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Will Linsanity train overturn BScott tank or wait for the Mavs in the next game? Go JLin!  😎


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Guess JLin's stats in Game 62 vs DAL
  • grover chang

    Go Jeremy. May God bless you another good game and hopefully a win. #1

  • Brent Yen
  • Filler-up

    Looking forward to a good entertaining game.

  • Toby M

    I really like and respect people like Nathan. A professional who recognizes the talented JLin.

  • Rick Johnson

    I was comparing Kobe’s shot % by distance from 2012-13 to 2014-15. There has been a significant decline. I can see why he used to shoot so much but he’s a below average volume shooter this season. Wonder how much is age vs his shoulder bothering him. If age next year will still look like 2014-15 or worse. If was his shoulder injury perhaps he could get back closer to 2012-13.

  • lleepar

    He’s going to get paid a lot of money for “lower than league average” shooting if he doesn’t get back closer to 2012-13.

  • JoeTeam

    What I want: A few JLin promo bobble heads to show up on ebay. The ones they have are not as nice as the ones for KT, Curry, Iggy, etc etc. JLin’s next team would be smart to put out a JLin bobble head night each year. Curry has 2, or maybe 3 if you include the VIP ones they do especially for certain events. Even Harrison Barnes has a good one out.

  • lleepar

    Jeremy, other point guards and free agency: I was reading the Rondo discussion in the previous thread. I have a personal suspicion that many key contracts may not be signed until later in the summer. I remember the contract struggles between Bledsoe and the Suns last year. Competing GMs held off making offers to other players until Bledsoe’s availability was determined. Jeremy may be caught up in that.

    I have a feeling that the Dragic/MIA contract issues may be resolved fairly early. But the Rondo/DAL issues may linger. They may want to re-sign him, but not at a max contract. Rondo may shop for weeks for a max contract. That sets up another domino effect in contract offers for other guards.

  • JoeTeam

    Lin could be an easy buy because his price/performance is off the charts compared to others. If we don’t underestimate him, we might be closer to the truth of how GMs see him because they have stats, vid, etc. and have possibly a team building and winning agenda.

  • BobbyH

    A Series of Unfortunate Lakers Events – Part 6 The Switch

    In a hotel where Lakers lodged for visiting game against Memphis, two Lakers reporter sat in the lobby bar chatting:

    MM: Serena, can you believe that? Just like a switch turned on.
    SW: Of course. You know who grabs the switch. It was always off before ASG.
    MM: But why now? Those TWC guys said it is him not thinking too much after ASG.
    SW: Do you believe that? Those mouthpieces? The talent is always there, waiting to be unleashed, just holding back thanks to the noble cause.
    MM: I know. But still, what a difference. Why a sudden change?
    SW: The switch is turned on.
    MM: The million-dollar question is “By Who”. What do you think?
    SW: It is definitely not the coach. And it is not the boy himself.
    MM: Are you thinking I am thinking?
    SW: Are you thinking I am thinking what you are thinking?
    MM: It is not possible.
    SW: It is LA LA land. Anything is possible.
    MM: No, no. It is not the GM. It is not the brother.
    SW: Yes, the sister.
    MM: Why would she do that? Could she do that?
    SW: She likes him. I think she wanted to give him a chance to see what he can do.
    MM: Interesting. But why the brother yields?
    SW: Who knows. Politics runs deep into the family. They have many plots and chips.
    MM: I am glad my article is right on, did you see my article …
    SW: Boys, those beautiful assists just stick out.
    MM: (Ahem, ok. change of subject. I will go with you.) And the confidence, the flow, the push, the steals, the control, the …

    A plump man bluntly cut in:

    BO: Hey, boy and girl. What’s cooking.
    SW: Mark, I got to go. See you tomorrow – leaving the drinking glass half full.
    BO: What’s up with her? Why she keeps dodging me like a bug. We are media buddy.
    MM: She doesn’t think blog is media.
    BO: She doesn’t know what she misses.
    MM: I am sure she wanted to miss.
    BO: Well. What you guys were talking about?
    MM: Nothing you would be interested.
    BO: Why? Tell me.
    MM: As you wish. We are talking about the engine of the tank.
    BO: Clarkson? The future PG for the Lakers?
    MM: (Oh man, you are really clueless) No, the guy whose fans flooded your twitter.
    BO: Oh, him. Let’s skip.
    MM: I told you.
    BO: Seriously, I like your article about Tough Love.
    MM: Thanks.
    BO: Boy, how come you have access to the family. Next time, can you make some intro for me? You know, we are media buddy buddy.
    MM: (Dream On!) I will see what I can do. But you know, the family is quite busy. And they only talk to media.
    BO: Busy with what? The team is tanking for another 3 years. Just let BS and Kobe do the job.
    MM: (You really don’t know nothing.) Lakers revenue is one of the the main sources of the family income. They need to make sure Lakers keep generating $. Now that the old Jackson wanted to sell the season tickets, it is alerting to them, if they are alerting enough.
    BO: I don’t know. They seem doing pretty good.
    MM: I bet they are feeling the heat from TWC.
    BO: I still don’t get why BS will let him close in 4Q. He is a backup material.
    MM: (It is You that are a backup material, a 3rd string reporters, Haha). Do you think a backup can deliver this kind of performance? Did you see the fan reactions in Staples Center? A backup will get that? Now that fans are addicited to free Taco. They want more.
    BO: A fluke. A Taco fluke.
    MM: We shall see. But I think you should switch your bandwagon.
    BO: Nah, I like Kobewagon.
    MM: Good luck with that.
    BO: We have Clarkson too.
    MM: Gush, just look at the +/-. You really belong to BS family. BS would love to have you.
    BO: I believe in BS. It is not a fluke. He got championships.
    MM: Well, you can keep living in the past, like those old ex-Lakers gang.
    BO: There is a saying, “Historical performance is an indication of future performance”.
    MM: Boy, you are really an old school, just like BS. Hate to correct you, but you are buying the wrong line. Just google the stock performance and check the disclaimer.
    BO: I don’t buy stock.
    MM: Whatever. But I will short sell TWC if BS is still the coach next year.

    (Disclaimer: All characters appearing in this post are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead or BS or the 3rd string reporter, is purely coincidental.)

  • JW

    Bledsoe was a RFA. Suns can match any salary and Bledsoe has to stay.

    Lin is a FA. He can make the decision on any offers he gets.

  • JoeTeam

    I doubt it even if the injury all season story is true. That’s because bursitis (knee, shoulder injuries) can be tough. Also, shots involved the legs too.

    For shoulder, I dove for an interception in my 20s, and to this day my shoulder hurts when I take a shot. Kobe’s older, modern sports medicine notwithstanding. Next year, if Lin is away from Kobe, we will not care and I think that his shooting % will not improve.

  • BobbyH

    You know what? If a team sees Lin as 2nd option, that is not the team Lin should sign.

  • dlin2

    I don’t get why so many fans want Lin to go to Dallas. Ellis is another ball hogging Harden – reportedly that is why Rondo is not performing well / had a fight with his coach. I say move him to Spurs, Orlando and Denver. (My preference would be ranked in that order)

    1.) Spurs – Compete vs. Patty Mills and Corey Joseph and potential for another championship (build on legacy). T Parker is old news. JLin is next up in line (more developed than Corey Joseph)
    2.) Orlando – best team with no point guard right now but likely in rebuilding mode (and anything could happen)
    3.) Denver – Only if MDA is coach and only if they will feature 2 guard line-up (would have to start JLin or give him substantial minutes)

  • Rick Johnson
  • Briiick

    Very likely. I think there are two reasons behind it, one is for ticket sales and tv rating, the other is to make an example to attract FAs. These happen to be in the area where she is responsible for.

  • lleepar

    You are right. I’d forgotten that Bledsoe was an RFA. I used a bad example to illustrate my point about drawn out negotiations affecting more than those immediately involved.

    I’m sure Lin is going to get offers. It would be ideal if he got an offer the first couple weeks of July from a team which fits his style of play and which isn’t waiting on a decision from another guard first.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That Dallas game with Portland went crazy.
    Rick Carlisle played everyone on the bench trying everything but lost the game with the least points in this season.

  • LDZ

    Where should JLin be playing next season ?

    My personal view is that Lin should be playing for Houston Rockets 2015-2018, again a 3-year contract for $25-30 million.

    I think it offers him the best option in not only becoming an All-Star but also winning the Championship. My prediction is that Houston can win in 2015-2016 and then repeat in 2016-2017, if an agreement can be reached with Alexander, Morey, McHale, Harden and Howard to bring Lin back in and play together as a team .

    Lin will start with Harden and Howard but will stagger his PT depending on the game situation at the time to optimize the team’s offense and defense efficiency. They know very well each others’ strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes. Lin knows
    Houston’s system and can fit right back in there easily and quickly. There will be some adjustments and fine-tuning in the system and their respective role to bring out their individual best and supplement each other.

    I think they have all improved their game this year and matured enough to accommodate each other for the good of the Championship. After a year apart, I believe they appreciate each other better and miss what they had working for them when playing together last year.

    Harden is different from Bryant. He is less hero ball and more team ball than Bryant. He will share the ball and pass back to Lin if needed. Howard can definitely benefit from scoring easy baskets with Lin feeding him the ball. Defensively, he is strong and he should be healthy again to play next season. Lin has learned and improved to play both with the ball and off the ball. They will play well together as The Big Three and win Championship with appropriate supporting role players.

    For Lin, the ultimate achievements will be a continuation of Linsanity to win one Championship and another step forward to repeat the Championship. Lin does not like to use the word Linsanity. So it can be another word. But it is what it is regardless what word is used.

    Some of you may not like the idea of Lin going back to Houston because of what he went through and how he was treated back then. There are many reasons and circumstances why Lin had to endure such experience. The biggest reasons to me are that of jealousy, misconception and unacceptability. Many GM, coaches, players and fans, especially those of old school mentality, felt that Lin did not deserve to be paid a big contract after playing only for a few weeks for the Knicks, no matter how Linsanity it was.

    Many did not see the hardship and hard work Lin put in or his talent and potential. Some could not accept that Lin got so much publicity, exposure and money after playing for such a short period of time. McHale and Scott went through much longer period of playing for years before they got to where they were. Even Bryant had to play hard for a few years before becoming a Superstar.

    Whatever the reasons, it’s over and done with and there is no need to hold any crutches against Harden or McHale, as long as Houston can refresh themselves and win the Championship. Some of Houston’s fans may still troll and make unreasonable comments. But they can be ignored if the players play together as a team and support each other.

    Lin can look forward and continue to play better and better together with Harden, Howard and the rest of the Houston team to win two Championships, back to back. He will wear No. 7 again.

    The timing is right. Houston’s two pillars of Harden and Howard are not enough to win Championship by themselves. They are ready and they want to win. They know the missing piece is Lin.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Out of the Texas triangle, Rockets is least likely to be the home for Jeremy.
    I vote for Dallas.
    San Antonio is fine.
    Rockets? Ah Ah…Give me a break.

  • Rick Johnson

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  • Briiick

    Ask any half decent PG in the league, who would he like to play with, Kobe, Haren or others ? LOL.

  • Rick Johnson

    If you could call Byron Scott aimless wandering a direction, I’m sure it’s the wrong direction.

    https://twitter.com/Lakerholicz/status/573929556035371008

  • BobbyH

    Not that I don’t agree with you. But there are several big assumptions here, which each IMO won’t warrant its existence.

    1. Morey the snake. Would Lin trust Morey again?
    2. Harden the spoiled superstar. Could Harden really share the spotlights if Lin hits winning shots more than ever?
    3. Howard the lazy center Would he really run PNR with Lin game in game out?
    4. McHail the clueless coach. Even if 1,2,3 above come true, can he coach to finals?

  • JW

    Yea. RFA will scare off suitors since they will get stuck with the waiting period and may not be able to do any other offers.

    Lin should not have that problem so he should have legit offers once summer starts.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Can you believe that a star PG got paid $12m per year shooting free throw at 31.3% for the season?

  • linspiredinla
  • linspiredinla
  • blubell
  • Briiick

    I have seen a SG got paid $25m to shoot 30 times a game with 38%.

  • blubell
  • deesee5

    I highly doubt Lin is going to want to come back there and stand in the corner again.

  • lleepar

    The thought of Lin in Houston again gives me heartburn. However, I just admit some curiosity as to whether Houston would make an offer. I have a feeling that Morey would turn himself inside out to give Harden just about anything he asked for — and I have a feeling that Harden just may miss Jeremy these days.

  • CJSHYY

    That’s the attitude in NBA.

  • Briiick

    Unlike some ballhogs, who get comfortable because they kick out anyone stealing their spotlight.

  • CJSHYY

    Check the link. Said page not exist.

  • deesee5

    I hope both will happen against this great team. That would really shut the haters silent.

  • linspiredinla
  • blubell
  • blubell
  • blubell

    Scott is picking on NY because he can’t blatantly pick on Jeremy anymore 🙂

  • PPP

    Its all depends on the contract to show if they are sincere enough to recruit lin back in. I would be fine if its 40 millioions for 4 years without the 4th year options for both sides + a no trade clause and a strater role.

    I doubt they would do it and im not jlin. Lol..

  • CJSHYY

    I guess Ellington will replace Young in the future if BS is still a HC for Lakers.

  • PPP

    Glad he still is a lin fan. All lin fans should retweet this.

  • LDZ

    Spurs is already playing team ball. They do not really need Lin to add to their roster at this stage. Pop may retire and the next coach may change the system.

    Dallas has Rondo and Ellis. They are tough and ball hogging just like Bryant. If they stay, Lin will be bullied and end up just like playing with Bryant.

    Harden is ball hogging also but I believe he is more willing to share the ball,especially since he knows Lin is accommodating and can really help him to win Championship now.

    Wherever Lin goes, he will likely have to learn a new system and basically start all over again. He already know Rockets system well and can run with it right away. Of course, he will need to have a serious talk with Harden and Howard to make sure they are on the same page toward winning the Championship.

  • John Lee

    Ellis already announced that he’s opting out, and Rondo is a big question mark after the fight.

  • Rick Johnson
  • LDZ

    I do believe that Rockets will be out of the playoff again in the first round this year. That will make them realize the need of a team-playing PG to complement Harden and Howard in order to win Championship. Lin is exactly what they need. Morey, McHale, Harden and Howard will have to step up and make some adjustments and fine-tunings.

  • 1mtoldman

    its easier to promote a superstar or two than team play like atl./sa. many fans also think teams like atl and s.a. are like “watching paint dry”. they want to see westbrook put up 35 shots a game. or harden. or kobe. or melo.

    was reading interview with kareem greatest scorer in nba history lamenting that now game is just “two on two”. and no team play passing the ball.

  • 1mtoldman

    i saw a women turn a car into a lampost once.

  • 1mtoldman

    they pay that just to get a draft pick or drop a player they dont want to make space for one they do. 12 mil. in pro sports now is “chump change” as muhammad would have said. or (in larry sanders case) just so he can go to rehab.

    nba is just catching up with other sports, slow to do so because (and nba fans cont realize this)–nba is nothing in terms of fan interest or revenue streams compared to baseball and football).

    new tv contract coming in player salaries will jump up even more.

  • 1mtoldman

    standing in the corner watching while the beard goes bye.

  • 1mtoldman

    ask any mermaid you happen to see: whats the best tuna?

  • 1mtoldman

    apparently there is a lot of interest in javale mcgee.

    if there is a lot of interest in javale mcgee who largely has never done anything in the nba and most likely never will; there will be a lot of interest in jeremey lin who at worst, at worst has put up consistent, yes consistent. numbers including many games as a starter over multiple seasons and who since the all star break is statistically regardless of whose stats systems you consult one of the top 10 points guards and top 30 players overall in the league.

  • pandaboy99

    Lins splits vs memphis are actually quite good. Now that we are entertaining linsanity prime, this should be a huge game for him.

  • 1mtoldman

    nobody wants to admit they cant do what they used to do.

    how much more someone who is considered one of the premeire atheltes of his time.

    but: its a fact you can’t hold back time.

  • Brent Yen

    Key for Lin, I guess, is do not let his man shoot wide open shots…lol Man….BS’s d scheme is just bad.

  • Alaingrvis

    Given lins recent development he woyld still excell

  • Acbc

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

    Lin would be a fool to ever go back to Houston.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Yeah the little girl handed Lin his picture too.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    That new direction means no more advice, players or coaching from any member of the 80′, 90′, 00′ championships.

  • Sophie Paris

    I hate the rox so much, dirty team… bev, Harden, terry… Ach nein xD

  • 1mtoldman

    memphis is one no call against the beard from having a losing record in their last 11 games and being 1-4 in their last five. ie. they are playing their worst basketball of the season.

    the lakers lose by giving up a lot of points; the grizzlies win by not allowing points; but regardless they dont score much themselves. if the lakers could maintain their scoring average and the grizzlies maintain theirs, the lakers could win.

    further: in their last 6 games the griz are a -32 (point differential); the lakers: +4

    also: since the all star break all lakers games have been single digit margins of victory or defeat; ie. close.

    so altho the season record would indicate a comfortable loss here, tank commander scott could have reason to be concerned; were he interested in bothering with such details.

    should the recent as opposed to season long data prove indicative of the actual results however i am confident he will be able to rise to the occasion to make the necessary moves to insure defeat. (intentionally or incidentally depending on how you view scott, as tanking specialist or bumbling fail).

  • Rookie75094

    NO..
    H@$ LL NO!!!!!!

  • 1mtoldman

    ach nein? would that translate as mais no or mais non?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That is Rondo

  • 1mtoldman

    “its sad the shape im in/going back to houston” –lee hazelwood via dean martin

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Next season he will have difficulty raising his arms to shoot.

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Does anyone have a recent video of Lakers Backstage about Jeremy Lin?

  • Rick Johnson
  • Rookie75094

    Any mention of the hustun rockets make me want to throw up. …yes ..my mind and body hate them that much.

  • Rick Johnson
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Based on that comment and others, have no desire to watch it:-)

  • Rick Johnson

    Weren’t they advertising him visiting his brother and going back east? Perhaps I missed it getting a snack or something but it must have been very short if so.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    No idea. Didn’t hear it from the report. If there was such things, many JLin fans have already jumped into the ship of posting but none so far. Presumably it was another worthless piece from TWC to watch:-)

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I am addicted to read older articles about Kobe and Lakers. This is what I get:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/70840/did-nbarank-overrate-kobe

    It’s time to take “respect” out of the NBA vocabulary, and Kobe Bryant proves it.

    Look at what is happening with the announcement that Kobe finished 40th in this year’s #NBArank. The same thing happened a year ago when we predicted Kobe to be the 25th-best player in 2013-14. The reaction both years was easy to predict, and it was ugly…

    He played six games, in which he was mostly just terrible, with negative
    win shares — that’s right, he was taking wins off the floor. The
    Lakers had a winning record before he arrived and immediately hit the
    skids. The team played worse with him on the floor, and on top of that,
    he insulted his teammates.

