Is there a clip from the Kimmel show?

  • John Lee

    I have a few rocks and bricks in my front yard that you may wanna spend time talking to.

    It may turn out to be more fruitful than talking to Miller, you’d be surprised.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    This is what BS and his gang try to sell but no JLin fans and even media buy into this crap. I unsubscribe TWC and Miller for a long time now.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I know and that’s why I don’t want to see his “face” if I can help it. Just concentrate on JLin:-)

  • MoominFloren

    He’s BS’s buddy, don’t expect too much from him. Birds of a feather flock together …… Same BS

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Approve the post. Took me a while to find where to look for the moderation post:-)

  • Grace

    he mentioned he coached with Byron before — maybe they’re both not good

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Like your sense of humor.

  • Rick Johnson

    Kobe will be on the phone with B Scott and JLin will be shut down the next game.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Believe Miller was BS’ assistant in NO.

  • Keith

    Kobe Bryant could not be less amused by his teammates’ happy post-victory interview

    http://www.sbnation.com/2015/2/24/8098011/kobe-bryant-could-not-be-less-amused-by-his-teammates-happy-post

  • bolero

    I unsubscribed from them long time ago..

  • GoodDayLA

    these 2 tweets say nothing. Must have been other tweets?

  • Grace

    previous tweets are below…

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Well it’s what it’s. Won’t surprise me if this happens anymore. If there is any little chance of JLin to play any minute, JLin will do his best. He is beyond all BS and KB’s craps now. His Celtics game can sell well for his FA.

  • CJSHYY

    Death Stare? smh! Kobe sure will call BS tonight. Young for sure will be DNP.

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t think he can do that w Lin now bc FO wants to sign Lin but w Young or Hill… he can.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! In article… they said ” death stare” that’s Kobe’s normal way to his teammates or anyone if he’s not happy. smh!

  • JoeTeam

    You’re good. He’s not. Bball don’t lie.

  • Rick Johnson
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Interesting read: Why do ex-Lakers make such bad NBA head coaches? (13 Nov 2014)
    http://www.denverstiffs.com/2014/11/13/7167295/why-do-ex-lakers-make-such-bad-coaches

  • Rick Johnson

    Miller is a Byron Scout apologist. Remember him touting Price when he was starting. So irritating stopped following him and avoid watching him.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    What’s new!!! Just show how his egomaniac jealousy goes. He just can’t help himself to be mad how joyous his teammates are having fun in playing teamball and have a win as a result!

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! No need to get his opinion on anything… he is just a clown.

  • Grace, if Dave Miller insisted BScott is not holding back, the biggest proof was the Dec 5 game in BOS, where Lin got hot in 3rd quarter but was benched the entire 4th quarter.

    Honestly, it’s pointless to argue with him since he always said “you and I frequently talk about” in BScott interview.
    He likes to think himself as BScott’s best friend and defend all BScott’s decision so he really has no opinions himself.

    But feel free to use the picture in this tweet if you want to make a point with him.

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/558804620365942784

  • CJSHYY

    Exactly… He said he is not going to retired yet?! Smh!

  • GoodDayLA

    Scoring guard who passes when only necessary is his niche. PG/SG irrelevant.

    His best fit is either Iman Shumpert or Klay THompson though because Lin is not big enough at the 2 against guys like Harden and Klay on defense..

  • yeah, that’s the “How Dare You Let Linsanity Happened in LA” stare for BScott LOL

    This is getting even better!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Missed the last seconds clip of kobe. Was there a question to, or reponse from K?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Because of KB’s egomaniac person, he doesn’t know how to bow out graciously. He will turn lots of his own fans against him more as the time continues on. I’ve seen some in Twitters and other venues.

  • joyce ward
  • John Lee

    Big words from someone who manipulated and sucked the life out of the team. Bravo! /S

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    What’s like to play on the same basketball team as Jeremy Lin
    http://www.quora.com/Whats-it-like-to-play-on-the-same-basketball-team-as-Jeremy-Lin

  • joyce ward

    Is he mad about them celebrating or is he really mad about Scott giving Lin free reign to showcase his talents and lead the team to a win. Obviously the laker fans in Staple Center enjoyed he win.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Grace asked Miller a great question because she thought he’s tht team expert…..well his reply showed nothing but the organization mouthpiece.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Miller got upset because you pointed out BS’s failures as a coach.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    He’s been on talk shows, what’s he promoting?

  • joyce ward

    His documentary coming out at the end of this month

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    thanks. I live in LA but not hearing about it until now.

  • John Lee

    Kobe mad about “his” team celebrating victory under new leader, someone who won’t throw teammates under the bus. 🙂

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Yeah I think n young said something like lin led the team tonight

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Did you watch what’s about? No desire to watch/read it.

  • joyce ward

    LOL, shows you how well that promoting is going…Not

  • John Lee

    I remember Boozer saying something along the lines of Lin leading, haven’t heard from Young. Both Young and Boozer are friendly with Lin, which is most likely why both did time in the doghouse.

  • John Lee

    Toilet paper, the rough kind.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Miller denied the facts of Grace’s great question. Well no one would believe that Lin wasn’t allowed to play in the first quarter n almost the whole 3rd. Without ot, he would have only 25 min. That’s holding back by BS.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    So true lol

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Joyce if you don’t say it, no one knows/cares:-)

  • John Lee

    I’d rather watch The Exorcist II, Superman IV, Showgirls, Batman and Robin, The Room, and Movie 43…all in one sitting, and it’d be more enjoyable than Kobe’s dopukementary.

  • steven ko

    in case it wasn’t posted earlier, here’s Lakers Voices with JLin:

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    This is KB’s reaction on NY, JH and CB’s interview bomb on JLin.
    Warning: Typical KB reaction–death stare.

  • John Lee

    Never watched Jimmy Kimmel before, but now after this clip I’m instantly a fan. The guy is sharp, does his homework, and is actually funny. He’s killing Kobe and Kobe can’t even defend himself! This is golden.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    The expresion of kobe to his teammates showed all why no one wanted to play with him In LA

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    He asked great question like how hard to feel the lakers are losing or you’re kind of happy?

  • John Lee

    Jimmy asked all those hard questions on everyone’s mind, and masking them with humor. He kept on pushing Kobe near the verge and then reeling him back in for more. Awesome!

    I’d love to see him do an interview with Jeremy, see what he can get out of him.

  • sport

    LOL Young and Sacre might but out due to knee already, listed as questionable.

  • joyce ward
  • Jedi

    I mean the audience laughed and applauded, but if you ask any one of them who they want to hang out with, I bet they would pick a guy who can enjoy a moment, instead of Debbie Downer.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • John Lee

    The kind Adidas should be producing tens of thousands of pairs for the U.S. but is actually nowhere to be found.

  • Tey Ling

    Wonder what was the topic about in psychology.

  • MoominFloren

    Maybe EQ / AQ? Actually I always use Lin as an example in my EQ management class and Leadership class :))

  • kittyhead

    12mins of Lin’s highlights against Celtics edited by Christine:

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    As JLin said in the Lakers Voice earlier, he and Adidas have worked on design the shoes and this one just came out. More designs will be available soon. My take from the interview is that this should be in the market soon.

  • lleepar

    Kobe looks like his first action after the show will be to text Mitch that those four players better be gone before next season’s training camp begins.

  • Tey Ling

    What is AQ?

  • CJSHYY

    I guess both bc he tried so hard to put Lin down for so long but on Sun how come … LOL! Kobe sure couldn’t take it…

  • MoominFloren

    AQ means Adversity quotient, is the ability to recover from

  • joyce ward

    I am so sick of Kobe and his egomaniac behavior. What is the big deal that the guys were celebrating the win. Was it because Lin led the way and Boozer acknowledged it? Also they asked Kobe what player would he build a team around and he said Harden. So since Mitch stated that he was not going to pay some aging superstar vet to come help kobe win another championship, no it’s harden he wants to recruit and not Rondo? I think F/O said no to Rondo, no Kobe is grasping for straws.

  • Tey Ling

    Thanks

  • Tey Ling

    Could it be just a petty retort to earlier report that Rox may want to resign Lin in FA?

  • joyce ward

    I thinks os too. Notice, they didn’t comment on lin, only on Young/Hill. This last game they played together, you could tell everyone was clicking on all cylinders and the guys were having fun. They played hard defense.

  • John Lee

    He’s not even worth getting upset over anymore, he’s irrelevant now.

  • Rookie75094

    Kobe is dead to me…and i am not a ghost whisperer…so don’t hear him and don’t care to either

  • orLinaryjoe

    There it is! Much more than the vine segment. No miscontext there. Love Kimmel. Only reason to interview him. Now anyone want to play with him?

  • CJSHYY

    It’s so funny he said Harden bc HOU already build around him plus they use the same agent. smh! I guess Kobe said that bc Lin…. HOU wants to go after Lin this summer… Don’t like Kobe. He is really a selfish person only ME ME ME.

  • Maknusia

    lol…I dont mind the switch…JH to LAL and JL to ROX…anyways…its up to Jeremy to pick what he wants

  • Tey Ling

    In addition Lin has a heavy burden in meeting expectations and not a disappointment to not only Lin global fans but also to Asia / Taiwan.

  • KL

    Kobe’s delusion is too far gone. I could tell that he was furious with all the losing when the season started. However, it was clear to everyone (except Kobe and his die hard fans) that it was Kobe who caused the losses. His shooting percentage was low. He killed their chances in clutch time. His defence was atrocious (especially guarding the 3 point shot). Unfortunately he blamed Jeremy, other team mates and the front office. He has become completely deluded.

  • CJSHYY

    I totally agree… they lose lots of games in the beginning of the season all bc of Kobe not Lin or Boozer… smh!

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Everyone was so happy & lots of them got good stats too. Compare to play w Kobe…. totally different story.

  • Rick Johnson

    They would be ahead and in the stretch it was all Kobe iso, one difficult contested 2 after another some he would make most not. Was as bad as a turnover. Then loss after loss.

  • Chipdip

    Exactly! Not just Lin has good stats but his teammates too… that’s a real team play.

  • BobbyH

    I don’t know. I am not familiar with how the show is run in terms of asking questions and if the questions are scripted before the show.

    But script or not, this put a great contrast between Lin and Kobe, team-ball and Me-ball, under the spotlight and for the fans and non-fans to judge. This will put a question mark on people with curiosity why Lakers are run and coached as it is now.

    What great publicity can you ask fro Lin?

  • 7iger

    Not going to waste my time watching this piss-smeared fire hydrant 🙂

  • MoominFloren

    Yep this kind of pressure can cause a mental break down. Thank God Lin has a strong will power!

  • Tey Ling

    With regard to Kobe’s stare I do think Kobe is just acting for show biz, just a pretense to be upset.

  • 7iger

    The kind that you wiped and you can still re-use? LOL

  • Chipdip

    Noticed so many fans remains AFTER the game… what a party!

  • Chipdip

    Kobe who?

  • MoominFloren

    Certainly not happy, maybe a bit exaggerated with his performing act. This is Hollywood lol

  • 1mtoldman

    correct. there have been with some brief transition times 3 lakers seasons; the first with kobe being kobe where the lakers were terrible because of kobe’s horrendous shooting non existent defense and volume usage rate.

    . the second with kobe either reducing his role or absent entirely out of physical necessity when the lakers were at least compeititve.

    and the last when the tanking lineup was initiated. which was the worst, to be fair to kobe. kobe being kobe was better than the d league lineup bs has been trotting out with has best players glued to the bench. am i correct that since the shift to the d league starters the team has not won a game in regulation? and what else could be expected?

  • 1mtoldman

    kobe’s just doing a big media blitz to promote his docu. keep the attention on himself even off the court.

  • Filler-up

    I got soap for Christmas this year.

  • Tey Ling

    Ha ha ha …. The black mamba la …..

  • Thanks! I added it to the Video Gallery on homepage

  • Thanks! I can always add more to the Video Gallery on homepage =)

  • Hm, I don’t buy it. How would this help ensure the tank?

    https://twitter.com/MarkG_Medina/status/570246571809337346

  • Brent Yen

    What he says is not important. He lost his credibility a long long time ago…lol

  • CJSHYY

    So if they don’t have hot hand they can’t….?!

  • he just continues to make a mockery of himself =)
    IMO he was just trying to find new words that reporters might want to hear since Linsanity was hard to deny!
    He had to say something about it LOL

  • Translation: If Linsanity keeps getting the hot hand but Price doesn’t, both won’t close games LOL
    #RebuildingTank

  • Brent Yen

    He is just mocking Lin and Price. Basically saying they are worthless if they do not get hot…

  • and he just added a rare condition to prevent hot Linsanity to close the games.
    Like how frequently Price gets hot? LOL

  • Brent Yen

    LOL exactly….the whole thing he said made ZERO sense..

  • Brent Yen

    Just wanna say, Celtic’s defense was really bad…..how come starters can not even crack 30pt mark?

  • Grace

    thanks!!

  • BobbyH

    Now that we got the Kobe’s death stare (for show or not), don’t be surprised if Kobe pushes FO to buyout Lin to prevent another LAsanity without Kobe.

  • Dan Cohen

    yeah.. same here. but then I think “he thinks why are you just celebrating like it was a win in the playoffs.. get real”

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t think this will happen if he could…(I’m sure he did try hard…) Lakers would trade Lin before dateline.

  • Brent Yen

    He should think like that when his team is actually making the playoffs…lol

  • Dan Cohen

    on the other side of the perspective, it might be ‘an acting’ thing.. or semi-acting. A real competitor will be thinking “The team is a losing team and 1 win makes you celebrate like you won the playoffs? geez”. So he might be thinking that. Nothing against lin.. maybe against nick for being a clown again.

  • Dan Cohen

    Oh you mean being all serious and stop fooling around like nick if they are making the playoffs or else the concentration might be distracted… that would make sense too from another pov angle.

  • Brent Yen

    well….we think too much I guess 😛

  • Allen Wayne

    SInce when Ronnie price has hot hands?

