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.

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!  😎


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  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Me again?

  • 1mtoldman

    hey if reagan could repeat why not u.

  • deesee5

    #secondthebest

  • linspiredinla
  • Brent Yen

    Linsanity!!!!

  • Brent Yen

    #Hashtagoveruse…

  • real-dsb

    OK, I held back my realism in the last thread cause I didn’t want to rain on the celebrations. But now I can say it: this breakout game isn’t going to change a thing about how Scott treats Lin. This isn’t D’Antoni and the Knicks. This is more like the Rockets, where Lin having a breakout game didn’t change anything. Lin’s still going to be in Scott’s doghouse no matter what he does.

  • Brent Yen

    We know that. I even trolled the last thread by saying BOS is just a bad team…:P BUT…..I really think Lin figured something out….

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Good one.

  • linspiredinla

    Per Mark Medina: Likely, rookie Jordan Clarkson and fellow point guard Jeremy Lin will need to play heavy minutes with the Lakers thin at the point guard position.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    We all know that. We are very realistic on what’s going on. Why not celebrate an unexpected Linsanity+ game for a change? No need to suck like KB and BS.

  • JoeTeam

    well, it’s probably right that Lin will go back into the jerk around box because they have to lost many many more games. Remember we all say Lin = Win. No Win = No Lin.

  • Brent Yen

    Yes Ma’am!

  • Brent Yen

    Will Lin play more than 28 minutes today?

  • JoeTeam

    why, is Price hurt I’m not following it.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Depending on how the game goes, believe Clarkson will play more than JLin. JLin will stay on around 20 min.

  • Brent Yen

    He just went tru a surgery…this morning, out of the season

  • real-dsb

    out for season with wrist (elbow?) surgery

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    He is out for the season from his elbow surgery.

  • JoeTeam

    Thx …

  • JoeTeam

    .. sorry I’ve been detached …

  • real-dsb

    only if there is triple OT

  • lleepar

    USA Today Sports Headline:
    “Two girls HS basketball teams suspended after both tried to lose the same game” [link]

    The NBA could learn something from the HS leagues about what to do with tankers. LAL has two games against tanking rival PHI in the last two weeks of March. You have to wonder whether the game will look a bit like the Riverdale vs. Smyrna game in the article.
    _

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Don’t think so. Less than 25 min unless overtime and BS wants to win. Tanking is on the work from now on.

  • real-dsb

    LOL, timely post

  • JoeTeam

    … sad for Price he’s probably a good egg, but hey, BSc the player killa!

  • Rick Johnson
  • Briiick

    Hill implied that please excused me for making you jealous.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    No worries:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL

  • JoeTeam

    With price out then, it will really be hard for LAL to effectively tank unless they bring up a D-Leaguer. Price was so good … veteran, holds the team shape together, but does not score or win games. This is a tough one for LAL now. Lin still not gonna get 30 mins, so I’d say 24 to ensure a loss. Bummer, I was hoping for >25 mins efficient minutes and then the Price/Clarkson show for the loss. This is tricky …

  • 7iger

    Talk like a boss.

  • Brent Yen

    There are 3 guards and 1 forward who will share the 96 minutes…..Clarkson 30, Ellington 38, Lin 24, Wes 4.??

  • real-dsb

    OT, but this was hilarious. Ex-NBAer Daniel Orton said Pacquiao playing pro basketball was a joke, and got cut from the Philippines league.

    I saw some footage of Pac playing basketball, and he looks like a good pickup player, but probably not beyond that.

    http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/02/25/philippine-team-cuts-daniel-orton-for-insulting-manny-pacquiao-compares-it-insulting-martin-luther-king-in-america/

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    NBA should crack this out for a change. They should take the coaches/anyone who do the crime out of NBA for life. Let’s see how many teams will take the risk for doing so.

  • JoeTeam

    give the minutes to the cold hand … NotLin because he heats up if you give him time.

  • real-dsb

    You could sub Lin in 2 mins x 12 stints = 24 mins. Keep him cold.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL….someone will need to foul hard for that to happen…

  • JoeTeam

    but he did a 30 sec and a 3 min massive scoring run this season. Opposite of the Sacre Blew play where Sacre lost I think 7 pts in 30 sec. Lin is v hard to cap haha. UCONN!

  • 7iger

    Dumb enough to bad mouth one of the icon in the country that you play in. Not saying that Pacquiao is good but should have know the culture of the local.

  • JoeTeam

    Well, now that Price is out, I hope Lin will do well again today on the likely more minutes he will get. Go Fantasy points … !

  • Brent Yen

    I have not watched live game for a while now…I wonder if I should….or just watch the highlight…LOL

  • Brent Yen
  • 1mtoldman

    it will be tough for commander scott in those philly games. tank legend and proclaimed genius by his admiring minions hinkie has further decimated the team at trade deadline as well as picking up the lakers pick to make it more contentious to fail.

  • Brent Yen

    I want to see Lin throw the ball toward the rim every time his teammates are not moving to get open!

  • real-dsb

    aw cmon, don’t make us click! direct link:
    https://instagram.com/p/ziOChLqEx_

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    So excited to see our warrior is so ready.

  • Brent Yen

    I am just baiting you to do it..

  • real-dsb

    OT: Sim Bhullar (Indian Canadian player) has a monster game in D-League for the Bighorns: 26 pts, 17 reb, 11 blks. He’s a 7’5″ center, so I have to imagine that he will get called up by some playoff team looking for some bench depth for injury replacement.

  • 1mtoldman

    best “not prioritzing winning” plan: play sacre a lot. play hill a lot and make sure to run the play where you give him the ball at the top of the circle. dont play davis and lin together. make sure clarkson handles the ball, not lin. play johnson without lin so he can go back to his normal amazing disappearing man. who else? black/ellington all good for a lot of wasted minutes. if kelly not hitting shots give him a lot of minutes cause he is a huge defensive liablity. instruct boozer to dribble a lot and make he also doesn’t play with lin in control of the ball.

    limited resources but im sure commander scott is up the task of “not prioritizing winning” for the tankathon prime matchup (one of two tonite the other boston and new york).

  • real-dsb

    fell for this troll’s tricks again!

  • KL

    I don’t think the Lakers will trade for Rondo. But if Lin chooses to sign with the Mavericks in free agency, nothing the Lakers or anyone else can do to stop that.

  • 1mtoldman

    hes the “coach”; its like his team. he just plays for entertainment purposes but you do not diss manny in the philippines.

    you have to respect the culture. he’s the national hero.

  • 1mtoldman

    yeah i didn’t read down far enuf or wouldnt need to repeat what you said.

    by the way do you know manny’s #: hint its the same as a popular player on this site.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Work well for me. Only watch game when JLin is playing. The rest of time spends in Twitter and here or doing my own stuffs. Work wonderfully so far. Oh yeah also learn to turn the volume down if it’s TWC broadcast:-)

  • 1mtoldman

    i thought kobe agressively wanted rondo. that has been reported in the past.

  • 1mtoldman

    hopefully not at the elbow.

  • Rick Johnson

    Trade deadline already past. Lakers can waive Lin up until March 1

  • Brent Yen

    They can waive him anytime…lol

  • Acbc

    BS and KB spinning negative comments on team being happy for one lousy win, as if they should be ashamed of their record instead. Unbelievably selfish and vicious attack on teammates for finally breaking the tank for one game.

    THE TEAM WASNT HAPPY JUST ABOUT WINNING, THEY WERE MORE HAPPY TO BE LET OUT OF JAIL SO THAT THEY CAN PLAY.

  • linspiredinla

    BS said whoever plays better will play more, from 20-25 minutes.

  • 1mtoldman

    get of jail free card. any more available?

  • Acbc

    Haha, it was the great escape!

  • KL

    You are right. How long is Rondo’s contract with Mavs? Will it hurt them to waive him?

  • linspiredinla
  • KL

    Kobe has been on a media blitz. Maybe to promote his documentary but probably also to cover up his dismal season. He is delusional but it is amazing how connected Kobe is with the media. Jimmy Kimmel, Ahmad Rashad etc were at his beck and call.

  • Rick Johnson

    And to think the team’s poor record has more to do with Byron Scott tanking and ball hogging Kobe Bryant than anyone else on the team.

  • real-dsb

    How many times as Kobe ignored the coach’s play call? Probably every single time.

  • 1mtoldman

    i didn’t know ahmad rashad was even still alive. hes got to be even more ancient than kobe.

  • Rick Johnson
  • KL

    There was a feature on NBA TV. It was a cover up, like the Lakers are losing now because Kobe is not playing etc. I watched it in Asia (Singapore).

  • John Lee

    Worry not, we’re all seasoned veterans here after 2.5 years of breaking in. 🙂

  • I published @ManuGinobilin‘s excellent post as an article so it won’t get lost easily.
    Now everyone can use it as a reference to see how Jeremy Lin improved in 2012-2015 no matter what the system has been.

    Why Jeremy Lin Will Be a Good NBA Player Whichever Team He Lands

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/570739432136929280

  • KL

    Kobe had breakfast with Rondo. Not sure what else happened behind the scenes. They are probably not so high on Rondo now that he has been exposed.

  • LOL TWCSN finally put a picture of Lin on the Poll when it’s not related to Loss
    Perhaps they noticed a few of us questioning why they put Clarkson picture when asking to vote for either Lin or Clarkson.

    If yes, it’s always good to tweet to let our voices be known.

    https://twitter.com/TWCSportsNet/status/570697515974021120

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    You still believe him!!!!!?????

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Love it!!!

  • the truth needs to be said =>

  • Usually I don’t like LakeShowLife but Daniel Tran wrote a good one

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/570746566312529920

  • Here is the best statement in the article!

    It is like night and day watching Lin play these past couple of games. He has been more aggressive looking for his shot, ignoring Byron Scotts request that he look to pass more, which is what he needed to do in the first place. He is shooting 3.8 more shots per game and still upped his efficiency, shooting 66.7 percent from the field the last two games.

    The biggest difference, however, has been his aggression towards the basket; a strength that he has not consistently used the entire season. Instead of settling for outside jumpers, he is running like a freight train to the rim, averaging seven free throw attempts, instead of the three he was attempting prior to the All-Star break.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Follow your footstep in the tweet:-)

  • John Lee

    Well, Jeremy hasn’t used the aggression because BS used special “conditioning” to take his (and teammates’) legs away. It’s hard to play at high level when the coach is deliberately sabotaging on a consistent basis. The ASG week-long break gave those legs time to rest and recuperate.

    Proof is that in addition to Lin, both Young and Wes are also shooting better after the ASG. Djangos be unchained!

  • 1mtoldman

    in other words more bs.

  • 1mtoldman

    mario chalmers off the bench outplaying dragic again early. weird that chalmers was doing nothing till dragic came over. like it fired him up to resent losing his time and starting play well. or something.

  • Acbc

    Neither have I. Rely on kindness of strangers for news of LIN’S play.

  • very true .. If this BS toxic conditioning not only sapped their energy but caused multiple injuries, he’s going to have to live with sabotaging some players’ career for the rest of his iives

  • Acbc

    Would like to see the guy say something about Putin while playing BBall in Russia. Duh.

  • John Lee

    I firmly believe that it has to do with Julius Randle being hurt. BS is despicable in so many ways. To be honest I don’t think he has enough of a conscience to feel guilty about destroying season, players’ careers, or the players’ health and wellbeing.

  • JoeTeam

    You got LAL 2014-2015 nailed! How do we fit JLin in for 24 mins of 15+/6?

  • JoeTeam

    I stick around with my notebook computer on. See box, see portal, and turn on the game if it looks good. I have missed the last too meaty games, but I did see some action live and it was fun. It’s not like watching a 2 hr game with joy, though, and it’s fine.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Can’t understand his twisted mind about “punishing” players with silly conditioning even in between games. BS is just a lousy tanker.