    And this was entirely predictable. More than 1,000 men have played
    the guard position in the NBA. You can count on one hand the number of
    guards, from all of history, who have been notably productive after
    playing as many NBA minutes as Bryant has.

    So why did we rank him as high as 25th? Out of respect. Too much respect, really.

    In the NBA, “respect” is often a code word. It means different
    things to different folks, but when it comes to evaluating players, it
    often means that we agree to lie. We don’t like the truth, so we lie and
    call it “respect.”

    My 2 cents “Lin has to earn that kind of respect to survive in this league”

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Thanks Rick!

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Great quote about acquiring strength by not blaming others.
    This means Lin has a lot more strength than his last 2 coaches and weak-minded ball-hogging divas

    https://twitter.com/EricPMusselman/status/573980861621628930

  • Great minds think alike. I just posted this one too =) I’ll delete it

    Great quote about acquiring strength by not blaming others.
    This means Lin has a lot more strength than his last 2 coaches and weak-minded ball-hogging divas

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin looks very short and small between two “trees.”

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That’s ok. Just saw it from your retweet before you were able to post it here. Guess you were writing:-)

  • Rick Johnson

    Ya, TWC trolling for ratings especially after they paid the Lakers all that money.

  • Rick Johnson

    Is he talking about Byron Scott and Kobe? All they do is blame every one else but each other.

  • Lin is an explosive point guard that runs the pick-and-roll extremely well. Reports mentioned that he had a hard time making such plays with Kobe Bryant on the floor.

    But now that both Bryant and Nick Young are injured, the star point guard has no more alibis but to play at a high level to give Los Angeles a respectable exit.

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/573984088639467520

  • Don’t forget McHale, too. It’s never him who’s at fault.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    ESPN has done some justice to Kobe and Boozer when you read some of the older articles.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/71602/sideline-view-thunder-at-lakers

    Boozer has responded the best way possible since Scott moved Davis into his starting role on Dec. 7. In the six games he’s played as a reserve Boozer has scored in double figures each time (he never hit double-digits in more than five consecutive games as a starter this season)…

    To go from a starter on a playoff team in Chicago last season to a backup on a losing team can be jarring. But Boozer has remained engaged. His behavior in the huddle is telling. Sometimes players who aren’t in the game spend timeouts hang out on the fringes, checking out the crowd or the dance team. Boozer spent a third-quarter timeout hovering over Scott’s shoulder, listening intently, staring at the play Scott drew up even though Boozer wouldn’t be on the court to execute it.

    Small bits of professionalism like that are reasons the Lakers’ season hasn’t tumbled into a freefall. But the heavy legs of their highest-volume shooter, Bryant, are among the reasons they won’t leap into the playoffs.

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    I just wasted my time watching it :-/

  • real-dsb

    Cool stuff, where did you get this chart?

  • real-dsb

    What do you mean? All I see is that Kobe is above league average at 28+ ft. =p

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Thanks for confirming that I’ve made the right decision:-) I was fooled once in the last one on “JLin.” So don’t trust anything from TWC. Just mouthpiece of false narratives on JLin.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Sad that they still bury their head under the sand. They reap what they sow. Diss JLin and this is what you get. So proud of JLin armies.

  • real-dsb

    I like Dallas’ coach and team, except for Monta (and Rondo, but I presume he would be gone next year). I agree that Monta is a ball dominant volume shooter, not a good fit for Lin. Monta’s usage is up this year to 28.2% usg and 18.2 FGA/36, the highest on the team. Those are comparable to his years at GSW where he was totally hogging the ball.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Can anyone confirm when the game is on?? Another 1.5 hrs?

  • JW

    Yes. There’s a countdown on top right of the website. Might need to refresh your webpage though

  • real-dsb

    In my opinion, if it weren’t for Musselman, there is a good possibility that Lin would not have made it in the NBA. When Lin went to D-League, Musselman became a complete believer in Lin’s ability, which is the opposite of his other NBA coaches. I think there is a good chance that if the Bighorns had another coach like Smart/McHale/Scott who failed to recognize and use Lin’s abilities, Lin may have gotten so discouraged and quit the NBA after getting cut a few times. But thankfully, Musselman gave Lin enough confidence boost to last until he finally got the opportunity with NYK.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I know but it didn’t do it right for the past few games even after I refreshed it multiple times. Not sure what was going on:-) Yep it stopped working again.

  • real-dsb

    That is just terrible, terrible coaching.

    First of all, I hate Nick Young’s game. I said before the season that Nick Young was basically a JR Smith, less the criminal part.

    But a coach should never say such bad things about his player to the public. Keep those criticisms private and man-to-man. Don’t say that kind of stuff to the media. All Scott does is throw every one of his players under the bus and publicly blame them for the losses. I have never seen any coach do that.

  • 1mtoldman

    look at whiteside. there are players all the time. just never get the chance; fate, one turn one way or another. someone decides this way or that. his track to nba much more chaotic than lins. 2 coutnries, (twice each!) 4 d league stints; waived many many times. now…

    (btw i pointed out when the lakers had him in training camp that he was the only interesting outside prospect because of his never actually having a chance anywhere yet but a lot of promise…lakers liked price/ellington. who fit the season requirments better.

  • grover chang

    NO.NO.NO.NO!

  • grover chang

    NO!!!

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  • webattorney

    At this point, I am willing to accept the following as having been “proven” to me:

    1. Lin has improved from the Linsanity days.

    2. Lin is a very effective player when he is given enough picks and is allowed to handle the ball. “Ten Ten” poster says this often. And I agree.

    3. He really knows how to run and control the rhythm of his team.

    4. His shooting has improved; not awesome but not bad in any areas.

    5. If he’s given 35 minutes per game in a supportive system, I do believe he will achieve the season average of 17/7, i.e., Conley level numbers.

    6. The reason(s) why he did not perform as well during 1st half of the season with Lakers are due to BOTH the system, unsupportive coach and his unselfish attitude. If I had to pick numbers, I would say 60% due to bad system and unsupportive coach and 40% due to his attitude on the court. I just don’t think his poor play during 1st half was mostly or solely due to Lin’s passive attitude on the court. Perhaps it might be true that Lin takes somewhat longer than an average NBA player to fit into a particular system, just because he can run the team at a higher level once he starts to feel that it’s his team.

    7. Lin is definitely one of the most mentally tough players I have ever seen in NBA. If I were in his shoes, I would have tried to wring BS’ fat neck. Regarding this point, let me say that I feel I know if a person is truly tough: Lin is tough as a bamboo.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Very consistent despicable person.

  • 1mtoldman

    the countdown there is never right for me either regardless of refresh. go to something called yahoo nba scoreboard. will give you a list of all 2nites games and times. based on east coast u.s. time. (thats new york city time)–and conver to wherever the heck in down under you are. (sad to say off the top of my head i dont even know the name of a single city in australia).

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • 1mtoldman

    i said the same thing before the season but someone on here pointed out that actually young did have a criminal complaint lodged against him once but it was dropped and he was never charged.

    i also noted that while mchale used to throw players under the bus after the game scott throws them under the bus before the game!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL I’ve never figured it out the time that show on any sites when the game was on. So, just checked when it was about time to begin:-) Good that JLin didn’t start, otherwise I would have missed his first half of the games most of the time. Guess I will pay more attention to the time when he restarts again:-)

  • Rick Johnson

    Not much on Lin right? Just a few highlights from the Boston game and a few seconds here and there right?

  • Rick Johnson

    Tree on the left got to learn to defend without fouling.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    KM only did it to JLin; BS did it to anyone that was “hint” at KB’s antics before and after the games or anytime he felt to it. Dislike him even more than KM. That’s why I don’t want JLin in Lakers if he is still around. BS is very unprofessional. Wish NBA has a rule to punish any coach that would throw their players under the bus.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL

  • FrankW

    Criminal complain against Young for what? Being silly and
    irrelevent? Come on its not like a rape charge.

    I noticed McHale throws only Lin under the bus while Scott
    throw half of the team.

  • Rick Johnson
  • I tweeted Nathan’s interview with Pete Carril to Jeanie Buss.
    Also Horry, Worthy, Mike Trudell, Mark Medina, Mark Madsen

    Pete Carril’s words will definitely shape the opinion of reporters
    Plus it exposes Kobe as the liability in BScott’s Prince-tank system 😀
    Double-whammy!

    Others can tweet the same people tomorrow or sometime this week so they’d be curious to read it
    This is a great time w/ 20+ games left to reach out to them so it might influence the narrative they’re telling on TV or writers

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/573994825164324864

  • JoeTeam

    Bamboo flooring done the right way is amazingly beautiful and hard. But alas, the way manufacturers are doing it now, they don’t stock it anymore because it curls up. Sort of like Lin if handled wrong, to your good points.

  • 1mtoldman

    tankers reporting for duty sir.

  • FrankW

    Assuming if Ellington survives as Scott run him into the ground with the heavy minutes.

  • blubell
  • Great points and summary!

    Vicious Kobe just happened to Lin’s demotion in the 1st half after Lin/Boozer criticism of his one-man show.
    What’s important now is Lin knew he’s the best player in the team and needs to show that day-in and day-out to garner respect and command of the team. That’s who he is.

    It’s not unselfish to lead by example on how things need to get done. No Lin, No Win!

  • FrankW

    Any player that Scott thrown under the bus will be a fan of mine, even more so if hes friend of Lin.

  • webattorney

    I guess there are bad bamboos also. LoL.

  • 1mtoldman

    it is true that in the promo for this spot they showed extensive footage of lin with his family back home over the holidays which evidently from these comments was deleted from the actual program shown.

  • 1mtoldman

    actually it was a rape charge.

  • FrankW

    Anyone think Lakers going to win this one?

  • Rookie75094

    Lol…dallas radio just floated the idea of benching rondo and start Harris. ..see ya rondo…. the host name is Craig Hoffman on espn radio dallas

  • JW

    If you use google calendar, you can add their whole schedule to yours.

    http://www.gottabemobile.com/2014/11/08/how-to-add-your-favorite-nba-team-schedule-to-google-calendar/

  • webattorney

    You are becoming an activist for Lin. Yes, Nathan is doing a great job.

  • Rookie75094

    I do if Jlin is not handcuffs by bs with his tanking weapons

  • blubell
  • CJSHYY

    I like the idea. Just do it , Mav. LOL!

  • webattorney

    Only if Lin goes off for more than 30 points, or gets more than 12 assists.

  • real-dsb

    Scott: “I know Nick thinks he’s up there with Larry Bird and Reggie Miller and
    all these guys from a shooting standpoint, but you look at their
    field-goal percentage and you look at his, he’s not there.”

    Whoa, slow down with the advanced analytics there. LOL

    A good coach will say, “The loss was on me because I didn’t prepare my team properly.” A bad coach will blame everyone but himself.

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakers/lakersnow/la-sp-ln-lakers-byron-scott-nick-young-not-having-
    a-good-year-20150306-story.html

  • CJSHYY

    BS is really something… smh!

  • Brent Yen

    tight form…

  • real-dsb

    Let’s go Lin! Do your thing!

  • blubell
  • linspiredinla

    5pm PST.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • 1mtoldman

    he meant takes a lot of shots doesnt make many. yep thats young all right. just like kobe.

  • webattorney

    Love that wrist action.

  • LOL, Maybe Nick Young will say:
    Byron Scott thinks he’s up there with Pat Riley from a coaching standpoint, but you look at Pat’s Win-Loss coaching record (63.6%) and you look at his (43.4%), he’s not there”

    LOL .. Byron is really something else.
    He thinks he’s all that but he’s not all there :]

  • LOL .. for a brief moment, I thought it was IJ or @disqus_3ojL2FVU9I:disqus who said it

  • real-dsb

    muy bien!

  • Linja

    low IQ !

  • blubell
  • Rookie75094

    High BO!

  • GoodDayLA

    they already know all this. Carril said Lin is no star…BUt props!

  • FrankW

    Jeremy stats:
    Game 1 102 107 Grizzles
    35 minutes, 2 reb, 3 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk, 3 to, 5 pf, -2, 12 pts (Nov 11)

    Game 2 99 93 Grizzles
    30 minutes, 4 reb, 4 ast, 2 stl, 1 blk, 3 to, 4 pf, -4, 14 pts (Nov 26)

    Game 3 109 106 Grizzles
    28 minutes, 3 reb, 5 ast, 3 stl, 1 blk, 1 to, 2 pf, +2, 20 pts (Jan 2)

    Game 4 (March 6) Linsanity mode with a win?

  • GoodDayLA

    Lin is a high achiever. In all facets of Life. People like him WIN. Period.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The only dip is in Utah game when he was only given 24 minutes on a 3-12 poor shooting night but he made 3 assists 0 TO and Jordon Clarkson hit his career high 22 points and Ellington took down 10 rebounds and is in control of the game.

  • I guess it’s better than a pacifist, yes? =)
    We need to get the truth out there, man. haha..

    I want to see Carril’s words influence how the media talks on-air about Lin, plus made them a bit uncomfortable when repeating lies about Kobe for the sake of their job. It should be cathartic for their soul, ya know LOL

  • orLinaryjoe

    Not heading in the right direction!

  • FrankW

    Wow! Don’t think Young have any problems getting any with the females throwing themselves at him.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin is playing at the next level and game 1, game 2 are really insignificant.
    In Game 3, Jeremy had only 1 TO for 5 assists, scoring 20 points. Seems pretty close to the stats in the last 7 games.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron Scott might just take out Jeremy in Dallas game and DNP him.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lol, don’t tempt them. That’s why Lin hides under the long sleeves.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Short but not small!

  • sport

    Linsanity mode would be 30 pts =)

  • wandertheglobe

    Listening to Lin’s pre-game interview. He’s saying that there isn’t much communications between him and BS about what he wants from Lin. It’s just BS is leaving out on the court longer and allowing him to play his game. No specific strategies from BS, it’s just Lin taken upon himself to play better.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Definitely no. Not to Houston. No James Harden.

  • Rookie75094

    Lol..the Hawks are blowing out the cavs. …team ball> iso Bron

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    No! not even a max contract!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The only ones I can think of is Ronnie Price and Patrick Beverley.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    You’re absolutely right sweetheart.

  • GoodDayLA

    I would put my money on Cavs in the playoffs though to be honest.

  • GoodDayLA

    well the offense is now suited to Lin. Can’t say nothing changed. Imagine if the coach actually empowered Lin in addition to the changes.

    Lin has STAR potential. Many dont want to see it or refuse to see it for reasons I cannot and do not want to think about

  • CJSHYY

    Hawks plays good. Cav doesn’t have ball movement that well.

  • FrankW

    in 30 minutes?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Which is translated to “I want a better contract.”
    Well, Ellis is actually underpaid in the last 3 seasons with Dallas.
    Mark Cuban’d better write up a contract similar to Eric Bledsoe’s contract to keep him.

  • CJSHYY

    It’s from FO wants BS to just Let Lin plays his game for now after Lin signs it’s another story for sure. smh!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kyle Korver hasn’t even started hitting 3s yet. He only took 1 shot.

  • FrankW

    Game time, lets get it on.
    Go Jeremy

  • sport

    Racist reasons what else? Lin had to put up 20+ PPG for a season before they truly consider him a star. I hope he’d learned that if he needs to put up great stats, really look to score all next season!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin has made his teammates believe in team ball. The message is clear on the court
    “If you’re open, you will get the shot; give the pick and I’ll reward you if you roll with me.”
    Lin is giving up open shots for betters shots of the teammates.
    Even Jordon Hill is buying into it lately.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Clarkson took quick shots; less than 15 secs, sometimes less than 7 secs.

  • sport

    Wow Clarkson has all 6 points for Laker starters.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Memphis controls the board!

  • sport

    Wow all points by Lakers are scored by Clarkson, starters are playing really bad.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Clarkson has hot hand and scored all the baskets.

  • Alaingrvis

    It’s all iOS. Why the rest of his teammates have zero momentum. Why he is a sg

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Clarkson is a SG! You let him run the point; he will take it to the hoop all day long.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin and Davis!

  • FrankW

    8 points in 6 minutes pretty good scoring

  • sport

    Lin, Boozer, and Davis the best combo!

  • blubell

    J to Ed!

  • Chipdip

    see… that ‘s how to make an assist…

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    First assist of Lakers. Lin and Davis combo

  • sport

    Holy Smokes, Clarkson is making every shot this game!!

  • wandertheglobe

    Lin’s playing PG – Good

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lakers begin to pick up D.

  • Chipdip

    Mr Hill, please try not to make a pg pass…please

  • blubell
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    It takes Byron almost a quarter of disaster to figure a timeout.
    Is he retarded?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    12-6 rebounds advantage Memphis.

  • sport

    Clarkson being a ball hog now, Lin was wide open on the side.

  • blubell

    I do not want to watch Clarkson ISO…

  • FrankW

    and stop ball movement

  • linspiredinla

    4 Mem players surrounded Lin. He had nowhere to go.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Really really really really dislike Clarkson iso games. Too much of a ballhog.

  • Alaingrvis

    It amazing how ofton clarkson can shoot in a short period of time

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Disgrace when clarkson told lin to go n let him take the last possession

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    no TO for Lin; not yet.

  • blubell
  • wu kong

    Clarkson current has 10 points but is the worst (-8) +/- on the team… but he’s great. yep.

  • blubell

    Good. Clarkson out.

  • Promo Sports World

    Hill is the worst

  • Chipdip

    absolutely!

  • sport

    Lin not handling the ball nor taking shots, should’ve taken the shot on that fast break.

  • Alaingrvis

    Memphis defense is hard to catch off gaurd

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Can’t stand his plays

  • blubell
  • Promo Sports World

    selfish ball 101 right now

  • Alaingrvis

    Yes he is. He is making the right read by passing it off. There is no drive open. He will attack when it’s there

  • sws94

    Lakers need to utilize some screens, work in and out, Memphis has a very clogging defense.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lakers should work for open 3s

  • wandertheglobe

    Memphis really plays good D. It will be tough to score on them inside. They need to move the ball. Lin needs to take his jumper when he’s open.

  • orLinaryjoe

    hill of beans

  • sport

    Lakers not playing teamball.

  • orLinaryjoe

    finally Lin!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin has just warmed up. No sweat.

  • Briiick

    Lin is a winner!

  • sws94

    Beautiful assist there

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Coaches do that always when lin gets in his rythm

  • sport

    Glad Lin got the rebound and looked to score when his teammates are playing selfish and not passing him the ball! He’s gotta get more rebounds to score!

  • Filler-up

    Just as Lin gets on roll, Griz timeout. They know whats up.

  • blubell

    Jeremy is filling up the stat sheet 🙂

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Memphis call a timeout!
    Byron, are you learning anything!