  • Brent Yen

    when he shoots around 30%

  • ETC

    Obviously we are in tank mode. Sometimes I just feel that LA is not just tanking but intentionally trying to destroy Lin’s career. It just isn’t right. If it wasn’t for the fans, it would be DNP.

  • when he keeps passing to Linsanity LOL

  • Brent Yen

    Ha..by watching the highlight….lot’s of Lin’s play would be stopped if facing top teams.

  • Allen Wayne

    Linsanity is deadly to LAL. It causes BS and KB to look mad and constipated on TV . LAL will also lose the top 5 pick due to the constant Linsanity.

    The cure: bench, bench, and more bench.

  • Dan Cohen

    I suspect that too.. he had 2 good games with celtics already so I wasn’t surprise he can play well with them but was just surprise that bs allow him in this game for so long compare to the last one and surprise he attack the basket more than usual. Plus the top teams probably pack the paint.. with celtics.. the lanes seems to be open .. now not sure if it’s because his teammates end up spacing the floor so opp had to also space out.

  • Arsenium12 .

    After Kobe watched the video it looked like he was having trouble controlling his emotions. I get the impression that had he been at the arena he would have exploded; especially at Young and Hill. Kobe seems to forget he’s just a basketball player. The future of humanity doesn’t depend on what he does.

  • Dan Cohen

    And also like to say that ppl rave about goran and how he had 23 and 10, but I will say that this is against philly, one of the last 2 place teams so of course he can have 23 and 10. This statement is what others will say about lin if he had that against the phillies.

  • Brent Yen

    Oh well…..Lin is better!

  • Dan Cohen

    talking about defense

  • joyce ward

    What? ??

  • Rookie75094

    Agreed. …bs is dead to me a long time ago. ..talk to the hand bs…talk to the hand

  • Allen Wayne

    So the tweet should be:

    “Byron Scott said he may close games out w/ Jeremy Lin and Ronnie Price, if the guy RP defending has hot hand”

  • joyce ward

    Celtics are at a possible playoff team,whereas the Lakers are at the bottom of the barrel

  • joyce ward

    Also they beat the Suns last night

  • Dan Cohen

    See, but you can’t say that because that is not quantifiable and comparing apple to oranges. Celtics is in the East, and the east 8th seed is still a losing record by like 10 games 23-31. They will also be out like the Lakers if Celtics is in the West. heck, Lakers might even have a chance for the playoffs in they are in the East.

  • Dan Cohen

    lol , I was semi joking.

  • knibb

    BS labeling Lin as inconsistent.
    My view:
    Lin being inconsistent = some excellent outings + many average appearances (with little court time) + very few bad performances
    Other Lakers being consistent = game-in game-out mediocrity at best
    BS being consistent = journeyman coach + losing records
    Kobe being consistent = out-of-this-world FGA each and every single game + injury (again) + shoot enough bricks to build another great wall

  • Brent Yen

    meaning Lin would have to work harder if facing a better team, which he can anyway.

  • Brent Yen

    saw the highlight…lol…SUNs are sinking….

  • Brent Yen

    I think we listen too much to BS……

  • Dan Cohen

    I actually thought dave miller was fair in many times. I mean it’s ok to praise other players… nothing is wrong with that.

  • Dan Cohen

    No, it’s not.. it’s the players that gave him space no? Not the coach.

  • CJSHYY
  • Rick Johnson

    Sounds like Ding getting sick of Kobe too?

    https://twitter.com/KevinDing/status/570286909500444673

  • Brent Yen
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Kobe pursues another ring is just secondary, big payday always comes first. Hope The Busses are smart enough not to repeat their mistake.

  • ETC

    If BS judged everyone else the way he judges Lin, then he would be calling everyone out as being inconsistent. I just don’t understand all the lip about Jeremy. They have lost 41 games, you can’t tell me all their losses is due to Jeremy’s inconsistency. He stopped being the starting point guard at the beginning of the year. If you bench a player you can’t blame him for losing…..Even the game where he got a DNP seemed like it was all Jeremy’s fault.

  • Je Ballew

    BS has ZERO CREDIBALITY.

  • Je Ballew

    A win under BS coaching is like a win in the PLAYOFFS!

  • Gigi

    Kobe should just get the Lakers to ban happiness from the players all together. Better yet, while he is injured, he can come to the games and follow the players around with a ruler to measure how long their smiles are. If he deems them unacceptable, he can fine them. Laughing? Banned from a game. There is no room for silliness in this profession of throwing a ball in a hoop. This is an extremely serious business that has no room for that! Lol
    Honestly, it is not that big of deal. People love this type of stuff.
    Kobe obviously is an extremely accomplished NBA player and he can make a case for this being able to back himself up but once he tries to transcend this “mamba mentality” or tough guy act outside the actual game, it’s just so transparent to me, but people love to eat it up. Lol

  • Rick Johnson

    Sun’s analyst must know Byron Scott well:

    https://twitter.com/Lakerholicz/status/570297643945082886

  • CJSHYY

    Five more years? Can’t believe this? Hope Lakers FO will not give this plan to Kobe. smh!

  • ETC

    It is nice to watch the replays. Reminds me of the old linsanity days. I would be nice if Jeremy could play like this for a while. If he does, I will definitely goto a game.

  • guest

    His Muse documentary speaks of how he uses anger to fuel his play. He has no ability to consider other people are fueled differently. He is a sad little man. All alone in his hate fueled head.

    his comment/stare saying that would not have happened had he been there… yep he is correct b/c given his putrid level of play this year they would have lost.

  • Acbc

    Kobe beef.

  • Brent Yen

    Time for Lin to regress back to “mean” (like 14 ppg) for the season with the remaining 28 games! lol I am all in for that “inconsistency”……..:P

  • DaBoss

    Yes, Jimmy Kimmel is a late night gem! FYI for a good laugh go to YouTube and look up “hey Jimmy Kimmel I told my kids I ate all their Halloween candy”. He does different video challenges, but this one is a favorite!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    It’s sarcasm from Ding.

  • Brent Yen
  • lleepar

    I don’t think Kobe did himself any favors with his attitude …

    https://twitter.com/Complex_Sports/status/570245338470047744

    _

  • Rick Johnson
  • Arsenium12 .
  • CJSHYY

    So no more Price?! Maybe Lin will play w Clarkson a lot now.

  • John Lee

    Oh oh, the tank is in danger!

    Joking aside, I feel bad for Price, who’s been used as a pawn but stayed classy all the way. Not a great player but appears to be a great guy. Best of luck to him with the surgery.

  • BobbyH

    Before it is too late, buyout Lin and get a D-league.

    Or worst case, play Hill as PG.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    If Lin plays more meaning top 5 lottery pick is in jeopardized. Too late to trade but still can buy him out.

  • Rick Johnson

    Or they’ll just pick someone up in free agency, or like a series of 10 day contracts until they know if Price returning. Toney Douglas I’m sure is back from China.

  • Rick Johnson
  • Grace Nsns

    what??

  • Rick Johnson

    Haha, Kelvin Washington feeling the heat:

    https://twitter.com/jlinnation/status/570328174233399299

  • Rick Johnson

    Scott taking Kobe’s side against teammates celebrating.

  • CJSHYY

    Why they couldn’t celebrate for the W? So sick of this team… smh! That’s the way Young & Hill for long time… what’s wrong with that? Kobe really needs to see a doctor to check what’s his problem now.

  • Rick Johnson
  • Arsenium12 .

    I guess we should await confirmation but this is what Scott is saying now …

    https://twitter.com/SerenaWinters/status/570327147199344642

  • Jedi

    LOL

  • Rick Johnson
  • Jedi

    Poor Price. Scott saw how he and Jeremy had some chemistry, and immediately ordered chloroform (in a handkerchief) and surgery to stop it.

  • Allen Wayne

    Oh no, BS is going to cry himself to sleep tonight.

  • John Lee

    I think by oh no you meant oh yes! 🙂

  • LOL .. he captured it perfectly!
    “Whaat .. Lin took my squad!”

  • Jedi

    Haha, he just added Ronnie Price in there cos he would choke on his tongue to only say Lin had a hot hand.

  • Allen Wayne

    My reaction to KB and BS’s reaction to players’ reaction after the game: Shut the F*** up.

  • dlin2

    If you think that RP being injured is good, that you don’t know basketball.
    Now JL will be forced to play PG and will not focus on shooting alone –
    which is all we want from him.

  • John Lee

    You got me totally wrong. I feel bad for Price, but not for BS losing sleep.

  • pandaboy99

    God is parting the sea for Lin. Clarkson better watch for lightning bolts

  • Grace Nsns

    That’s unfortunate. but it didn’t really surprise me, Ronnie probable never expected to play much at the beginning of the season, then he was thrown into starting role playing heavy min, just like….. lol
    Wish him good luck, speedy recovery.

  • Maknusia

    sick of these nonsense….as dumb as one could be

  • Maknusia

    kinda obvious aint it

  • Maknusia

    I like him too…hope he recovers swiftly

  • steven ko

    seems like fans were cheering more loudly on Lin’s buckets!

  • Maknusia

    i wont be surprise if he tries to swim in it till he hits 40….he is just trying to best the number game with MJ…not realizing he is no game compared to MJ…no where near…babe

  • Maknusia

    numbers says, other wise….he above average in terms of consistency…per NBA standards

  • steven ko

    Can someone find out what college textbook is that in terms of its title?

  • Maknusia

    I dont think BS is trying to tank…but FO dont mind…he is just incompetent at all level…he just dont know how to be a “coach”

  • IMO BScott might not try to tank at first.
    But when he started Clarkson after Kobe was out for the season and talked “rebuilding”, many media knew it’s a code-word for tanking

    I believe even BScott knows playing Lin would give him more wins than starting a rookie.

  • Acbc

    Stop it Brent, come on….this is how the rest of the league is judged so why be harsh on Lin when he is actually given a chance to shine.

    IMO, Scott accidentally allowed MDA offensvie set to open the spacing for lin to run amuck. The high post screen

  • dlin2

    If you think that RP being injured is good, that you don’t know basketball.
    Now JL will be forced to play PG and will not focus on shooting alone –
    which is all we want from him.

  • webattorney

    Ha, ha, I sympathize with the guy. LoL.

  • joyce ward

    What did he say? I am work and can’t list3n

  • Surprisingly the silly poll is only 8-7 favoring Lin.
    Let’s vote #PGLIN

    https://twitter.com/TWCSportsNet/status/570339260428988417

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/570350398264844288

  • Maknusia

    totally!!! I thought being out on travel…i wont have much time for Lin…but that is what Jeremy is about..he has this attraction unparalleled to MJ…i would say

    Just watchign the highlights and the fun that the teammates had…is priceless…it goes long way….any coach would ride this…except….you know

  • And what kind of a poll showing a picture of only 1 candidate?

  • Brent Yen

    You mean the crazy Lin fan he ripped? or him?

  • Maknusia
  • Brent Yen

    It was posted….and It is nonsense…lol

  • webattorney

    A very classy guy but he is the worst shooting Guard I have ever seen in my life.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL I know I know…..:P

  • Maknusia

    lol…i was not refering the to the os called coach… but what Jeremy had to say about perception

  • CJSHYY

    Never mind about TWC… they always like this… but still need to vote for Lin. Just sent the tweet.

  • Brent Yen

    Oh…ok….lol it is kind of funny that after Lin said that…Miller just ADDED the perception on him immediately. And quickly saying it was not BS holding him back…WTH? LOL

  • Maknusia

    good one there…on your comments!

    If productive means winning then everyone knows it is #PGLIN
    If productive means #Tanking then don’t play Lin

  • Alaingrvis

    lol this is stupid question. if clarkson is given the time he will shoot 30 percent on 12-13 ppg. lin is a far superior player to clarkson. its a bit insulting as a question

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    LOL good one Portal.

  • Tey Ling

    BS is being stupid to make such silly comments. If it is wrong to celebrate a Laker win then the FO shòuld stop all the streamers in the staple stadium.

  • Brent Yen

    Hahahaha……

  • Maknusia

    I liked the title of this article!

    Jeremy Lin Pisses Off Kobe Bryant Even By Winning

    What is it about Jeremy Lin that makes the old guard Lakers like Kobe Bryant and Byron Scott so uncomfortable? Lakers guard Nick Young was bubbling over with enthusiasm for Lin’s outstanding performance in an OT victory over the Boston Celtics. “My man JLin was doing his thing,” Young yelled during an exuberant post-game interview. (Lin had scored a season-high 25 points.)

    But isn’t enthusiasm something Lakers fans and Lakers management might embrace, instead of fighting? Even Kobe? His team won, after all.

  • webattorney

    Better to be good and very good sometimes than be consistently bad to mediocre.

  • CJSHYY

    Can you have the link for RT the article?

  • Alaingrvis

    btw the article is stupid

  • Maknusia

    sorry…what RT now?

  • Alaingrvis

    not you lol i need to stop writing like I’m face to face talking to someone

  • webattorney

    Of course, top teams are going to be tougher on D, but Lin did good against Celtics. Not easy to do well against top teams without too many weapons in his teammates.

  • 7iger

    My boss feeling is my feeling.

  • webattorney

    Well played.

  • Brent Yen

    lol

  • Maknusia

    hahaha

  • hehe thanks.. might as well make it clear to everyone that Lakers is still thick in the Tanking business.
    And Lin is a winner as an experienced vet. This silly poll is just a camouflage for the tanking issue

  • Maknusia

    you are not…since you are talking to your self!….kiddin mate

  • LOL .. now you’re having a conversation with yourself =) got you

  • webattorney

    I am not into saying so and so is a better player. It’s hard to tell until Lin is in a better team. Goran has some stronger areas, and Lin has stronger areas. But I think Lin is a bigger Plus to his team.

  • Maknusia

    lol….serious side…I do agree Lin needs to improve….but sadly no one givin him the chance to improve and the opportunity to learn

  • webattorney

    I sympathize with the guy getting too many angry tweets whenever he says something about Lin. I don’t think they are Lin haters. I think bombarding tweets do more harm than good.