  • John Lee

    It serves two purposes to have players tire their legs out:
    1) Tank
    2) Slow down tempo of the entire team so Kobe’s slowness does not stick out like a sore thumb

  • Rick Johnson
  • deesee5

    no chemistry yet?

  • 1mtoldman

    thanks.

  • real-dsb

    I noticed something interesting about Lin’s 3 pt % by quarter. It declines each quarter. This was not the case in previous years. I wonder why this is the case.

    1Q 52%
    2Q 39%
    3Q 31%
    4Q 28%

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/l/linje01/shooting/2015/

  • Arsenium12 .
  • linspiredinla
  • Arsenium12 .
  • umberto

    Remember Bill Walker of Linsanity days? Now’s Henry Walker, having 10-day contract with Miami. Played well last game. Not so much this game thus far.

  • linspiredinla
  • MoominFloren

    I like Young & Hill much more than before!

  • joyce ward

    Translation: “oops my bad,but I still had fun”..LOL

  • 1mtoldman

    you can call me ray or you can call me jay.

    you can call me henry or you can call me hank. but yuh doesn’t has tuh call me bill.

  • real-dsb
  • linspiredinla
  • JoeTeam

    Ha ha Chris, to a Lin fan, only or not, that LOH term is ancient history, like saying someone is a communist (I mean the cold war era tag). I guess it goes to show LOH might just mean Lin Oppisition in Houston.

  • joyce ward
  • JoeTeam

    what did kobe do, pooh pooh the win, or is Nick referring to a past perspective?

  • joyce ward

    You haven’t seen the Jimmy Kimmel video where Kobe gave Young/Hill/Lin the death stare because they were celebrating beating the Celtics

  • linspiredinla
  • Acbc

    Doesn’t surprise me at all. Players that judge themselves by being better than others, ie, being a starter instead of internal process can easily lose focus. They float and stagnate. It’s like the saying, if you stand still, you’ll get run over. Once they are challenged directly, they are refocused.

  • 1mtoldman

    he’s been “detached”.

  • 1mtoldman

    hinkie has decimated the 6ers so much in seeking d.p’s that caanan the 4th string pg in houston is now the 6ers starting pg.

    commander scott while have to pull out all the tricks to fail in the two key tankathon games with sixers (now owning the pick should he fail to suceed in failing).

  • JoeTeam

    ah ha … I’m eeking out the last of Letterman lol.

    Funny, the Kobe thing. Here it is. What a guy …

    http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhV0607D7a68409na2

  • JoeTeam

    for my Linsanity, I had to detach lol.

  • Rookie75094

    Yuh can’t call me Paul either

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • CJSHYY
  • leeda harun

    Jeremy looks more handsome in this picture

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Still disbelieve that Lin doesn’t start.

  • JW

    the promo images had Nick, Carlos and Lin.

    Nick not playing. I guess Carlos is a starter today.

  • lleepar
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Arsenium12 .
  • golfhacker

    Lol!

  • sport

    JLin in woot!

  • sport

    Jazz putting up a fight, going to be an easy tank game for BS.

  • Grace Nsns

    What? losing 6pt in a row

  • Alaingrvis

    lakers not trying

  • sport

    No Boozer with JLin =/

  • Rene#17

    Assist for JLin to Johnson for 3. Way to start it up Lin.

  • Grace Nsns

    one assist!

  • Alaingrvis

    keep attacking

  • Grace Nsns

    but his touch is ice cold.

  • Alaingrvis

    jazz playing good defense

  • sport

    JLin’s shot is off, took some bail out shots and Jazz rim protection is really good, hope he pulls through with another 20+ point game.

  • Alaingrvis

    shot isn’t off they all we’re tough. good defense

  • Rene#17

    2 for Lin.

  • sport

    Finally!! JLin with the rebound and 2 pointer!

  • Rene#17

    Lin to Davis. Is that 3 assists?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    That bounce pass though…. J-Davis chemistry #NeverDied

  • sport

    Wow Lakers working hard, they finally get JLin!!

  • Chipdip

    Just got back to home.. anyone has a link to the game? thank you

  • sport
  • IsabeliJane*17

    Rookie calm down…. don’t run the point… oh what the…forget it!

  • sport

    BS calls the shots, not up to JLin!

  • izzykiLL

    Haha go pinoy.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Like I said, forget it…

  • sws94

    Utah has a good offense, a lot of back door plays and Hayward is an all star player.

  • Chipdip

    Thank you

  • sport

    Jordan Hill is so bad, where’s Boozer with JLin?!! BS keeping Boozer and JLin chemistry from winning the game.

  • sport

    Finally Boozer is back in with Lin!!!

  • Rene#17

    So is Sacre. Should have left in Davis.

  • sport

    Yea BS playing with his tanking musical chairs again!

  • Rene#17

    What no Lin???

  • sport

    Just got taken out.

  • sport

    Wow Clarkson with the dunk and 1, he’s playing well this game.

  • sport

    Wow starting unit actually playing well.

  • MoominFloren

    Because he only listens to Master Kobe

  • Martinez

    This is the problem with Lin
    He has two excellent games then the next game hes awful
    hes needs to be more consistent to be taken more seriously

  • CJSHYY
  • Martinez

    He doesnt have to score 20pts every game
    if your shots aint falling dont force it pass the ball let the offense come to you
    When Lin forces things, nothing good happens
    he needs to play under control

  • joyce ward

    lin will figure it out

  • CJSHYY
  • Martinez

    Wow so extreme
    Lin isnt playing well tonight
    This needs to take it down a notch

  • sport

    Dude hard to be consistent when BS is playing musical chairs every game continuously switching the lineup to tank! Lin has great chemistry with Boozer but doesn’t get to play with him this game cause suddenly Booz gets to start again.

  • sport

    Lakers announcers so annoying, playing up Clarkson you never see them this excited when talking about Lin =/

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Mute it. That’s what I’m doing now:-)

  • sport

    LOL I just did that!

  • joyce ward

    Wow why are you here with your extreme attitude. We all knew Scott was going to try and tank this game. Scott has an agenda and I knew this would happen. Lakers want to try to sign lin for cheap. Can’t have linsanity, because lakers might have some competition. This is not about lin’s game, it it about Lakers politics.

  • Chipdip

    May be they should buy out Jeremy right now… free Lin

  • sws94

    Lin is playing OK. His shots aren’t falling but he isn’t turning it over. I think he could have taken a shot where he passed it but he’s not playing poorly. I think Scott needs to keep him in longer, hope he does in the 2nd half.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Kind of hard to watch the game when teammates not doing anything/moving. Something strange is going on.

  • joyce ward

    This is just politics

  • Martinez

    How am I extreme in any way?
    Lin gets picks and plays run for him and hes not making much of em

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Feel that something isn’t right when JLin is playing. Can’t explain it. Feel very very odd about the game.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Missed the first half, looks like Lin’s shots are off tonight based on box score. However glad to see he has 3 asst and no TO!
    No TO means Lin’s ball handling is improving.

  • joyce ward

    Where did Lin get picks for him? I see no screens being set for him . It is politics. Lakers want to tank. So stop the madness.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    You are right in the target. Try to figure it out why this game feels so odd when JLin is playing.

  • Briiick

    It’s BS’s tanking specialty in coaching: guys, stand there, don’t move, let the tank come to you.

  • CJSHYY

    Really? What’s wrong?

  • Martinez

    so many screens from davis
    its not easy setting screens for him cuz hes always been guarded well as KHuang pointed out
    hes double team’d

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    The ball wasn’t in his hand that much. Opp put a person on him with inbound ball. He barely touched the ball often.

  • CJSHYY

    No one helped Lin for screen…

  • Martinez

    Thats true
    hes okay tn thou

  • joyce ward

    Scott isn’t running any plays purposely so that they can tank. Lakers have no game plan. Everybody is just shooting.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Boozer and Lin were taken apart. They have been having good team chemistry.

  • CJSHYY

    Didn’t watch the full game… did they double team Lin?

  • sport

    Lakers are cheap now, not going to buy out JLin. If they wanted him to go he would’ve been traded.

  • Martinez

    they were in the preseason
    They got the note

  • joyce ward

    Yep, Scott wants to tank this game.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Nop. Didn’t see it. JLin didn’t have ball often. When JLin finally got the ball, everyone like at least 10-20 feet from him and not moving. Very very very odd. This is totally different from last 2 games. When JLin was out, the ball was moving again.

  • Martinez

    They still need Lin to sell tix
    who else are the fans gonna pay to see on that shyt team

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Boozer and Lin were off and they haven’t played together tonight.

  • CJSHYY

    Just like when he was in Boston game? Kobe do the magic again. smh!

  • Martinez

    as usual
    defense always focuses on Lin

  • CJSHYY

    I guess Lin will not close the game today bc Scott said if Lin is hot he will let him close the game… but so far he didn’t look hot so BS can use this excuse to bench Lin late in 4Q.

  • Briiick

    BS is good to finding who plays worst with who and enforces it.

  • sws94

    Game isn’t over and he’s not awful.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Not really sure. JLin wasn’t playing pg even when he was in. Seem like Ellington and Clarkson were the pg. JLin had unspecific role, one stood on the corner.

  • CJSHYY

    BS wants to loss this game so bad… smh! Only 26 to go.

  • joyce ward

    Tell it…

  • sws94

    He had a near turnover on a pass deflection but it went back to a Laker. He’s made some good plays, shot is falling.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Well, depending on second half, by the look of it, doubt JLin will get hot. Maybe JLin is able to overcome peculiar subs and games.

  • Michael

    You really have to be a borderline something if you want Ellington to run the point.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    well Team would play better if Lin was controlling the ball more, thats for sure.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Boozer has recovered from a horrible first half.

  • sport

    Not really Boozer has 13 points already.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    They must know Lin is hot right now. Only real threat

  • HeroBallJLIN

    BS probably does not want Lin to touch the ball too much. Knows Lin can prevent tanking.

  • joyce ward

    People these scouts know when players are being marginalized and when teams are tanking..so no worries. I just want lin to get his stats up. He needs to figure that out.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    I would never watch a Lakers game if it wasn’t for JLin. Think like 50% of people right now only watch lakers because of Lin

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    They were off in the first half but Boozer just started picking up his game in the 2nd half.

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    Wow, 1st unit is playing and it is 56 vs 58
    BS thinking: too close, what’s wrong today?

  • sws94

    He had the right approach, shots aren’t going to fall every night. I hope he can get to about 12 points and 7 assists and it’ll be a good-enough game.

  • Grace Nsns

    The rookie’s playing well, guess tonight not Lin’s night.

  • grover chang

    I like how clarkson is playing. He is looking more like a pg, setting his teammates up better and passing more. I wonder if Lin and Price have been working with him.

  • sport

    Clarkson with 16 points already =/

  • sws94

    Nash has been.

  • sport

    Lin not playing with the same players again with Young out and Boozer starting.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    JLin is Mr. 4th Quarter. He will come back and almost win the game. I say almost because BS will take out Lin before a Win occurs. Don’t want to mess up tanking.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Boozer is doing everything right. making steals, scoring and getting rebounds, making assists.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Good for him. Clarkson was the biggest supporter of Lin during the last game.

  • grover chang

    oh… looks like he is coachable. Good for him.

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    Booz has been motivated to do everything he can to win (by Kobe and BS criticism)

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Love Booz’s yelling during the game. #holdat

  • Grace Nsns

    Looks like Clippers falling to rox, CP3’s good game wasted.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    It takes minutes to recover. Lin doesn’t have many minutes.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Here you go!
    BS took Boozer away from Lin.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin just need to play within himself and along the flow of the game and make no TOs

  • Dan Cohen

    but davis is in.. isn’t that what you want.

  • joyce ward

    Is Lin in?

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! He is now.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin is letting the game come to him and not pushing.

  • sport

    Except Lin’s been playing well with Boozer who plays PnR and sets great screens for him!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin’s time will come soon!