    Lin has made a shot and made an assist and Memphis calls a timeout.
    You let Memphis run over your first team for 10 minutes and you just watch!
    What kind of retarded coach is this?

  • Filler-up

    Lin needs to keep it up.

  • Alaingrvis

    Saw this maybe a blow out

  • sport

    Lin goes on a run and is taken out =/

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    In comes Clarkson to kill the flow!

  • Brent Yen

    Lin is being denied the ball…lol

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • wandertheglobe

    clarkson leads in -8

  • Brent Yen

    Clarkson needs to figure out how to run the offense

  • Filler-up

    Out. Looks like a 20 – 24 min game.

  • Promo Sports World

    good to know the tank is strong

  • John Lee

    His service is required, Jeremy was starting to kill the tank.

  • blubell

    BS killed the flow by bringing in Clarkson…
    https://twitter.com/CNM_JLin_Vids/status/574023213644128256

  • kittyhead

    I really dont want to watch Lin start with another ballhog-so annoying!!

  • Briiick

    Time to switch the channel.

  • BobbyH

    He is doing that. for himself.

  • Filler-up

    Too bad JC thinks he’s Westbrook. He needs to facilitate as all teammate need to get going.

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    Game tied…..what is MEM doing? Lol

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    My guess is Ellington running the point.

  • blubell

    Yeah… come back late 3rd quarter.

  • Yascar

    clarkson is playing well. As a Lin fan, I kinda wanna give this game up.

  • Brent Yen

    What do u mean by giving up the game?

  • blubell
  • BobbyH

    The game has 4 Qs.

  • KL

    Let’s hope for a win in any case. Wins mean that the Lakers might lose the pick and Scott might get fired.

  • sws94

    He’s shooting well. He’s playing OK. As a shooting guard, he’s playing well.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Only God knows if tanking results in a high lottery pick.

  • MomentousPetey

    Clarkson is scoring the baskets and tahts about it

  • Yascar

    True. Gotta keep the faith.

  • blubell
  • kittyhead

    They want him to become next Kobe or Westbrook, so that’s not important. : )

  • orLinaryjoe

    LOL, Clarkson’s alley…opppps

  • MomentousPetey

    0 TO’s Paul =)

  • sws94

    He’s not saying how many, few, if any TOs.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Hill no!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin gets the team back on their feet after a disastrous start.

  • sws94

    Clarkson could get 30 tonight. His shots are falling and he’s taking them.

  • Yascar

    Like I think it’s not going to be a Linsanity game. Nvm. Just me being a downer. Sorry.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin showed how the game should be played.

  • Filler-up

    Who is guarding Tony Allen?

  • Filler-up

    What bs sit him in the 4th.

  • David Kim

    Scott said he might change starting line up vs Mavs. I really hope he starts Lin vs Mavs. It will be so fun to watch Lin vs Rondo. May be that game might change Mavs fans and owners perception about Lin if Lin plays well.

  • Grace Nsns

    Mem won’t let this happen.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Tarik Black is the one who would be benefited most playing against Zac.

  • JoeTeam

    wo, welcome back! when did you return to all the fun, wu kong! ?

  • blubell
  • FrankW

    all bench scored, only 2 starters scored

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lin’s quote was enough to get him benched?

  • Alaingrvis

    Lin

  • Sophie Paris

    Oh non lol

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t think they tried to end his career but just tried to make Lin look bad & no team wants him….so they can sign him cheap in FA.

  • Rookie75094

    Bs has found the formula to neutralize Jlin. ..jhill…and take Jlin out when the team starting to roll…unfortunately today. .Jc blew up in bs face

  • Alaingrvis

    Memphis had there defense focused on Lin. Putting their bet defender on him. H read the defense and passed off. Which is smart.

  • CJSHYY

    I guess BS just wants to let JC showcase well so he can stay in starting lineup…

  • sws94

    If he’s in with Lin and LIn sets him up, it’s possible. Memphis will definitely target him in the 2nd half.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That wouldn’t be matter.
    Lin fought for his own minutes.
    He is making no mistakes. He scored 1-2, 1 block, 1 steal, 2 rebound, 2 assists and 2 points. Lin is doing everything.

  • Alaingrvis

    stop it hill has zero affect on Lin. The Memphis bigs clog the lanes. Lin will figure it out. Also tony Allen is on Lin.

  • Alaingrvis

    Is nick young still hurt

  • MoominFloren

    Guess some Lakers fans are exciting tonight ” Yeah we have our own WB! Another ring is coming!”

  • sws94

    And if not Allen, then that guy off the bench that is a strong defensive player.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Nobody could sign Lin cheap. Heaven forbidden.
    NY Knicks tried it last time and it backfired and made Dolan a fool beyond description.

  • sws94

    Just want Lin to get to 10, I don’t like single digit games. 10, maybe 6 assists and no more than 2 TOs and I’m fine with this game. A few more steals and rebounds would be good too.

  • Alaingrvis

    He is a sg. Defenses are not focused on him. He also hold the ball way to long. Takes a lot of bad shot. Plays bad to ok defense.

  • sws94

    I don’t know, but I like it better when he isn’t in there catching the ball, doing that behind the back dribble and then shooting almost every time he gets the ball.

  • Brent Yen

    Quite opposite I think, they want the ball in Clarkson’s hands.

  • Alaingrvis

    Yes he also is a known for his defense. Memphis knows if Lin is not creating lakers will lose.

  • Briiick

    They better feel that they have found a better and younger Kobe and the old one doesn’t need to return, LOL.

  • Michael

    Okay I will.

  • Sophie Paris

    Yea hope he can bounce back at 4th Q

  • Grace Nsns

    LIn’s well scouted, Mem did excellent job guarding him. Mem’s going to do something different on JC 2nd half I guess.

  • CaliUSMC

    why he only shoot twice?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Be cause he hardly got the ball back

  • Brent Yen

    He was denied the ball

  • MoominFloren

    That’s why I never like him…….Learn nothing from Nash, all Kobe

  • Brent Yen

    Lin basically made the whole game become a 4 on 4…..lol

  • Rookie75094

    Yes I hope the tankers wil use fool gold JC as their pg and not trying to keep Jlin. ..not that it matters anyway

  • JoeTeam

    what do you mean?

  • Brent Yen

    A guy is constantly on him, denying him the ball. So those two are basically out of the game..lol

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    When your team keys on a player too much, the others essentially are free to do their stuff.

  • sws94

    WB plays like he’s possessed. But I don’t love his game.

  • Brent Yen

    Yep

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I believe Lin will move w/o the ball and draw Memphis away from the plays.

  • Rookie75094

    Like I said. .jhill is the culprit most of the times

  • sport

    At this rate, Clarkson will have his first 30 pt game.

  • JoeTeam

    I see … I didn’t watch any of Lin’s minutes, so trying’ to catch a few before cub scouts. I was thinking Lin got the double by the low score, but denying as you all write works too.

  • MoominFloren

    Yep the rest are just standing & watching and grabbing the rebound

  • CaliUSMC

    zzZZzzzz

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    When Memphis prepared so well against Lin, they must give up something.
    The other Lakers will break free.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    When U let an NBA player gets hot, there is almost no stopping.
    Memphis pays the price!

  • MoominFloren

    but lakers still lose

  • Rookie75094

    Bs is tanking with all his tricks…it’s is plain as day…if you don’t see it……then oh well.

  • sws94

    He may tonight. LIn’s high is 25. If he gets 30 Lin is competitive enough to go for 40 one game. So it may be a good thing. Clarkson has 21 now.

  • sport

    Give Clarkson some credit, his scoring has been efficient with 4 rebounds and 4 assists this game. Clarkson seems to be playing freely and just looking to score, Lin should look to score more!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Memphis essentially let Clarkson and Ellington score on them.
    They become so helpless.

  • CaliUSMC

    Im happy for him, but its boring.

  • sws94

    Why should Lin play any differently than he has? If it is Clarkson’s game that is great. Lin really hasn’t played that many minutes yet.

  • leeda harun

    This is why as a lin fan we cant get too excited……

  • Grace Nsns

    They’re catching up now.

  • sport

    Seriously, Clarkson is making every shot this game even when defended now, it’s like he can’t miss!

  • CaliUSMC

    LIns in

  • Briiick

    Great ! I hope Kobe retires then.

  • guest

    Clarkson is promoted and nurtured by Lakers I would expect him to thrive. H has the confidence now because he is backed by Kobe and BS.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Yes, he is on fire. Give him that.

  • GoodDayLA

    Jlin may not break 25 minutes tonight.

  • CaliUSMC

    lin crossed conley but got stripped

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    13:13 for the quarter
    Nothing had happened, right? not before LIn comes in.

  • Grace Nsns

    JC played like WB, lol

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    It’s up to Lin to get the other starters on the scoreboard.,

  • Alaingrvis

    I hate Memphis they make the game so ugly. Who like watching this

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That’s their style. It works.

  • sport

    No, Lin has to worry about scoring first cause he only has 2 points!

  • sport

    Memphis is all about playing tough defense.

  • Rene#17

    Teammates don’t seems to be giving Lin the ball to run PG. Even Booz thought he was the PG.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    As long as he gets his assists up, it will be OK.

  • sport

    Teammates playing selfish ball right now.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Remember this is a different team of players that Lin used to play with.

  • Rene#17

    Bet Coach BS wants to win this one for Clarkson now with a high scoring game.

  • 1mtoldman

    an astute observation. lin is back to being shut out tonite. no need for lin now, have clarkson-ity now.

  • sport

    a single digit game would look really bad! Rather he have a 15 point game and a few assists!

  • Rene#17

    Assist Lin to Ellighton.

  • leeda harun

    Bs won…

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I figures Lakers are going to kill the Memphis by wide open 3s.

  • orLinaryjoe

    flagrant

  • leeda harun

    that is what BS and lakers fan want…their own rookie can thrive against the best defensive team…..dont need Lin

  • stam

    Damn just joined in, clarkson was on fire this game.

  • sws94

    It’s just flowing as Clarkson’s game. Lin has been big in the other games.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    If Lakers can get Zac into foul trouble, Memphis is going to have this game on their neck.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Flagrant foul on Zac and that is enough to fire up Davis and Hill

  • Michael

    Hope that lights a fire under Hill, playing way too soft for a big.

  • Promo Sports World

    Well I guess this game was due….yikes

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    A big man that can hit FTs is always the problem.

  • Rene#17

    At least Lin can see that and not make the mistake of thinking the Lakers will open their arms and look to him as their leader. Find a new team. Please!

  • stam

    Why is ellington acting like the point guard?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I am happy that Lin made no mistake and let his teammates do the job.

  • sport

    Yup, Lin isn’t forcing anything just letting the game come to him but he really needs to score in 4th!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lakers had 7 block shots. Jeremy got 2. Memphis only has 1 block shot for the game. Hehehehe.

  • kittyhead

    He starts handling the ball a lot long time ago.

  • leeda harun

    Jeremy…please score

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    8 block shots!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Memphis is slaughtered by a rookie! LOL

  • pandaboy99

    damn good defense by lin

  • Rene#17

    Another steal by Lin!!!

  • blubell

    Haha… Tony Allen…

  • Grace Nsns

    excellent D, 2 steals.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    2 steals 2 blocks.

  • pandaboy99

    2 blocks two steals great help D

  • sws94

    He’s contributing big. It’s not his night to score, it’s Clarkson’s.

  • sport

    Lin bleeding after the foul!

  • stam

    damn it they put clarkson back in…

  • sport

    3 Blocks and 2 Steals!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    There are many ways to skin a cat.
    I think Lakers is all fired up now.
    If Byron wants to lose this game, he would be called out.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Don’t matter; the Lakers is playing like a team with or without Byron.

  • pandaboy99

    Jeremy Unibrow Lin

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    9 blocvk shots!
    Memphis could never have guessed.

  • stam

    Jeremy please score…. lol

  • pandaboy99

    You cant really complain about lins stats, the flow of this game is just what it is

  • sport

    Lakers playing great defense!

  • BobbyH

    Looks like the 1/4 Princeton is back.

  • FrankW

    Davis!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    until Memphis had enough of their inept game plan.,

  • pandaboy99

    lin is top 5 per 48 in PG blocks lol

  • blubell

    3 blocks? wow!

  • sport

    Agree, but Lin really needs to score in double digits.

  • sws94

    Clarkson’s having a Linsanity game. It’s his night and if the Lakers win with him leading the way, LIn will be fine with that.

  • JJ Hui

    I just came here, why is he bleeding? Or you meant he fires up?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin is still contributing by taking only 3 shots.

  • blubell
  • sws94

    He may not in this game. He’s doing the dirty work. He doesn’t have TOs, so he’s a positive. There are more games left for him to score.

  • Brent Yen

    I will be fine with that too…lol

  • pandaboy99

    Well they are winning and lin would never take an ill advised shot just to score. Its just clarksons night

  • FrankW

    Hot tonight

  • Rene#17

    If Clarkson breaks 30 points and beats Kobe, Kobe won’t be fine with that.

  • MoominFloren

    They only see Clarkson the next WB

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    A PG on both ends of the court that can block 3 shots and made 2 steals !
    A rare commodity.

  • blubell

    Hill never passes back out… frustrating. ugh.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    In the meantime, Lin collecte 4 rebounds made no mistakes.

  • blubell

    to go with 3 assists, 2 steals, and 3 blocks!

  • Grace Nsns

    Another miss, tonight not for Lin. 🙁

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That’s Hill!

  • Michael

    Every shot he makes is cancelled by his ineptitude on defense.

  • stam

    clarkson should have passed to open lin

  • blubell

    Memphis is play tough D on him but Jeremy’s playing tough D right back.. it’s all good.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin is playing very aggressive defense.

  • Rene#17

    Yes but got to remember its clarkson he doesn’t pass.

  • Rene#17

    Nice D By Lin. Forces jump ball.

  • stam

    LOL

  • sport

    JLin playing great defense even though he’s not scoring.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lakers has caught up on rebounds now! team effort. Nobody gets more than 10.

  • sws94

    I want the Lakers to win tonight and Lin to get 0 TOs and a few more assists.

  • Brent Yen

    Mem changed the coverage to cover clarkson now…lol

  • pandaboy99

    Lin needs a floater like clarkson

  • Rene#17

    He is showing that he is not only great on offense but plays hard D.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    he doen’t see the court so well.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Too late. the damage is done.

  • Grace Nsns

    time for Lin to shine, go Jeremy!

  • blubell

    Smart play.

  • chan c

    lin has a beautiful floater:)

  • Rene#17

    2 FT for Lin made.

  • sport

    Not anymore since Knicks days.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Giving FTs to Lin is a big mistake; that will give him the touch back in scoring.

  • Grace Nsns

    He had one, but in not this season.

  • QuietLinFan

    o-oh

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The big men are all fired up.

  • pandaboy99

    Time for lakers to lose

  • Rene#17

    Coach BS wants to win. Booz back in. What no Kelly? Haha

  • Alaingrvis

    I think he should stay with the lineup that got the lead. But we will see

  • sport

    Lin out =/

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Wesley picked up his 5th. !!!!

  • stam

    I’m done watching lol.

  • blubell

    Well, there goes the defense.

  • grover chang

    Lin sits. Bs still wants to lose.

  • Rene#17

    What no Lin? No win.

  • stam

    Lin’s defense was amazing tonightand they want to sit him lol.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Ellington is not much a defender.
    That is fatal. but he scores!!!!!

  • MoominFloren

    Wants to win with Clarkson leading the team

  • chan c

    yeah.he’ll have the opportunity to showcase that again… 🙂

  • sport

    Back defensive play by Ellington to run to the perimeter and give up that layup.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    YOu play Memphis. YOu have to win the defense game.

  • Alaingrvis

    What I thought that unit before had really good defense why switch it

  • Briiick

    Ok, time to rest the TV again.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Clarkson and Ellington don’t defend well.

  • sws94

    Lin looked tired. But I don’t know about taking Davis out.

  • Michael

    Great substitution Scott ^^

  • BobbyH

    Exactly. Lin just showcased Memphis how defense should be played.

  • blubell

    Scott’s “coaching” is more fatal…

  • Brent Yen

    Lin was out the moment u woke up…darn it..

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    a WAy of tanking.

  • sport

    Tank master.

  • LAJane

    The gate’s been left open now, Mem. Go Grizzlies!

  • QuietLinFan

    Always happens when they play Memphis. Leading, and then…. =(

  • Rene#17

    Announcer says that Lin spoke today before the game that he wouldn’t be able to drive tonight against the Memphis team with their bigs. At least save his body and move on to home games where his name will he chanted.

  • blubell
  • stam

    Yeah that makes sense, his shot is a bit off today but he only took 5. Probably got fouled on one and no call as always

  • leeda harun

    well I hope so……

  • KL

    No Lin No Win

  • blubell
  • chan c

    Go Memphs! 🙂

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I hope this game goes to OT.

  • stam

    It seems to me that they didn’t run plays through Lin this game as much as in the previous games.

  • Briiick

    No Lin on win, you got it, BS ?

  • sport

    Except BS doesn’t want to win LOL.

  • JJ Hui

    BS probably is happy now? He achieved what he wanted, tanking!

  • stam

    He did exactly what he needed to lose lol.

  • LAJane

    He was getting too much praise. Turn the lights down.

  • leeda harun

    BS didnt want lin to get any credit

  • grover chang

    When you lose close games the coach made mistakes. BS has lost a lot of close games.

  • Briiick

    I felt the same, it must be an emergency stop of Linsanity.

  • Rookie75094

    bs secret tanking weapon is jhill…SMGDH!!!

  • blubell
  • MoominFloren

    Yep

  • chan c

    and the best playmaker on the team was sat down by the coach. way to go BS.

  • stam

    and of course on nba.com no video of lin blocking or stealing.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Johnson out 6th foul
    Lin in?

  • leeda harun

    True

  • sws94

    Brain fart by Wesley Johnson.

  • Rene#17

    Coach BS lets here bonehead foul by Johnson. Nah he only disses LIn.

  • QuietLinFan

    yup, i’ve stopped watching the highlights on nba.com. very disappointing. so i always wait for highlights here. =)

  • LAJane

    What the heck! Lin in with 46 seconds left! Oh…NOW you want his D.

  • sport

    Lin for the tie game 3 please?

  • Rene#17

    JLin back in.

  • blubell

    It is not boneheaded if coach tells you to foul… you know, for the tank…

  • stam

    Jhill wtf we need OT

  • Alaingrvis

    Hill always shoots it always

  • sport

    Hill with the horrible jumper instead of passing back to Lin!

  • blubell

    Too late.

  • Rookie75094

    jhill…smh!!!

  • pandaboy99

    Drive and kick to Jhill is low % jlin should know this, but i bet BS called the play

  • Grace Nsns

    Wes 6 foul out

  • JJ Hui

    Sick of Hill, always wasting time after received the ball and then bricking!

  • Michael

    I said oh crap the second Hill touched the ball 😛

  • David Kim

    jordan hill is so selfish and lazy player.