  • Brent Yen

    The point is EVERYONE needs to improve….:P

  • Brent Yen

    Ha….anyway..he is a lin hater now…LOL

  • Maknusia

    including Brent! lol

    Its kinda late here (1am) had a long day…time catch some sleep…good nite

  • webattorney

    Kobe should be directing his death stare to himself.

  • Brent Yen

    It will be hard to do…on the court or on TV….in real time

  • webattorney

    Added “attitude”.

  • Alaingrvis

    hahaha. im a thinking man lmao

  • Brent Yen

    Lin impressed me a lot in the last game in many ways. I think he figured something out….The focus was to be more efficient and less tovs… He did exactly that

  • CJSHYY

    This is how a player really feel about been traded from the team… Pat’s story from Rox to King. I now know why Lin said he was so happy to stay in a team for 2 years…

    http://tieba.baidu.com/p/3602234767

  • LOL at Miller saying “Byron not holding Lin back”
    BOS game in Dec 5 was the biggest proof in the pudding that BScott held Lin back by benching him for Q4 when he got hot in Q3. But I won’t waste my time with him being BScott’s best buddy

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/558804620365942784

  • Brent Yen

    It almost feels like they prepared that section of prasing Lin just for Miller to sent out that message of “Byron not holding Lin back”

  • I think Miller is always ready to make BScott look good since he always said “like we talked before” when interviewing BScott. The guy is there to praise the latest coaching moves.

  • Brent Yen

    That is basically very close to lying….lol

  • Good to know that Lin made a Lakers history being the 3rd reserve (after Magic and Worthy) to score at least 25pts/5asts and shooting 65% from the floor off the bench.

    When Lin leaves Lakers and blows up somewhere else, they can point to this game and lament why they let Lin go.

    https://twitter.com/tracybkb/status/569813714267824129

  • Brent Yen

    I think Doc must have done a film session with Lin….focused on certain situations…and went through their solutions….

  • Brent Yen

    Does that mean LAL always have bad bench or Lin is really good? lol

  • Rick Johnson

    10 more points and JLin would have outscored the entire starting lineup. Would be great to see that tomorrow.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    He complained Lin fans are crazy using twitters to respond to his comment on radio show yesterday about what he said that Lin is a backup guard at best.

  • CJSHYY

    I really think his trip to NY during ASG sure do the magic for him. He is fighting for his next contract now. Good for him. Don’t stay here bc I don’t think Kobe will go away after 2016. smh!

  • Brent Yen

    I am not sure where were those workouts with fam and Doc taken place….I think it was in LA…

  • CJSHYY

    I think what he said the problems maybe it’s from GMs request from him… Before ASG, Young said lots of his teammates will take the chance to show themselves to GMs…. I think Lin did that too. He sure talked to someone that made him said something like …..he found passion w BB game again…

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Waking up and reading all these nonsense from KB and BS are really disgusting. Should lockup these two in the same in psy ward. That will be epic!

  • bolero

    Highlight extended version. http://youtu.be/TKVHXxfaHCM

  • CJSHYY

    I think Kobe is really a sick person. What’s wrong w his childhood or family? Why he is always so cold to anyone in his team? smh!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That’s why I say the way KB and BS talk and act tell me that they should be admitted to psychiarist ward in hospital. They are abnormal in every sense and endanger to themselves and others.

  • Acbc

    What I look forward to is for LIN to play for a coach that will set plays to counter the blitzing double teams. Sure the better teams will have a better designed set to force LIN into rushing and making mistakes. I’m one that believes that LIN was hung out to dry by Melo in that infamous Heat game that everyone judges LIN by. The ball is always faster than even Usain Bolt. Even against Lebron, if traps are set for LIN, it means someone else is free. A good coach will be able to counter that gamble by the defence…and it is a gamble!

    What is happening is that LIN is shooting his 3s better and teams need to attack him earlier, making the high post screen that much more deadly.

    LIN hasn’t had a good coach to help him against the better coached defences, so it’s a mood and unfair point.

  • Brent Yen

    Even just letting Lin one on one is better than what Lin had now…

  • Charlie Sun

    Who was less impressed, Kobe or McKayla?

    http://www.theblaze.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/453×600.jpg

  • Rick Johnson

    Haralabos Voulgaris
    ‏@haralabob
    .@BaxterHolmes I’d be angry too if everything i did as a coach was all for naught and team actually won a game in spite of my poor coaching

    https://twitter.com/haralabob/status/570373539548626944

  • CJSHYY

    Totally agree. What’s wrong w Young & Hill? They always acted like this with the W for the team…. Why they couldn’t celebrate?! Fans were happy & so joyful inside the staple C…. why needed to act so cold?! smh!

  • linspiredinla
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I know. As I didn’t waste time to make sense out of psy patients, I will do the same of these two. They aren’t normal!!!!!!!!!!

  • CJSHYY
  • Yascar

    This from a coach that disses his players in public and pranks them about being traded. Unbelievable.

  • John Lee

    BS with his mysterious obsession of shooting himself in the foot.

  • John Lee

    Actually, Miller may be partially telling the truth: BS is not holding Lin back…Kobe IS. BS is just a tool. (Pun Mandatory)

  • MoominFloren

    I thought BS said he was a happy man after the win, and now angry?!? What’s the joy of beating rivalry? Nevermind. A puppet must follow his master.

  • John Lee

    I find Achmed the Dead Terrorist to be a much more visually appealing puppet than BS.

  • lleepar

    … and decides to have players pushing around dolls in baby strollers.

  • Rick Johnson

    Actually if you add the 6 assists lead to 2 points each (not sure how many were a 3) for 12 more points, JLin would be responsible for at least 37 points more which is more than the entire Starting Lineup.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Boston beat the Suns on a back to back game after losing to the Lakers.
    The Celtics is no fluke. This is a competitive team on the rise. Avery Bradley and Isaiah Thomas are very good players.
    The Lakers won a big game against the Celtics when Lin just took off. The Celtics played hard.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Well Lin played only 30 minutes and scored 25 and 6 assists.

  • CJSHYY
  • lleepar

    As goofy as the video-bombing was, it’s a form of team bonding. I get the impression that Scott will try to destroy anything that looks like the team is coming together. No individual player knows who they’ll be on the court with for any game, and Scott seems proud of the fact that he’s keeping his players guessing from game to game as to how many minutes they’ll play.

  • MoominFloren

    Haha yes. It’s less disgusting

  • John Lee

    Word!

    @BaxterHolmes Right, because @Lakers are more about pushing dolls around in strollers than celebrate beating an arch-rival. SMH— John Lee (@JohnLee61829454) February 25, 2015

  • John Lee

    Glad to know 2Pat found peace on a top EC team, he’s a good guy who believes in team play and is not afraid to call someone out.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He got what he deserves. Worse should be on the coming for him.
    Just try it out on Isaiah Thomas and see what you will get!

  • dave lam

    Achmed is a funny character. BS not so lovable,

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That is hilarious and good fun. You would never see it in a game with Kobe; at least not as entertaining as this one. U got to reward the fans once in a while. Nobody want to play with Kobe anyway and this is the reason.

  • Guest

    We should tell Kobe to lighten up! Would someone tweet him?

  • lleepar

    I must have used a bad word in the following. Admins please advise, and then delete this after you’d approved or edited my original post …

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    LOL

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    WHAT A BIG DEAL!
    There are many busted lottery picks every year.

  • Briiick

    Didn’t the Suns keep the right PG Bledsoe ?

  • CJSHYY

    Totally agree Kobe really needs to lighten up. But why he was so mad bc they won w/o him. He simply can’t take anyone shine on court in Lakers.

  • Rick Johnson

    Carlos BoozerVerified account
    ‏@MisterCBooz
    Just Touched Down In Salt Lake… #holdat https://instagram.com/p/zgUGKzLKMm/
    https://twitter.com/MisterCBooz/status/570387559932694528

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Just buy Kobe a D-league team and let him play as much as he wants.

  • John Lee

    Boozer DNP-CD for using #holdat on Twitter. LOL

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Done.

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    just wondering what is the meaning of hashtag Holdat and here it is:

    —-Usually used when you do something hot against another term. It can be used in sports when you do an excellent move against someone.

    You dunk on someone in a basketball game. Yell at the guy “Holdat!”.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks! Did wonder what it meant.

  • Briiick

    He has been thinking like a spoiled baby for a long time, and he can’t hide it completely .

  • John Lee

    He can’t hide it at all, not that he’s trying either.

  • John Lee

    If tweeting anything at all to the egomaniac, we should tell Kobe to just retire.

  • guest

    Kobe’s eyes look to be Asian. Should ask him to do a Genealogy search.

  • guest

    Jeremy would out wit him.

  • 1mtoldman

    i dont even know the meaning of hashtag.

    or bae.

  • lleepar

    It’s tempting, but it only give Kobe more of the attention he craves. He doesn’t seem to care whether his notices are positive or negative … as long as the emotional turmoil is all about him.

    I found it ironic that tweeters were dumping on Young and Hill about their “need for attention”. What the [bleep] does everyone think Kobe is doing, schlepping from talk show to talk show to promote his “all about me” documentary?

    I have a cynical suspicion that Kobe wasn’t getting the volume of feedback from his publicity tour that he expected. But — surprise, surprise! — he’s sure getting it more of it now because he got all huffy on network TV about his team mates’ celebration. That got him the coverage he wanted.

    But what’s truly disgusting is that Scott would sacrifice team enthusiasm and moral to help get Kobe more of the off-court attention he craves.

  • 1mtoldman

    once they caved to bledsoe’s demands last time they cemented things; dragic was not going to stay no matter what once they kept bledsoe and he was as he put it just “standing in the corner”.

    3 headed point guard is gone and now its just the two headed with knight and bledsoe.
    dragic found himself in another 3 headed situation at mia at first it seemed with wade and chalmers, …but late in the last game they unleashed dragic and he was pretty good.

    soo….. time will tell. but most sund fans think the suns are dead in the water and blame the various moves of the fo however obviously there was no way to keep dragic he spoke up severely against the organization before the dt in a way i dont think anyone else has.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The Sun keeps the left PG Bledsoe, a pretty inconsistent PG as far as TOs is concerned.

  • Brent Yen

    Not sure….Disqus sometimes does that…

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    A poor decision. Bledsoe is not exactly the same type of PG Dragic is. Dragic is more consistent and in my opinion a better PG than Bledsoe. Bledsoe is athletic but it doesn’t make him a good PG. It takes something between your eyes to be a good PG; not just the body.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That kind of celebration is good fun and I love it.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kobe has a subzero credibility.

  • sws94

    He’s just an intense guy. And it’s Kobe’s way or no way. At least Hill and Young are more fun guys, you don’t feel like you have to walk on egg shells around them.

  • excessive celebration LOL

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kobe could never build a team. He’s just a player. He’s just trying to diss Lin by asking for Harden.
    What would Laker be like if it had Tim Duncan rather than Kobe Bryant?

  • joyce ward

    Nathan on twitter brought up a good point on why surgery for Price now?

  • Brent Yen

    I think Price is just trying to stay relevant…

  • Charlie Sun

    Yup Kobe unhappy therefore BS must be unhappy

  • John Lee

    Here’s a quick chain of events:

    1) Jack Nicholson announces that he’s selling his season tickets, and a day later…
    2) Linsanity blows up with 25 pts 6 asts in 30 min of PT
    3) RP announces wrist surgery

    Coincidence? Perhaps. We’d only get a better read after the Jazz game to see what the FO has up the sleeves (BS is kept in the blind).

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Reggie Jackson is killing Kyrie Erving now.
    Half time: Cleveland against Detroit
    Reggie Jackson 15 points 5 out of 8 FG and 5 of 6 FT, 4 assists 5 Rebounds 1 TO.
    Kyrie Erving 6 points 1 out of 7 FG 4 of 4 FT, 4 assists.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    So despicable behavior.

  • Tey Ling

    Harrison Ford and his wife were watching the game vs Celtics, saw them in ILP.

  • Charlie Sun

    So some researchers at Harvard are trying to quantify defensive skill in the NBA. In one of the groups, JLin was an above average defender. Harden not surprisingly was below average. It was on Page 25 of this paper.

    Characterizing the Spatial Structure of Defensive Skill in Professional Basketball.
    http://arxiv.org/pdf/1405.0231v2.pdf

    Anyone here love statistics? Plenty of that in this paper.

  • 1mtoldman

    det has played well since they jettisoned josh smith to houston; when brandon jennings was there they said it was because he was carrying the team, augustine took over after jennings injury and they were still good; now jackson. it doesn’t seem to matter who the pg is det is rolling

    as to pg comparisons to nite; curry 27 pts 0 turnovers wall 12 pts 6 turnovers.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Even funnier when BS said JLin and RP would finish the game if they were hot yesterday. Then KP was upset about the celebration. BS chipped in next. Then Surprise!!!!!!!!! The next day we were told RP had the end season surgery. What a weird timing about everything.

  • 1mtoldman

    are you saying the plot is thickening?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Famous Joyce’s phrase! Yes THE PLOT THICKENS!

  • Charlie Sun

    Well now we know the JLin has to stay because the Lakers don’t have enough depth as it is. No buyout. But now this is really getting interesting.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Don’t expect buyout is in JLin mind from my take of his interview in ASG. So, expect JLin will stay at Lakers for the rest of season. Only wait for FA.

  • John Lee

    Move aside, Jeff Dunham. All hail Kobe the master ventriloquist!

  • 1mtoldman

    the cleveland bench is celebrating in a similar manner to the lakers after their win. just cause they tied the score in the 3rd quarter, kobe would not approve.

  • Briiick

    KB told BS he was not happy about their daring to win and celebrate without him, BS said I was with you, let me throw one of them under the bus.

  • Brent Yen

    Thanks, a good find.

  • John Lee

    It’s OK for Cleveland because LeBron gives no sh*tface over this.

  • John Lee

    Great find, puts Morey analytics to shame.