  • HeroBallJLIN

    shots are not falling. 1 for 6 🙁

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin plays best with both Davis and Boozer in.

  • Grace Nsns

    hope so.

  • sport

    2 were bail out shots!

  • joyce ward

    Also lin needs to be alert to Scott’s tactics and be prepared. That is all I am saying. Lin take your shots, go for the rebounds and get the ball and score.

  • John Lee

    I’m hoping KoBS dissing the guys would actually help the team bond stronger and go full-anti-tank mode, ruining FO and KoBS despicable scheme! If Hinkie gets away with that pick so be it, at least he was honest about tanking from Day 1, unlike Lakers FO pulling BS (pun intended) scam on players and fans.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    oh i missed it, watching now

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Definitely. be patient.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin is playing within the team and the team plays well.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Clarkson is fading quickly.

  • John Lee

    Rookie making good progress, gotta give credit where it’s due. Plus Clarkson is a genuinely good teammate unlike Bev.

  • Grace Nsns

    losing quickly, unfornately

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    making rookie mistakes pushing things too hard.

  • John Lee

    Needs to catch a breather.

  • blubell

    3rd Q meltdown…

  • Alaingrvis

    WhY is Lin forced to take so many bad shots. Today the execution have been bad. But this isn’t new

  • grover chang

    Just Hill clogs things up for Lin. Lin should wave Hill off and tell him to get out of the way, he wants to take a perimeter shot anyways.

  • sport

    Yes Lin forced to take many bail out shots this game not to mention he’s not handling the ball, Clarkson is.

  • Grace Nsns

    Lin goaltending, missed 3pointer, that’s it, lol

  • sws94

    He didn’t touch it.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Didn’t touch it. (Bleep) call.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Clarkson picked up his 4th foul

  • Grace Nsns

    Yeah, saw the replay.

  • joyce ward

    Why are you laughing about that?

  • blubell
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    24 sec clock

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I would change coaches with Utah any day.

  • John Lee

    You can’t pay Utah enough for them to take BS.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Yes he is.

    BS/TW Sports

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    How many slam dunks given up by Lakers!

  • Grace Nsns

    I felt too bad, had to find something, well

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin’s shot is off but he made no mistakes.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Well if goaltending is touching the BOARD, yes that’s the first one.

  • grover chang

    he is doing better to his credit. He is trying to set guys up when they give him a screen and he is not going 1 on 5 anymore. but don’t misinterpret me saying better as equaling good. Its just nice to see a young player learning and growing.

  • Grace Nsns

    Finally 2pt

  • Rene#17

    Nice steal and layup for JLin.

  • blubell

    Nice Layup!

  • Rene#17

    Another layup for JLin.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin is leading the team back with no mistakes.

  • joyce ward

    Did anybody on here believe that Lin was going to be allowed to do what he did in the last two games? Kobe did not like lin getting the spotlight after the Celtics win. Lin needs to learn how to be prepared for the okie doke. I bet Liin will be allowed to shine on Friday in the Bucks game because it is at the Staple Center. The Lakers have to keep the fans entertained so that they will keep buying tickets.

  • joyce ward

    Doesn’t he have 4 pts?

  • sport

    I looked away for few seconds and suddenly JLin has 8 points? 🙂 Keep shooting Mr. 4th quarter!

  • Alaingrvis

    Lin as always mr fourth quarter

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    what a run. now 5 point game

  • blubell

    lol… refs.

  • sws94

    He would have more if some guys made shots. Maybe he’s a combo guard, he’s playing a good game tonight with a few rookie mistakes.

  • Alaingrvis

    2 more points lol

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL I managed to watch the best JLin time:-)

  • blubell

    8pts/3asts/2r/1stl/1blk

  • sws94

    Hope Lin gets to 12 points at least and a few more assists. Love that he isn’t turning the ball over.

  • Grace Nsns

    Coach Miller mentioned the last 2 games Lin played like what BS been wanted him to play, don’t know if he’s genuene.

  • cshot

    how many more min left in game?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin is helping the team.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    As a guard, he blocks a LOT. 🙂 Probably the most in all of the guards.

  • CJSHYY

    I think so too. Today it’s not the day for Lin but he did catch up a little bit now. BS sure didn’t want to win tonight. But on Friday, he needs Lin to win the game for him. Kobe is not happy no matter home game or road game. He wants Lin to out of Lakers.

  • CJSHYY

    Coach Miller just a clown. He just said whoever wanted him to say….?!

  • Promo Sports World

    Needs 10 points

  • Rene#17

    7:01

  • MoominFloren

    And i see that he has goal tending??? As a guard???

  • Promo Sports World

    Shots ain’t falling

  • Grace Nsns

    another miss, 🙁

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Well if you touch a BOARD, then that is a goaltending on him.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    rebounds picked up by teammates. Play within the flow.

  • blubell

    Oh well…

  • HeroBallJLIN

    I was so hoping he would make that 3

  • MoominFloren

    Speechless….

  • blubell

    unfortunately miss on that layup..

  • sws94

    Lin misses a bunny.

  • Grace Nsns

    2pt game, not bad though

  • sport

    Can JLin get at least 15-18 points?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    REbounds picked up by Davis and results in 2 points anyway.

  • golfhacker

    Like he wasn’t expecting the pass.

  • Alaingrvis

    All I want is 2 points Lin is making it painful but he is playing within the team

  • HeroBallJLIN

    I dont think Lin was expecting that pass. Since Ellington usually does not pass to Lin so close in the paint

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin is helping the team!!!!! 86:88
    Lin has learned to play within the team.
    His missing shots turned into points.

  • sws94

    Probably not this game.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    not tonight.

  • blubell

    I hear ya loud and clear!

  • golfhacker

    Maybe with overtime!

  • sws94

    I think Lin wasn’t prepared for that Ellington pass so he rushed the shot. I think he was looking to tip it back if Ellington missed the shot.

  • Alaingrvis

    Wel that’s it

  • Grace Nsns

    Lin’s out, sh8t

  • grover chang

    thank God for Ed Davis. Jazz are making this game hard to tank.

  • sport

    Lin out?!!

  • grover chang

    He was fouled.

  • Promo Sports World

    Kids turn it is what it is

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes. Going to lose the game now.

  • grover chang

    That’s the BS I know.

  • John Lee

    Gotta save the win for the Bucks game.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    BS couldn’t wait to take Lin out!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Need more evident haters?

  • Tim Pham

    lakers want to develop clarkson, lin is just a rental, it is what it is. sucks, but tonight can’t fault them for going with clarkson to end it. Lin needs to get a consistent j.

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    Clarkson has been doing well, but when he was subbed out, the Lakers were like 11 pts behind. I think BS wants to lose this game

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Think BS is cringing right now. Lakers actually leading by 2 pts. Could win. BS needs to find a way to lose

  • blubell

    Protect the pick! lol.

  • Grace Nsns

    At least Lin’s not gun shy like before, I’m happy.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Doesn’t look good with Clarkson in. The team flow falters. BS called timeout.

  • grover chang

    then hopefully they just hustle like crazy. That will disrupt jazz as well.

  • joyce ward

    Dude lin is consistent., it is the BS tank in operation . Get your hand out of the sand. This was all about the tank tonight., Scott didn’t put his team in a position to succeed. He wants to tank without looking like a tank.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Don’t worry Clarkson, BS won’t call you boneheaded play.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Ain’t thrashing on Clarkson, but opposing team’s scouts ain’t spending much precious minutes on studying rookies’ games. I will wait next season to see his real game.

  • sport

    What if this game goes to OT again?

  • grover chang

    He played well to me. Was in control but stay aggressive. Shot off.

  • sws94

    LIn just had a bad shooting night. He didn’t make mistakes, didn’t turn the ball over. I’ll take it.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    If it goes to OT, BS needs to put Lin in, Lin goes Linsanity, scores 10 pts straight wins game. Gets DNP-CD next game

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Most of his missing shots was turned into points by Davis.

  • blubell

    Not interested in his game.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Can you name another 2nd round pick rookie is a starter?

  • Alaingrvis

    Yea but that’s how his shot has been hall year. Mainly the mid j.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    probably someone on the Knicks

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The momentum switched back.

  • grover chang

    I don’t think Lin plays well with HIll. Hill demands a high post pass and then dominates the rest of the clock. Hill basically takes the ball out of LIn’s hands. I think that was planned by BS, but then Hill started making contested iso shots and kept the game close. No tanking allowed.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    If it is, they cleaned up house, Lakers moved no one.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Davis worked on his blocks-without-fouling.

  • Grace Nsns

    Utah been putting Millsap on him, he scored efficiently today.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    BS stops spreading the floor and called Lin to feed Hill.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Utah started owning the boards.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    JC 10 out of 15, matches Lin’s last game. but Lin had 25 pts, JC has 22 pts

  • grover chang

    If BS put as much creativity into winning as in tanking he might be a halfway decent coach.

  • John Lee

    Anyone like me who hopes for a Lakers victory to p*ss off KoBS and ruin tank? 🙂

  • Grace Nsns

    like the beginning of season, tested and failed.

  • sport

    OT?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    After Clarkson in, Lakers played sloppy basketball.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin doesn’t play with Hill. That’s for sure. Not much of Hill with JLin in last couple games. So BS does know how to sabotage JLin games:-(

  • HeroBallJLIN

    I have a very good feeling OT will happen

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    It works for tanking

  • blubell

    More minutes for the rookie… no Lin… no Thank you.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    At least with Booz, Booz sets up some screens for Lin. Hill doesn’t do anything but take jump shots

  • joyce ward

    OK everybody calm down. This is all a continuation of the tank. Lin will lead the offense when they play Staples Center because Lin is a fan favorite and Scott will give him complete reign to win games at home because the season ticket holders are getting restless. Lin just needs to figure out not to fall for Scott’s okie doke when he is on the road. I am sure he will figure it out.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Put a lockdown defender GUARD on him.. and let’s see what he can do.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    He’s trying to be Lamarcus-like.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin is doing fine making no mistakes and played within the team and everybody played better with him.

  • Grace Nsns

    lakers got this one I guess, Jazz played lossy to the end

  • grover chang

    why did Davis Foul?

  • Dan Cohen

    well, clarky did well tonight. give credit when it’s due.

  • Grace Nsns

    Lin in, wow

  • blubell

    His shots weren’t falling tonight.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin is in!

  • sport

    What the?! JLin coming in NOW?!

  • golfhacker

    Why foul when up by four pts?

  • sooo weird?

  • wandertheglobe

    free throw

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    One basket game!

  • blubell

    why, to be a scapegoat?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Sacre in for rebound. Timeout for Johnson in.

  • sport

    Wow BS actually made a substitution at end of game with Lin and Sacre in? what is this?! Is Lin going to take the final shot?

  • Job713

    Lin to be scapegoat tonight!

  • Dan Cohen

    no need to.. just hold onto the ball.

  • Dan Cohen

    when they foul

  • grover chang

    Great idea. Linning

  • blubell

    It is the year of the scapeGOAT. lol.

  • wandertheglobe

    Lin in to handle the ball

  • Dan Cohen

    no, because lin is a more reliable ft shooter.

  • Grace Nsns

    BS never gets it.

  • blubell
  • Grace Nsns

    OK, Ellington!

  • grover chang

    clutch FT ellington. He played pretty well too tonight.

  • sport

    Lin not happy with his game =/

  • I’m confused now .. Byron is blowing the tank?

  • grover chang

    idk he seemed pretty happy with his team as they took the lead.

  • blubell

    Scott simply doesn’t know what he is doing. Clueless.

  • joyce ward

    How do you know?

  • grover chang

    LOL, I think the Jazz and Hill messed up his plans.

  • CJSHYY

    I think he is not happy now…. LOL!

  • sport

    Don’t know had his head down when walking to the bench or maybe he’s just tired?