  • Rookie75094

    yup because jhill is bs secret tanking weapon

  • Alaingrvis

    It’s hil job to reset. Pass back to Lin. He did not soo?

  • sws94

    He’s a decent shooter but he took too long to shoot. Catch it and shoot.

  • Rene#17

    You mean J Hill the secret tanker for BS.

  • LAJane

    Thx.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    it’s better than Lin force the shot and miss.

  • stam

    2.5 min without scoring cause they sat lin down lol

  • leeda harun

    the coach trusted him :

  • Briiick

    Tanking heads think alike.

  • stam

    trusted him to tank lol

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron called timeout!
    Nothing good can come out of that!!!!!!!

  • stam

    a play for clarkson

  • sport

    Don’t like how Lin didn’t take that many shots this game =/

  • LAJane

    Just shows you how great J’s D is now. Good work, Grizzlies, taking full advantage of his absence.

  • grover chang

    Jeremy, ignore the instructions and trust your instincts!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Yeah! Everybody knows. He will miss and then gameover.

  • blubell

    or tic tac toe… who knows

  • Michael

    Does Memphis have anything to discuss during that timeout?

  • LAJane

    Oh c’mon. You know he has great inbounds strategies 😀

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Don’t be spectacular. Follow the throw and makes no mistake.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Yeah, TO!!!!

  • kittyhead

    That’s called BS Tanking Princeton Offense. : )

  • Briiick

    BS threw the monkey wrench. I am actually surprised that this time it takes BS so long to react and stop Linsanity.

  • grover chang

    Lin called timeout, ok I feel better he will draw something better. LOL. Grab the clipboard like he did in houston

  • JoeTeam

    Wow … strong tank.

  • blubell

    It is good to have a real coach.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Not while Kobe is there!

  • Michael

    Yawn….nobody in the whole arena didn’t see that play coming.

  • Rookie75094

    that was a day late and a dollar short

  • grover chang

    Yes, hill you are a center, shoot near the hoop

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Damm it I want to go OT!

  • John Lee

    Lakers tonight…and most nights: M1A2 SEP (one of the top tanks in the world).

  • LAJane

    That tells you how impressed other teams have become, that they focus on shutting Lin down. Too bad for them they aren’t yet quite aware of his equally dangerous D…but they’re getting there 🙂

  • John Lee

    He lazy and afraid to poke a finger or break a nail. You hardly ever see him in low post.

  • Grace Nsns

    no foul!

  • Rene#17

    Rookie mistake. Haha

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The hero Clarkson lost the ball.

  • Rookie75094

    that’s all folks!!

  • blubell

    Oh, rookie…

  • stam

    LOL clarkson

  • LAJane

    OK, this is how the rookie handles the last crunch moments. TO, foul.

  • blubell
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Gameover!
    All those Byron padding goes to nothing.

  • MoominFloren

    Leopard 2 A7 ?

  • 1mtoldman

    oh no could this mean the end of clarkson-ity?

  • David Kim

    jordan clakson should be a SG not PG. He doesn’t have PG instinct.

  • Rookie75094

    I am not going to rag on jc…I put the full blame on bs and his tanking weapon…jhill

  • Rene#17

    Wanna here Coach BS say Clarkson made bonehead stupid mistake cost the game.

  • Michael

    Scott is Clarkson’s MDA.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Clarkson lost the game.

  • blubell

    Scott lost the game.

  • LAJane

    Nah. BS like the 25 points, as long as they aren’t Lin’s.

  • JoeTeam

    You have to give jc some credit.

  • 1mtoldman

    they froze lin out 2nite. there was a decision made there would be no linsanity 2nite to interfere with the sudden clarkson-ity. and well from there on it got pretty ugly.

  • QuietLinFan

    Can somebody explain why Nash can get away with not showing up at all in any of the games? Is it because BS can’t handle him? Special treatment? He could’ve been a mentor, at the very least.

  • leeda harun

    Imagine if it is lin mistake……..urgh..double standard

  • Rookie75094

    yes that’s why I am not ragging on him

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Stupid foul on Memphis. That gives Laker a chance.

  • stam

    I don’t understand why they don’t pass to Lin

  • LAJane

    Perfect for tanking, though.

  • JJ Hui

    Yeah, BS is happy now that tanking achieved!

  • David Kim

    Wayne Ellington doing his best for another contract.

  • Brent Yen

    Good that we already collected enought highlights from past seven games..lol

  • sws94

    Me neither, good play by Conley. I’ve seen veteran PGs get stripped late in the game.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    They want to create a hero, clarkson, my babe

  • leeda harun

    BS gonna praise him

  • sport

    Doctors already said Nash is done for the season, no need to show up since it’s his last year.

  • Rookie75094

    yes the tank commander at his best

  • stam

    For real.. these jhill shots are for the tank… a long 2 the hardest shots to make and worth the least lol.

  • Briiick

    JC needs a lot of work, but is however better than KB.

  • blubell

    Seven is a good number 🙂

  • Michael

    According to Allen Iverson : If I pass you the ball and you don’t take a shot and it ends up back with me, why should I pass you the ball in the first place.

  • John Lee

    A fine tank without question, but not made in the U.S. of A like BS.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Hill and Boozer really !!!!!

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Yep, hater will come out of their dungeon.

  • David Kim

    everybody playing selfish for their another good contract.

  • leeda harun

    Brent….lin must go beyond 7 highlights to get recognition..

  • blubell
  • MoominFloren

    Ok ok

  • QuietLinFan

    So does that mean he can’t even walk around the arena, cheering on his teammates? Not being sarcastic here, just really wondering. So, he’s not considered to be in the roster, but still gets paid?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    At the end, goats like Hill, Clarkson are too busy to show off their mistakes.

  • stam

    OMG jhill lol. the coach must love this guy

  • Michael

    His plus minus says otherwise. Good for a rookie though.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Can’t express how disgust I’m with Clarkson’s games. He is so selfish to the point I lost my desire to watch the game. Seem like everyone else also plays more iso game.

  • LAJane

    Rookie mistake, but BS taking Lin off D was decisive too.

  • leeda harun

    ooh….i like 17 hehe

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Hill missed all those last shots.

  • stam

    They didn’t play with Lin as the PG.

  • blubell

    It starts with the coach…

  • grover chang

    Came in late. Was lin ever the pg during the game. Or was clarkson always handling the ball.

  • Briiick

    This guy JC always has the worst +/- of his team, so similar to KB earlier this season. No wonder I suspect BS uses him to take the role of KB until he is back.

  • sport

    Not going to blame Clarkson he had the hand hot this game and made most of his shots with 6 assists! Lin should’ve at tried taking more shots and getting to the rim. Even before the game he’s already given up on getting to the rim, without even trying?

  • orLinaryjoe

    How about Kobe? He was even excused from practice when he wasn’t injured.

  • sws94

    He played PG. It was weird, Clarkson, Lin and Ellington played PG in that order. Lin was mostly PG when he was on the court.

  • Michael

    I believe most rookies are like that, trying to get more playing time and create a name for themselves. But the coach is the one enabling them to play like that.

  • stam

    People played selfishly. When Lin brought the ball up, he passed it to hill for the miss. Piss poor tanking play called by the coach i’m sure. Lin would not keep doing the same thing over and over when it hardly works lol.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Not blaming him but just lost of my desire to watch his selfish iso play over and over and over and over again.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Missed the 4th. Actually didn’t really. At least Lin doesn’t get blamed.

  • blubell
  • sws94

    I don’t think he was that bad. He shot a lot but he had 6 assists. He’s a rookie, and he needs guidance.

  • LAJane

    Immature. Haven’t realized they’re being played as goats.

  • John Lee

    Gotta admit, there aren’t many other fine tankers at Hill’s level.

  • stam

    agreed. clarkson did play well. he shot at a way higher percentage than lin. But i want to see how much his opponent scored on him vs. lin.

  • sws94

    Certainly ball movement and cutting was lacking.

  • blubell
  • ViNuyork

    yep…he wasn’t bad…his shot were falling…he is a rookie–c’mon….

  • QuietLinFan

    Now that was really special treatment, if I may say so. But, I don’t really care about Kobe, to be honest. Just kinda disappointed in Nash – loved him when he was in PHX. plus being Canadian. =)

  • linspiredinla

    He was briefly in 3Q, I think. Most of the time it was Clarkson, who became very selfish during 4Q. No ball movement. Announcer: they became 3-pt heavy.

  • Brent Yen

    I like how Lin played…I know it is just me…

  • blubell
  • sport

    Clarkson did take quick shots and tried to pass to teammates for 6 assists. Truthfully we wouldn’t be saying that if Lin was the one with 25 pts, 6 assists, and 4 rebounds. Lin just had a bad shooting night and not enough shot attempts.

  • stam

    at least Lin lead the blocks of the game and had no TO in 26 min of play.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    a lot. Every shots he made. Memphis fired back.

  • John Lee

    Guidance is not something JC will get from BS. BS is not even good at receiving it, much less giving it. Brown-nosing, on the other hand…

  • BobbyH

    I agree 100%

  • blubell

    Not just you 🙂

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    At the end, he made a crucial mistake, a TO!

  • blubell
  • orLinaryjoe

    3 blocks! Linpressive!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Don’t see his improvement. Just saw what he was doing over and over again. No ball movement. Never enjoy this type of game. His selfishness also brought others to play selfish. So, so stagnant and no flow of the game. Not the kind of game I enjoy to watch. Won’t waste my time for it.

  • Sophie Paris

    Too bad Lin had a bad offensive game but a good defense at least. And it was another close game. Lakers were up by 10 at the 4th quarter tho… they blew it lol

  • chan c

    ha ha it’s not just you…

  • Michael

    There you go again trying to take all the credit…:P

  • stam

    can’t really blame him for that, the defense was great on him. It could happen to lin too.

  • sws94

    No problem with Lin tonight. He got a little lucky, could have had 2 TOs and one late.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    It couldn’t have happened to Lin. Lin played no mistake ball.

  • linspiredinla

    Couldn’t get to the rim. Always had 3-4 guys guarding him. Would have resulted in turnovers.

  • Michael

    Too bad it was all Down-Hill after that.

  • LAJane

    Don’t be too hasty. Really sick organization dynamics…we’ll never know the half of it. Kobe didn’t want him and neither did BS. Neither has had anything to say about him, except for a very few feeble PR mentions from BS. Don’t want another legitimate star helping out…don’t want any other fingers messing up their ego pie, their tanking pie, the “fire hydrant” mind games they run on the players.

  • Alaingrvis

    Bad offensive well he didn’t look for his shot.he notice the defense and passed off knowing other people will be open

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes it was. Actually Memphis probably scored more when he was in the game and I’m right. Clarkson is -11, the highest negative player in the game once again. He played 36 minutes with most of the time with JLin.

  • John Lee

    It has happened to Lin in the past, as it did every PG. Not a big deal.

  • blubell
  • sport

    Or when Lin had a fastbreak he should’ve stopped for a 3 or 2 shot instead of passing to a teammate for a miss.

  • stam

    I wasn’t sure how much time he had left on the clock and if he had a clear pass to his team mates. All i saw was clarkson trying to advance the ball. Maybe he had a selfish play again lol.

  • blubell

    Uh…. Lakers Facts, you’re omitting some important facts here! What the Hill!
    https://twitter.com/LakerFacts/status/574051493038288896

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    They lost the game in the last minutes.

  • stam

    well clarkson’s leading the team in minuses again. But he does play with sacre and kelly so thats rough.

  • QuietLinFan

    Now that’s comforting to know… I knew there was something strange. Cuz Nash type of play (granting he’s healthy) is more like Lin – setting up plays, unmindful of stats, just winning

  • blubell
  • stam

    True boozer saved him on that one.

  • Briiick

    I liked Lin’s game too. He played to win as always and was very effective. I only look for a player’s contribution to winning.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    So rookies can play iso games to no end????!!!! and ignore other players???? NOP I will never appreciate that kind of iso players no matter who they are, superstars, rookies or in between. I just DON’T. This is not the first time he does it. He did it over and over and over and over again for the whole season. Haven’t seen any change from him. Yes, he can score. For goodness sake he is pg and not sg. HE IS JUST TOO SELFISH A PLAYER TO ME.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kobe style; that is what Byron Scott looking for.

  • blubell

    So is he admitting they played better with Jeremy in the game? lol.
    https://twitter.com/LakersReporter/status/574052762624729090

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes, too many KB clones in Lakers.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    This team is infected by selfish cancer. Everyone is a ball stopper Instead of focusing play both ends.

  • leeda harun

    yes….especially when lin get more recognition on socail media, by opponent coaches and by reporters…jealousy ruined chemistry

  • Sophie Paris

    Yea Lin looked less aggressive tonight though.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin runs offense will get everyone involved. Clarkson had a very good shooting night that’s it.

  • leeda harun

    Guess BS going to go back to the same old plan before the mini linsanity game…

  • Briiick

    That why a coach is needed to implement correct values to the players—oh I forget there is already one called BS.

  • sport

    I agree, Lin was less aggressive tonight, didn’t even try getting to the rim once! And should’ve looked to score on fastbreak instead of passing, he only did that once. Lin needs to learn that when Teammates are playing selfish he should look to score more instead of passing cause the ball won’t come back to him!

  • Briiick

    after

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I saw Clarkson never passed the ball to lin

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Me 2. He didn’t force anything. He played within the flow unlike others who were ball hogs and ball stoppers.

  • blubell
  • Sophie Paris

    Tank?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    You are right on that. Hill as usual.

  • joyce ward

    Hello, why aren’t the La media asking Scott why he trust the ball to a rookie in the final minutes of the game…smh

  • ViNuyork

    you have d option or d freedom to NOT watch him play if you HATE it that much—–relax –ti’s just a game

  • Rookie75094

    chandler parson wear tight red calf high pants sitting on the mavs bench…. haha… oh and the mavs down by 7… with rondo starting

  • joyce ward

    lin had 3 blocks and 2 steals in this game, . He wasn’t looking for his shot tonight because the Grizzles were loading up on him. When started to heat up Scott took him out. lin said in the shoot around that he wouldn’t be able to drive because of the shot blockers in the paint.

  • joyce ward

    The fans are mad at him. They are ready to ship him and Rondo.LOL

  • sport

    Hopefully Lin will bounce right back after this bad game.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes I have and lost my desire to watch the game because of Clarkson. I did spell it out in my post from the very beginning. Don’t start a war with me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rookie75094

    I thought Jlin looked a bit slow today. don’t know if anyone notice that?

  • sport

    Parsons is injured no?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I missed the tank… er, this game, and seems I didn’t miss much except Jeremy. From reading the posts I get the feeling that Clarkson was treated as the second coming of a rookie Derrick Rose. Not sure though if he’ll be the second coming of the veteran Derrick Rose.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Really?? What happened to CP25?

  • sport

    Not sure but he certainly wasn’t as aggressive =/

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Not worth to watch it unless you want to see lots of isos.

  • joyce ward

    If scott had left him in the game longer, i think lin would have figure it out. He will go back and watch tape.

  • KL

    Good box score stats. Bad +/-. Weak defence. Faltering down the stretch. I guess they have found Kobe’s successor.

  • joyce ward

    Yep, he is. They are still mad.LOL

  • dolphin2k2

    True, MEM did have shot blockers in the game but they are not unbeatable. Lin needs to trust his shots more, If he makes a few, the lanes will open up.

  • joyce ward

    I think it has something to do with his foot.

  • Rookie75094

    yes…. the tankers will kick Jlin to the curb now that they have found their precious pg…hehe

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Didn’t see much of open lanes. He was guided tightly and didn’t see much of ball movement. Memphis is very good in locked down defense.

  • leeda harun

    yes….they have….

  • joyce ward

    Kobe coming back next year and Clarkson will not be the PG and he won’t be shooting like he was tonight.

  • Rookie75094

    bs heard Jlin pregame interview… so he did not left Jlin in the game longer…smh

  • JJ Hui

    BS probably told him not to take too many shots, told him to pass to Hill and others. That was enough to kill the motivation for the night!

  • joyce ward

    Lakers waiting for Westbrook 2017.

  • Briiick

    That is a sign which BS had called a stop to Linsanity. Both McHale and BS have done this many times to protect the spotlight of Haren and KB.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    He was on the go in second qtr when BS took him out. That killed his rhythm. With 4th, the game became stagnant again when Clarkson returned to the game. They were up about 7 pts before he returned. He killed the game again. Went downhill when JLin was out.

  • joyce ward

    Exactly.

  • ViNuyork

    Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along.

    Paramahansa Yogananda

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks!

  • John Lee

    Let me put it this way: What would Jeremy do? 🙂

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That is why I’m so upset. BS really knows how to tank. With Clarkson and Hill in the game with JLin, tank guarantee!!!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Seen countless of ISOs so I’ll just watch the highlights if there’ll be any.

  • leeda harun

    they will have two WB

  • Briiick

    Because BS does this to show loyalty to KB: boss, the team is always yours and your spot is intact, you can jump in and replace the rookie at anytime.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Very short one I guess because of his stat:-( He is great in defense. He really knows how to do blocks well as a pg:-) 3 in this game!!!!!!!!!

  • Rookie75094

    they probably end up with the derick rose version of wb..hehe

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Can’t wait to see:-)

  • John Lee

    To be fair, can’t blame someone doing what he’s paid to do. If the mission is to tank, Lin-Davis would and should be the first ones taken out.

    That said, tanking truly is a shame and embarrassment to professional basketball (or any other competitive sport for that matter).

  • JLin Fan from Australia

  • KL

    This game seems to confirm my theory. That Scott did not change anything to help Jeremy after all star break. He just gave Jeremy more minutes.

    I think Jeremy played so well, that the other team mates gave him the ball and followed his lead. This game, with Clarkson shooting well, they seem to have regressed.

    Lin’s resurgence has very little to do with Scott.

  • blubell

    Jeremy’s post game interview

  • blubell

    Highlights

  • leeda harun

    When lin has these kind of single digit games…even loyal lin fans dissapointed

  • IsabeliJane*17

    As a fan I don’t. I’m not the “Lin should score 20+ points per game or else” type.

    I felt a bit of disappointment last Heat when he left Goran open for a 3

  • Briiick

    Are you sure ?

  • Rene#17

    Wondering if JLin’s leg was still hurting after the last game. Announcer said JLin said in his pre game interview that he wouldn’t be getting to the basket cause of the Memphis bigs. Those 2 things might have made Lin cautious of driving into the paint tonight. Not worth it getting really hurt tonight. Heal up for those home games coming up.

  • John Lee

    Do not underestimate the BS side of the Farce.

    -Darth Byron

  • joyce ward

    And get fired at the end of the season. Jeannie is upset, lakers losing money, tickets sales are low and the TCW ratings are down

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Was he hurt in last game? Please remind me what happened?