  • Brent Yen

    “Our results reveal other details of play that are not readily apparent. As
    one example, we demonstrate that two highly regarded defensive centers,
    Roy Hibbert and Dwight Howard, impact the game in opposing ways. Hibbert
    reduces shot efficiency near the basket more than any other player
    in the game, but also faces more shots there than similar players. Howard,
    on the other hand, is one of the best at reducing shot frequency in this
    area, but tends to be worse than average at reducing shot efficiency. We
    synthesize the spatially varying efficiency and frequency results visually in
    the defensive shot chart, a new analogue to the oft depicted offensive shot
    chart.” —– interesting

  • real-dsb

    oh, I thought Boozer said, “who dat?” thanks for the explanation =)

  • real-dsb

    I’m sure Scott doesn’t even know what “holdat” means, or what “twitter” is anyways.

  • Grace Nsns

    I thought it’s “how’s that?!”

  • John Lee

    About darn time someone cracks down on the details. The eye test is so 19th century. Unfortunately this gem will not be understood by casual fans who fail to understand anything other than ppg.

  • real-dsb

    If your posts immediately shows up as “waiting to be approved”, that means Disqus auto-moderated it (for reasons unknown to humankind), not a Mod. Then you just have to wait for a Mod to manually approve it. It’s an annoying “feature” of Disqus, and unfortunately nothing that the Mods can prevent.

  • real-dsb

    always classy

  • Brent Yen

    I have reviewed their math model roughly. I think they kept it simple too….well bball is really hard to analyse……

  • Dan Cohen

    dragic took off because philly is a cr-ppy team.. so not impressive there.
    sorry, I don’t like dragic and lost respect for him after he said cr-p like that to an org,

  • Dan Cohen

    lol I thought he said RIP. ..so wrong thinking wise.

  • real-dsb

    If Kobe laughed during Kimmel, Scott would be saying today how it was great for the players to be able to celebrate a hard fought win.

  • Dan Cohen

    truth, but then. they didn’t say how many minutes. that’s a even better comparison.

  • real-dsb

    One area of Lin’s game that I’m disappointed in this year: zero dunks! He’s had 3-4 dunks each of the last 3 years. 27 games left, let’s step up, Jeremy. Next breakaway, I better see some shattered backboard glass! 😉

  • Brent Yen

    Who knows…maybe he will dunk twice in each of the remaining games

  • John Lee

    I have zero problem with no dunks, as long as we get 3 to 4 alley oops to Davis/Black each week.

  • real-dsb

    make that 3 to 4 alley oops *FROM* Davis/Black!

  • Brent Yen

    LMAO

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Tony Parker doesn’t dunk. I have no problem with no dunking at all.
    I love to see reverse layups from Lin.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Rondo is still in trouble.
    He doesn’t play well with Ellis.
    Devin Harris fits in better.
    What an overblown addition.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • sport

    LOL Yes for once I’d like to see someone throw some Alley-Oops to Lin instead!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I hope not.
    I don’t see many good passer in Lakers.

  • joyce ward

    I don’t know, the more kobe reveals himself, I am beginning to believe that he has some sociopath tendencies. Not throwing shade on him. When he was upset about the guys celebrating a win, that nailed it for me. Sociopath is always thinking that you are smarter than anybody else and you feel no remorse over the terrible things that you say or do. Also I went back and googled Kobe’s 2003 rape allegation on the resort worker and it revealed some disturbing stuff about him.

  • I added a new poll for Game 56 LAL @UTA

    Vote away!

    I’ll check who the winners are for the BOS game

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Raptors vs Dallas.
    Reunion of Jeremy ex-teammates
    Landry Fields, Patrick Patterson, Tyson Chandler, Amare Stoudemire, Monta Ellis, Greg Smith

  • joyce ward
  • sport

    Yup he finally decided to focus on scoring more and not worry about the assists or other teammates.

  • joyce ward

    Rondo& Carilse are having a heated. creaming confrontation

  • sport

    It was fun until Kobe crapped on to with his jealous death stare!

  • TTNN

    I think the best is a two PG line up. Lin was always good that way. Good with Beverley and good with Price.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Really!
    Rondo is not playing in the 4th.
    Devin Harris is having a heck of a game the highest +/- +10
    Rondo is -3

  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward

    And the plot thickens…

  • sport

    LOL How’s that trade working for you Mavs? This is what happens when you trade for overrated stars! Cuban should’ve traded for Lin just for their playoff run!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Rondo seems to have a ton of problems in the Dallas offense.

  • 1mtoldman

    rondo was supposed to end the 3 headed point guard in dallas. instead hes become the third string pg.

  • Brent Yen

    Deep down, I still kind of surprised that MAVs traded for ROndo….I feel they should be smarter…

  • Brent Yen

    Some ppl interpret that as Lin is weak at handling while good at scoring…

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Dallas starts their 4Q rally w/o Rondo to get back in the game and leading.
    It seems that the team works well; everyone but Rondo.
    It’s difficult to give Rondo a max contract with this situation.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    KB always gives me creepy feelings. He isn’t the one I will feel comfy to be near with. Have worked with different people including street people; not many people gave me that feeling but KB does give me that feeling even via watching him.

  • real-dsb

    “I don’t see many good passer in Lakers.”

    Hmm, good point. Then Lin will have to alley oop to himself off the backboard, then two handed tomahawk that down, shattering said backboard!

  • Briiick

    Cuban loves BB, but he has made some wrong decision on BB too.

  • Brent Yen

    Harden tried once in 2013….failed miserably…

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    RT = retweet

  • 1mtoldman

    barea 13 min. 13 pts
    harris 27 min 14 pts
    rondo 18 min 4 pts

    as i said below rondo’s bascially become the third string point guard in dallas.

  • sport

    Yes another one was breaking up the Championship team without giving them the chance to two-peat!

  • Briiick

    Rondo was kept away from the ball in the 4th even when he was with Boston, one reason why he wanted to be traded.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Rondo is the only PG with a negative +/-
    Rondo -3
    Ellis +12
    Devin Harris +10
    Baera +4

  • Briiick

    Exactly. That was a professional blunder.

  • Brent Yen
  • real-dsb

    The one game I forgot to vote for Linsanity, Lin does it! >:-(

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He traded Steve Nash to Phoenix before Nash played to MVP twice.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW! A player can do that blatantly to his coach??? Is it normal in NBA?

  • real-dsb

    aw, no! terrible news for Rose

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL

  • joyce ward

    Call me crazy or delusional, but I think Mitch/Buss know that they are on a timetable to become a contender and they are not about to start all the way from scratch when they know that Lin/Davis/Boozer/Young can be a contending unit off the bench. I don’t think that Mitch/F/O will break the bench team up because they will be the only thing that will keep fans in their seats going into the next season. jmo

  • Briiick

    Maybe Rose should play “marginalized” too after return from the surgery.

  • real-dsb

    That’s the same right knee meniscus tear that he had last year. What else can they do?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Is it the third time?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    They have to sell tickets.
    Lin is a great draw. Boozer Davis Lin Young Johnson has great team chemisty.
    Wesley Johnson is the only only who could catch Lin’s full court pass and dunk it.

  • Brent Yen

    But, if that is the case ,why not just let that unit start?

  • Gigi

    2 meniscus tears in the right and a torn ACL in the left I believe. Feel for him, has to feel like a reoccurring nightmare. Sheesh.

  • Congrats to the Linsanity Poll Winners for Game 55 vs BOS!
    – See more at: http://www.jlinportal.com/2014-15-jlin-stats-poll-winners/#sthash.gGmbqmVR.dpuf

    GAME JLIN STATS WINNER(s)
    55 25p/6a vs BOS
    Full-Blown LINSANITY!!! @rookie75094 (#2), @acbc, @tammy (#3);
    (24/3): psalm234 (#3);
    (21/5) @nitron (#3)

    @nitron, psalm234 and @tammy moved up to #3
    @rookie75094 moved up to #2
    @Acbc notched the 1st win!

    ————
    LEADERS

    # of Wins UserName
    7 @rookie750940
    6
    5
    4 @rookie750941, @rookie750942, @rookie750943, @rookie750944, @rookie750945, Mr. Chuckles, @rookie750946
    3 @rookie750947, Maknusia , @nitron, psalm234 , @tammy
    2 @rookie750948, @rookie750949 (michael), @caliusmc, @dinomite (michael), @pops, @blubell, @sbbr, @melody, @rookie750940, @caliusmc, @dinomite (michael), @pops, @blubell, @sbbr, @melody, @rookie750941, @caliusmc, @dinomite (michael), @pops, @blubell, @sbbr, @melody, @rookie750942, @caliusmc, @dinomite (michael), @pops, @blubell, @sbbr, @melody, @rookie750943, @rookie75094

  • Brent Yen

    Somehow my vote did not go tru?!!

  • Hans

    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/12273986/how-golden-state-warriors-built-nba-best-defense

    Just read this (somewhat) old article. It’s amazing how much efforts the warrior staffs are employing to push their team to the top, and that comes from ALL aspects of the game: player selections, trades, farming, coaching strategies, senior counseling, philosophy, team work, etc. and this is just the defensive side of the game.

    efforts like this really, really puts Laker’s tanking to disgrace. I don’t know if the lakers have this kind of staffs and support, but i can’t imagine how would they feel when all of their hard work are tagged as unnecessary “because of tanking.”

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    The front office has the responsibility to sell fans that they’re page to be a contender even they saw no evident to it. Kobe salary and his ego will hold the Lakers hostage for as long as he’s still there.

  • joyce ward

    Also the Lakers are a business and you have to cater to your fan base that buys tickets and they are your Asian/white fans. I have been to many games and the majority of the fans are Asian americans or white. Also Lakers need to get over the fact that this is the 21st century of technology where fans are more informed about their favorite team and players. They don’t have to rely on what the media feeds them. They have twitter and Facebook and other online media outlets to form their opinions. Also that so called “what purple and gold represents” is changing with the times. It is people like Kobe/Scott/Worthy that will have missed the boat when it comes to fruition.

  • I feel pretty good getting my vote (24/3) almost matched Linsanity perfectly.
    @nitron also got a good guess at 21p/5a

    With Price being out, Lin might have to do more facilitating so .. I’ll go with 20p/6a/0dunks!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks for the info. I had a vague feeling about two major injuries in the past and now this again. It is getting harder to return now.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Well, still thinking what JLin’s stat will look like for the rest of the season:-)

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Dallas
    Charlie Villanueva -5 played 3mins
    Rondo -3 played 17 minutes
    Richard Jefferson -1 played 27 mins
    The rest of the team all +
    Dallas won 99:92 with a 25:15 4Q WITHOUT RONDO!

    GUARDS:
    Ellis +10 37 mins
    Devin Harris +8 28 mins
    J.J. Barea +2 19 mins
    Rondo -3 18 mins

  • Hm, I couldn’t find it on the Game 55 log.
    Let me double-check

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Funny that JLin seems like have a very good relationship with Lakers PR personnels (Black and Caldron) in Lakers Voices.

  • Briiick

    Well said !

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lol, true that!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Lin bball’s

  • GoodDayLA

    actually I have a completely opposite view from you.

    Price’s injury spells doom for Lin on this team. Because Price is the nonshooting low usage offensive guard who supposedly plays defense. While I prefer Lin will a guy between 6 foot 4 or 6 foot 6 like Iman Shumpert or Wes Mathews, Price was serviceable.

    Now that Price is out, I am worried Lin will be stuck back at PG and forced to pass to Ellington and Nick Young and a 3rd wing guard all game long which will eat up Lin’s game and usage like in the past.

    So I am really not seeing what you see. In fact, I am dissappointed Ronnie Price is hurt and out.

  • Brent Yen

    BULL is in need for a PG now….

  • Briiick

    Kobe and his large fan base/media are at least equal in power to the management.

  • GoodDayLA

    as an Asian American person, I can tell you most Asian American and also sadly many Asian people I know prefer to pay for a talented black player than to go see Lin or a white person play. So I’m not sure I totally agree yet.

    but yes, I do think people are open minded as long as the product is good.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL We hear you!!!:-) Miracle does happen:-)

  • joyce ward

    I think it is a Scott snafu. He doesn’t know what he is doing. Also Mitch probably doesn’t want to interfere him with what he does as a coach. I think when Scott goes over the top like making Lin a DNP, is when they reel him in. I think that Mitch ties to give him that respect as a coach as some unwritten rule. I also believe that Mitch knows that if the 2nd unit is unleashed that they will a lot of games and something they don’t want to do so they will tank to get the draft picks they want. I also believe that they have realized that they are loosing a lot of the seasoned ticket holders with these losses, so I think that they will try to win more games at home to satisfy the the season ticket holders. jmo

  • Brent Yen

    Good pts

  • GoodDayLA

    I just don’t agree with you that Lin is going to come back to this. I hope I am right because otherwise I will be really sad that Lin would come back to this mess.

  • I see your point.
    Lin has to facilitate more now that Price is out.

    But I saw how Lin has the newfound confidence and his teammates bought into it.
    In Q4 and OT, Lin simply took charge. I think Lin knows that he has to play aggressive for this teammates to have a chance, even with Price being out.

    Let’s see how things play out tomorrow

  • GoodDayLA

    Bull should buy out Jeremy Lin now that Rose is done.

  • GoodDayLA

    but Lin is not their choice, I guarantee it.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Don’t really care about KB and/or BS. Just want JLin to be out of Lakers if KB & BS are still in.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Wow! What a wake up call, great analyst and free of charge to the Laker’s organization. We still love I love Lucy but it’s no longer prime time.

  • Brent Yen

    Good pts, we shall see

  • Brent Yen

    Without a buy-out. Lin can not be their choice anyway..

  • joyce ward

    Listen, I go the games, and I see Asian Americans cheering for lin. I also see a lot of white fans cheering for him. They realize the days of kobe being the man are gone, and lin is a pretty decent player, and they are cheering for him. Also this is Hollywood, they don’t care if you are black , white or Asian on the bball court, they want to be entertained.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    So basically it’s power struggle KB & BS vs F/O.