  • MoominFloren

    Are they trying to win & piss off Kobe for more celebration?

  • grover chang

    Good D on Hayward by LIn.

  • Grace Nsns

    almost there.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin actually started the 4th quarter rally for the Lakers.

  • wandertheglobe

    no tank you Utah Jazz

  • IsabeliJane*17

    That was good defense on Hayward and his Captain America-like hair.

  • grover chang

    BS tried to disrupt Lin flow with Hill, but they still stayed close because HIll made tough shots. LOL

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lakers outscored the Jazz 29:16 in 4Q

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    BS messed up tonight

  • John Lee

    Hill shafting BS for the comments on last game’s celebration…LOVING IT!

  • sport

    WOW…..and 1 foul by Lakers?!!

  • wandertheglobe

    bone head hill

  • blubell

    Lol. Hill.

  • Grace Nsns

    BS can’t wait.

  • grover chang

    facepalm*

  • blubell

    I doubt Scott will say that… only reserved for Jeremy.

  • sport

    LOL OMG if Lakers lose this….

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Moron BS no TO to sub Lin in. Sac fthrow.

  • Grace Nsns

    Lin out again.

  • wandertheglobe

    BS secret tank without making it like tanking

  • joyce ward

    The goo thing is that we all have our opinion on what we see. I didn’t see it they the way you saw i. It goes back to the old add-age that an opinion is like an azzhole everybody has one…just sayin… no shade at all.

  • blubell
  • wandertheglobe

    Jeremy looks happy

  • blubell

    winner likes winning 🙂

  • I guess so … LOL

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    hit a 3 and get to OT please.

  • blubell
  • HeroBallJLIN

    I am shocked BS let this win happen. Now they have to lose almost every game to stay in the last 5 spot

  • Grace Nsns

    too late, BS tanking failed

  • John Lee

    Hahaha, 2 wins in a row, take THAT you KoBS! Tank you, no tank you! Hopefully win 3 in a row vs BS arch-nemesis Kidd.

  • webattorney

    BS trying to get fired by winning? Anyway, JC played well this game. Getting better every game. His D seems to be improving also. Maybe he was Linspired.

  • blubell

    Yeah, Linsanity!

  • ETC

    Lins shot not falling. Was he forcing his shots?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin actually played really well even when his shots were off.
    He didn’t cost the team a whole bunch in missing shots. Lakers picked up 14 offensive rebounds and Davis started put back the shot in 4th Q

  • webattorney

    It was so-so, not really well.

  • Tim Pham

    one thing lin can’t control is his shot. I think this is a part of his game that will make him that much better if he could shoot like nash or cp3 or something. Not saying he is better but this season, one thing is that he has games where his outside shot is really off. If lin can hit his open jumpers then no bs or anyone can stop lin from getting at least 14 points. like tonight, if line hit a couple open ones, he would be around 14 points. idk, i hope lin hires a better shooting coach.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! He played well but also no one really guard him like they did to Lin. Jazz sure really put a lot of attention on Lin.

  • sws94

    Hayward had a bad game, really ineffective in the 2nd half.

  • webattorney

    Well, JC made them pay.

  • Tim Pham

    i don’t know why lin can’t be a 40% 3p shooter and at least a 47% fg shooter. Hope he gets there next season

  • John Lee

    So both Mavs and Jazz know who the “engine” really is, in addition to Karl.

  • LAJane

    Yup. Well…I think everybody knows 🙂

  • joyce ward

    So, how did lin do tonight?

  • John Lee

    Doesn’t get any picks set. Lin thrives on PNR and Pick n Pop.

  • sws94

    Look, he missed shots. It happens. Look at Hayward, he missed a lot of shots.

  • Brent Yen

    Just came back, how was lin doing!?

  • sport

    I agree, it was mediocre, Lin wasn’t getting to the rim and his shots were off.

  • blubell
  • sws94

    He had some picks today. Just wasn’t his night shooting-wise.

  • Grace Nsns

    He adjusted his form somewhat but not to the point yet, he mentioned this during off-season. I’m expecting a big jump next season.

  • blubell
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Reasonably good even when his shots were not falling. He actually help the team in rallying back in the 4Q.

  • webattorney

    Lin didn’t stink though and cost Lakers the game like Kobe often did; it was so-so as you said.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    0 TO

  • ETC

    Sounds like the Jazz was ready for lin but they lost.

  • blubell
  • HeroBallJLIN

    ehhh 0 TO, but shots were a little off

  • blubell
  • CJSHYY

    Bc of double team?!

  • sws94

    Well, he didn’t get to double figures but he had 0 TOs. I think he had 8 points, maybe 4 assists, 1 block and 1 steal.

  • webattorney

    Nathan telling the truth, and he’s as big a Lin fan as they come. At least, the guy is objective. Lin also appeared not to have that POP in his steps tonight.

  • John Lee

    Talking more in the context of the season in answer to Tim Pham’s question.

  • grover chang

    I saw the same thing with the pill popping.

  • grover chang

    What a funny game. Jazz didn’t play well. Hill made tough shots. Lin did not shoot well, but played well otherwise, Clarkson looked more mature and comfortable, and BS looked really uncomfortable with the win. If Lakers go on a insanity winning streak BS head may explode.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The team won !!!!

  • CJSHYY

    Really?

  • blubell

    You missed another LInsanity game… is what I want to say but he did just ok.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Agree on JLin’s shots were fallen short. Tired legs or something else is going on?

  • sws94

    In the season that is true. He didn’t play with Davis much and Hill and Boozer don’t know how to set picks properly.

  • John Lee

    So BS took “poisoning Lin’s game” to the literal level? LOL

  • blubell
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    3 asts

  • John Lee

    I’d pay to see that last part.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    yeah but he should have made a few of those, he normally would

  • John Lee

    Even not counting the two bail-out shots, 3-10 isn’t great. But hey, it’s the rule of averaging.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    But his missing shots kept Lakers ball possession most of the time.

  • sws94

    Shouldn’t have tired legs, the last game was Sunday.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    whatever Nate

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Ed Davis managed to get 2-3 balls from missed shot.

  • grover chang

    That’s one thing I appreciate about LIn. He still contributes when shots don’t fall. Unlike his former teammates Kobe, Harden, and Melo.

  • John Lee

    …unless BS did more “conditioning” to reinstate tired legs.

  • webattorney

    Lin missed on purpose to give better stats to Ed Davis. An ultimate team player. LoL. Man, Nathan really watches every moment. Does he have a job?

  • JoeTeam

    Outland! Sean Connery.

  • sws94

    They were assists off of the rim and backboard, Lin wasn’t trying to make those shots and knew Davis would get his assists.

  • blubell
  • pandaboy99

    The good news is that even though lin had a mediocre game it was in a win so noone will really remember it.

  • JoeTeam

    3 upvs if I could

  • grover chang

    3 were last second bail out shots. so really 3-9, still doesn’t sound that good. But who cares in the end. Lin won and everyone is happy.

  • blubell
  • blubell

    Anything for his buddy 🙂

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    They had a hard practice before they left to Jazz game.

  • blubell
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin played within the flow of the game. His teammates were ready for his shots whether he made it or not.
    The defense in the paint by the big men wasn’t good. Lakers gave up too many dunks!

  • blubell
  • BuzzerBeater

    Correct! Its because they have no solid, effective plan or system.

  • Rene#17

    During his first couple of minutes he was limping. Even announcers mentioned it.

  • blubell

    Never have…

  • JoeTeam

    I was sitting here and stole a look at the last quarter and saw Lin miss the layup with ED following it in. Then Lin out, and I could have sworn it was BSc shutting the game down so I got back to getting dinner points with my mom and family at the table. So, did the ‘starters’ eek out the win in revolt, or was it luck, or did BSc fight for the win?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The bench won the game!

  • BuzzerBeater

    Isnt Utah one of the hardest places to play at, similar to Denver? or am I just making that up?

  • grover chang

    SMH, don’t try to sound like you are actually coaching this team after a win. I’m on to you BS.

  • Brent Yen

    U r correct

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He’s telling the whole world that he’s the cause of winning this game.

  • blubell

    and losing is never his fault…

  • Briiick

    I don’t believe the win has anything to do with BS unless he coaches them to celebrate.

  • BuzzerBeater

    ah ok!
    That could very well have contributed to Jeremy’s shooting struggles, its very common to many players when playing in those places.

    His shot will come back next game and keep his momentum going. Fact.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • Rene#17

    Nice of Trudel to say JLin did in 4th.

  • John Lee

    Trudel has integrity and objectivity, unlike that Rox guy F* something…

  • Rookie75094

    Jlin got hack on that play …and the racist ref ofcourse swallowed the whistle….. gggrrrrrr.

  • JoeTeam

    heh heh …

  • John Lee

    My goodness, the Spurs have really been struggling lately. They look like they could use a healthy dose of Linsanity!

    Parker 1-8, 4 asts, 3TOs. Guy needs a warm helping hand. 🙂

  • blubell
  • joyce ward

    Lin needs to figure out how to get his points and play PG at the same time. Scott obviously did not set lin up to succeed, so lin needs to stop falling for the okie doke and figure out a way to beat Scott’s system. Figure out a way to score when shots not falling.Also I believe that the GM’s are not falling for what the Lakers are trying to sell about lin. I think that they know ythe Lakers have not put Lin in a situation for him to succeed. Also Lin needs to realize that he has o play better than anyone in this league.

  • Rookie75094

    and the tank busting jugglenaut keep rolLINg …. hehe

  • blubell

    I’ll take a dose or two or… give it all to me!

  • JoeTeam

    ah, I missed that due to preventing to check my work email ha ha.

  • John Lee

    Says the bonehead who brown-noses another bonehead for a living. The irony.

  • John Lee

    It appears that you’re on the same path as IJ… 😉

  • JoeTeam

    that’s a tough realization for any minority, and then we just look fwd to retirement lol.

  • blubell

    I think he did figure it out but sometimes shots don’t fall. It happens. He is human after all.

  • CJSHYY

    BS just so mad bc Hill didn’t do as he wish missed more shots for tanking purpose…. LOL!

  • blubell

    Is that good or bad? LOL. Don’t answer that.

  • Rookie75094

    jazz fought the Lin…. and the Lin won…. jazz fought the Lin…. and the Lin won!!!!

  • John Lee

    I think the team is united and hellbent on sticking it to KoBS after “Celebration-gate”.

  • FrankW

    I guess Lin lacks the gene for high altitude adaptation like
    the Tibetans. Many Asians have it, perhaps Clarkson has it too.

  • CJSHYY

    Hill sure was the other were for their next contract… LOL!

  • blubell
  • Kianainhi

    You’re not making it up. Someone tweeted if Lin was ok. Saw Lin popping a pill on the sideline.

  • blubell
  • joyce ward

    Not really. Lin has beaten the odds a lot. He is a good player in this league. He knows that he belongs, but he also understands that it is not an even playing ground when it comes to him. He understands that the place he is in is much motre than basketball. He just needs to figure out the balance and not sellout, like many in the NBA .

  • blubell
  • I didn’t get to watch the game. But for those who did, did Jeremy seem less aggressive since he had to facilitate due to Price’s absence?

    I wonder if his aggressive mindset in the past 2 games changed because he had to do both facilitating and attacking.

    1. Was it no longer “shoot first, pass second” mentality tonight?
    2. Or same aggressive-scoring mentality but the shooting was just off?

  • JoeTeam

    Hey, I’ll take that to heart and roll back 20 years and not sell out too, Thanks!

  • John Lee

    Kobe’s prima donna tantrum backfired. LOL

  • CJSHYY

    I think Lin just had bad shooting night bc Jazz double team him a lot & his shots was short.. No need to worry. He will be fine. I believe he knew he needs to have good games for his next contract that’s why even he didn’t shoot well tonight but he still took 12 shots… he normally would not do that in the past.