  • Brent Yen

    He looks pretty explosive to me

  • Brent Yen

    He needs 83 highlight per regular season to get recognition

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Nop. JLin is doing what he needs. He is playing within the flow of the game. He did have 5 shots just that not fallen in. Wish he had more FGA but it was what he was. Enjoy watching his defense and other contributions.

  • John Lee

    Fingers should be pointed at a certain sibling of hers…the one without backbones.

  • joyce ward

    Hey brent–your thoughts on lin’s game tonight. I think he was in his defensive mindset because of who they were playing.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Wish they have already done it but….

  • joyce ward

    Dang, is Swaggy P still on the team..LOL

  • BobbyH

    One of the difference between this game and previous 7 games is:

    Lin no longer has the freedom to make call and read and act with P&R in this game, back to the old set, the ridiculous 1/4 Princeton that stops at Hill.

  • blubell

    So is Hill, Johnson, Sacre… 🙁

  • MoominFloren

    I love Lin’s DPOY performance tonight – Mutombo Lin !!!

  • Briiick

    Exactly! I guess KB could’t stand Linsanity any more and told BS to stop it.

  • John Lee

    If I was Jim Buss, I’d keep Lin, Ellington, Davis, Black, Boozer and JC (as bench), and bring D’Antoni back. Then trade/send mighty tankers Hill, Sacre, Kobe and Wes to closest competitors in the WC. This strategy alone would bring Lakers back into playoffs.

  • Brent Yen

    I think he just know driving is not gonna work with the system given to him. Remember, his point of emphasis is
    1) to reduce TOV
    2) to have good efficiency on offense.

    Clarkson was so hot because MEM set him up to keep the ball. Lin knows it, he went with letting Clarkson to get as much points as possible. The facts is the final 11 minutes of the game, once MEM keyed in on Clarkson, he did not score well and was TOV prone in many instances.

    Lin was not shooting well, and multiple teammates were hot. I think he totally knew it and went in to “doing dirty job” mode.

    Given all those been said, I think Lin made the right decision. If we really wanna get picky, the last few possession, it might be better if Lin just go one on one, instead of using Hill. But that is up for debate.

  • Rene#17

    In his interview after the Heat his legs were in the ice bath. Lin also said he’s looking forward to the day off to try to get his body right.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL That’s why we aren’t F/O.

  • John Lee

    Yes, but there’s no denying the evil genius in said plan. LOL

  • Rene#17

    He fell down several times tonight when he changed directions.

  • Brent Yen

    Indeed, but does not look like it was because of some minor injury tho. I blame Adidas…LOL

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Ok. Thanks!

  • joyce ward

    Great post. I totally agree. Even in the shoot around today, he said that he would not be able to drive. I love the fact that the Lakers were up by 7 late in the quarter and lin was playing some rocking defense.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL intrigue to see what happen in the next few months:-)

  • Brent Yen

    THe “old” him would just drive and rack up tovs….just my opinions. He evolved. still many games left, he can get points from other games.

  • linspiredinla

    Speak for youself!

  • joyce ward

    Yeah, it will be interesting. Jeannie Buss almost sounded panicked in her interview with the LA’s daily news.

  • joyce ward

    i beleive that Scott will unleash lin on the Clippers/Knicks.Lakers vying for contention to be LA’s team, and the Knicks because of Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher. He wants to win those games…LOL

  • Rene#17

    Haha. Good one. Great analysis on your post of Lin tonight.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Counting time:
    21 games to go
    5.5 weeks to go
    39 days to go
    115 days to FA

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes I know. She also mentioned quite a number of games that weren’t full house even when KB was playing. Well, they reap what they sow. Am I being correct that after this season Jim Buss/Mitch only has one more season to go conference final??? Don’t think it’s going to happen.

  • Briiick

    If Jim Buss was able to tell who can lead the team to victory like his genius father, he wouldn’t have been so afraid of KB and fired D’Antoni.

  • kauaiblue

    What did she say

  • Brent Yen

    Not that I do not criticize Lin. But so far, it really looks like some of his team mates should not see the floor at all. If the goal is winning. It is clearer post ASB. However, one thing I think Lin knows and will do something about it in the future. He talked about “imposing his will on the floor” I believe that is where some Lin fans are criticising him for today. IF he could still made drives working or hitting shots…..I would say he will open a lot of ppl’s eyes…

    1st step is always about “reading what defense is giving you”
    THEN I believe he will work on something for the
    2nd step which is to be able to enforce his will no matter what defense is doing to a degree.

    He is improving everyday, glad to see…I am not gonna harping him just because he ONLY got 4 points.

  • John Lee

    Love the countdown, keep them coming. 🙂

  • JLin Fan from Australia

  • joyce ward

    Lin has a mathematical mind, he has to keep doing the problem over and over until he gets the right answer. That is how he plays the game of basketball. He will eventually figure out the right formula for it to work every time

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL You can see how enthusiasm I’m with JLin in current Lakers:-)

  • Brent Yen

    By the way, Hill’s bricks is not the biggest problem. It was more about he took so much time to make the decision to brick the shot. Same with Wes….

  • Brent Yen

    I think so too….He is good. GMs should pay big money for a player who brings efforts, skills and High IQ plays.

  • John Lee

    No calls, No calls, Whatcha gonna do…whatcha gonna do when refs come for you? *humming*

  • joyce ward

    Yep

  • Briiick

    She should be worried. LAL are the bulk of their fortune, unlike many owners who own a team mostly for fun and publicity.

  • Briiick

    When his shots are not falling, his lack of defense adds salt to the pain.

  • joyce ward

    Yeah, the thing with the Lakers is that fans will still come if they are glossing They just want to watch fun basketball. Lin has become a fan favorite because when he leads the team, it becomes Showtime lakers

  • Brent Yen

    He is the key to move the ball from side to side….the way he holds the ball, MEM does not need to defend at all.

  • joyce ward

    That is why Dtanoi dislodged hill, because he was a lazy big man and he isn’t very smart.

  • Brent Yen

    Exactly, ball sticker, and no effort on D. And somehow MDA had to take the blame…

  • Briiick

    Exactly !

  • joyce ward

    Exactly. So do you think Dtanoi will end up in Denver next season? I know Denver fans are done with Ty Lawson. Also George Karl said recently that every player on Sac team is trade able.

  • Rookie75094

    rondo -14 for the game so far…enough said

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    And how many more days jlinfanfromaustralia visit USA to watch Lin play live?

  • leeda harun

    hehe…ok…I understand….sorry. … coz sometimes I am being a tiger mom..lol

  • Brent Yen

    I think the perception on him is not high enough….Just like Lin. A key shortcoming of MDA is eventually he will be the scapegoat. However, if he does get hired, I think he will try to sign players HE TRUSTS this time

  • leeda harun

    as long as I can remember…lol

  • Briiick

    WoW, almost catches up with KB. It would be fun if the two play together next season.

  • Brent Yen

    that’s pretty good?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes he did. He has figured out but then BS disrupted it everytime. Very frustrating to witness.

  • Rookie75094

    Compared to kobe…then yes…hehe

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Not going to happen anytime soon.

  • Briiick

    Yeah, MDA got burned by Melo and KB, hope he has learned.

  • kauaiblue

    What is it like to live in australia?

  • Brent Yen

    He needs good role players and Lin, and a good defensive AC.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Queensland is a little bit like Honolulu:-) Lots of nice beaches, islands, mountains…. We have Great Barrier Reef! General speaking, Australia is quite different from US in general. A little bit more discrimination if not Whites:-) Very laid back and expensive!

  • linspiredinla

    http://www.twcsportsnet.com/lakers/articles/20150306/wrap-lakers-vs-grizzlies-march-6-2015 “Jeremy Lin, the 6-3 point guard, came up big defensively with three blocks and a pair of steals.”

    So, don’t be so hard on him, “fans”.

  • Michael

    Wow sounds great. Where I live everything goes mouldy.

  • joyce ward

    Who said that , worthy and the gang?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    🙁

  • JLin Fan from Australia

  • Acbc

    You’re disappointment is misplaced. You seem to think putting up numbers is the true measure of a player’s value. Hasn’t Lin done that already? Why is it LIN fans keep hating on their hero when every other star PGs have equally “bad” nights and no one makes a stink of it. If you have not noticed the double standard LIN faces by the so call experts, then you are equally guilty of ignorance.

    THE PROBLEM ISNT LIN’S PERFORMANCE, THE PROBLEM IS THAT ALL THE EXPERTS FOCUS ONLY ON THE “BAD” GAMES FOR LIN AND SINGLE THEM OUT AS HIS LEVEL OF ABILITY. Meanwhile the superstars are never judged on their bad games like LIN. For the chosen ones, only their good games are judged to be their potential.

    If you are a true LIN fan, please recognize this bias and don’t use someone else’s bias to unfairly judge LIN. None of these superstars have to fight their own coaches and teammates like LIN does as well as opposing coaches and tough defensive assignments.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    It is quite nice country to live in:-) Far from everything else:-)

  • Rookie75094

    Other than layups. ..rondo can’t shoot…and mavs down by 16 while rondo is sinking to -15

  • linspiredinla
  • linspiredinla

    it was an article in the link I sent.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    My dream of next trip is going to Alaska cruise, Vancouvar, Victoria and Canadian Rocky Mountain. No NBA teams in that area:-(

  • PPP

    Lin played excellent defense and basically shut down conley. Unfortunatly tony allen also shut him down. good thing is he keeps himself injury free. 21 games to go.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That’s playoff basketball; very physical and no call. You have to live with that. Lin pretty much holds his own.

  • Rookie75094

    Watching the mavs sucking it up. ..I want to see Jlin spank rondo on Sunday until rondo cry like a baby that he is.

  • leeda harun

    yes…..21 games to go….

  • Brent Yen

    More like the whole MEM shut him down…but well….he got 4 points…so..lol

  • Michael

    I wonder if it’s cause the options are limited so Hill gets to play so much. Davis plays much harder, but does not have an outside shot, Boozer is about the same as Hill, shooting whatever he catches just sooner, Sacre is…well Sacre.

  • Brent Yen

    Davis is too limited both ISO and FT wise. He needs to do something about it.

  • kittyhead

    Dont know if that he attended the MIT Sloan Conference is kinda of promoting his perception?? His philosophy indeed has a lot of impact on NBA basketball. D’Antoni argued that playing fast doesnt mean bad defense and took Warriors as the example. He definitely deserves another chancet and reunite with Lin please!!!

  • Brent Yen

    All about perception….I believe he is a genius…

  • Rookie75094

    I love watching blowouts. ..especially when the victims are rondo, harden, or tragic

  • Brent Yen

    LOL…well….I know you can not wait for Sunday to come

  • asaurus

    Alaska was rainy in the summer… So disappointing. I can take you to drumheller to look at dinosaurs if you would like! They can remind you how old Scott and Kobe is!

    Sorry, I lurk A lot.

  • Briiick

    They are having chemistry issues.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Watch one more season of sick Kobe would drive away half of the season ticket holders. Kobe is not well and at the age of 36 playing the worst basketball ever and refuses to go away.

    It’s time for Lakers to welcome a new breed of basketball players but Kobe refuses to go away. He still wants to compete; compete to be the worst ever.

    Here is a comment about Kobe from ESPN that makes me laugh out loud (LOL).
    http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/70840/did-nbarank-overrate-kobe

    It’s time to take “respect” out of the NBA vocabulary, and Kobe Bryant proves it.

    Look at what is happening with the announcement that Kobe finished 40th in this year’s #NBArank. The same thing happened a year ago when we predicted Kobe to be the 25th-best player in 2013-14. The reaction both years was easy to predict, and it was ugly…

    Let’s be blunt: Kobe Bean Bryant was one of the very worst players in the NBA last season — a $30 million disaster. He was closer to the 425th-best player than the 25th-best player.

    He played six games, in which he was mostly just terrible, with negative win shares — that’s right, he was taking wins off the floor. The Lakers had a winning record before he arrived and immediately hit the skids. The team played worse with him on the floor, and on top of that, he insulted his teammates…

    So why did we rank him as high as 25th? Out of respect. Too much respect, really.

  • Brent Yen

    More like fitting and ego issues..

  • Rookie75094

    rondo is back in the game to experience more agony of defeat…hehe

  • Briiick

    I tried to talk like a coach, LOL. Ellis wasn’t doing any better.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Can’t wait!

  • linspiredinla

    “We got to move the ball and trust each other,” said Lakers guard Jeremy Lin, who had only four points on 1-of-5 shooting and three assists. “It’s not that we’re not purposely trusting each other. But when they tighten up, we’re scared to make the extra pass.”http://www.dailynews.com/sports/20150306/lakers-continue-late-game-issues-in-97-90-loss-to-memphis

  • Keith

    I love Alaska Cruise.

  • linspiredinla

    “But the Grizzlies (44-17) put veteran forward Tony Allen on Clarkson in the fourth quarter where he scored only two points on three shot attempts.” And that was when iso ball happened. He did not pass! http://www.dailynews.com/sports/20150306/lakers-continue-late-game-issues-in-97-90-loss-to-memphis

  • Rookie75094

    Mavs down by 26 now…. I want to see if they can pull out the lowest score of the season…. come on warriors. .play some more defense..hehe

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Can’t wait what???

  • Rookie75094

    Uh oh. .fat “I am better than Jeremy Lin” felton is in the game now…mavs waving the white flag.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Would like to do it for a few years now. Let’s see which oversea trip will come up first. This trip, Turkey + Greece, Northern European tour or….

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Where do u live??? I might take up your offer:-)

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Can’t wait for PFV’s video.
    I have been searching in the last 30 minutes.

  • Briiick

    I guess Rondo is playing the point, thus throwing Ellis and most other players off their comfort zones.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    It’s in the article I and Joyce have posted in last thread. Shouldn’t go far and u can find it:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    It was there. Refresh and u will see the link.

  • Rookie75094

    You sound more like a coach than the one called bs.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Finally, I find it here after searching thru youtube. I’m listening right now.

  • linspiredinla
  • Acbc

    It’s very easy to make any player’s minutes irrelevant on offence. All that’s needed is for the coach to say to LIN to facilitate while telling Hill, Calrkson, Ellington and Johnson to shoot.

    Luckily for Lin, he still can control his play on defence. Any true bball fan will know stopping your man from scoring is equaly important as putting up points.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes. I know. Yesterday it took over 30 min before it showed up in youtube. I just went the direct link from PVF’s Tweet.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL BS is in tanking mode.

  • linspiredinla

    I wish you can educate some of the so called Lin “fans” who were unhappy tonight.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Thanks.

  • linspiredinla
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Some are boneheaded!!!!

  • asaurus

    I’m in Alberta! I love the mountains but I’m a terrible hiker/snowboarder. Just nice to breath the fresh air and escape the city life!

  • Rookie75094

    Just as predicted. ..the mavs has a 2 games losing streak. ..hopefully that will be 3 after Sunday. ..if Jlin is allowed to play his game. … otherwise I hope the mavs win with rondo benched by Carlise

  • Rookie75094

    Rondo has totally destroyed mavs chemistry. ..hehe

  • Brent Yen

    Yes sir!

  • John Lee

    Ellis 2-14 FG 0-4 3PT 6pts 2asts…inconsistent? anyone? *crickets*

  • JoeTeam

    Star Trek TOS!!! (ok, maybe not all of them ha ha).

  • John Lee

    Dragic and Heat, along with Deron and Nets both out of EC top 8…so happy!

    Meanwhile in the WC, I hope Mavs fall to 7th or 8th, Thunder no playoff, and Pelicans making it (A. Davis fan here).

  • JoeTeam

    it’s like the tide … you cannot stop it.

  • linspiredinla

    Bravo! Well said. What kind of Lin fans are we if we are also criticizing his every move? Aren’t we supposed to support him through thick & thin? He was not allowed to play his game tonight, didn’t get enough minutes, and said in interview no ball movement, no trust.

  • Brent Yen

    With that trade, OKC is unlikely to not making playoff tho..

  • John Lee

    I though playoffs don’t start ’till April.

  • Acbc

    This is why I keep saying Cuban isn’t that smart as he thinks he is. I’m sure it’s Cuban doubling down on a bad bet like Rondo and forcing Carlisle to play him. Now Ellis is pissed and wants out. The teams chmistry Is ruined and it’s all because of Cuban.

  • linspiredinla

    Well, I can try.

  • JoeTeam

    yes, we will all try and we do.

  • Brent Yen

    To boldly go where no…..

  • John Lee

    The RW show, while impressive, is not the way to win. Although admittedly, most casual fans will NEVER understand why. If Davis was not injured, Pelicans would’ve secured playoffs by now. For those who oppose Lin to Mavs, imagine what Lin can do with a healthy A. Davis.

  • JoeTeam

    split infinitives, lol the best one eva

  • Brent Yen

    RWB will be RWB. The fact that they could get rid of Perkins made them a much better team.

  • JoeTeam

    I don’t think RWB/KD show can win a ring, but they will get into playoffs and give gsw a hard time if they match up on opposite sides of the ladder.

  • sport

    LOL I’d be happy if OKC with their iso centric “star players” don’t make it!!

  • Brent Yen

    THe worst nightmare for GSW is SPurs. Because Leonard and Green

  • sport

    I’ve said the same thing Lin and a legit, unselfish star PF in A Davis and reunion with Asik would be deadly. But only if there won’t be any jealousy and hater coach on Lin! Star PGs work best with Star PFs! Examples, Blake Griffin + Chris Paul, Tim Duncan + Tony Parker. If Pelican coach and GM were unbiased they’d get Lin as their starter PG!

  • JoeTeam

    Agree. with GSW at 1 and OKC at 8, Spurs at 7, that’s a cat and mouse game for each to avoid. Oh oh … I don’t like GSW having to see either too early. You make a good point.

  • JoeTeam

    at least he doesn’t seem like he will become a mean ego.

  • Brent Yen

    Take out Curry and KT to a degree, GSW does not have any other source of offense.

  • sport

    Not a bad thing if the ball hog Ellis is out along with Rondo next season! Gives chance for Lin to become Mavs starting PG.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The type of basketball that they played tonight is at that level.
    Playoff style of basketball is different from regular season style..
    This is definitely up there in the playoff style of basketball. Very physical!

  • JoeTeam

    Speights played great most of this year. I think he’s cooled off a little. But I think GSW plays more team ball than OKC’s dynamic duo. Ppl on GSW can step up.

  • Jedi

    Alaska Cruise is nice, but I love Caribbean/Bahamas cruises.

  • sport

    Wow I’m surprised even the so called “King James” can have such a bad shooting night. LOL 4 pts just like Lin, yet both of them were top 2 daily players few days ago with similar stats!

  • Brent Yen

    Yes they can. But they have to step up 4 games BEFORE SPURS been normal for 4 games..lol

  • JoeTeam

    ya Brent reference just before 16 mins …

  • JoeTeam

    ah good. Then I hope Phx knocks OKC out given I think GSW can handle them easily.