  • Hm, in another news Rondo clashed with Coach Rick Carlisle & got benched?
    Man, PGs are having problems after the ASG break but Lin is getting stronger!

    https://twitter.com/BenGolliver/status/570433054763835392

  • GoodDayLA

    I have been watching like you bball for a long time. When Scott put Lin in with Price Black and Ed Davis and another blue collar guy in last Houston game, you knew Lin was going to be on fire. Because there were no mouths to feed.

    Lin gets stuck too often trying to feed mouths. He needs to feed himself but I think he feels guilty shooting so much and driving so much with other talent out there.

    now when limited guys like Price are out there, Lin knows he is the only option so he can shoot and drive with reckless abandon with a clear conscience.

    I think that is Lin’s problem. And that is why I think he will never be an NBA star. He has the talent and the will but he is not selfish enough, in a good way.

    A team must cater and surround Lin with certain types of guys for him to shine. THe A list star types are too selfish for Lin and Lin caters to them too much.

  • joyce ward

    Stop basing your opinions on what you would do. Lin is not like you and he will look at the bigger picture for himself.

  • yes, Lakers won’t buy out Lin’s contract

    Only if Kobe stomps his feet at Kupchak in fear of Linsanity sweeping LA, that we might see a buyout

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Just watched and listened to audiences cheered for JLin last game, I just didn’t see what @GoodDayLA was seeing. Agree that not 100% Asian support JLin but which players do?? Even KB, not all Blacks support him.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Because BB was much much older than Linsanity. But Joyce’s point was never before more and more Asian pay attention to the game now because of Linsanity.

  • GoodDayLA

    well I guess my point is Kobe is done, but I still think people prefer to see Westbrook dunking all over the place with his ferocity than Lin with his style.

    I am biased for Lin but I dont think the masses are objectively speaking.

  • Brent Yen

    Lin will do his best to select…..stay or not….it is hard to say which is better for now..

  • Dan Cohen

    drose is so lucky that he still has the starting position everytime he comes back from injury and even haven’t played much. For any player who can also be that good.. it’s like goodbye. So is drose overrated?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I don’t really get why many people consider this guy talented, a premier guard. Is it because he has a ring? Uhm, hello.. paging Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce…

  • joyce ward

    So say you. I totally disagree with everything that you have posted. As I have stated on many occasions, you are not lin and his thought processes arr so way above anybody who posts here. So stop trying to fit what you would do into what you think lin should do. Big Difference

  • Briiick

    Yes. But Rose had glorious times. He reminds me AI.

  • Brent Yen

    Well…..it is very difficult for me to say he is underrated….at least

  • GoodDayLA

    THat’s fair.

    Still I will be surprised if he allows himself to come back in a bench role, deal with the unbearable Kobe, playing with a coach who isn’t very upfront with him.

    If he loves LA that much and Lakers offer him stupid money as a bench guy, so be it.

    Otherwise, as a selfish Lin fan, I’d prefer he leave.

  • not entirely true, though. Lin played with Price in spurts in the 1st half but he didn’t have the same aggression to attack.

    It’s like the light switch turned on for Lin that he needs to attack to create opportunities after the ASG break. I’m getting curious if Lin will be more passive to be facilitator to feed big men or he doesn’t care and continues to attack to feed easy buckets for Boozer, Wes and the like.

    Let’s hope for our sake and Lin’s that Lin will continue his aggression. What is BScott going to do?
    Bench him if he gets 8pts in 6 min again? That I also want to see.

  • Gigi

    Can’t wait for free agency. I’m pretty curious what teams will be interested in Lin now that the poison pill contract won’t be hanging over his head. It really diluted any type of interest in him. If Rondo leaves, I’m curious if the Mavericks might be interested in Lin.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Did you watch last game?? That will give you plenty idea. If you are in Twitter, you will see lots of JLin fans are non Asians. JLin fans are all over the globe!!!!!!! Remember 1 of 5 of this earth is Chinese and probably 3 out of 5 are Asians. What I’m saying your friends are just very very very small populations of non JLin fans. If just 1% of Asians are JLin fans. That’s huge!!

  • John Lee

    Then let’s talk to Young and Hill about an encore performance after the win over Bucks. Kobe needs motivation!

  • joyce ward

    I have found the fans who post on the internet are not the ones that go to the games. They are people who feed offf other people who don’t have a clue about the game of bball or anything else for that matter

  • I don’t get it either. He can’t shoot and he can’t make FTs either this season.
    Cuban must’ve been living in regrets now.

  • CJSHYY

    Good news for Lin. One more team… I really want Rondo to Lakers this summer. LOL!

  • Brent Yen

    Come to think about it….maybe what Cuban wants is a trail period. It is better to know now, then know it after signed him to a long term k

  • Dan Cohen

    thank you gooddayny.
    That’s my worry. BS wants the pg to pass only and get others involve.. not score first.

  • That would be a sight to behold =)
    Rondo + Kobe creating drama while Lin helps Mavs deep in the playoff LOL

  • GoodDayLA

    yeah he lacks talent

  • sport

    I think it’s time for Bulls to move on cause D Rose is just too injury prone with the way he plays. He has amazing dunks and athleticism but that kind of aggressiveness is like a double sided sword. He still hasn’t learned after 3 injuries.

  • He was great when he had his athleticism so he has multiple chances.
    Now he either changes his game or he might be forced to retire

  • IsabeliJane*17

    His defense and passing is just ok to average… not really ‘premier’ as some call it.

    Cuban must be really having a buyer’s remorse now.

  • GoodDayLA

    fair points but then most would say that means he lacks ability. its honestly 1 or the other. meaning its either mental or physical for lin or both.

  • Rick Johnson

    Lakers buy out Lin to preserve the tank and keep Kobe happy then he gets picked up by the Bulls for a rental til the end of the season?

  • joyce ward

    Mitch is not bringing Rondo to the Lakers. He recently said that he was not going to overpay some vet to come to the Lakers to try help kobe get another ring(that means Rondo). That is why Kobe changed his stance on if he would build around a player that it would be Harden

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Yes, especially the one buying the tickets, they don’t care the skin color, they just want to be entertained.

  • sport

    I’d rather Lin stay in one play and just finish up the season especially when he’s playing well!

  • he’s also good in rebounding so it’s JKidd-like in that sense but he admitted he slacked off on defense the last 2 years in BOS

    He might be done soon in DAL and packs his bags to LA to create new drama with Kobe. Yesss! :]

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Believe JLin is beyond what GoodDayLA portrays here.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Because most of the basketball watchers now are not “purists” who consider basketball a team sport and people prefer a short-lived entertainment.

  • sport

    Except Mavs has Monta Ellis handling the ball and Dirk, Lin won’t get the ball in his hand nor will he be the focus! Lin needs to go to an Eastern team where he can be the leader!

  • GoodDayLA

    im just being honest about what i see

  • could be true .. It’s an expensive trial but definitely good to kick the tires before making a long-term commitment.

    IMO Carlisle would say “No Rondo!” after this season

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    The best part was the Mavs won the game without Kobe’s buddy Rondo.

  • CJSHYY

    If Lin is not stay then Lakers will sign Kobe again, at that time, they will sign Rondo. FO always changes….

  • Brent Yen

    I did not think this is possible because MAVs have a very small window for rings because of Dirk’s age. They somehow just can not find a PG that fits them…

  • If they takes care of business in UTA, they’ll get DNP in the 4th quarter =]
    We know how it goes with BScott, especially after he got a tongue-lashing from Kobe..

  • IsabeliJane*17

    They have more chances of winning without Rondo on the floor.

  • I hope Parsons keeps telling sweet things all Lin to Cuban’s ears when they share drinks at night clubs hehe..

  • joyce ward

    We will see.Mitch/Buss jobs on the line about becoming a contender in 2-3 years. They will waste another year next season with kobe and his antics. Kobe is like that secret joke in the league that nobody wants to laugh out loud about, so they laugh at him in private.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Great! Lakers, let’s get it done!!!!!!!!! Exchange Rando with JLin:-) Esp KB wants him so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • that’s too bad, really ..

    Kobe really brought down Lakers as a franchise in this latter years

  • Rick Johnson

    Kobe will call BScott and complain JLin stealing his team. Scott will find a way to put him on ice. Clog the paint with Hill & Sacre and have Young ball hog.

  • Joe what do you know

    Brendon Roy…

  • Double Buyout plus wink-wink between Lakers and Mavs?

    Maybe Kupchak wants to kick the tires on Rondo too, hehe..

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks for translating what Mitch was saying and why KB said what he said:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Just for what I’ve seen since JLin was traded to Lakers, I’ve enough of him. I mock him whenever I can. Never dislike a person so much.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    For the past 2 years in Boston he wasn’t hiding behind Garnett on the inside so I think it’s kinda given his defense will slack off. If he’s traded to the Lakers, he doesn’t have anyone Garnett-like to cover him up.

    I get the feeling there might be a request for Lin+Davis in the free-agency. They will probably throw some multiple picks to sweeten the deal for Kupchak and company.

  • Gigi

    Oh, I forgot about Monta! I wonder if Lin would choose a team that would give him more freedom to take the lead (we fans would love that) or would he be tempted to join a contending team with more of a chance of a reduced role. With a losing season this year, he might be antsy to get back to a winning team. Just hope he chooses a team that fits him the best…

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Then they just have to reap what they sow for years to come. I don’t care once JLin leaves Lakers.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Can’t wait to see which team he will choose:-)

  • CJSHYY

    Me too. I hope Lakers sign Rondo this summer… LOL! Wow! That will have great drama in Lakers. Kobe vs Rondo in lockers room. Who will win? LOL!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I know. It will be so much fun in watching reality show in Lakers after JLin leaves:-)

  • CJSHYY

    That’s the main reason why Carlisle wanted Rondo to sit down… LOL!

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I know Mitch was talking about Rondo… just hoping bc if Lin is not stay… they will do whatever Kobe asks…

  • Martinez

    No he’s not overrated
    cuz people talk so much shyt about him these days
    hes right where he is

  • Martinez

    Kobe is not that insecure chill lol

  • Martinez

    Yah Lin still has a future
    no need to buyout
    just bite the bullet and deal with ur crap

  • John Lee

    That’s why I said Bucks instead of Jazz. BS hates Kidd and I think he will want to win that one.

  • Rookie75094

    Awsome… I didn’t even know I had #1…. Thank you J….now I want 27 more correct predictions…hehe

  • kittyhead

    wow sorry to hear this…

  • Briiick

    I think he is.

  • Martinez

    Not at all Al was a top player for 12 years and he was so popular that people still love him to this day
    Drose is no were near AI in his prime both in terms of skills and popularity
    Drose couldve been some thing bigger but his body didnt hold
    Now its westbrook and Harden’s turn

  • Martinez

    Just this year after the injury

  • sport

    LOL I think you mean it’s Stephen Curry’s turn right? I don’t see selfish players like Westbrook nor Harden winning MVPs.

  • ah yes.. I missed that.
    Yes, Lin needs to take full advantage to pow-wow with Hill and Young so they can do proper celebration.
    If necessary, invite Iggy Azalea to sing. That would get Kobe on the phone with Kupchak! LOL

  • Martinez

    Because people still respect him
    easily one of the greatest to ever play the game
    He only became irrelevant after the injuries they still talk highly of him out of respect
    Kobe right now is like Micheal Douglas refusing to accept being old and done

  • Rookie75094

    I can vouch for Brent…we are the Linsanity voters… hehe

  • sport

    Except Young and Sacre are both “questionable” next game.

  • Martinez

    Not to that extent
    He’s not gonna call Byron and tell him to bench lin just because he did well

  • joyce ward

    I think that they are so over Kobe. I think Kobe told them that he would be on his best behavior, but Kobe lied and I think that the F/O believes that Kobe didn’t keep his end of the bargain, they won’t either. I say this because. Magic and a lot of others thought that the Lakers would pull a big trade ,and they didn’t tells me that Mitch/FO gave Kobe/Magic/and anybodyelse the middle finger, like F**k You, it is my job on the line and I have a plan and I am going to stick with it.jmo

  • Martinez

    Curry is a different beast
    not in the same category as these guys
    hes such a good shooter
    You probably havent seen Harden play at all this season
    He is THE best player in the league right now. That houston team is horrible, w/o harden they are worse than the lakers(DH12 out good chunk of the season)
    Harden is the only reason why they are still in contention
    27-7-6 as a SG
    and westbrook 30-10-10 every ight

  • Rookie75094

    what so sweet about rondo is that….he is being expose by his own team mates…awesome….hahaha

  • Briiick

    KB doesn’t know how to win without PJ mentoring him.

  • Martinez

    Because he is
    and he pushed all these guys out cuz he can

  • joyce ward

    Do they really respect him as a person or his game? Big Difference

  • Martinez

    His game is all that matters
    He’s not out there trying to please everyone
    He does what he does best

  • JoeTeam
  • joyce ward

    This is interesting. When Kobe had his season ending injury, players in the league on twitter..silent…Drose injury all kind of prayers from the NBA players sent to him…and the plot thickens

  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward
  • CJSHYY

    Looks like Rondo will not stay w Mav after this season end?!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Show how KB’s egomaniac personality rubs off all others except his blind fans and Lakers ex-gangs.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Only KB wants him.

  • Filler-up

    C’mom Brent. Price is a good guy and we should wish him a speedy recovery.

  • Briiick

    Last night I had a dream: Mavs buy out Rondo and LAL buy out Lin, and then they exchange the players.

  • Filler-up

    It’s called a no-win situation. Lin will be criticise no matter what he does, so might as well go with just being himself.

  • Rick Johnson

    Seems like Rondo is destroying his FA market value this summer. Unless NBA GM’s are blind or see something is regular people don’t see.

  • Grace Nsns

    Oh brother! this sucks! I like Rose.

  • sws94

    Rondo is so overrated. And he’s a terrible locker room guy and looks tough to coach.