  • joyce ward

    Are you kidding me right now?

  • Rookie75094

    bs standing with his arms folded…. his mind is constantly whirling with ….. to tank or not to tank….. until the end of the game when the tankers won the game….bs was spotted walking back to the locker room mumbling…does not compute…. It appears the clueless tank commander just had a major malfunction….. get well soon bs…..NOT!!!

  • Rookie75094

    yes and yes.

  • Rzo Vlade

    what happened to tony parker can somebody explain his game sucking

  • Rookie75094

    except for the tanking laker fans…. they are probably cursing Jlin out about right now….hehe

  • blubell

    Making room for Jeremy?

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  • John Lee

    Touché! I see that you’ve been elevating your game as well. 🙂

  • Rookie75094

    to me it still a win-win…Jlin stayed healthy and busting the tank at the same time…hehe

  • Rzo Vlade

    it reach to borderline darkside

  • blubell
  • joyce ward

    Listen, I am not worried about lin, but lin tends to fall for BS okie doke too much. He needs to figure out a way to work around that. Also lin has been playing in this league for 4 years, he needs to figure out how to get out of the traps of doubleteam. That happens all the time with PG’s in this league they consider a threat to being a a game changer. Lin needs to figure out , how to expect these traps and have a way out. He needs to game plan because most of the time his team mates don’t have a clue on how to help him out. He also needs to understand that Scott doesn’t game plan because he is all about the tank. I also know that lin will figure it out, and he will better prepare for the next game. I just don’t like some rookie upstaging him when I know that he is a better player.

  • linspiredinla

    Noticed he had a plug in his nose, so possible nose bleed due to high altitude adjustment?

  • blubell

    Post game interview

  • that’s the spirit 🙂
    I’m sure Lin is unhappy and will go back on track

  • Rookie75094

    i saw that too… good catch.

  • John Lee

    I get your point and agree with some of them, but ultimately he will need team support just like any other player. I get good vibes from his teammates but that alone won’t overcome the lack of on-court strategy (O and D), especially against good teams. It’s tough when the coach sets you up for failure, and you have to fight 1-on-9 (the opponents, refs AND own coach).

    That said, I wonder if there’s any exercise that prepares someone for altitude sickness.

  • blubell

    What game? lol

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  • MoominFloren

    Any photos of happy faces after the win? I want to tweet that to Kobe 🙂

  • joyce ward

    :Lin is smart, but I do think it takes him a while to catch on because he wants to believe the better in people.

  • FrankW

    I don’t know much about it, one theory was interbreeding with an “ancient species” like Denisovans adapted to high altitudes millions of years ago – many Asians. Its like Europeans have makeup of 1-4% of Neanderthal genes. We are all interrelated somehow.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16978132

  • Keith

    I am the only Asian in my Asian family /friends has that. I often find it is hard to breath when i am on high attitude (like those snow summit mountains).

  • linspiredinla
  • Acbc

    Me too.

  • blubell

    Here is a Jeremy smile from the interview.

  • grover chang

    Jeremy is right. The team has more chemistry because BS has played every combination of five guys that now whatever line up he uses have some experience of playing together. Only bringing D-leaguers in could disrupt the chemistry more.

  • joyce ward

    So I guess Lin was the head of the snake for defense tonight, since Price was out. Lin was the defensive juggernaut for the team. I would love for him to get double digits tonight, but not in the plans tonight. I loved that he has proven himself to be that 4th quarter guy, that lead his team back.

  • blubell

    What exactly is this okie doke you always speak of?

  • linspiredinla

    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/570817460883951616 What a humble guy. When reporter said that Jeremy played well, he had a big smile and shook his head.

  • Acbc

    You really are from my generation after all.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! That’s why BS took Lin out w Lakers only lose by 2. But don’t know what happened? Hill seemed to be wake up & made the shots…. that’s not BS wanted it or from his plan… No wonder he point out Hill….LOL!

  • linspiredinla

    I thought he looked tired.

  • joyce ward

    okie doke is like you know something is weird and not right, but you go along with it because you don’t want to look like you are uncool or a party pooper.

  • Samuel

    Did anyone see Lin tried to set a screen for Hill last night? what a teammate Lin is, I’ve watched more than 1000 NBA games in my life, and I’ve never seen another PG done that for his Center..

  • joyce ward

    Does anybody on here believe that Clarkson will be the starting PG for the Lakers next season? I don’t. I think that Clarkson is strictly trade bait.

  • sport

    Lin sets better screens than Hill lol.

  • JoeTeam

    If the next year is gone waiting for superstars KD and Westy, they might just start him to tank and up the trade for the pounce the following year.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Don’t think so with KB is back.

  • Filler-up

    He did take 12 shots though they failed to fall.

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  • linspiredinla

    Several things: had to facilitate more, changes between SG & PG, Clarkson & others not passing to Lin when Lin was SG, shots not falling, unable to drive to basket due to poor spacing, maybe under the weather or nose bleed. So he played conservatively & did not have any turnovers. Team won. So that’s what mattered to him, being team guy.

  • CJSHYY

    I agree Lin needs to figure it out & prepare for the double team but he can’t fight this along. Like Curry & Dragic, I saw their teammates always set the pick to help them get away w double team or player like PB w body up on people. You are right, BS didn’t have any game plan for him. W tanking, he sure didn’t want Lin to score well.

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! I agree.. sometimes Lin is just too nice & trust….

  • CJSHYY

    I think they let him start now bc they want to tank… no one really guard him or set the game plan to against him. He can shoot but if the other team wanted to stop him they could… they just didn’t bother to do it.

  • joyce ward

    You see. I think that Mitch/F/O likes lim They like his work ethics and his team play.The Lakers are trying to emulate what the Spurs have done by growing their own. That is what Mitch alluded to in his most recent interview, He even stated that they were not going to sign a vet to help Lobe win another Play OFF which id never going to ha ha ha

  • pandaboy99

    Nah they are just mad in general about winning has nothing to do with Lin. Hes not even a topic of discussion this game good or bad.

  • linspiredinla

    What happened to my post?

  • pandaboy99

    Hill on the court with Lin makes Lin way worse. Opposing teams are free to double lin since theyll give that open 18 footer to hill all day long. This makes one less person to dump the ball into when lin drives the paint.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Then BS and KB need to be gone. Otherwise I doubt JLin will stay in their toxic culture.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    What???

  • John Lee

    Chances are, Disqus benched it. LOL

  • Rookie75094

    i like Parker… I know he will bounce back…. unlike the one called rondo… i hope he will bounce away and be lost for ever…or at least suspended for the rest of the season….hehe

  • linspiredinla

    Posted a long one & it quickly disappeared.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Checked the moderation. It wasn’t there.

  • linspiredinla

    Good one!

  • CJSHYY

    I hope not… so worry Lin will stay… Don’t be fooled by they seem to allow him to do more now…. that’s just really want to make Lin sign the contract for their Asia market. NO NO NO.

  • John Lee

    Disqus is very much like BS. It’ll nitpick your choice of words (such as contraction of “he will”) and puts your post into moderation. If no Mod is around to clear it within 5 minutes or so (maybe 10), the post simply vanishes without a trace. What I do now is to just repost with correction and let the first one evaporate.

  • Rookie75094

    yeah… i noticed one play where Jlin had Ed in good position for the lob… but he passed out to jhill and hill proceed to clank the shot…..Jlin need to ignore Hill a bit more and go with Ed for those sure buckets

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Nop. It wasn’t there I checked several times.

  • bolero

    Just like Lin to Wall..

  • John Lee

    Disqus allows only for a very short window for Mods to get to it, or else it just disappears. I’m speaking from experience. (Got at least three lengthy ones that got canned.)

  • Rookie75094

    on his way to Dallas after rondo got suspended …Cuban punted him to the tankers for Jlin….hehe..jk

  • linspiredinla

    Several things: had to facilitate more, changes between SG & PG, Clarkson & others not passing to Lin when Lin was SG, shots not falling, unable to drive to basket due to poor spacing, maybe under the weather or nose bleed. So he played conservatively & did not have any turnovers. Team won. So that’s what mattered to him, being team guy.

  • John Lee

    KD and/or Westy won’t have the patience to put up with KoBS antics, nor will they be willing to play second fiddle to anyone, much less a player way past his prime.

  • John Lee

    Not sure about trade bait, with any luck Clarkson can grow into a above average bench SG.

  • JoeTeam

    Well, this one theory is, Kobe retires after another tank year, and then KD and Westy are vied for. Not a bad train of thought, though there are many others.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Really???? I have seen many posts have been for a long time to be approved.

  • JoeTeam

    Hehe, I just saw it again and it’s really a lot dingier than I remembered. I think it’s a space version of High Noon with what, Gary Cooper? Even Total Recall now is very dated … still love Humphrey Bogart, though I am def not that old.

  • blubell

    Anyone know when Jeremy did this interview?

  • John Lee

    Since I’m not a Mod, I don’t have the backstage view. But from the commenter’s end the post is shown as waiting moderation for a few minutes, and then disappears completely.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Believe it was right before ASG or early Feb. I did post the glimpse of it then.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I know what you mean. As mods, we can check those posts if it’s under moderation and can approve it when we are informed. But linspiredinla one didn’t show up in moderation at all. So, maybe he/she deleted the post accidentally. Happened to me many times. Had to rewrite it all over again.

  • Rookie75094

    And never will. ..

  • JoeTeam

    I don’t know about the gene, but whenever I go to the Front Range (mile high Denver) I get a headache and have trouble getting to sleep.

  • linspiredinla

    http://tv.sohu.com/20150225/n409156280.shtml A great interview of Jeremy in English.

  • Martinez

    Parker is done
    Pops should know this and get Lin

  • Maknusia

    Miss the game as well, but as for going back to 1st half mentality, I dont see it yet, since he took 12 shots in 24min. I guess his 3s were not falling since he had 4 attempts.

    Did he had less drive to the basket?

  • Brent Yen

    Not gonna happen, with or without Kobe

  • Brent Yen

    How was the D on Lin….did he get double teamed?

  • Brent Yen

    Man even an experienced PG like Parker can have a bad game..

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! He did I think that’s why he didn’t shoot well tonight.

  • Kianainhi

    Agreed. Everyone can see JC is a SG. He cannot create plays/playmaker, he just loves to score. This was evident in DLeague & preseason. You can see glimpses of it to this day. Up his value & trade him. His assists record is dismal for a starting PG.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Also JLin was taking medicine and fans saw cotton ball was placed into his nose–suffered from high altitude?

    Don’t think JLin plays well when Hill is in the game with him. He plays better with Boozer now that he rolls and Davis. Saw at least twice that JLin was wide open in front of Hill, he didn’t pass the ball to JLin to score.

  • Kianainhi

    I truly believe Mitch/Jeanie/FO/Black likes Lin. The hurdles are Kobe/BS. It wouldn’t surprise me if Mitch & Lin talk or should I say meet behind closed doors but that’s just my opinion. He has publicly mentioned Spurs & Atlanta playing team ball. Ppl know he’s an adamant believer in team ball & ball movement.
    It’s gonna be an interesting FA.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Ok. Interview was done on 11 Feb. (Info obtained from Penny Lee)

  • Kianainhi

    I saw double teams on Lin in 1st half.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Don’t want JLin to stay in Lakers if KB and BS are still with Lakers during FA.

  • CJSHYY

    I didn’t watch the whole game, did they do that in 2nd half too?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Apparently most pgs didn’t do well in today’s game. Dragic played for 41 min with 3-10 8pts, Caldron 36 min 1-7 5pts, MCW 8pts

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • linspiredinla

    Some are too hard on JLin. Look at Tony Parker, who is much more experienced. Lin looked tired. Think he is not used to high altitude. Caused nose bleed?