  • Brent Yen

    I think so too…but OKC has a better bench IMO

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Wesley Johnson is worthwhile to keep unless you can find a better one. Ronnie Price is a good bench player too. Ellington is not the best choice in NBA and he’s definitely replaceable but worthy to be invited to the training camp.

    Out of all these. Lin, Davis and Boozer can start for many teams. Others are just role players.

    However Davis has not been given much time to shine. He’s young and still has lots of upsides. Out of the top 3, Lin is the best NBA prospect. Yeah Boozer can still start for many teams.

  • JoeTeam

    When lin leaves this season with a great stats book, I shall be GSW all the way to the finals! So, want the weakest team to be 8.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Yeah I don’t think Byron wants Lin on his team.

  • Brent Yen

    I think Boozer has to be a backup now…will be very good.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He’s an excellent bench player who can play as SF and PF in transition games.

  • linspiredinla

    James had 18 pts.

  • chan c

    this mark medina must be a Lin fan.is he?

  • chan c

    Word!

  • kittyhead

    http://afansnotes.posthaven.com/legendary-princeton-coach-tells-me-about-lin
    Just read this article in TW forum. Believe this was already posted here but wanna share it again. : ) It’s so amusing and happy to see Pete Carril praises Lin! I really hope Lakers quit claiming they are running Princeton O, just a disgrace. And Kobe, please also stop mentioning anything about Spurs’ O and things like you want to play Princeton O!

  • chan c

    i truly believe if Lin stayed on to finish the game, the Lakers could have won. Lin’s playmaking could have made the difference.

    but , uhhm yeah, the tank is strong.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    LA Lakers is currently having the 4th worst record.
    The chance for Lakers to get the first lottery pick is 11.9%
    The chance for Lakers to get nothing, (giving the draft pick to Phoenix) is 0.16 + 0.012 = 0.172 ==> 17.2%
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBA_draft_lottery

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    NO is just one game below OKC.
    They need Holiday and Anthony Davis back to make it to playoff but they just lost to Boston.
    Boston still has a chance to make it to the playoff and is only 1.5 games below Indiana and Miami for the last playoff berth. Boston is a good team.

  • Kianainhi

    BS found another tank combination. By putting 3 guards at the end of games. This didn’t work last time, why should it work tonight.

  • Kianainhi

    Oh yea, Jeannie is VERY upset. I guess the only thing to get the viewers is to have a Kobe retirement event at every home game. she’s subtle saying next year is Kobe’s last.

  • Brent Yen

    I know this is harsh to LAL, but I really think a Chinese saying is true. “不怕神一般的對手, 就怕豬一般的隊友”…lol for those who know Chinese.

  • CJSHYY

    He is OK. Lin’s fan? Not sure. He said Lakers should get Dragic.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL It’s so true!!!! add 教練:-)

  • Brent Yen

    Yes ma’am

  • chan c

    oh i see…thanks!

  • Brent Yen

    Do not think he is anyone’s fan. Just doing his job……

  • HY C

    it really does not need to be a Lin fan to know LED connection is great.

    The only one that is too blind to see it or pretend not seeing it is the person who claimed on TV that he is a Lin fan.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I don’t think you should insult Lin’s teammates; they aren’t pigs. They do have their upsides.
    Given another coach, when they can play at full strength, they might still be in the race of a playoff spot. Byron and Kobe have absolutely destroyed the team.

  • Kianainhi

    I loved how Lin played defense. I was upset when BS took him out as he was the best defensive player on court. smh

  • Brent Yen

    I know. I know…I can not change the saying, but have no intention to insult them. 😛

  • Kianainhi

    I feel the same as you but ignoring JC & all the hype about him on TWC & on social media. Just focus on JLin, his game, his contribution. Waiting patiently for FA.

  • linspiredinla

    He is a reporter for LA daily news. We follow each other. Not sure he is a fan, but he is fair.

  • Kianainhi

    JC has a scoring mentality. He doesn’t get his teammates in the flow of the game. He did some nice passes tonight.

  • Keith

    hate Westbroook

  • CJSHYY

    I didn’t able to watch the whole game so you think Lin’s teammates didn’t do enough help for him from Mem — they basically had two guys guarding him by switching at top with Allen, Calathes or Conley.

  • Brent Yen

    The fact that ball did not fly around and TOny Allen had that many paint points said a lot..

  • CJSHYY

    I see. So Mem was really double team Lin all game?

  • Brent Yen

    Deny him the ball, leave shooter to pack the driving lane most of the time..

  • John Lee

    I think you’re missing my point entirely.

    Ref bias against Lin is NOT new REGARDLESS of game intensity. Even in the preseason Lin was hammered and no call, and preseason games are hardly playoff intensity.

  • CJSHYY

    Thanks. Why BS didn’t do something about it? So bad this coach…

  • Brent Yen

    BS is BS. MEM is one of the top defensive team. Lin is not equipped with enough options to beat them.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Plus Lin is the only target Mem cares the most from Lakers…. BS sure didn’t prepare anything for Lin even after 1st half… smh!

  • Brent Yen

    One of the way BS to lose games is to do zero adjustment for the 2H. We all secretly knew it…lol

  • nodomo

    Griz scouted well and planned to take the ball out of Lin’s hands. At the start of the game, announcers repeated a couple of times that Lin had been hot since all star break. They planned well to play team D on Lin.

  • Maknusia

    lol…no worries…who aint disappointed…pretty sure even Lin would be disappointed….but end of the day, we need to look at things objectively…the scenario he is in…the difficult circumstances that BScott puts on him….there is no silver plater for him compared to other PGs in the league.

    Given the circumstance he has done wonderful! 🙂

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    What a good trade can do to a marginal playoff team?

    Charlotte traded Gary Neal and a 2019 2nd round selection for Mo Williams & Troy Daniels.
    Mo Williams is currently paid $3,965,074 per year. They started him as PG right away on Feb 21 on his first game. when they were on a 3 games losing streak. They have won 5 out of 9 games since the trade. Currently they’re on a 4 games winning streak. Mo Williams led the team in score twice and in assists 5 times in the 8 games span.

    What a bad trade can destroy your chance of going to playoff?

    Phoenix traded away Isaiah Thomas and Goran Dragic for Brandon Knight. Phoenix also sends the Los Angeles Lakers’ protected 2015 first-round pick to Philadelphia for the trade.
    After the trade, the Suns’ won 4 out of 8 and dropping out of the playoff race in the West. They lost to Chicago Boston Miami and San Antonio while won games against Denver OKC Orlando and Brooklyn.

  • Maknusia

    There is no way we can interpret whats on BS’s mind..hence we tend to speculate…I dont even want to know whats in his head…..just couple of more games… and Lin can make his sound decision

  • Maknusia

    Exactly…thats how the scenario represents…..there are hundred and one ways to make changes…but when we, the non-savvy spectators observes the very logical things to do…..and BScott doesnt even move his pinky…sigh

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I do agree that most of them are not ready for big time.

  • Maknusia

    We all should go to his site and give him upvote…he did the interview for Lin…its so obvious…

    Remeber in one of the interview, Lin said…he had played against Princeton in his early tour….hence this is the connecting dot…he tore apart the system…that shows, Lin’s high BBQ IQ!

    http://afansnotes.posthaven.com/legendary-princeton-coach-tells-me-about-lin

  • linspiredinla

    I did already. To be honest though, he can be very, very harsh about Lin. Example, Lin trashed by him tonight. He is too much of a downer for me.

  • Maknusia

    Who?…Nathan?…I havent seen him harsh on Lin…could you give an example?

  • linspiredinla
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    It’s up to NO to prove themselves better than OKC but they don’t have a legit PG to run their offense. The upside for NO is they finally get Eric Gordon and Anthony Davis back in time to help their playoff race. Ryan Anderson is still out.
    They key seems to be in KD of OKC.

  • linspiredinla
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Rondo must have thrown the whole team off balance.

  • linspiredinla

    Here is just one example. https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/574056715026591745 Said Lin played like garbage. Are you on Tweeter?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    You call a game with 2 steals 3 blocks 4 rebounds 3 assists 4 points garbage in 27 mins. You haven’t seen the rest of the league. In fact the last minute with Wesley Johnson out, he didn’t even touch the ball.

  • Maknusia

    I will give him a break….as Lin’s fan…many of us are frustrated as well….we can see that couple of posting and other Lin’s site…that doesnt mean we hate Lin…..

    As I mentioned on one of my earlier post…

    pretty sure even Lin would be disappointed….but end of the day, we need to look at things objectively…the scenario he is in…the difficult circumstances that BScott puts on him….there is no silver plater for him compared to other PGs in the league.

    Given the circumstance he has done wonderful! 🙂

  • linspiredinla

    Go ahead. Do what you want. It’s not a matter of him hating. I said he is harsh, but more importantly, he is very judgemental. His opinions are always right. It’s like he knows what goes on in Lin’s mind. Tonight he said that Lin’s mind not on game, but on going home to LA.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Tonight is a good experience for Jeremy.
    He just needs to do better to create his own shots in difficult situations.
    He has been working in his crossovers and he needs to work on it more and use it with more confidence on his one on one game in contested situation.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Ellington shot 1 out of 3 in the rest of game after replacing Lin.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Rick Carlisle is playing everyone on the team.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    And they won the game despite that.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron Scott is so inept in court side decisions. The only coach comparable to him is McHale.

  • linspiredinla

    https://twitter.com/spearsnbayahoo/status/574130723809984512 Chandler Parsons reunion with JLin coming up.

  • Brent Yen

    I am still surprised on how much lin improved over this ASB. It is not simply just BS gives him more minutes and faster flow. He reads and react differently than he was. That is actually a huge jump. Happy for him. And yes that includes today’s game.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron was looking for a player to go to in the last minute rather than drawing up a play that would work.
    That is what I called inept coaching.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin in fact has played very physical too. He does not lay back. He fought every rebounds, every steal, every block but the spacing of the court is not right. Teammates are not willing to make the extra pass. For some reason, BS always match Jordon Hill with Jeremy.

    We all know that the best combination for the Lakers is Lin-Davis-Boozer-Wesley Johnson-Ellington. I would even take Tarik Black ahead of Jordon Hill who just stands and wait for his pick and pop. His shots are off tonight!!!!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Don Nelson is the basketball mind but not Mark Cuban.

  • Samuel

    so is another Chandler as well..

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    This is the kind of pain when you play with a rookie who just wants to score instead of reading the defense. So later on when the game is tight and the shot is not falling, they don’t know what to do because they do not know how to set the rhythm for others to get open.

  • Samuel

    no, Scott makes MaHale looks like a saint, at least McHale let Lin to play his game with Harden out, Lin rarely gets more than 30 minutes from Scott even with Nash, Young, Price, and Kobe all out, and doesn’t always gets to finish the game..

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Ellis is not active when Rondo is holding on the ball.

  • Samuel

    不怕神一般的對手, 就怕沒頭腦的教練..

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Scott wants to get rid of Lin. It is plain obvious to everybody. Well you can guess the hidden agenda as much as you want.

  • Samuel

    For whatever reasons, Scott never liked Lin in the first place, when he replaced Lin with Price in starting lineup, he said because Price plays better D, how about now? Clarkson is one of the worst defender on the team, but I don’t see Scott has any problem with Clarkson’s defense..

  • Michael

    I wonder if he was ready to play this way since day 1 of training camp, but was sidetracked by all the distractions caused by the Kobe BS fiasco. It sure looks like he has had time to clear his mind during the ASB though.

  • Michael

    Oink oink!

  • Michael

    不動如山( Still as a Hill)

  • Michael

    you mean like real leather?

  • Michael

    ball returns?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    In the Boston game Jeremy scored 25 points, his +/- is +11
    Jordon Clarkson scored 25 points his +/- is -11
    This tells you something about team basketball and just ISO ball.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy really needs to work on his one on one move against tough defenders like Dwyane Wade.
    Team basketball is fine but you can’t shake off your defender, you would be iced out when you play with selfish teammates or teammates with no court vision. Lin is definitely athletic enough to develop good crossovers.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Does it occur to you all that Byron Scott might not be tanking.
    The horrible thing is this is his way of coaching Cleveland and now Lakers.

  • sport

    One on one is definitely JLin’s weakness even he himself admitted it saying he’s better as a 5 on 5 player. If there’s anything JLin can improve on it’s his one on one moves! His dribbling certainly looks like they improved recently.

  • sport

    Boozer had many double double game this season and he’s much more consistent offensive player, definitely deserves to start as PF with Davis/Black at Center.

  • Maknusia

    Picture Time…

  • Maknusia

    Not much …

  • Maknusia

    More…

  • Maknusia

    Most are at the background…

  • Maknusia

    Thats all for today…

  • Acbc

    Probably has too do with good coaching from Doc…as opposed to negative coaching from BS. Maybe they went over some tapes together and with a fresh set of eyes on his side, he finally got a better perspective.

  • JoeTeam

    I think JLin gets by his peeps fine. He’s not flashy, so it’s not easy to see how effective he is at getting by one guy. What you are seeing is when he does, he’s well covered by 2 or 3 guys. I didn’t watch any of last night’s game, but I reads like they had a guy on him even off ball.

  • Acbc

    You’d think someone named Hill should be able to roll…but it seems he’s all slipping and sliding down instead of rolling down the Hill. Lol

  • Acbc

    We all know by now what’s inside of his head. It’s no grey matter, that’s for sure. It’s filled with cow dung or aptly named as BS.

  • Acbc

    Hard to find any so call reporters now a days that actually think for themselves, even harder to find one that isn’t just a parrot.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Listen to JLin’s pregame interview, you know how much BS has done for him. As usual, 0%. It’s all his own work with some help. Don’t expect anything from BS. Remember in NY Knickcs under D’Antoni, they did prepare the game. With BS, zero prep.

  • Acbc

    And there is one that is full of cow pie…BS anyone!?

  • Illbe

    Mem must believe no Lin, no Win. They know who can beat them, and letting Clarkson go was no problem in the end.

  • Acbc

    Yep, and no one gives a rat’s rear whenever these stars trip up once in a while. The experts all make up excuses for their “linonsistency”. Meanwhile their bias against Lin is a constant load of BS.

  • Illbe

    In the fourth I sensed that the Laker team was actually scared and confused when they came down the court to run their offense. It was really thick. I am glad Lin was pulled out of that mess for awhile at least. The team was lost.

  • sws94

    What’s going on with Black? in the top picture, lol?

  • sws94

    He breaks his own ankles sometimes. Legit point. It’s one the PDV makes a lot. He’s getting there but could do more. Also, got to get almost to the paint and use floaters, sometimes he needs to score.

  • HY C

    that’s Ed #21, isn’t it?

  • Filler-up

    Lin’s filling the stat sheet just needs some guys to buy in and the Lakers could have easily won this.

  • linspiredinla
  • joyce ward

    The true test of Clakson’s worth will be when teams start scouting him. In the 4th quarter when Tony allen was put on him, he couldn’t score. So Clarkson is fool’s gold right now. Any fan that doesn’t think lin played well, doesn’t know lin or what a real PG does. I think it is big props to lin that they plan against him. Last night was a prime example in one instance that lin had 4 defenders on him.and didn’t turn the ball over.Also this is the time when other teams are scouting players for the next season, and I am pretty sure that a lot of teams have lin on their radar already. Also we should be hearing the rumors about teams wanting lin around the last ten games. Also, don’t be surprised if the lakers leak a rumor like knicks did, saying that they would match any salary that is offered to lin. Jeannie Buss and company are pretty desperate right now, because they are loosing money and face. They know that Kobe is coming back and no big name player will come play with him. so…and the plot thickens

  • linspiredinla
  • Rookie75094

    The tankers can match all they want…Jlin is a FA…he can go wherever he wants

  • joyce ward

    Yep and lin will.

  • linspiredinla
  • JoeTeam

    that’s that spirit!

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I believe NYK also wants Lin & NY media will be crazy about it if NYK really gets Lin back. Just from recently these ESPN commentators covered Lakers games could tell… how much they really love Lin. Mem really care so much about Lin. Like I said JC can score but if the teams really want to stop him they can.

  • joyce ward

    This statement from lin tells me that he was prepared for the strategy that Memphis had planned for him. Scott and other players didn’t know how to adjust.

    “We got to move the ball and trust each other,” said Lakers guard Jeremy Lin, who had only four points on 1-of-5 shooting and three assists. “It’s not that we’re not purposely trusting each other. But when they tighten up, we’re scared to make the extra pass.”http://www.dailynews.com/sport…

  • JoeTeam

    I swear, this man is not going to the pulpit. He’s going to have a great career on the court God willing, and then he will coach a championship dynasty for as long as CBA moves allow.

  • Arsenium12 .

    D’Antoni : “Denver is a great city with a strong basketball tradition and
    there’s a lot positive to sell,” he said. “You can make a quick
    turnaround if you exploit the running game. It won’t be easy. Nothing’s
    easy in the West. But it’s not impossible.”__________
    https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/574232826717020160

  • JoeTeam

    Heh heh, Mountain West states a good combo of Midwest and Wild West.

  • CJSHYY

    Also feel weird… Do you think JC is a trade asset? Bc before the game, the AS coach (BS son) talked to LA Times about how JC work out w Nash once per week… Kobe & BS behind him…….They also let him ISO a lot….then last night post game BS said JC still has so many potential… sounds like try hard to sell him to me.

  • joyce ward

    I agree. Lin figured out that when they were loading up on him, he intentionally drew the defense in on him to kick the ball out to an open man, but when the open man was being loaded up, they were afraid to make another pass to get a good shot.

  • joyce ward

    No, i think Scott trying to keep his job for next season. I believe right now Scott doesn’t know what is going on in the F/O and he playing it by ear on what he thinks he should do. Also Lakers are loosing a lot of fans and money. Also the season ticket holders are not pleased. Lin has shown to be a fan favorite in LA now, and Scott is trying to go against the grain on his own. My opinion is that the Jeanie, Mitch/FO is looking for a scapegoat and I think it will be Scott.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    So with backup by BS, Clarkson has decided to be Kobe while he’s out. He is the starting pg and the shooter too. Pushing Lin a side to be the main ball handler. Even when Clarkson takes rest, Lin has to deal with Hill. Hill thinks he’s Shaq or Howard but unlike them he’s nobody in the paint. He wants the ball outside to shoot long jump. What a dumb coaching would allow him to shoot 15 times such a waste.

  • linspiredinla
  • linspiredinla

    https://twitter.com/ericpmusselman/status/574246854562484225 The offense must utilize a player’s individual skills.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Opposite with BS’s offense

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Each day they keep BS as a coach, they prove themselves tanking in purpose. If that the case Jeanie shouldn’t ask fan to be patience.

  • FrankW

    Jeremy Lin: PER 15.71, rank # 27, blocks/game #5, steals/game #22
    27 minutes, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks, 2 steals, 2 pf, 0 turnovers, 4 points.
    Second game with 3 blocks, first was against the Mavericks in Dec 26.