  • John Lee

    Sure, people respect him alright. Which is why LOTS of people around the league sent their prayers on social media when Kobe’s out for the season…oh wait…

  • MoominFloren

    That’s a sweet dream !

  • Rick Johnson

    He was happy at first then Kobe was unhappy so BScott had to change his status to unhappy.

  • John Lee

    One of the greatest jerks, for sure. Chasing players away after they help him get rings. I’m sure Shaq and Pau both love him. /S

  • Linja

    Kobe is extremely HAP-PAY !

  • Linja

    The real PICK n ROLL.

  • Charlie S

    He doesn’t have to. He just needs to go on Kimmel and look angry. That’s enough of a message.

  • Rick Johnson

    Doesn’t appear to be meshing well with the Mavs. Rondo is a free agent, If they don’t like what they see they can decline to make him a offer. Or if he doesn’t like what he see’s on the Mavs he can decide to go elsewhere.

  • John Lee

    I believe you ate up an “S” somewhere. Surprised how Disqus didn’t censor your NC-17 comment! LOL

  • Linja

    They deserve each other.

  • Martinez

    that was for the show i think

  • Martinez

    Pau always did

  • chan c

    That’s awful. Why is he the most injured player in the NBA? I like him…

  • Martinez

    cuz hes old af this is to be expected

  • Martinez

    and yes prolly not liked very much
    i dont like him either but hes still one of the greatest players the game has ever seen

  • Martinez

    theres a reason why the big 3 and doc rivers all left

  • JoeTeam

    I don’t know, I thing when I watch him, he applies so much power to his hopes and cuts. It’s like the way he plays, he can’t be on a wood court but more on very well groomed grass. Just what I noticed … he’s phenomenal to watch, just hate seeing his power cuts/hops. Like watching helmet to helmet …

  • Martinez

    Bulls are better for Lin

  • JoeTeam

    Yeah, really, just pay him to go play elsewhere because playing him is too risky for the tank. Too much team tension with different goals.

  • JoeTeam

    Not a bad idea.

  • John Lee

    Sure, which is why he took millions in paycut to join the Bulls. Just like D12 left 30M on the table to join the Rox. But hey, don’t take it from an Internet avatar, maybe read Phil Jackson’s book?

  • Martinez

    Top notch picks from….pau? wait do they set good screens?
    Tyson does but he will have to do it for ellis and parsons first i think

  • John Lee

    I’m glad Kobe’s on your pedestal, ‘coz mine’s kind of full with players who actually helped their teams.

  • grover chang

    Watching Rondo with the celtics big three, he looked great. As the “quarterback” I don’t see how with targets Dirk, Chandler, Parson, and Ellis he could not be productive at least with a ton of assists and defense. Slap myself, I thought Rondo would be a net positive.

  • John Lee

    Yeah, and Doc rescued his son from Rondo’s evil grip within three days! LOL

  • Charlie S

    I get the fear of JLin having to play with Ellis if he ends up in Dallas would be similar to Harden or Kobe. But I think the big difference is coaching. Carlisle is a great coach. McHale and BS are not. Carlisle runs the PnR and I’m sure he would come up with creative ways to get both JLin and Ellis involved. More importantly, Carlisle is flexible in morphing a system based on the players he has rather than being set in a certain way.

  • JoeTeam

    I think Mirotic does a good job, but others may know better. He’s getting a lot of good PT with Gibson out sick, but I don’t know about Gibson’s screens. I don’t think Aaron Brooks can fill the role, and Chicago is number 3. Not a bad idea, for the playoff run ahead. I have no idea about contracts and pay ceilings though …

  • blubell

  • Alaingrvis

    mavs is big option for lin

  • Charlie S

    It’s a nice offense to watch

  • Alaingrvis

    harden is much worse in terms of usage then harden. also carlisle is a great coach. number one issues for lin since ny is the quality off coaches he has had

  • Keith

    I think the voting is kinda stupid.

    Which Lakers PG will be the most productive in the second half of the season? #PGClarkson #PGLin Vote using hashtags! pic.twitter.com/JcP4A2N87F— TWC SportsNet (@TWCSportsNet) February 24, 2015

  • grover chang

    Does seem to be a type of confluence happening in Jeremy career with him going back to the first team that gave him a chance, former teammate from his rookie season Ellis, former linsanity teammates chandler and amare, former rocket teammates Parson and Smith. Or it could just be Jeremy sheer coincidence pointing to the fact Jeremy has been on a lot of freaking teams in his short five years so far!

  • ETC

    I don’t agree with the “coach”. I understand if Lin isn’t all that sure of himself and isn’t playing all that well, get in the better player. Who exactly on the Lakers is playing better though? Who? Price, Clarkson? Really? I disagree with the coach. Nobody was playing better than Lin even before 5 games back. Even when he didn’t figure it out, he wasn’t awful. Come on…. BS has not given Lin a fair shake. He said 20 games for price and 20 games for Jeremy….. I don’t feel the Jeremy got a full 20 full confident games. I just don’t feel it. I feel that Price got 40 games with the coach giving him every benefit of doubt to the point people were laughing. Head of the snake….

  • Charlie S

    Sounds like team chemistry won’t be a problem, which would help JLin learn the system quicker. Linsanity has always been a perfect storm of circumstances. Perhaps another storm is coming!

  • wandertheglobe

    Rondo is a head case. I doubt Carlisle will want him back. There’s always a chance for Cuban to bury his hatches (Lin didn’t sign w/Mavs after they gave him a summer league spot) and sign Lin as a FA this summer. Though, I can see Cuban big ego getting in the way of Lin becoming a Mav.

  • ETC

    One more thing, if Lin was so bad, how come the bench was out playing the starters all the time….. Isn’t that strange.

  • Charlie S
  • real-dsb

    Whichever one Scott randomly decides to play, duh.

  • Kobe also drove away Dwight the same way he did to Lin plus Ramon Sessions.

    And noone wanted to come to LA to play with Kobe. Not Melo, not LeBron, no Love because they knew how vindictive Kobe can be so they stayed away.

    It’s just the way he was from the days of Shaq. Kobe is no Duncan who would take less salary to win rings so Lakers as a franchise had to suffer until Kobe retires.

  • Hans

    Great video. thanks a lot! This is exactly the reason why Rondo wouldn’t fit in Mavs’ scheme. Too much ball movement, too many hockey assists. Rondo wants to dribble-pass-score so he get’s the dime. He really should learn from Dirk, see how much he’s sacrificing his stats for the benefit of the team.

  • hmmm.. it makes me suspicious. Have you been tanking until now? LOL
    Don’t copy BScott, man

  • Tey Ling

    Just found out that Rose and Lin are of same age, 26. Both are dragons and are to have a transformational career year in the year of the goat.

  • GoodDayLA

    Obviously Clarkson will be the one already chosen by TWC.

  • CJSHYY

    TWC means nothing… their tweet didn’t really from FO instruction. So no need to pay too much attention on it.

  • Maknusia

    You meant Ellis?

  • Brent Yen

    I am….what makes you think I do not wish that?

  • CJSHYY
  • Rick Johnson

    Nash out, Price out. Scott is running out of PG’s to try to play instead of JLin. Unless he finds one off the street or something.

  • nodomo

    Mavs is not a good option for Lin as long as Ellis has a main starter role there. Ellis didn’t like Lin and would always freeze Lin out when they were in GS.

  • CJSHYY

    I agree Ellis is more ISO than Harden. That’s one of the reason why Rondo don’t fit in well bc what any PG can do Ellis do it all most of the time. But it will not hurt one more team offer Lin contract bc he can have more choice.

  • real-dsb

    I didn’t watch the Celtics game. How did the Lakers blow the late lead in the 4th quarter? (I read the play-by-play, but it doesn’t necessarily tell the whole story).

  • real-dsb

    Scott will come out of retirement

  • nodomo

    Dumbest thing was when Lakers were up 3 with less than 10 seconds left in regulation, BS chose not to foul and allowed the Celtics to tie it up with a 3 and send it to OT.

  • Rick Johnson

    I count roughly:
    #PGLin 88
    #Clarkson 14

  • Rick Johnson

    Kobe announces retirement, then BScott gets fired since they don’t need a valet for Kobe anymore.

  • real-dsb
  • FrankW

    and suite up with his brother with a different mother McHale.

  • real-dsb

    looks like Avery Bradley scored 8 pts in the last 27 seconds. Who was guarding him?

  • real-dsb

    I rewatched the highlights and noticed that Lin picked up all his driving fouls while he was on the floor instead of in mid-air. I hope he continues to do this because 1) it allows him to throw up a free and-1 shot, 2) it protects him from hard falls.

    When Lin jumps early on his drive, then when he gets fouled, he doesn’t have time or the position to get a shot off. And he is likely to come crashing down hard. If he waits to jump after contact (or don’t jump at all), then he not only protects himself, but also gets a better shot off.

  • real-dsb

    FYI, this post was auto-moderated by Disqus. In the future, you may want to write “XYZ team”. LOL

  • Linja

    They all will like Lin if he had shoulder-to-arms tattoos.

  • Hans

    Also he would get arid of one of his old bad habits: jump first and react later, which at times leads to getting caught up in the air.

  • Linja

    stop this nonsense.

  • Brent Yen

    Very Harden-ish…

  • CJSHYY

    Really? If he can get the FT why not? LOL!

  • Rick Johnson

    Refs called a bogus phantom offensive foul on Johnson who was surrounded by 3 Celtics each poking at the ball. That cost them a turnover and a basket going the other way.

  • Brent Yen

    Harden….get all the calls BEFORE he takes off….

  • Acbc

    It’s true that. KOBE won 5 rings but he had Shaq for 3 of them. KOBE hated Shaq because Shaq was mvp and not him. Kobe created the rift to break up that team. They could have won 2-3 more together but KOBE wanted Shaq out. If MJ had Shaq, he’d make sure to work together and win more titles together.

    Kobe won rings but Lakers also lost out on at least 3-5 more titles had KOBE been more of a team player instead of an egomaniac jerk.

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Ya! He always gets it… Hope it will be Lin’s turn now.

  • Brent Yen

    Lin used to get it in the air…..which is a big no-no for a guy who do not get calls regularly

  • blubell
  • CJSHYY

    I thought he used to foul call when he was in NYK…?!

  • MoominFloren

    Where’s my vote? I voted for 24 or 21.

  • 1mtoldman

    as i pointed out in a previous post last nite mia. bench celebrated pretty much same manner just for tying the score in the 3rd quarter with det.!

    in other news: (maybe already reported)/ d. rose out again with surgery.

    everyones favorite nba exec. hinkie manages to offend pretty much the entire league by messing around with thomas robinson

    and im up at 1 am. discovering these things because i remembered i didn’t get home somehow with the magazine i bought today for my son cause it had a picture of someone on the cover he’s met and has a nice signed poster of.

  • there were 2 costly TOs by Wes and Price

  • 1mtoldman

    harden-esque.

  • 1mtoldman

    if rondo still drives then why does he never draw any fouls? (ie. presume he never draws any fouls as he never shoots any free throws).

  • 1mtoldman

    johnson thought he got fouled a lot first before a foul was called on him for pushing back a little.

    price i think was an issue of inbounding the ball? not sure about that one.

  • Brent Yen

    For about a month I think…LOL

  • Acbc

    What a load of crock from this guy. I guess all the fans that travel from overseas, drive 100s of miles to see Lin’s black teamates play. Noooo, they didn’t pay thousands of dollars to got to just see Lin play or buy out Lin merchandise at the team store.

    CAN WE SAY DELUSIONAL,

  • knibb

    My point exactly.

  • John Lee

    Jeremy should sue Wes for copyright infringement of the “no-touch phantom foul”. LOL

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The Mavericks’ rally to beat the Toronto Raptors 99-92 on Tuesday night took place with starting point guard Rajon Rondo affixed to the bench

    after he and coach Rick Carlisle exchanged words

    during a timeout early in the third quarter.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ellis-nowitzki-pace-mavericks-99-90-victory-over-040423943–nba.html

  • Acbc

    The guy is just a troll. He says that he he is “bias” for Lin but the truth is he is bias against Lin because he’s a troll.

    I gave him a chance by reading one of his comments again. From now on, I’m just going to fold his stupidity and move on.

  • This is why LeBron is a better leader than Kobe would ever be.
    A leader inspires and makes others around him better.
    A dictator pushes down others to make him look better.

    LeBron looked so good with his ‘excessive celebration’

    https://twitter.com/Ballislife/status/569662925020884993

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Rondo and coach Rick Carlisle exchanged words during a timeout early in the third quarter. Rondo was then benched for the entire fourth quarter in the game against the Raptors on 24 Feb.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ellis-nowitzki-pace-mavericks-99-90-victory-over-040423943–nba.html

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    A much better LeBron and a dismal egocentric Kobe.

  • Rick Johnson

    Wouldn’t do any good to draw fouls since he’s such a poor free throw shooter. It would almost be like a turnover.

  • Rick Johnson

    Kobe would give them the death stare for celebrating.

  • MoominFloren

    Can someone show this clip to Kobe?

  • steven ko

    no one will freeze anyone out because of their very credible championship head coach!

  • steven ko

    his ego is preventing him from playing the way he used to

  • MoominFloren

    Just realized that DRose is done this season……feel sorry for him……there are many players shouldn’t be here in the league while good players are forced to leave due to injuries.

    I sincerely hope Lin will be healthy in his entire career.

  • John Lee

    Well, we know Jimmy’s not afraid of poking fun at Kobe…

  • Filler-up

    His college teammate, Drew Housman, said in an interview posted on this site, that in college Lin would jump as if to shoot and when his defender turns his head to go for the rebound Lin would pass it to a teammate for a layup. In the NBA that does not work and amaybe that is why his turnovers come from him jumping in the air.

  • Filler-up

    He is the kinda player that would pound the dribble until he is sure his pass will lead to an assist. He is a ball stopper at PG. Plus I think the injuries have robbed him of some of his athleticism. He can’t shoot whereas Dallas offense is predicated on getting the best shot. Defenders will leave Rondon unguarded so if he gets the ball he has the best shot but can never convert. By sagging off him the rest of the 4 players can be doubled teamed easier.