  • CJSHYY

    Not really sure about trade? Bc I read an article from BS to a reporter before ASG.. during that time BS were very high on JC, they talked about starting job next season? Even BS didn’t say JC will start but I guess if Lin stays… Kobe sure will not allow Lin back to starting job… then… you never know once Lin signed the contract he can’t do anything about it. Even they did let Lin starts like 20 games or so…they still can find excuse to bench him. smh!

  • linspiredinla

    Happens to the best of them. Need to give Lin some leeway.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    BS took JLin out in 4th qtr when it was 86-88 after he brought the team from losing over 13pts. Basically BS took JLin out when he was getting hot and mini Linsanity was on the card.

  • linspiredinla

    Yes, it had something to do with his numbers tonight.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Personally I don’t think KB will last long for next season before another season ending injury or career-ending injury happens. His aging body just can’t take modern bb anymore. Doesn’t matter what BS will limit his playing time, just a matter of how soon his body will break. Sooner or later he has to accept his NBA career is over. Sometimes I wish it happens sooner than later. But I’m all good when JLin is free from KB and BS in FA. Then who cares about tanking Lakers.

  • CJSHYY

    I guess he’s not feeling well today… no big deal w poor shooting night. 26 games to go… I am more worry Lin will stay w Lakers than his poor shooting night. ( most of the reason it’s double team from Jazz & not feeling well…)

  • CJSHYY

    If Lin really stays he will end up just like right now… even Kobe is out of picture but he still has the power (by use BS) to do whatever he wants w his teammates playing time or position in the team. smh!

  • linspiredinla

    Why was Jeremy put back in 4thQ towards the end?

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! BS took Lin out bc he didn’t want to win but Hill destroy his tanking plan….LOL! That’s why he was mad at Hill after the won!!! Haha!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    How many more games to go?? Let me check. This is G56. Another 26 games to go. Don’t get too anxious now. As JLin said, he would look at FA after the season was over and knew more what was on the table before making the best decision. My guess is most likely we will know a little more in June. In the mean time just enjoy his games. Don’t think he will get another DNP-CD now that RP is out for the season. All good to me. Just pray that JLin will use the rest of games to improve his games and overcome every hurdle that KB and BS throw at him. Then he will flourish next season and on:-) Next most important is staying healthy and having fun.

  • LA was leading so Lin was put in since he’s a good FT shooter.
    If Utah fouled him, he’d be able to make FTs to secure the win … or be BScott’s scapegoat if he didn’t =)

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Plus BS needs to let him close the game as FO asks… also maybe needed Lin to take the last shot. Why Ellington took the FT instead of Lin?!! I was hoping Lin could get 10 points at least. smh!

  • linspiredinla

    Why would Lin stay with Lakers? Thought he is not in their plan. Was he double teamed in Boston game? I think with Price on court with Lin, less selfish play. Saw lots of ball hogging tonight

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep. Actually he will probably do better than that if he is allowed to play over 30 minutes. I mean the rest of 4th qtr. He was getting “hot” and into the zone when he was taken out. Really annoyed at BS sub when it happened.

  • linspiredinla

    I believe first thing is keeping healthy. Without that nothing matters.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Because JLin was considered as more threats than Ellington and other Lakers. The double team was on JLin. He couldn’t get the ball. Jazz was definitely more worried about JLin than all Lakers.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I believe they did talk even before season starts… bc that’s what Lin’s Dad said in Taipei… ” they will either sign us or trade us…”

    After HB’s article on Rox also wants to get Lin back, Lakers changed to let Lin plays longer min or takes more shots now…. they want to make him happy so he will stay w Lakers.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! That’s true. Jazz was so worry about Lin. Even they didn’t really say it but Lin is #2 guy in the team.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I know. That’s why I always advocate on both KB and BS are out of Lakers. Let’s see how much Mitch and Busses want JLin for the long term. If they really want JLin, they will fire BS first and bring in coach that won’t play KB if he is bad and isn’t guaranteed to be starter or bench if he doesn’t perform. Then maybe KB will take the hint and retire. But does there any such coach is available and has gut to do it???

  • Lin couldn’t get open so it’s okay Ellington drained the FTs.
    Even Sacre made the last 2 FTs.

    BScott and Kobe must not be happy :>
    The team is united to destroy BScott’s precious tank!

  • CJSHYY

    I think Lakers wants to get Lin but of course I really hope Lin will not stay like HB said he will out of Lakers this summer. I believe w Price on court, Jazz still would double team on Lin… BS wants to loss so he didn’t really help Lin … smh!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    But only over 20 min. Still remember JLin said Lakers told him that he would play longer than when he was in Rox. Rox avg was 29 min. Let’s see how many games did JLin played that many minutes???? Probably less than 10 games.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep!!!! Thought the players rebelled and went for the win. BS had no choice to go for the win. Otherwise he was in big big big trouble:-) Good on Hill and others.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep. Actually I’ve found that JLin is more #1 in the team. Other teams didn’t really care that much about KB when he played. His FGAs were just too low to make any impact most of the time anyway.

  • CJSHYY

    I guess even no one really openly said they don’t like what Kobe & BS said about celebrate after the won … but they’re sure not happy about it. Haha! Win is the best revenge. LOL!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Listened to JLin interview. You might get the sense:-)

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Kobe didn’t really matter at this stage now…

  • Tey Ling

    Pulling Lin out in last 4 mins in 4thQ is another tanking strategy, hmmmm.

  • linspiredinla

    I don’t believe Lakers want to get Lin. He is the polar opposite of KB who will return next season.

  • Brent Yen

    Just watched the whole 4th Q…… I think Lin did pretty good..

  • Tey Ling

    If BS do it again in staple centre, I hope the LA fans boo the stupid coach.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep! Good! Please give us your analysis on that!!! I was in and out. Didn’t really watch except the good stretch that JLin did well:-)

  • CJSHYY

    If not they don’t need to let him plays long min & close game as he wants (not really today…). If Lakers didn’t want to keep Lin they would trade him or DNP him now since they need to tank.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Didn’t think he dared to do in Staples. Maybe I’m wrong.

  • Tey Ling

    I think the Lakers is keeping the Lin decision till the FA season, they want to assess how well Kobe has recovered and the bond of current team.

  • CJSHYY

    I guess that’s why BS took Lin out bc he didn’t want to win tonight.

  • Brent Yen

    Lin was running offense….playing great D….knowing exacting what he needed to do. Ellington and Hill both went brain-locked for a moment….which is understandable…Clarkson actually has shown his limitation a lot, but I think NASH taught him to stay what he is good at…and he did…not bad..I am not sure why BS told Davis to foul…..tho…

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  • Brent Yen

    Basically Sacre blown the tank open…

  • Tey Ling

    Good, I am beginning to think that the players want a win and are in mutiny against the BS decision to tank. The players knows their next pay check and relevance in NBA is at risk if to follow BS nonsense.

  • Brent Yen

    Lin shoots without any hesitation…..good for him…it will go in eventually…

  • Brent Yen

    I liked how Lin defends now….good footwork, good awareness….more efficient…I think his D can be even better in terms of how to move more efficiently…

  • Grace Nsns

    I checked the site, it’s not a commercial site, wonder where I can buy those shoes.

  • Grace Nsns

    Exactly.
    Some were talking about Jeremy taking medicine before and during the game, I was on and off watching, didn’t.

  • Brent Yen

    If Lin keeps this form…I believe he will get good contract…..do not get me wrong, box score is important…but I believe most teams look way beyond that……it is only the matter of if they can look way beyond his last name too..

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Number of fans saw this.

  • Brent Yen

    THose are minor to him….he needs to get the experience of playing without 100% healthy anyway….That is what a vet does

  • linspiredinla

    They could no longer trade him & can no longer DNP him. Yout tweet is confusing to me. Anyway. Now that media are up on BS antiquated coaching, player rotation, not fouling end of game, etc., there is less leeway to mess with.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep. Believe it will be available in the market soon.

  • John Lee

    Jeremy will EXPLODE on his next team once he is PERMANENTLY unshackled from BS “conditioning”. BS should be getting a lifetime ban from coaching for such “wear and tear” tanking strategy that jeopardizes players’ health and career. Just ask Julius Randle about how he feels about sitting out his first NBA season due to broken leg.

  • John Lee

    I’ve been holding my money in anticipation for a while now!!!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Good on you. You aren’t the only JLin fans are waiting for this to be available:-)

  • LAJane

    Why would they not like to keep him…offering a cheap contract in FA for a good bench player with Asian market upside. But the bloom is off the rose big time, so they probably realize what with their marriage to Kobe that Lin is unlikely to suffer more seasons with them. They won’t lose sleep over his loss because they’re still deluded by their (dying) “showtime” reputation into believing they’ll be able to lure some big names into the spider’s web.

  • Steppen

    It’s Not BScott’s decision to Tank – That’s his employers’, the Lakers front office. I don’t like BS’s biases but the power for change is in Busses’ hands.

  • Steppen

    Agree.
    I didn’t get to catch the game yet but I already like what Lin did. He’s taking 12 shots in 20+ min. versus 5, 6, 7 shots in the past. More shots = more contributing, more confidence, fearless. And of course, The Zero “0” turnover on stat sheet. 3 assist, 0 to = is better than 7 ast, 4 to. Teammates like a leader who handles the ball with care

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Sad in the way of how KB and BS act and talk. They are literally fighting the losing battle as KB is only getting old and will never revert to his past glory. The longer Lakers let these two clowns stay on, the more this org becomes a laughing stock in NBA world. As Joyce pointed out, no one in NBA even cared when KB had an season-ending injury except the ex-Lakers clowns and some KB’s fans. These people can continue to bury their head in the sand. Will careless when JLin leaves LAL in FA:-) Don’t think JLin will choose LAL if there is a better choice. Money isn’t his concern. It’s very clear that he wants to be a “permanent” and not a psuedo starter and gets the ring. He is working toward those goals. Don’t think LAL will attract him with KB and BS in it. He has already suffered enough for this season. What he said in those interviews gave me a pretty good idea what his mind laid in.

  • MoominFloren

    The white one is gooooooood!!!

  • MoominFloren

    May I know how many games Tankers has to tank in order to secure the bottom 4 standing?

  • Martin Chong

    only until now I understand why BS let Kobe played heavy minutes: you don’t need to tank, is definitely losing anyway.

  • MoominFloren

    Yeah a lifetime ban from coaching & commentating

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Depending on other bottom teams. At the moment from the bottom:
    1. New York 10-46
    2. Philadelphia 12-45
    3. Minnesota 13-43
    4. Lakers 15-41
    5. Orlando 19-40
    6. Denver 20-37
    7. Sacramento 20-35
    Believe as long as Lakers doesn’t catch up with Orlando, Denver or Sacramento in winning games, they are okay in #4. They can afford to win another 4 more games:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    yep with KB’s aging body, he can’t compete with modern day NBA games anymore. Isos can’t win games anymore.

  • MoominFloren

    Then I wish they can win the next 5 games! Get nothing from tanking

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW! This BS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What can I say????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (Lakers Coach) Byron (Scott) said he has weekly analytics talks with assistants. Says he listens. Have any coaching decisions stemmed from those convos? “No.”

    BScott on analytics: “I think we’ve got a few guys who believe in it. I’m not one of them.” (Note to B: They’re numbers. Not Santa Claus)

  • Tey Ling

    That is why he is aptly named Clueless Coach.

  • Dan Cohen

    i don’t know man.. it’s like ppl kept saying maybe this is linsanity 2 reborn and look what happen.

  • Dan Cohen

    his arm strengths needs to improve for shooting.. He relies too much on the legs.. all those circus shot he might was pushing his arm forward instead of leg lift.

  • Dan Cohen

    so today is a pg off night you r saying.