    Grizzlies did a good job shutting down Jlin’s offence, double team and little
    dirty moves with no calls. Didn’t score well but excellent defense going
    ankle-breaking expedition against Conley and no turnovers.

  • JoeTeam

    Now I’m sorry I missed it!

  • Brewkowski

    Yes. If you look at his past performances and record as coach, Byron is performing consistently. No surprises there. He is just a bad coach.

  • nodomo

    clarkson’s game really annoys me. 18 shots? Granted he made 12 but still like Lin said, when the MEM D tightened up, Clarkson freaked out and just jacked up shots. Once MEM D clamped down on Clarkson in the 4th, it was missed shot, shot blocked, ball stolen, etc. Lakers should watch film but I know BS doesn’t…

  • joyce ward
  • GoodDayLA

    I generally agree. I hope i am wrong but i think lakers are stuck between rock and hard place. I think their hands are tied and Lin will end up walking. I think internally they will regret letting him go.

    Clarkson is definitely no trade asset unless he can beackaged for an all stat. Clarkson is being groomed and lin is not.

    Lins play is just raising eyebrows that is all. I still believe lin camp complained during all star break and asked for a trade if lakers wouldnt allow Lin to play his game.

  • joyce ward

    Yep, he didn’t know what to do. The thing with lin is that he knew going into this game that it would be hard for him to drive and I think he knew his effort show be focused on the defensive end, which he did. Notice while lin was playing defense, the lakers were up by 7 in the 4th quarter, and as soon a s lin was taken out, the lakers defense collapsed and that is when the Lakers lost the game.

  • joyce ward

    Ok this is Lin’s pregame interview and just goes to show you that Scott is not coaching this team:

  • joyce ward

    They were loading up on lin big time, but he got through it and he played that DPOY defense. You go Lin.

  • joyce ward

    I am beginning to believe that the statements jeannie has made of late, that scott might get fired after this season.

  • Keith

    This guy sounds more like the coach than BS

  • nodomo

    Lin played some great individual D (blocks and steals) as well as team and help D in this game. MEM announcers kept mentioning Lin and his stellar play since the ASB.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Longer set of highlights (6 min 30 sec) from Liao Anton
    __________

  • nodomo

    This is what I don’t get. Scott’s rotation since ASB has been start Clarkson at PG, Lin comes in around 4-6 min mark and plays SG. When clarkson sits in the 2Q, Lin moves to PG. For the MEM game, BS switched and had Lin play PG as soon as he entered and Clarkson moved to SG. Maybe that’s why Clarkson jacked up so many shots thinking OK I can shoot anytime coz I’m playing SG.

  • Brent Yen

    Not sure if he thinks like that…I think he just did not know what to do, other than shoot the ball

  • joyce ward

    I think Clarkson didn’t know what to do because Scott didn’t know what to do. Lin was the one who adjusted the teams dense throughout much of the 3rd & 4th quarter because they were up 7 when scott pulled lin out.

  • Keith

    Ur my #basketball #idol @JLin7. Hope to see u on #FreshOffTheBoat if get renewed. "@jlai4747: @wheeler_forrest Love the #Linsanity shirt!"— Forrest Wheeler (@wheeler_forrest) March 7, 2015

  • Rick Johnson

    FA don’t want to come to play with Byron Scott and Kobe

    https://twitter.com/LakersNation/status/574269507574755328

  • joyce ward

    The thing that gets me about the lakes, they still think that still are all of that, when they are not. They still think players want to come for them because they are the Lakers with 17 championships(past). There a very few players whoa are playing basketball whose goal is to get a ring. Most of the NBA players don’t have goals beyond their next contract. The reality is that kobe has become an albatross around their neck because no quality player will sign while he is still on the team. The ultimate spit in the face for the lakers, if lin signed with the Clippers next season, then the Clippers will truly become LA”s team. LOL

  • Acbc

    Yes, I agree. There was one play he drew up during Linsnaity for an easy alley oops to Chandler against The Jazz (?). It look like a football play. All the players were loaded together on the right elbow while Lin stood there on the high left elbow just waiting for the double screen to set for Chandler. The whole Jazz defence was so fixed on what Lin was going to do that they never saw Chandler lose his man to the basket. It was like a childhood football misdirection play I used to call to free up a guy who never gets the pass for a touchdown.

    As for perception; D’antoni gets negative slants because he came from Europe. The so call experts here stateside will never give him any credits just because he didn’t come from within the rank and file of their own system. Just Like Lin, D’antoni is marginalized for being an outsider.

  • Rick Johnson

    Truth

  • joyce ward

    i disagree, i think Clarkson is a placeholder for WB when his contract is up 2017

  • Acbc

    The Lakers FO is so bad at assessing talent that they let go Zack LaVone and Whiteside. Are we even surprise that they will let Lin go and choose a has been superstar?

  • joyce ward

    BTW i never said that the Lakers wanted lin for their PG. The lakers still want that foothold in china, that is what Jeannie was talking sales on ticket prices and the face of the organization being damaged. Also she even stated that even when kobe was playing, tickets sales were still down.

  • Rick Johnson

    And that talk about players “afraid” to play with Kobe is BS. It’s not that, it’s that he takes up too much cap space without contributing much performance to the team (actually hurts the team with ball hogging) making it harder to fill out the team with good role players.

  • CJSHYY

    He will not go to Lakers either. LOL!

  • CJSHYY

    Not surprised…. bc I don’t think BS knows how to coach… smh! Like Asik said ” We don’t have game plan.” LOL!

  • Dan Cohen

    no, you can’t say that.. why? because he finished the game the last 3 games and the still lost. So there is no guarantee that he will win because we lin fans said the same thing with the last 6 games and the result was 50-50.. No excuse. He was in that game to finish up, but hill kept messing up shots, so for this game, lakers might lose too.

    In fact that’s the reason what bs is thinking.. see what happens if lin is out of the game, will they win.. Good thing they did not, else this experiment will start to see a trend. Now, his next game or next next game should be to start lin.

  • Dan Cohen

    doesn’t matter.. I think nathan is saying that to defend other players to ‘protect’ lin. The last thing you want is some lin fan thrashing other players and then in affects the team and if a player heard that it will destroy any growing chemistry because there will be resentment.. the same sh-t happen during linsanity era.. nathan is smart to learn from that and say that. Lin will have amazing stats ONLY IF other players buys in.. so it won’t do any more good to trash other players.

  • Dan Cohen

    thank you

  • linspiredinla
  • orLinaryjoe

    May reconsider post kobe

  • Rick Johnson

    It isn’t just Kobe. In the article it mentions California’s state income tax takes a bite too. Texas doesn’t have state income tax, I’m not sure but I don’t think Florida does either. Dragic might stay with MIA just for tax reasons. Before the CBA the Lakers could outspend and fly above the salary cap to get the best players. No longer now.

  • Rick Johnson

    Mark MedinaVerified account
    ‏@MarkG_Medina
    Lakers still listing Nick Young as questionable for Sunday’s game vs. Dallas. He has missed past 6 games because of a swollen left knee
    https://twitter.com/MarkG_Medina/status/574303212431261696

  • Acbc

    When you look at the way the league promotes the game, you soon understand why young rookies like Clarkson play the way they do. BS also is enabling and compounding the problem.

    Phil Jackson tried to tell Kobe that Oscar Robertson was considered one of the greatest players of all time and yet never scored prolifically. Tim Duncan is the player that will be remember as the player most like Robertson. Team ball is about winning as a team but the league doesn’t promote that. Instead they promote guys like Harden. It’s the people at the top who create the problem.

    This is why LIN is fighting a much bigger battle than just his next contract. The NBA is symptomatic of the malais in our society of selfishness and greed. Clarkson is young, but he also must ask himself what is right from wrong and accept responsibility of his actions. It’s easy to say “I’m just doing my job”. This is why we love LIN. He lives his faith and stands up against passive acceptance of convenience.

  • Rick Johnson

    Afraid to be embarrassed by the Warriors but he will play against the Lakers.

    https://twitter.com/ESPNLosAngeles/status/574314094934687744

  • Charlie S

    Yup, hubris and entitlement of the current generation from the previous generations’ work. The cycle continues onward.

  • joyce ward

    That will be their downfall. I truly believe that Jeannie is setting her brother up so that she can make room and usher Phil Jackson back in, so that they can rule together.LOL

  • Charlie S

    BS’ seven principles of a sound offense:

    1) Long 2s
    2) Give the ball to Kobe
    3) ISO all day every day
    4) Gotta look tougher than the other team (no softies)
    5) See 2
    6) See 5
    7) KOBE

  • Rick Johnson

    Media sure is pushing all this Kobe stuff, Showtime documentary. Maybe Kobe lovers like it but I’m like “who cares”. Humanitarian Award?

    https://twitter.com/LakersNation/status/574321978250686464

  • Sophie Paris

    He just wanna see jlin :p

  • 1mtoldman

    with the ultra short hair on the sides opening up the kind of pointy ears has sort of a elfin thing going; maybe shooting for a legolas without the hair….”handomsest man in the nba” offcially voted by japanese fans.

  • joyce ward

    The NBA doesn’t care

  • joyce ward
  • Jimmy Buckets

    Hope Lin doesnt
    CP3 and Jamal will do their best to make sure Lin doesnt succeed

  • joyce ward

    I took my niece and her friends to lunch today. I told them that lln played a a good defensive game, but no a lot of points. I told them that Clarkson played a good game. Their response: Clarkson is not cute, in the way lin is. They are not really feeling Clarkson. My niece’s response is that she likes Asian men and she likes Jlin. She doesn’t consider Clarkson asian. Her friends consider him African American. They will be going to the game on Sunday, and they promised me that they would share what they saw. I have lunch with my niece and her friends about once a month. My niece and he friends are very smart and intelligent girls. They look at how a guy looks, but they know what’s real and not real. I am learning so much from them. AS said, they really like Jeremy..

  • Brent Yen

    Let’s all appreciate teamwork in this video of ATL offense designed by Mike Budenholzer

  • joyce ward

    Jamal Crawford is on his way out the door. The Clippers aren’t really feeling him anymore. I am not worried where lin lands because it will where he is suppose to be.

  • Jimmy Buckets

    Lin would be so good on this team
    Teague will come short in the playoffs
    they need Lin as their starting PG
    Teague can back up him up
    but yah that aint gon happen

  • Sophie Paris

    Lol yea I saw. And they drew him as a samurai! Sasuga nihonjin.

  • joyce ward

    OK, what is really up with Swaggy P? He himself said that he would be back for the Dallas game and now he is questionable? +

  • joyce ward

    Was lin even featured in this video

  • Brent Yen

    He is very low on confidence I would assume. But I do not think he will stop to play for no good reason tho.

  • Joe what do you know

    Don’t have any children yet but sounds like your niece would be a perfect daughter-in-law. Lol.

  • joyce ward

    Yeah, she is so sweet. She is in here senior year and she wants to stay in LA. She has offers from UCLA and USC. She wants to go into broadcast journalism, but she really likes sports and that is what she wants to do. I told her that I would buy her a MAC computer and a Smart TV when she picks a college.

  • Jimmy Buckets

    cuz its a guranteed win lol
    rondo is gonna show clarkson whats good

  • joyce ward

    See that is what I hate about Scott. He plays out the players insecurity in the press. Scott is still playing Jedi mind tricks with Swaggy P, whereas lin has figured Scott out and he no longer can play that game with lin. Scott knows this also. Swaggy P’s problem is that this Hollywood and everybody wants to be famous.

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t believe he’s really injury… bc if he’s swollen for that long period of time….. why himself or BS didn’t seem to worry about the injury? I think all these just for DNP to tank…

  • Jimmy Buckets

    the Lakers are better w/o him thou
    LAL might like what they see now w/o Swaggy

  • CJSHYY

    Young is under Lakers’ contract now so BC can push him around w playing time & fame. smh! Lin can soon to be out of Lakers or stay for bigger role that’s why Lin seems to be not care or no need to listen to BS now.

  • Rick Johnson

    ADIDAS BASKETBALL AND JEREMY LIN FORM THE “DRAGON” PACK

    http://sneakernews.com/2015/03/07/adidas-basketball-jeremy-lin-form-dragon-pack/

    Linsanity may be long over, but Jeremy Lin is still a solid player, an essential part of the Los Angeles Lakers, whether the team is struggling or not. The starting point guard for the gold and purple gets awarded with some very special PEs of theadidas Crazy Quick 2 Low decked out in Chinese-inspired dragon covered uppers. Lin “enters the dragon” with these four PE colorways of the shoes, each in Lakers-friendly colorways and adorned with the dragon graphic wrapping the upper and completed with Lin branding on the tongue and heel tab. Get a good look at all four versions here, look for each on Lin’s feet throughout the rest of the NBA season, and stay tuned to Sneaker News for any release information on the adidas Crazy Quick 2 Low Jeremy Lin “Dragon Pack”.

    http://cdn.sneakernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/adidas-Basketball-Jeremy-Lin-Dragon-Pack-1.jpg

    http://cdn.sneakernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/adidas-Basketball-Jeremy-Lin-Dragon-Pack-2.jpg

    http://cdn.sneakernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/adidas-Basketball-Jeremy-Lin-Dragon-Pack-3.jpg

    http://cdn.sneakernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/adidas-Basketball-Jeremy-Lin-Dragon-Pack-4.jpg

    http://cdn.sneakernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/adidas-Basketball-Jeremy-Lin-Dragon-Pack-5.jpg

    http://cdn.sneakernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/adidas-Basketball-Jeremy-Lin-Dragon-Pack-7.jpg

  • kittyhead

    But I heard that’s the same knee he hurt last year? If that’s a lingering injury, I think he had better keep patient and get it fully cured.

  • Rick Johnson

    Has he played since the Kobe death stare on the Jimmy Kimble Show?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Enough is enough. The overdose of a worn out superstar.

  • FrankW

    So you’re loaded with $$ Joyce? 18% Asians in USC and 40% in UCLA, your niece will be surrounded
    by Asians. She could pick and choose.

  • FrankW

    Used to like this guy till he iced Lin out in games.

  • CJSHYY

    No. You think there’s something to do w Kobe’s death stare? I think after that incident, BS said they should not wear Lakers uniform? smh! I guess Ellington will replace Young in the future. Young is most likely will be traded.

  • CJSHYY

    Me too. Who cares?

  • webattorney

    Teague is plenty good; so is Lin. I mean when something is working for ATL, why should they change in the middle? That would cause a chemistry problem for ATL.

  • CJSHYY

    This team plays well as a team don’t think they want to make any change at all.

  • webattorney

    Well, Lin seems somewhat smarter than JC, so if your niece (a smart girl) likes a smart guy, she would probably like Lin more. Hard to beat a Harvard plus NBA resume. It still amazes me that a Harvard-educated guy is playing in NBA.

  • linspiredinla
  • linspiredinla
  • deesee5

    It’s nice that Lin got more PE’s than he did when he was with Nike.

  • deesee5

    You mean Clarkson is gonna show Rondo whats good? :p

  • linspiredinla
  • CJSHYY

    I think it will be more about his 20 years than retirement…. even right now still only said “Could be his last season…”…. smh! Lin is better not stay…

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Same reaction when I first read it. What has he done to deserve that reward???

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    It isn’t about players “afraid” to play with Kobe. It’s all about who wants to play with a well past aging ballhog NBA who should be retired at least a couple season before and has maniac egoistic that doesn’t allow any player to shine. There is no fun but has tons of frustration to play with him.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Hopefully it’s true. Sick of him. No difference whether JLin stays or not stay. Just enough seeing his face and name related to NBA.

  • Jimmy Buckets

    lol clarkson is gonna give rondo a happy ending

  • Jimmy Buckets

    teague might want more money

  • Jimmy Buckets

    I dont like Teague
    I think hes gonna ask for more money

  • Jimmy Buckets

    link has nothing to do with the tweet

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Worth the time to watch it? How long is JLin on the show and roughly when?

  • linspiredinla

    What did you mean?

  • LAJane

    These are probably not gonna be offered in women’s sizes..!#@*$ !. Wonder what’ll be the smallest size available and if I could make it work. With enough pairs of socks. And not look like a duck foot 🙂

  • linspiredinla

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakers/la-sp-lakers-fyi-20150308-story.html Scott revealed he has asked Lin to cut back on calling PnRs against Mem. Article also speculated Lin won’t be with Lakers.

  • Brent Yen

    “I just didn’t like the fact that you use it right when you come in the game. I wanted to move the ball first — let’s see how they play certain things first,” Scott said. “Let’s see how they guard pick-and-rolls when we get movement.” — Byron Scott on asking Lin to run less Pick and Rolls….hahahahahahahaha

  • CJSHYY

    Lin just can’t do too well, right? smh!

  • leeda harun

    another 20 games…just hope lin get more than one offers..

  • You know what I think happened? Kobe has had enough of Linsanity talk in LA! He sent BS to be his hit man again

    This has Kobe written all over it like sending to the bench in Gm 20, now asking Lin to scale back PnR in the name of developing Clarkson

    “Byron asked Lin to cut back on calling pick-and-roll plays.
    “I just didn’t like the fact that you use it right when you come in the game.

    The excuse to set up others first are just LIES. Lin can’t be allowed look good in LA as #1 as he’s a threat to Kobe and his silly Muse documentary release. This Linsanity rise is crimping Kobe’s style to promote his movie and endanger Kobe to accommodate Lin’s strength if Lakers considers to bring back Lin.

    Lin needs to get away as far as possible from this toxic LA environment. Period!

  • CJSHYY

    I agree… nothing is going to change as long as Kobe is in the team. He will try everything he can to push Lin not to stay in Lakers for sure… FO wants Lin but they still don’t have guts to say NO to Kobe. smh!

  • LAJane

    I usually enjoy highlights because of J’s scoring or genius passes, but watching his incredibly tenacious and effective D on this one got my pulse rate up. He’s so darned good.

  • CJSHYY

    I think he will… that’s why he is not worry about his FA. This Sun will be interesting bc Rondo sure will try his best to showcase for Lakers & Lin maybe will do the same for Mav too… LOL! But not sure BS will want to help Lin out or not….. He will not want Lin to be too popular in LA.

  • linspiredinla

    Sorry, I haven’t watched it myself. Maybe towards the end?

  • nodomo

    This is so stupid. Why stop doing something that is clearly working? Let’s see how wonder boy JC performs next to Kobe next year.

  • CJSHYY

    W/O Lin, Kobe will want Rondo not JC.

  • nodomo

    Let’s see how Rondo (insert any PG) will perform next to Kobe next year.

  • CJSHYY

    I know no one can do well. Look at even Nash… Just hope Lin can play well for the next 21 games.

  • nodomo

    JC just has that “I’m trying hard to impress” look on his face all the time. It seems a little fake. Whereas JLin and Price both seem more genuine in their expressions.