  • gum
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    mmmh. Not sure I like GM who throws their trade players under the bus. That isn’t very kind. Being gracious can get one to a long way.

  • Rookie75094

    Wow rondo is being ripped by everyone. … love it. … Let’s the preparation for Jlin arrival to Dallas begin…. hahaha

  • joyce ward

    Well it will be interesting to see where Rondo lands. It probably will be the lakers, good thing, lin will be gone. If the lakers spend a lot of money on Rondo, then they are really stupid.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I think if Lin doesn’t stay in Lakers then they will go after Rondo as Kobe’s wish… Hope Rondo can show more drama w Kobe & BS for us next season. LOL!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Everyone should read this article. Best by Greg.
    Los Angeles Lakers – Jeremy Lin Playing Great Makes Byron Scott & Kobe Bryant Unhappy http://sportige.com/los-angeles-lakers-jeremy-lin-playing-great-makes-byron-scott-kobe-bryant-unhappy-02-25-2015/

  • Arsenium12 .

    The problems that Derrick Rose has had with injuries just highlight how wise Jeremy is to take each day as it comes, not look too far into the future, and not take things for granted. That attitude seems to be so much a part of what he (Jeremy) does.

  • CJSHYY

    I like what Greg said about Kobe… ” He’s part of creating this mess, and has no right to criticize players for celebrating. “

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I like the whole article. He said it well about KB and BS. Ridiculous of their behavior.

  • CJSHYY

    Totally agree. Well, look at the bright side, w KB & BS, ridiculous behavior just in time to show the whole league how bad they are to the players in Lakers… this may really help Lin a lot in FA.

  • grover chang

    Reminds me of a new testament principle that Jesus said Whoever is the greatest in his Kingdom shall be the servant of all. Jesus illustrated this by washing his disciples feet. Kobe is the anti-Lin where he would never humble himself for the team but always keep the team beneath him.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Good point. Pretty annoyed with their antics.

  • webattorney

    Then, Lakers done for next several years.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW Rando’s behavior. KB and him deserve each other.
    Dallas Mavericks – Rajon Rondo Makes Even Rick Carlisle Hate Him
    http://sportige.com/dallas-mavericks-rajon-rondo-makes-even-rick-carlisle-hate-him-02-25-2015/

  • 1mtoldman

    the interesting thing to me is here you have rondo a highly sought after theoretic maxi player brought here by the organization. according to reports ignores bench instructions to what hes supposed to run play calling and gets yelled at and benched.

    and many many many “lin fans” were and probably remain angry with lin and advocating that he , lin a already twice on this team (lakers) demoted bench player “ignore” the coach’s play calling and just do what he wants for his stats!

    if this is what happens to a rondo when he does that imagine what would happen to lin.

    some fans seem to live under the illusion that players are in control; players are just high paid slaves.

    lebron, kobe. perhaps can have their way as the image the the organization is selling. but anyone below that level does what their told. or their situation just becomes worse.

    (all that said its obvious rondo is not long for dallas). would he “fit” better with a returned kobe/scott? opinions?

  • John Lee

    Never underestimate the ineptitude of little Jimmy. Even if he’s a man of his words, a big assumption, and steps down after failing to bring Lakers back into contention, it’ll take Jeanie and gang at the very least three to four years to undo the damage.

  • John Lee

    They’re only embarrassing themselves, acting like middle school bullies and attempting to justify their idiocy with laughable rhetoric.

    Kobe’s just mad that Lakers couldn’t beat Celtics under his watch, but was able to do it under Jeremy’s.

  • Filler-up

    Cuban is an analytics supporter and he should like Lin’s advanced stats and per 36 numbers.

  • Filler-up

    Not many players are MVPs.

  • 1mtoldman

    perhaps yer not familiar with dragics tirades against the organization before he was traded, demanding to be traded and disparaging and accusing the suns organization of betraying him and being untrustworthy. he fired the first salvo and actually put the organization in a position where he forced them to trade him. they went out of their way to try to keep him.

    that being said their caving to bledsoes earlier blackmailish efforts last time around made this circumstance ineveitable but as far as criticism; the first and actually in a way ive never heard a player before in public disparage the team he was currently signed to came from dragic.

  • kittyhead

    Last time when Carlisle argued with Persons over his weight, he apologized to Persons later. Wonder who will win the battle this time since Cuban seems to love Rondo too. Poor Carlistle~lol

  • 1mtoldman

    it was obvious anyone who watched rose in the fiba’s and thru this season that it was just a matter for time and that physically he would never be the same. whether he ever plays again or not it will never be at all star level.

  • John Lee

    Carlisle apologized last time because it was him who stepped out of line, criticizing Parsons’ physique. This time is different, Rondo committed direct insubordination on the court.

  • Filler-up

    I never paid money for an internet service to watch NBA before Lin. I only watched the occasional game that was on TV.

  • Filler-up

    Too much pressure on the body. Just lay it in like he’s been doing.

  • wu kong

    hey my comments I put on LG:

    Let’s not forget the hypocrisy of the coach here and how he has egged on the Swaggy P persona and other silliness…

    Byron led the rookie hazing with the idea of having the rooks push baby dolls around.

    Byron instigator of the Jordan Hill trade deadline prank.

    Byron impersonated Nick in the TWC studio

    Byron was all about how Swaggy P helps his teammates and was glad he was back after preseason injury. Praising him being around and his ‘positive attitude’

    Was Byron not happy after the Celtics win… he seemed pretty giddy to me?!?

    Hill and Nick have a history of interrupting each others interviews. Nick took over a Trudell interview once and that is why he ask Nick if he wanted to take over that interview.

    Byron if this truly mattered to you you would have put a stop to it from the get go. Set down your expectations on day one. But of course this is typical of everything we have seen this season out of Byron. Just like randomly changing lineups and playing time why not randomly change what is acceptable behavior too. This is no way to lead.

  • CJSHYY

    Wow! Rondo sure is a diva… “Even after he was benched, Rondo was fuming. Rondo continued to yell at Carlisle. At first the head coach told him to shut up, but later started ignoring him. Rondo didn’t stop, and it wasn’t until assistant coach Jamahl Mosley got in his face and told him to shut up as well that Rondo’s childish tantrum ended.”

    Can’t wait for Lakers to get him. Please Mitch just do it. LOL!

  • Acbc

    I cannot vouch for Brent… But I will blame him for for finally winning my first poll. Lol.

  • Acbc

    Yeah, I think it’s a kind of perfect storm. What with Chinese new year, Jack Nicholson selling his season ticket, Price season ending surgery and Linsanity for a win with bench out scoring starters by 3x.

    Someone must be number crunching the cost effectiveness of tanking versus full blown unleashing of Linsanity.

    If we see LINSANITY for the next 3 games…we’ll know for sure which way the team is going.

  • Acbc

    Cuban drinks too much of his own koolaide.

  • welcome back, wu kong =) Glad to hear from you again!

    Excellent list of BScott encouraging these type of fun antics/silliness for team-building.

    The ESPN article tile “Scott: Kobe’s reaction was mine, too” by Baxter Holmes explained it well that it’s all Kobe’s order. All season long

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/570621283278327810

  • Rzo Vlade
  • Rzo Vlade
  • Filler-up

    Carlisle probably wanted to call a play but Rondo ignored him so he got benched. The rest of the team are clued up and they started playing better to support their coach.

  • 7iger

    And some Lin fans wanted Lin to ignore the coach.

  • Filler-up

    Big difference – Carlisle won a title as coach. Scott won nada as coach.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Rondo is a diva. JLin always takes the higher road

  • dlin2

    Fengshui – year is absolute bs. I used to believe those dates and now realize they are a load of crap!! Certain principles (like maintaining a clean home) make more sense but date Feng Shui is a load of garbage…

  • I double-checked the Poll Log for you:

    Guess JLin’s stats: 18pts/4asts, moominfloren, 22-02-2015 15:41:47

    It’s recorded as 18p/4a, very close! It might be the number for tonight’s game too w/o OT =)

    If you think you voted 24 or 21, let me know so I can check if there is a glitch. You can post what you voted for UTA game now so I can confirm if it’s recorded correctly. Brent said he might be missing his ‘Linsanity’ vote so I want to see if there is a glitch

  • dave lam

    Lin has more versatility as a combo guard He can fit in as SG or PG
    Rondo is a pure PG. No shooting skills. He needs a team to fit him rather than him fitting to a team. I don’t think he will last as a Mav

  • linspiredinla

    Wow, welcome back!

  • linspiredinla

    8:13 AM – 25 Feb 2015

  • linspiredinla

    mod: please delete. sorry, didn’t work. trying to post a link.

  • it’s ok. You may simply edit it to fix it

  • linspiredinla

    was told to click, copy and paste time stamp, but didn’t work. just showed time stamp.

  • linspiredinla

    I like how this article is written re interview-bomb. Per Mark Medina: Via my colleague @philcollin1: Byron Scott lectures Lakers on celebration; Ronnie Price out for season http://bit.ly/1LHmcG6

  • Rookie75094

    More tidbits on rondo…. according to Dallas mavs radio reporter… rondo yells at Carlise saying” I call the F king play”, when Jose ba babeira hit the 3 pts shot late in the game, the whole bench jumped up…. except rondo and all the the radio hosts agreed rondo only brought negative effect to the mavs…..
    I am so loving the rondo melt down!!…melt baby melt!!!!

  • icymi – ronnie price out; he worked well with jlin, hope for a speedy recovery
    http://youtu.be/dXn6bqXj7yU

  • ah, for posting tweets in a nice format, here is the instruction :

    1. Click on the timestamp (i.e. 11:33 AM – 25 Feb 2015)
    2. Copy the http address (i.e. https://twitter. com/Lakers/status/570652814906564609)
    Note: except there is no blank space
    3. Paste to a post here and it will show the tweet in a nice format

    Here is the http address (highlighted) in Step 2 that you need to copy

  • 🙂 I think you love Rondo-Insanity almost as much as you love Linsanity! LOL

  • grover chang

    “We’re very proud of that Laker emblem on our shirt and that purple and gold ”

    I’m so sick if hearing BS talk. I’m a laker fan. If BS is so proud about being a laker then stop throwing the purple and gold into the “tank.” It sinks.

  • Rzo Vlade

    lakers sucks bleh

  • Rick Johnson

    Los Angeles LakersVerified account
    ‏@Lakers
    Nick Young is out tonight against the Jazz according to Byron Scott: “Still a little sore, so he won’t go tonight. Still a little swelling.”
    https://twitter.com/Lakers/status/570660489857929216

  • Dan Cohen

    ok yeah.. that will work well with bs and kobe.. oh wait i forgot bs lets star players do whatever they want.. so kobe that rondo will have to face.

  • linspiredinla
  • Dan Cohen

    no, he won support from kobe

  • Rick Johnson
  • Arsenium12 .
  • Rookie75094

    Don’t forget my love of seeing the racists in cf are melting down over their hot garbage wolverine and the recent Linsanity games…. Melt baby melt!!!!…. hahaha

  • Brent Yen

    Who knows, maybe BS wanna SEE how good Sacre play PG…

  • Brent Yen

    Welcome back!

  • Rookie75094

    Dallas sport radio now saying they have no problem with rondo sign and trade and no winning teams will try to sign rondo as FA(and the mavs is a winning team)….I am very proud for my part in the deconstruction of rondo…how ever minor it is. ..mission is almost accomplished. ..hahaha

  • Dan Cohen

    gROan dragic started the words FIRST. Whoever starts the thing first as my philosophy goes, shall get repay 10 times. So when dragic falls flat on his face good.

  • CJSHYY

    Wow! That’s good. I guess Rondo’s value do down a lot after he got traded to Mav. In Western Conf. he really looks bad in every way…

  • Brent Yen

    So….you meant the words about he does not trust PHX FO anymore? or there are something happened even earlier…

  • Dan Cohen

    some fans seem to live under the illusion that players are in control; players are just high paid slaves.

    Dude.. I would be glad to be those high paid slaves.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL……

  • Dan Cohen

    I believe something earlier but he is the one who started first..and it’s obvious that he wants to be THE PG like he said and want to have his own team. that’s selfish.. it’s the team that matters.

  • Rick Johnson

    Rockets looking for a PG. I’d like to see CF choke on Rondo.

  • Brent Yen

    I see….

  • Brent Yen

    on Rondo with a 4yr max lol

  • Grace Nsns

    Lakers have spot available?

  • 1mtoldman

    i thought kobe wanted him for l.a.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Rick Johnson

    I wouldn’t mind watching Lakers choke on Rondo and mess up their cap space for 4 years once Lin out of there.

  • 1mtoldman

    l.a. commentators concerned lakers not embracing the tank enough had 3 stragegies: 1. trade all tradable players before the trade deadlin (they included lin in that group) even if all you could get was a second round pick–obviously that didn’t happen.
    2. wave untradeable players (price due to absence of ability, boozer due to league rules)
    –that hasn’t happened
    3. bring up d-leaguers, of course blue the first choice. so highly possible especially now that could happen.

  • 1mtoldman

    apparently b.s. was concerned boozer was scoring too many points off the bench. and put him back into the starting lineup where he would he would have less opportunities.

  • Rookie75094

    I want to see the tankers and the sucke….uhhh rockets get into a bidding war for rondo that will wreck the cap space of who ever unfortunately enough to get him…hehe

  • 1mtoldman

    maybe you would show up for work. i read these stats that blow me away. not lin or basketball related but according on an article i was reading on spring training in the past two years only 1 player in all of major league baseball has played in every game for those two seasons.

  • Rick Johnson

    So that leaves the Bench down to Lin / Davis / Hill / Black / Johnson? They will need to play Ellington or Clarkson as guard next to JLin.