  • John Lee

    Let me put it this way, when was the last time Lin had a say in where to go since the Warriors days?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep. JLin wasn’t the only one. Among all these including Parker and Manu, JLin’s stat was the best:-) I’m all good with his game and feel even better after reading these stat:-) Not going to get upset over nothing:-) Only wasn’t happy with BS for taking JLin out when he was “hot.” Not new antics from BS!!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    GAME RECAP GALORE

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    In the past, Lin will make tons of TOs after missing shots but Lin matures and plays within the flow of the game. His missing shots were put back in most of the time by his teammates. Reality is he’s helping the team to win. In the 4Q, Lakers were in a hole but Lin led the team from 69-80 to 86-88 cutting the deficit from 11 points to 2 points. Then BS took Lin out.

  • John Lee

    I don’t know why you’re acting surprised, as if you didn’t know BS is dumb. I’d be surprised if he actually said something intelligent.

  • John Lee

    Look at it this way, BS tanking failed despite treachery, and Kobe unhappy that team won without him. We’re supposed to be happy! And you know BS doesn’t want to lose to the guy who got him kicked out of the cushy job in New Jersey. 🙂

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL I know he is… (fill in the blank) but I don’t know he is much worse than my assumption. He is really beyond… (fill in the blank) Lost my words to describe how I really feel:-)

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! After ASG, he cut down his TO & that’s really good for him. Even he didn’t make his shot but he indeed did help the team back from the lose … if he continue to be on court I believe they would win more…. of course that’s not what BS wanted so he pulled out Lin.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The best part since ASG is Lin plays within the team framework. BS is not the coach Jeremy should play for. I still think the best fit for Lin is Dallas. He’s the coach that Rick Carlisle needs; Rondo as expected is in trouble with the coach. I don’t think Mark Cuban would give up Rick for Rondo. I don’t think Rondo will get his max contract. There’s a good chance that Lin will play for the Mavericks.

  • Tey Ling

    So short vid, only 2.07 min. Sob sob …

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The point is even when Lin’s shots didn’t go in but he’s still leading the team to come back from 69-80 to 86-88. Cutting the deficit from 11 points to 2 points with no TO. That’s maturity.

  • grover chang

    I dont get it. The NBA is a lottery system. If Lakers have the 5th worst record it doesn’t mean they have the 5th pick. The lottery ball could bounce the other way. They need to lose as many games as possible to be sure they get more balls and a chance to get the 5th or better pick.

  • grover chang

    Yes! that is why he shoots worse on back to backs and his shot isn’t as consistent as the top shooters. totally agree.

  • sws94

    All players have bad shooting nights. I hope Lin doesn’t have too many more but all players do. He didn’t seem to have great stats but he played better than the stats and the 0 TOs is good. IF he’s going to get TOs at least let him have a good amount of points or assists. He had low in both, but 0 TOs, so it is a decent game and as you said, he was part of leading the team back from a deficit.

  • sws94

    Good team but I don’t like anywhere in Texas or their media. But, it is a good team and coach and Carlisle would love coaching LIn. Monta Ellis is a chucker but I think he’d do OK with Lin.

  • Maknusia

    which one…do you remember?

  • joyce ward

    I totally agree. Do you think Lakers will go after Rondo?

  • joyce ward
  • 22cents

    who is this guy?

  • Brent Yen

    It is not about strenth I think…he shoots from afar easyly….more about just control….and rhythm of using many muscles..

  • Tey Ling

    Lakers have to please Kobe, so they better go after Rondo, so that Lin had a chance to go to a team truly interested to invest in him.

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    Both had similar stats except that Lin played 23 min. while Dragic 41 min.

    Dragic: 3-10, 5 AST, 1 ST, 2 TO, and 8 PTS
    Lin : 3-12, 3 AST, 1 ST, 0 TO, 1 BS, and 8 PTS

  • Rookie75094

    The tragic tragedy of dragic…hehe

  • Rick Johnson

    Basically what we’ve been saying on this forum forever:

    ESPN: Are the Lakers stuck in the stone age?

    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/12375351/nba-los-angeles-lakers-stuck-stone-age

    “Similarly, Bryant is among those titans of points per game who comes to earth through the lens of efficiency. In the highlights, he’s hitting incredibly hard shots. On SportVu, he’s making the Lakers easy to defend by predictably ignoring open teammates while taking tough, covered shots that actually don’t go in at a great rate.”

    “Extending Kobe was an unmitigated disaster,” the official said, “at least where winning basketball games is a concern.”

  • Arsenium12 .

    Nathan Gottlieb also tweets : “But I believe Clarkson upside is good as backup SG, or even starting SG, depending on his growth as a shooter. He’s a slasher with decent J.”
    __________
    https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/570994788419436544

  • Rick Johnson

    They are trying to ignore analytics because it would tell them that Kobe-ball chucking opposed, double teamed, triple teamed long 2’s will cause them to lose the game. They have their heads buried in the sand and don’t want to face the facts. Or it’s just a charade to endure Kobe’s last 2 years and sell tickets until they enter the modern NBA when Kobe leaves.

  • Brent Yen

    BTW, not that I think BS is a sound coach….but asking Lin, Clarkson, or Ellington to help double team the big while they were on the strong side…is just simply stupid…

  • Charlie S

    Every time JLin does something amazing, his performance keeps matching up to not just All Star players, but HOF players. When Linsanity erupted, he scored more than anyone… EVER… in 7 games. Now recently, he had a 25/6 performance (from the bench no less) not seen in Lakers’ History since Magic and Worthy.

    To me that means given the right environment, JLin easily can be a HOF player. That his name could be up there with Magic or MJ I don’t think is farfetched at all. Let’s go FREE AGENCY!

  • Charlie S

    Clearly, Dragic is INCONSISTENT

  • Arsenium12 .

    In a series of tweets, Nathan Gottlieb commented:

    ICYMI: … Lin’s D is the most aggressive, energized on team. He’s always moving, chasing through paint, fighting screens. When guarding shooter in corner, cheats back & forth toward paint in case big needs help. Never gets credit. Some of you think Lin shooting effect of tired legs. His D requires him to use legs more than on O. So think that was it. … Tarik Black, Davis block shots in small area of paint. Lin’s D territory is all over court. Hence I say he’s best defender on team!

  • Brent Yen

    “Jeremy Lin remembers the packet. The Houston Rockets distributed it at season’s end, an ocean of personalized data slimmed down to a few pages. It showed that the point guard was one of the NBA’s best at driving and making plays at the rim, but that he also struggled shooting from the left wing and 3-pointers off the dribble.”

    No wonder Lin’s off the dribble 3 looks much better now….I guess analytics does help

  • Brent Yen

    “Despite Madsen’s enthusiasm for the numbers, one analytics official familiar with the Lakers’ operation said that Madsen’s work is “not well-received” by Scott and the other coaches, and that any advanced stats the Lakers are using are “really, really basic.”

    For instance, although Scott cited how analytics revealed that Bryant’s performance suffered after reaching a certain minute mark, he noted it only after Bryant was so fatigued that he had started to miss games. It wasn’t long until Bryant was lost for the season to a shoulder injury.

    Meanwhile, the reigning champion San Antonio Spurs, who rank seventh overall in ESPN’s analytics rankings, have used rest to great effect, even going so far as to sit forward Tim Duncanfor games dating back to 1999, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich recently said.”

    Oh well…..

  • 1mtoldman

    some other “inconsistent” nba guards
    fga shooting numbers last nite.

    victor oladipo 4-13

    elfrid payton 1-8

    d. wade 6-19

    calderon 3-10

    e. gordon 2-11

    deron will. 4-12

    aaron brooks 4-12

    harden 4-13

    terry 3-10

    j. wall 2-10

    rubio 2-9

    r. sessions 1-5

    r. foye 2-11

    parker 1-8

    ginobli 1-5

  • Acbc

    “Really, really basic”….like pond scum?

  • Brent Yen

    I do not wanna know…LOL

  • Rick Johnson
  • Rick Johnson
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Cuban should have traded him for Lin + 1st round pick.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    No matter who you are, you’re a better pg than Lin if you play for an idiot/hateful coach and bias media.

  • CJSHYY

    Wow! They maybe tried to ship him out before 3/1/15?!

    This was an example of an organization standing behind its coach, and while Dirk Nowitzki and Tyson Chandler both have suggested that this could bring the group closer together, ESPN’s Tim McMahon reported that there’s not much of a chance that Rondo — an unrestricted free agent this coming summer — will remain a Maverick long-term

  • 1mtoldman

    couple george karl notes: one paraphrasing says karl has control of future personnel decisions not f.o. and that everyone including cousins is available and the other that : “karl wants players who move the ball and push the tempo and that could mean wild upheaval on the kings roster”. (both notes from bleacher report).

  • 1mtoldman

    looks like kobe’s still on the self-promotion circuit for his docu. lots of smh-ing kobe quotes on line.

    among other things says howard just wasn’t able to deal with the “uncomfortable and combative nature” of the “challenge”. (in l.a. with kobe i guess).

  • dave lam

    Minny won last night. I think they are trying The players responded to Garnett.
    I think it harder for Lakers lose more than the Knicks or 76ers. The management for those teams is doing its best to put together the worst team possible

  • FrankW

    Maybe changes in atmospheric pressure. Some people know if rain, or storm coming before the weather forecaster – headache, bone ache or just something feel different. Sleeping is a problem too as one gets older.

  • Guest

    “Yes!… totally agree.”
    It’s great that you two agree. Too bad neither of you know what you’re talking about. How may pull-ups can you do Grover? Zero? That’s what I thought. Try working up to 30 pull-ups while weighing over 200 pounds. Not easy. Trust me.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Lin

    “Lin worked to improve …during the offseason. He…increased his strength, doubling the weight he could squat (from 110 pounds (50 kg) to 231 (105)) and almost tripling the number of pull-ups that he could do (from 12 to 30).[90] He increased his body weight from 200 pounds (91 kg) to 212 (96)—including 15 pounds (6.8 kg) of muscle…”

  • grover chang

    I wasn’t trying to say Lin is weak. He physically is stronger then most guards and is a physical specimen. But if you rely on your legs to aim and your legs are more tired then usual then your aim will be off. Lin usually has bad shooting on back to back and after Scott makes them run inn practice the day before. Being tired to play vs being tired to throw your aim off an inch are two different things. If harden played defense like Lin even his shot would be worse.

  • Brent Yen
  • Rick Johnson
  • Arsenium12 .

    “This season is on track to be the first in which, league-wide, 3s outnumber free throws. As recently as the early 1990s free throws outnumbered 3s four to one. The trend is driven in no small part by analytics showing 3s are, all in all, incredibly beneficial to offenses.”

    See : http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/12375351/nba-los-angeles-lakers-stuck-stone-age

  • Arsenium12 .

    An NBA analytics official talking about the Lakers :

    “There is no evidence that I’m aware of that suggests progressive thought, finding innovative ways to improve or progress the team — either in team construction/composition, or on-court play,” said one NBA analytics official. “If anything, their on-court play is actively counter to more widely accepted analytic insights: … [such as] … increase pace, attack the paint in transition, shoot more 3s, protect the paint and deny the corners on defense.”

    See : http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/12375351/nba-los-angeles-lakers-stuck-stone-age

  • CJSHYY

    So George Karl wants to get his old Nuggets players….?!

  • Guest

    Then what is it you “totally agree” with? That Lin still has to improve his arm strength? That Lin should disobey his coach and not run in practice? Or that he should slack off on defense despite the fact that he is always unfairly criticized for that part of his game?

  • Rick Johnson

    If they believe analytics they would have to stop playing Kobe-ball. They either ignorant are choosing to cater to Kobe.

    “Similarly, Bryant is among those titans of points per game who comes to earth through the lens of efficiency. In the highlights, he’s hitting incredibly hard shots. On SportVu, he’s making the Lakers easy to defend by predictably ignoring open teammates while taking tough, covered shots that actually don’t go in at a great rate.”

    It’s like in the tale “The emperor has no clothes”

  • linspiredinla
  • Rick Johnson

    What does he know, he thinks analytics are ridiculous too.

  • Rick Johnson

    None so deaf as those that will not hear. None so blind as those that will not see.

    Matthew Henry

  • Jedi

    I think Jeremy is a HOF player already.
    I know you’re talking about his stats, but he should and will be in the HOF just for being an electrifying pioneer. The additional stuff is just gravy.

  • linspiredinla
  • linspiredinla
  • Je Ballew
  • Rick Johnson
  • Rick Johnson

    No Kobe?

    Serena Winters
    ‏@SerenaWinters
    Jordan Clarkson was asked about leaders who’ve helped him, named Boozer, Rob, Wayne, Jeremy, Ed, then quipped, “Surprisingly, Nick too!”
    https://twitter.com/SerenaWinters/status/571063030038925312

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • CJSHYY

    Kobe didn’t even follow him on tweet.

  • linspiredinla
  • Brent Yen

    I hope Kobe un-follows everyone…leave Lin along at least

  • CJSHYY

    Don’t worry once Lin is not a Lakers, Kobe will unfollow him.

  • linspiredinla
  • linspiredinla
  • Rookie75094

    Mitch:what happened the last two games..tank commander bs?

    BS: RPG17 anti tank weapon is too good sir….and I can’t DNP-CD him anymore.

    Mitch:Hmmmm…. let me explore the buy out option then…. carry on commander.

    Bs: yes sir!!!

    The 3rd guy: (thinking to himself)… tanking idiots! !!

  • Rookie75094

    Translation…. I have got to find a working tank line up….these guys are not cooperating with me at the moment

  • Rick Johnson
  • When floppers collide =)

  • sws94

    That is ridiculous. This guy is seriously incompetent.

  • nodomo

    Major traveling violation!

  • nodomo

    in college, Clarkson blasted Kobe on Twitter…don’t think there’s love there. Ironically, I’d like to see how Clarkson performs as starting PG alongside Kobe next season.

  • nodomo

    3rd guy is the lead trainer for Lakers – “Let’s play another guy 38-40 min back-to-back to injure him for the season”

  • Rookie75094

    Oh no..that is even worse than the 2 other tanking idio…. uhhh..gentlemen.

  • CJSHYY

    I think to Kobe he is just a second round pick? Unlike Randle, Kobe followed him after he was signed… of course right now if Kobe knew Clarkson’s tweet on him… He sure will ask to trade JC out of Lakers. LOL!

  • Rick Johnson

    He won’t get to handle the ball once Kobe comes back. It’s pass it to Kobe and get the *%*^& out of the way. See what happens to his production then.

  • 1mtoldman

    there’s no way kobe would play in the same backcourt with clarkson; either bringing in someone like rondo or bring back the head of the snake. if kobe’s there (and no reason to assume he wont be at least till his body gives out again…and again…) clarkson wont be.

  • This is music to my ears. Rondo prioritizes Lakers in the FA after the clash with Carlisle.
    Only Kupchak stands in the way between Hollywood drama starring Kobe and Rondo.

    Let’s hope Kobe makes it happen!

    https://twitter.com/LakersSBN/status/571085336689778688

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Can’t wait to see this once JLin leaves Lakers for better future:-)

  • CJSHYY

    Mitch please do it for your Kobe. Haha! Can’t wait for next season to start…LOL!

  • 1mtoldman

    as you indicated a match made in hollywood if not in heaven.

  • wandertheglobe

    Body language is interesting, all 3 have their arms crossed.

  • 1mtoldman

    yeah i thought this was just a bs thing; every game all game he just stands on the sidelines like that with his arms crossed.

    but maybe its a laker thing?

  • JW

    He does give Kobe and Price pretty solid compliments.

  • JW

    He said this last time. He also added that Clarkson will be the only constant. So unless Lin will start as SG, he will not start at all.

  • Linja

    Lin’s been gone from LAL. long ago.

  • Maknusia

    Byrin?!!! lol

  • Linja

    It means I am reserving and holding back the truth. “You won’t know what I really think.” ha,
    in BS’s case, “You won’t know that I am an air-head and have nothing to tell ya.”

  • Sophie Paris

    Lakers will go nowhere lol

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    With KB and BS, JLin won’t be a starter @Lakers. Don’t expect anything from these two will save you lots of heartache!!!

  • Maknusia

    bring it on baby!

  • JW

    That’s pretty much my point in case some people are reading into that tweet. I don’t think Lin will start for the LAL at all anymore unless some injury to Clarkson. And there’s no need to curse the kid.

  • Maknusia

    lol…as though there is any place to go…sick and tired of this drama

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That’s self-defensive/perservation posture. Everyone is protecting self from the other persons. NO open communication is allowed.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin fans are as smart as JLin. We all know who BS and KB are.

  • Maknusia

    i just dont wanna think of anything…let Lin go and oky his game, immaterial of the circumstances…to me he had been doing great post ASG

  • Rick Johnson

    Yes, get Lin out of there and let the Lakers self destruct with Kobe and Rondo. Will be like the Knicks. Pathetic teams.

  • Rookie75094

    Mission accomplished. …hahaha

  • and this will be a much bigger scale than Harden/Bev because of Rondo’s massive salary!

    Although Kupchak is smart enough to decline, there is hope that Kobe will force it to happen.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Counting time how soon we are free from Lakers bondage:-)
    3 days from buying out deadline (Not likely happen)
    26 games/6.5weeks/50 days to end 2014-2015 Lakers season
    4 months/17.5weeks/124 days to FA (Free as bird)

  • yes, but they might produce many soap opera episodes of “Breaking Bad in LA”!
    And we will continue to watch LOL

  • CJSHYY

    If Lin is not going to stay then Lakers will do anything Kobe asks them to do. I hope Rondo go to Lakers next season. LOL!

  • Rookie75094

    I love listening to Dallas sport radios ripping the suspendee called rondo nonstop right now. …hahaha

  • Rookie75094

    Between that and reading this site…. I am in heaven…aaahhh

  • 1mtoldman

    holllywood.

  • CJSHYY

    What did they say today about Rondo pick Lakers as his FA place?

  • Rookie75094

    They are referring rondo mavs era as a stint now….hahaha

  • CJSHYY

    So now not only coach but the Mav radio also fight w Rondo?! LOL!

  • Rookie75094

    Some commented…rondo as a fa will not get offers from contenders…just bad team that may be willing to rondo run the team…sound like Boston all over again…except it’s the tankers this time. .hahaha

  • 1mtoldman

    who thinks clev/gs game 2nite 2b preview of finals?

  • Grace Nsns

    No way. BS and beat writers all jumped on Clarkson’s bandwagon, the next RW, Kobe-lite, lakers already got their future PG blah blah, Rondo is an afterthought now, lol

  • 1mtoldman

    kobe will never play with clarkson. clarksons just a time filler to give a “development” face to tanking.

  • Rick Johnson

    Mavericks not allowed to talk to JLin as it would be tampering but I bet Parson’s could tell him the Mavs would pick him up if he could arrange a buy out with the Lakers.

  • JW

    Not sure if anybody see it from yesterday and other games as well.

    On defense, other guard use a pick against Lin. LAL big(Hill) jumps out to disrupt the guard, but guard just go around the big with Lin chasing and the big staying with the guard as well creating a huge defensive hole.

    On offense with Lin using the pick, their big jumps out a lot more and stops Lin’s path completely causing Lin’s momentum to stop. Lin then have to go further out to pass their big or else come back and lose the advantage of the pick.

    Is it just the different style or coaching or is our big just not as fast to stop or disrupt more on the opposing guard?

  • Rookie75094

    Correction: it was Rick Carlise referring to rondo tenure as a Stint….hehe

  • Rookie75094

    The reporter that ask Carlise the tough question is Tim McMahon just said. .. he ” highly doubt” rondo will be back next year. ..hehe

  • Rookie75094

    Now they are saying rondo professionalism will be challenged next as his pride is already challenged…wow radio sharks..hehe

  • JoeTeam

    Yep, that altitude can mess you up if you also have beers, etc.

  • Rick Johnson
  • JoeTeam

    both? Didn’t see it but know what you mean. Since you say Hill, I’d say Hill. Since you ask coaching, I’d say BSc. So yeah, both maybe lol.

  • JoeTeam

    As good as saying “I’m going there to kick Lin out” but he doesn’t know he’s also saying “I’ll get my deal out of LA, and it’s going to be a tough road to make it work.”

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Just out of curiosity: Is Rondo also in FA after this season???

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! He is.

  • kittyhead

    Wow it will be a pleasure to see how things will go if Rondo and Kobe play together next season.lol I cant wait!!! : )

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Great, let Madonna and Britney Spear duet together.

  • kittyhead

    Get it done Kobe!

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Did anyone count KB’s dribbles before he shot???

  • Samuel

    Unlike Har_en, at least KoME won’t dump the ball to his teammates with 1 second left on the clock, lol

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    No name calling please. Please change.

    Not on this one, JH didn’t but he was blocked:-) Actually I counted, it was 19 dribbles not just 17.

  • Samuel

    Kobe wants Rondo so bad, I think because Rondo doesn’t take that many shots like other big name PGs, so Kobe still can get his 30 shots per night next year..

  • Samuel

    ok edited, but I don’t think if that is a name calling..

  • John Lee

    Harden is working really hard to have his name officially changed to something containing “hog” in it.

  • kittyhead

    Since Nuggets are selling every player, Kings could trade for or buy them all. lol

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He will monopolise the ball and the time clock for his shot.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    But Lakers has to offer a multi-year max contract to Rondo to make it happen.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That spells more years of desperation for the Laker fans.
    Kobe is a pest in basketball getting in the way of efficient basketball.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Hey coach get your team on track for the lottery pick.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    3 clearly divided and separated agenda.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The third guy, “If you need help, I will put in some extra pregame drills for tired legs.”

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Time to trade Kobe for a first round draft choice if there is still some crazy owner and GM left in the league.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Perhaps a sign and trade deal to Lakers. But Lakers can’t trade Jeremy!

  • MoominFloren

    I know you’d enjoy all the rippings on Rondo :))
    Your wish come true lol

  • Rick Johnson
  • let’s get the popcorn ready and watch some drama next season 🙂

  • MIL PreGame Thread+Poll is now open
    http://www.jlinportal.com/g57-mil-lal-pregame-threadpoll/

    It seemed that Price’s absence made Jeremy be more a facilitator than an aggressor in the Utah game, similar to how Byron asked him to play in the 1st half of the season. Perhaps Lin wasn’t 100% healthy as some saw he took some (pain-reliever?) pills

    Will Jeremy find a way to be his aggressive self as in the BKN and BOS games?

    Will it be the only chance for the 2nd Linsanity game in LA as Byron has to consider the tanking goal not to fall out of the Bottom 4?

    Let’s hope so since it might be one of the few games that Byron Scott really wants to win to exact revenge against Jason Kidd who had a hand in getting him fired from as a NJ Nets coach.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Boston actually plays great in their post-Rondo season. After they lost to Lakers, they defeated Phoenix on the back to back game and then they blew out the Knicks. They become a strong contender for the last playoff spot in the East.

  • Kianainhi

    Rondo is a locker room cancer. He did it in Boston & now Dallas. It follows him wherever he goes.

  • Kianainhi

    Didn’t Kupchak say he will not build the team around Kobe anymore?

  • Kianainhi

    Interesting. Vitti is there so maybe discussing plyrs injuries.

  • Acbc

    Everytime I think about how Kupchak lied to LIN about play time, I want to upchuck.

  • that’s the weird thing. It’s like Kupchak wants one thing but Kobe overrode him. Perhaps Kupchak told Jeremy what’s up during that 1 time when he talked to Jeremy during practice.

  • real-dsb

    wait, you mean Kobe didn’t help Clarkson? (sarcasm)

  • Kianainhi

    Yep, actually I like Kupchak. Rondo will not be a Laker.