    Does Johnson at the 3 mess up JLin’s spacing? In post game interview he said moving Johnson to the 4 opened up a lot of floor spacing. Maybe Lin at 1, Clarkson at 2, Ellington at 3, Johnson at 4 (interchanging with Boozer at 4), Davis at 5 would be the optimal lineup.

  • 1mtoldman

    the hard thing for tcbs (tank commander byron scott) is his player mismanagement towards “not prioritizing winning” becomes more and more difficult as he has fewer and fewer players to work with.

    but then he’s tough. so i suppose he will figure it out. when the going gets tough…..

  • Maknusia

    and in play center!

  • Brent Yen

    more Like who ever was playing 4 did not provide enough spacing…

  • Rick Johnson

    Yes, it’s an academic exercise because Byron Scott doesn’t appear to be trying to find the optimal lineup for wining but trying to find lineups to lose. Though injuries appear to be painting him into a corner to play good lineups. Until the last game Young was a liability with his ball hogging, chucking poor defense and poor shooting %. Price didn’t contribute anything on the offensive end and marginal on defense. Clarkson or Ellington at SG next to Lin is better than Price. Week spot I see now is Hill keep taking those inefficient long 2’s. He should be closer to the basket to get better shot % and get the rebound. When he misses those long 2’s it’s like a turnover and other team more than likely will get a transition basket.

  • Rick Johnson

    Boozer?

  • 7iger

    Lin’s minutes will not change regardless of Price is done for the season or not. There will always be someone else to take the extra minutes.

  • Brent Yen

    and Davis….

  • linspiredinla
  • linspiredinla
  • Rick Johnson

    I thought Davis usually plays the 5

  • Brent Yen

    Yes he usually was…..just in limited time…And I still do not understand why Hill could not roll more.

  • linspiredinla

    https://twitter.com/MarkG_Medina/status/570671673491517441. Thinking of playing Clarkson/Lin together; 20-25 min for each.

  • Rick Johnson

    With only 3 guards left they’d have to play combinations of Lin / Ellington, Lin / Clarkson though they will start with Clarkson / Ellington.

  • Brent Yen

    Not really that hard….I believe we will see Wes plays 2 a little if necessary…

  • blubell
  • LAJane

    Hahahahahaha

  • Interesting LG discussion on potential destination for Lin the Summer FA.
    Utah system could be one of them.

    #1
    Thinking about Lin’s future, I think he has the following options:

    – Indiana – I think Lin would fit in with Paul George but I don’t Lin would want to play in Indy
    – Philly – Philly has no PG after trading MCW but does Lin fit into Hinkie’s rebuilding plan? I think Hinkie would appreciate Lin’s value and could get him on the cheap ($6m/year)
    – NYK – Lin may like the chance to return to the scene of Linsanity but he’s not the right fit for the triangle and Melo is still there
    – Houston – Morey likes Lin’s value and the Rockets still need a 3rd guard option but Lin would have to come off the bench with Harden’s usage rate
    – Dallas – Cuban is a Lin fan, the Mavs have Chandler and Parsons who work well with Lin, it all depends on whether Rondo stays
    – Phoenix – I think Knight will stick with the Suns
    – Lakers – Lin is comfortable in Southern Cal but I don’t think he would like the prospect of playing behind Kobe and in Scott’s clunky offense.
    ———————-
    #2
    I would rank the best likelihood as Dallas, Houston, Lakers, in that order with Kobe convincing Rondo to come to the Lakers

    Cuban is not a Lin fan… he just knows how to make Lin work.

    You forgot about the Jazz.
    Jazz have Burke, who is not a starter anymore. The FO of the Jazz had lil hope on him right now. The also have Exum but Exum is still too raw/young to get the job done.

    Lin is a right fit for the Jazz. They have no facilitator at the 1 spot for a long time since Mo-Will’s left. Lin could be a good short rental or even long term solution for them. Not to mention their new head coach was under Mike Budenholzer for five year in my Spurs. They love the drive-and-3s game too and that’s what Lin is best at.

    I bet Lin will play for the Jazz next year.

  • CJSHYY

    I think NYK, Rox, Lakers & now Mav will be interested in Lin. I hope Lin will not pick Lakers.

  • Brent Yen

    What was the context of the discussion? Why LG would want to talk about Lin at all?

  • Rick Johnson

    What about Sacramento under George Karl?

  • Rick Johnson
  • I also hope Lin won’t pick Lakers as long as Kobe is there

  • Rick Johnson

    Yes, I would like Lin to stay in LA only if Kobe and Scott gone.

  • Rick Johnson

    Hill:

    “We want to have fun,” Hill said. “We’re still trying to be together as a team and be on the same page. Everybody loves each other and are happy with each other. There’s been a lot of negatitivty we’ve had this season. So the only thing we got is ourselves. You want to enjoy the moment when you can.”

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    The injury problem is so unreal. Beside Kobe most Lakers are average 20 plus min per game or less. This has to be from the abusive practice and conditioning.

  • CJSHYY

    Me too. Just look at his stone cold face from Jimmy Kimmel show. smh! He sure will team up w BS to do anything they can make Lin’s life in Lakers miserable.

  • Rick Johnson

    Or poor trainers. Like who let Kobe go back on the floor when he couldn’t even raise his right arm above his head?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Dumb ego and dumb puppet.

  • Another good LG insight on how they saw Lin thrived in the Celtics game.
    DancingBarry pointed out Lin excelled in both BScott’s system in the 1st half & more Lin-friendly floor-spaced lineup in the 2nd half+OT

    It’s refreshing to see some knowledgeable Lakers fans appreciated how Lin played well in any systems in the Celtics game.
    Lin was in ATTACK mode =) Let’s hope it continues tonight no matter who’s on the floor or what system is being used.

    ———– #1
    Anyway, I was impressed with Lin taking it to some strong defenders and making the right passing decisions, and Wes actually playing a very smart game on offense, both on and off the ball.

    Getting the Celtics’ PGs out of the game was huge, which let them stick to the Boozer at C, Wes at PF lineup without giving up a lot of buckets inside off of drives and rolls.
    ——— #2
    DBarry: Yes and I think it’s noteworthy that Lin did it both in Scott’s more traditional lineup/role in the first half and in a more Lin-friendly floor spaced lineup in the close.

  • it’s a specific thread on Lin. But most Lakers fans still see him as a1-yr rental

  • not mentioned there but it should be a strong option if Karl is interested

  • Briiick

    There is no need to excuse yourself just because the injured team cancer felt jealous.

  • LOL Even Hill knows it was Kobe who made it a problem

    We’ve been doing this the whole season, but I guess it’s a problem now,” Hill said in an interview with Los Angeles Newspaper Group, referring to when Young frequently interrupts teammates’ post-game interviews after a win. “It is what it is.”

  • Rick Johnson

    Kobe doesn’t even come to the games when he’s not playing, doesn’t even come to practice when he was playing and creating grief for players who are still playing hard trying to win. What a jerk. Never really knew much about Kobe before Lin came to Lakers but I have a really low opinion of him now.

  • CJSHYY

    That’s also one of the reasons I don’t want Lin to stay in LA. They never see him as one of them….Ya! I like CA but this team has so many problem not just Kobe but team culture… reminds me like old dynasty period of China… too much burden… Not good for young players.

  • I thought he was an MJ copy but his rape incident in Colorado completely changed my opinion.
    He’s just a predator in nature, which is good on-court but is never okay off-court.

  • Acbc

    You mistake money for value. A pro athlete who uses money as a sign of personal worth and self respect misses the mark of what means most to them. Every kid that dreams of glory wants to win rings not money. Somewhere along the way, some athletes lose that purity.

    If you WERE one of those pro athletes, I’d suspect that being paid a ton of money to tank would be disheartening to you as well. Stat and Pau gave away money to get a chance to PLAY. Money can never outweighs inner satisfaction and self worth.

  • Rick Johnson
  • CJSHYY

    Cuban probably doesn’t like Rondo now… I think they will not sign him after all. Good news for Lin.

  • Rick Johnson

    Waive him. Lakers buy out Lin. Lin joins Mavericks. Back with Tyson Chandler, Chandler Parsons

  • CJSHYY

    Lakers wants to sign Lin so this will not happen…

  • wandertheglobe

    Bad blood btw Rondo and Carlisle, may be the door is opening slightly for Lin to join the Mavs.

    Mavericks announce they've suspended guard Rajon Rondo one game for conduct detrimental to the team— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 25, 2015

  • dave lam

    The difference between believing in a higher power and faith in a higher power is in your heart

  • Rick Johnson
  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    I would love to see Lin on Mavericks. Great teammates and smart coach.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Couldn’t say any better Nathan and THAT’s why we love what you do too.

  • CJSHYY

    Wow! Rondo sure doesn’t want to stay in Mav now….

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    This a great post from a knowledgeable fan.

  • Briiick

    Who won the heated exchange?

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! But just Ellis is ISO a lot more than Harden… besides that everything is perfect.

  • CJSHYY

    I think it’s Carlisle…

  • Rookie75094

    There goes the cracking mud hut called rondo came tumbling down…..Tumble…baby…tumble…hahaha. ..And Jlin…. we are eagerly await your arrival to Dallas.

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    I’m glad Hill is kind of standing up to Byron Scott with his response. It feels like Hill is saying, “Even though we are tanking, we still have our pride and want to play our best and be happy when we do.”

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    I love Hill’s response.

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    I would say no to Philly just because isn’t Hinkie, Morey’s protégé? That would mean that Hinkie also views players strictly as assets and is always looking to upgrade. I don’t think Lin would be safe there at all.

  • yes, straight and to the point but it’s good he tried to be diplomatic not to endanger his PT and avoid backlash from Kobe.

    He understands “it is what it is” = Kobe still makes the rules in Lakers even as an aging star

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    Totally agree with you CJSHYY!

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    Even is Kobe is not there, I wouldn’t want him here as long as BS is still coaching.

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    Who will Cuban back up? His star PG who he has been wanting for so long or his coach?

  • Alaingrvis

    rando is likely done there

  • CJSHYY

    Coach this time.

  • Rookie75094

    Well..who got suspended? … that’s your answer right there.

  • lleepar
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Rick Carlisle won’t be unemployed more than 24 hrs if Mark Cuban releases him.

  • 1mtoldman

    anyone else notice how so many of the biggest of big name marketable players in the nba are not availalbe i.e. out with injury or illness. some short term, some long term. off the top. davis, durant, aldridge, griffin, anthony, bryant, bosh, rose. wade has been out a lot. rubio. rookie predicted roy parker.

    who’s left? curry, harden, westbrook, james. thats about it.

    (guess aldridge and griffin are back soon but still).

    not to mention brandon jennings, sullinger best player in boston, mcw still not played for milw, collison in wherever he is pg, and on and on.

    i mean all sports injuries are always present but just seems at the moment a lot of the star power of the league is not available.

  • Briiick

    If LAL want to sign Lin, not just saying they really do, they should unleash Lin at least for the home games from now on and prepare to win the bidding war in the summer.

  • 1mtoldman

    i dont see the lakers having any interest in lin returning. or anyone else for that matter except kobe, randle, possibly price as kobe’s caddy if they can’t bring someone else like rondo in, i dont think they even have any interest in clarkson despite their claiming they do.

    i think they still think they can pull big name free agents fantasizing as they are on the laker past. which (as with kobes’ personal past) is no mas.

    just as this years team bears no resemblance to last years team (players who actually played last year and this year)–next years will be even less carry over.

  • 1mtoldman

    i dont think lakers have any interest in resigning lin.

  • 1mtoldman

    and you were there from the start cheering it on.

  • Briiick

    Then they should sign Rondo and prepare to give Kobe another contract to make the old dogs happy and hope their fans willing to pay.

  • CJSHYY

    This is just what they do now… before HB’s article about Rox also wants Lin… Lakers thought if put Lin down he will not get any offer from other teams… But really thanks to HB’s article… Lakers changes… I guess that’s why Lin can play more min & his game now.

  • linspiredinla

    https://twitter.com/basquiatball/status/570690903997882369 I like what J Hill said re celebration.

  • Briiick

    I view it as Rox’s PR effort to repair the relation with Lin and his fans, similar to what they did to Kyle Lowry helping him secure a contract with Toronto.

  • yes, and especially with the perpetual tanking environment in 76ers, who knows how long it will last? It’s definitely not a stable place to be.

    Mavs or Kings are much more appealing destination when winning is being rewarded. I don’t want to invest my time watching tanking basketball anymore (if I could) hehe..

  • linspiredinla
  • CJSHYY

    I really think Alex wants to get Lin back bc Lin said from Morey to coach all called him after he got traded ( Harden too)… Lin even said Rox system it’s best system fit him well… (something like this in the beginning of the season when he couldn’t fit well w BS & Kobe….)

    The Chinese video from NBA sure prove that Alex wants Lin.

  • UTA Game Thread is now open
    http://www.jlinportal.com/g56-lal-uta-game-thread/

    This is most likely another tank game after the unexpected Linsanity game vs BOS where Lin exploded with 25pts/6asts in an OT game.

    But how will Lin play when Price is out? Will he continue his aggressiveness or contend to facilitate to let others create which didn’t work out as well in the 1st half of the season?

    Time to find out!

    Go JLin!

  • John Lee

    I’ve always wondered, in a situation like this where the player is suspended by the coach/team, is there a penalty deducted from the salary?

    EDIT: Me and my big eyes, lleepar already posted the answer! 🙂 Serves a Rondo right!

  • real-dsb

    Yes. As much as I don’t like Harden, that’s the way to take advantage of the rules.

  • Acbc

    It’s a vicious circle of greed. Too many games on little rest. Too many “stars” needing to strut to get what’s there’s. On and on…like Saturn eating his young.

  • Briiick

    Les is not very involved in BB. He wants Lin back because all the talks, attention and $$ are gone with Lin. Too bad Lin has learned a lesson and he won’t join a team with a franchise SG if he has a choice.

  • Sophie Paris

    Let the Lin play !!! XD

  • Sophie Paris

    Dark needs light lol

  • Sophie Paris

    You wise ^^

  • Martinez

    Had Lakers kept Shaq….