  • linspiredinla
  • John Lee

    Next up, in succession, cut back on shooting, rebounding, blocking, dribbling…and ultimately, no breathing while on the court. This is pure comedy.

  • kittyhead

    Cant believe what I read…wow All Lin needs to do is keep healthy,patient and run away from all the bullshit when he is free.

  • Let NBA fans truly asked the question of WHO is the perpetrator behind Byron Scott to extinguish #LinsanityInLA?

    I’m surprised Mike Bresnahan decided to write the truth of Byron’s illogical decision to clamp on Linsanity after a great 5-6 games. He wasn’t big on Lin before. I think he’s tired of having Kobe running the show in LA and wants to see Linsanity continues until the end of season

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/574387273053048833

  • John Lee

    Kobe’s insecurity and childish behavior is unbelievably ridiculous. No one can be the center of attention but him. Not Shaq, not D12 and definitely not Nash or Lin.

    That said, this round of Kobe temper is very telling: Muse is not well received and Kobe blames it on Linsanity LA.

  • It’s because LA crowd will get on Linsanity bandwagon if Linsanity rules LA in the last 20+ games.
    Historically, Kobe will eliminate anyone who is a threat to this fame and throne in LA.

  • Byron’s excuse totally not making sense either. Lin’s mindset is still setting up others when defense collapses on him.
    Now he’s a great PG for scoring 4pts and 3 asts after averaging 18p/5.5a?
    Kobe used BScott like a used towel again to do his dirty work!

  • John Lee

    Mike Bresnahan officially becoming LA’s version of Chris Baldwin. LOL

  • yes! Kobe is not A-Mused at all!
    So he went Linsanity-hunting.

    Evil people will harvest their evil deeds sooner or later.

  • Not quite, but maybe we should roll out the red carpet to welcome him =)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    KB is beyond … Lost my words. KB and BS are a totally shameless pair.

  • Guest

    I didn’t know we can post the word “bullshit.” The Lakers have BullShit for a coach!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Ok. Not going to watch it until someone believes it’s worth the time.

  • John Lee

    Agreed, which is why I used gerund rather than past participle. Getting that red carpet ready. 🙂

  • 1mtoldman

    gerund. now thats a word i haven’t heard in a long long time.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Please don’t use cursing word. Against rule #1 We take the “Be Polite & Be Respectful”
    rule very seriously. We do not tolerate any rudeness. Any member who is
    intentionally unpleasant or disruptive may be banned without warning.

    No cursing/swearing or any substitute/variation. Keep the language to PG to be family-friendly.

  • 1mtoldman

    well yer comments are anyway. funny.

  • Let’s tweet to @JeanieBuss as Melody has started well.
    She reads her tweets so the more we raise Lin concern, the better outcome it might be.
    Who knows if Jeanie will call Kupchak to do something about it?

    You can reply to show your concern.
    And Let’s do it respectfully showing the benefit for Lakers (i.e. not let Lin walk, future rings for Lakers, etc.)

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/574391848526970881

  • 1mtoldman

    it was obvious to anyone who watched the game that for the first time since asg; lin was shut down, not by the other team but by the coach and the rest of the players on his team.

    the rest.. requires some digging and speculation.

  • TTNN

    that’s just does not make sense, Lin comes from bench, so he should see how opponents response already when Lin come to court. And what he was saying basically is that Lin should give out the ball first, and only do it if other people do not have a chance, which will never happen as Hill/Young will shoot everything.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • CJSHYY

    Not so fast, if you read the whole article it’s not to speak out for Lin more like JC is Lakers future PG not Lin bc he is on his way out of Lakers….

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Thanks @psalm234:disqus

  • linspiredinla

    Yeah, but what if I don’t want Lin to waste another year in LA? Can’t go through what he’s been dealing with all season & wants to return.

  • linspiredinla
  • dolphin2k2

    BS: Let’s see how they defend against our ISO plays!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    can’t see your message

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Personally I believe it is clear day and night that it’s either KB and BS or JLin. By the sound of it, Jeanie Buss has chosen KB. By what I’ve read and listened to JLin, believe JLin will make the best decision of going to an org that will value him and meet his goal: starter and ring. Doubt that JLin will choose to stay in Lakers even they offer the most money.

  • TTNN

    Wow, look at the play at 1:15, that’s the play Lakers use all the time, however, they only used the first half of it, for the wing player come up to take the ball, and usually from there, it is an ISO, yet Hawks has so many plays downstream, with multiple passes and cause really wide open shots, just beautiful. And wouldn’t that want to make you cry for the pathetic Lakers offense?

  • CJSHYY

    If you read the whole article you will know Mike is not helping Lin … he never did before plus right now he is just a contractor for LA Times. check the whole article here.

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakers/la-sp-lakers-fyi-20150308-story.html

  • 1mtoldman

    interesting take on the tanking issue. denver team (leading houston at the moment 2nite) playing well with new coach. fan commentators believe that team was playing bad purposely to get shaw fired.

    shaw himself commented previously that team was “tanking without him”.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Because he does not suppose to discuss the personel before he even gets the job.

  • Briiick

    Just as what I suspected: Lin wasn’t empowered in the last game.

  • CJSHYY

    He was supposed to be #1 seat but no more… maybe not that many click for his article. Boring most of the time. LOL!

  • I also don’t want Lin to go back to LA.

    But Lin needs to finish strong for the rest of season w/ Linsanity and PnR so he has strong FA.
    What’s important is in the now for Lin to finish strong in LA.

  • Guest

    Unless of course you’re Jayce Word. I wander how Jayce can go wondering around being not only rude and disrespectful but even vulgar. For example, “JLin doesn’t give a F**k.” or “Opinions are like azzholes, everybody’s got one.” Jayce said that right in your face Melody but you had no reaction. How hypocritical is that? It makes this site lose its credibility.

  • I totally believe that.
    Lin is smart enough to know he wants to thrive as a PG next season.
    And LA is not the place to do so

  • TTNN

    yeah, I saw an report, that player now are all hopping on to the first bus to go to the game, whereas before, they always try to stay as late as possible, as they don’t want to play.

  • TTNN

    I do appreciate Mike report the truth. Not like in Houston, McHale will say, “Lin is point guard, he is the first one to touch the ball”, and complain that he is not aggressive. I do have people argue with me that it was Lin’s choice that he pass the ball.

  • linspiredinla

    Not if BS limits his games & style of play again. I am sure JL will do his best. Most important thing is to remain healthy rest of season.

  • yes, health is #1 priority

  • Brent Yen

    Wear more socks will help…just saying…:P

  • Brent Yen

    Here comes another rd of civil war….nothing is really about bball….
    https://twitter.com/MarkG_Medina/status/574403942076940290

  • CJSHYY

    The problem for Lakers FO is they get used to w Kobe for so long & they don’t know when or how the team w/o Kobe will look like? That’s why they just can’t really let go of Kobe. They maybe promise Lin today but once Kobe is mad they change it tomorrow…. The whole season is like this just repeat the same story again & again. smh!

    I believe Lin already had the team in mind he wants to go but just wait for the final step… real contract looks like… I am sure it’s not Lakers.

  • Gotta give credit to Mike Bresnahan to write the article.
    Who knows if he might write more articles favoring Lin’s good side that he’s capable but Lakers (Kobe) doesn’t want him

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/574404712612560896

  • Love Lin’s smart response LOL
    By removing PnR, BScott wasted Lakers $15M money to use Lin properly!

    Now we know how to answer people who asked why Lin didn’t play consistently well in LA. It’s BS!

    That’s who I am,” said Lin, whose $14.9 million contract expires this offseason. “That’s what allowed me to have success in the past. That’s the reason why people are paying me money to play pick-and-roll.

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Good answer by Lin….

  • Brent Yen

    hahaha OMG, BS is beyond unbelievable…

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Can u see it if you refresh it?

  • Brent Yen
  • Brent Yen
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I also like this part:

    Lin has run the play more since the All-Star break. But he said this new trend happened without having any dialogue with Scott about it. Lin also disagreed with Scott’s assessment that the play hurt ball movement.

    “I’m a player who will take what the defense gives me,” Lin said. “Whatever it is, if they’re giving me the shot, I’m going to shoot it. If not, I’ll try to get someone else a good shot.”

  • CJSHYY

    MM finally got the heat he wants between Lin & BS… So glad Lin is not afraid to speak out more his opinion now. I am sure he will not stay….

  • yes, Lin is openly shooting down BScott’s argument LOL
    Love It!

  • kittyhead

    OK, I edited the b-word.

  • Briiick

    BS’s marginalization of Lin has been caught this time ! I have already posted that article to some Chinese forums.

  • CJSHYY

    I think this one it’s good. Need to RT it.

  • CJSHYY

    Kobe did it again. Really hate him & BS. I hope they got the lousy pick forever.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Of course! That’s why I’ve never been with the condemning bandwagon when JLin “didn’t perform” well. I had my suspicion even before startergate but I gave it a benefit of doubt. Since then I’ve no doubt who are the “troublemakers” — KB and BS. At one point I did wonder whether JLin was able to overcome all the hurdles/obstacles that KB and BS threw at him. When he figured it out, they kept on changing. They knew JLin was doing best when he was in comfort. So, they did everything they could to stir the pot. Thank God that JLin has outsmarted them with the help of God and he is in the better place and in the next level. Well, hope he will continue the journey to be an even more complete player in the years to come.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks for calling me out. Appreciate it!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Know that BS isn’t smart but he seems getting more and more irrelevant everytime he opens his mouth. He really insults the word “coach.”

  • Michael

    Makes me wonder whether Scott spent time trying to understand the PnR.

  • Brent Yen

    Go back to sleep and figure that out, please…lol

  • Michael

    Right….Hill, Kobe, Clarkson iso’s really help that ball movement.

  • Brent Yen

    oh well

  • golfhacker

    Game tmrw is national TV on NBATV. Another opportunity for Jeremy to audition for a nationwide audience.

  • Arsenium12 .

    I won’t be surprised if Scott’s remarks get treated like his pronouncements regarding 3 pt shots. Another embarrassment for the Lakers. Who will the Lakers get in free agency with a coach like Byron Scott?

  • Brent Yen

    Seems Like BS is more prepared this time.

  • Michael

    Sorry, tried refreshing it, but it’s still as blank as Byron’s playbook.

  • Guest

    It’s the responsibility of ALL the Mods to keep everyone EQUALLY accountable.

  • linspiredinla
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • CJSHYY

    Ya! To make Lin looks bad I think… smh! But God has his plan… Lin will be OK.

  • Michael

    Yeah, use it after the game.

  • Brent Yen

    No doubt…

  • golfhacker

    Byron Scott’s first principle of a sound offense: Ignore Tex Winter’s seven principles of a sound offense.

  • Brent Yen

    Seems like Lin will be forced to play BS’s “system”. Actually it is a good test, to see how Lin can react. He will be good.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL You are so right. When I read this, JLin gets everything right and BS??? Totally opposite to the other tangent:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • golfhacker

    No-win situation then for Lin. A system that minimizes Lin’s ability at best and exposes his “deficiencies” at worst.

  • joyce ward

    Yes, he will. I hope he shoot lights out

  • Michael

    This disciple is definitely not going to become the Master (aka PJ) 😛

  • joyce ward
  • Brent Yen

    In a sense, the objective is to max # of ast while to minimize # of tovs. Scoring will be just game dependent. Just like the MEM game.

  • Guest

    As I wrote, Jayce said it right to your face. You even replied to her post in agreement. But I’m not singling you out. All the Mods look the other way when Jayce breaks the rules.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Briiick

    Rondo, Dragic et al will be really looking up to what BS has said.

  • Michael

    Okay okay, at least let me read a few more posts…

  • joyce ward
  • Briiick

    BS is basically saying: go ahead, sell you season tickets !

  • Brent Yen

    I thought you can do it while sleeping

  • Michael

    I agree with Scott that it is always bad to put pressure on the defense and score easy buckets early in the game. Save all the good stuff til the game is out of reach….The Art of Tanking.

  • kauaiblue

    Lol

  • pandaboy99

    props to Byron for throwing himself under the bus with such unbelieveable quotes even lin haters are shaking their head

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • Briiick

    Byron is daring you to speculate who is behind his back.

  • joyce ward
  • Brent Yen

    Let the plays do the talking, is what Lin is doing right now.

  • PPP

    I have said im fine with lin re-signing with the lakers if they offer him $70mil for 5 years.

    I take this back. Jlin, please just sprint, dont run.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Like your sense of humor.

  • Guest

    Words are irrelevant? BS takes away the PnR and JLin’s points go from 18 down to 4. Am I missing something?

  • Rick Johnson

    Doesn’t believe in 3’s, doesn’t believe in Pick N Roll. SMH

  • CJSHYY

    I feel the same way. I really don’t care some media that didn’t even watch the game or followed Lakers games said some BS theory about Lin & his future… smh! SO Happy it’s going to end soon in LA.

  • Brent Yen

    How about 80mil? lol

  • pandaboy99

    Now we know why lin looked like he was “thinking too much” when he was playing before. Because what he says is so stupid you have to just take a minute to even contemplate how someone could be in this position to coach a major professional nba team

  • CJSHYY

    Lin couldn’t score bc Griz scouted well and planned to take the ball out of Lin’s hands. They basically had two guys guarding him by switching at top with Allen, Calathes or Conley.

  • linspiredinla
  • PPP

    Will lin take an additional 10mil for one year torture?

    I’ll support him either way.

  • Brent Yen

    Take 70mil, sign up with Sparta and Doc for in season training. Use season games to practice. Not a bad idea….I guess….lol…BS can call what ever play he wants, Lin will kill it one the court. LOL

  • PPP

    But…but…but…we saw what happeded in the MEM game.

  • Brent Yen

    He did good. totally shown he can impact the game without scoring. JMO

  • Guest

    Is it finally clear to all that coach BS can determine whether Lin performs like an All-Star or like a scrub? Yet how many times have so called “fans” posted things like, “Why isn’t Lin more aggressive? Why doesn’t he shoot more? He has to work on his shot, his handle, yada yada yada.”

  • joyce ward

    I love the fact that lin is calling Scott’s statements as bs. I am not sure if this was a Scott/Kobe move or Mitch/FO move. We will see.

  • Brent Yen

    Since MDA was hired with Nash…I would assume Lin is wanted by FO but hated by BS/Kobe

  • Briiick

    Well said. Some fans don’t want to make any educated analysis on what they saw on the court. Now BS didn’t even care to hide it (like McHale used to do) from the press.

  • linspiredinla

    Mark Medina’s article is much better. See earlier link.

  • Guest

    The FO has no incentive to make Lin look bad. Of course it’s Kobe.

  • Brent Yen

    I am really curious how many pound crossover can Lin do in one minute. I bet it is a large number

  • Briiick

    F/O wasn’t even able to keep DH12 when KB had determined to kick him out of town to protect his spotlight.

  • linspiredinla

    And is it finally clear that JLin should not re-sign with Lakers even IF asked?

  • Brent Yen

    I hope he gets a contract that leads to a good situation….

  • pandaboy99

    Now whenever Lin drives to the basket hes thinking “wait did someone set a pick for me? uh oh… thats a pick all right… i hope he doesnt roll or im gonna get yelled at”

  • Brent Yen

    It is ok, he can follow with, “whatever, I am just gonna throw that ball up and in…”

  • joyce ward

    At this point, Lin doesn’t care. He is doing what he needs to to do to get the team win.

  • Briiick

    The reactions from Chinese fan sites are also very active. I am glad that after almost 3 years of marginalization of Lin, someone in BS finally is brave enough to admit it.

  • If Lin is offered $20M/yr to stay, he can say,
    “I’m afraid Lakers coaches will waste $0.25M for every game I’m not allowed to run Pick-and-Roll offense”

    Then say, “I’m going to DisneyWorld!”

  • Tey Ling

    Which team with their current HC of same mentality as BS, that Lin should avoid in FA?

  • yes… it’s a trap! lol

  • pandaboy99

    NO other HC is that dumb, even mchale would never say for jeremy to limit his pick and roll

  • Guest

    Are you saying that even with a good coach and teammates setting screens for him, Lin will always be shut down? Are you missing the reports that BS decided to stop running PnR plays for Lin? Did you not notice that Lin’s teammates were not passing the ball back to him?

  • Briiick

    This is so basketball-ly incorrect that a huge backfire from fans is coming.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! w good screen sure help but I just tried to tell you why Lin didn’t score well last night bc Mem played good team D on him.

  • joyce ward

    I hope the China fans will raise up against the treatment of lin on this Laker team.

  • CJSHYY

    Once Lin is not a Lakers. Taiwan will not buy Lakers TV broadcast right for the game.

  • Briiick

    You bet ! I posted the related articles in some Chinese fan forums and it’s like triggering a huge chemical reaction.

  • joyce ward

    Lin himself said that Scott does not call plays. He just throws players out there to see what happens.

  • Guest

    Teams playing good D are part of the game. Your own coach sabotaging you, now that’s a problem and far from irrelevant.

  • joyce ward

    Because Scott asked lin not run pick and roll plays does not mean that lin will comply because lin is always about getting the win. What is scott going to do, sit him down, I think not. Lin has thrown down the gauntlet, we will see how scott responds.

  • Brent Yen

    BS has Hill. Will be very hard for Lin to run PnR. LOL

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Right now Lin has nothing to loss.. He is more outspoken about the issue now. But the problem is his teammates probably will not follow Lin’s instruction?! We will see tomorrow.

  • Briiick

    LAL know no FA is going to join them in the summer, and the only things they can have are the picks. But they still don’t know how to sell tickets next season, that why Jeanie was saying something about getting “stars” in the summer to get fans interested.

  • Rick Johnson

    Ya, he’s only got 3 healthy guards. He going to run Clarkson and Ellington the whole game? Use Wesley as a SG?

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Hill is tank captain for BS.

  • dolphin2k2

    I think BS confused PnR with ISO.

  • Tey Ling

    Lin did not inform BS of the PNR plays and now BS found out. But in last several press Lin attributed the wins to the coach in giving him the free reins and more playtime. Hmm…a smart Harvard grad maneuvering his moves to cover his tracks. Keep it up Lin, really enjoy your cat and mouse strategies.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Who? haha! Oh! Rondo I guess.

  • joyce ward

    Then lin needs to drive to the basket and shoot. get his own rebounds if they are playing this game.

  • Guest

    Scott said that he doesn’t like PnRs and Lin’s teammates stopped setting screens for him. What is your point?

  • Brent Yen

    Pretty much so…I guess

  • Briiick

    Smoke screen.

  • joyce ward

    Scott would not know what a pick and roll play looked like if he it bit him in the face. LOL

  • Brent Yen

    Let’s hope Lin keeps his low tov plays. No matter how he does it. 😛

  • joyce ward

    He will. Lin has figured out this game. This is like playing chess and lin knows what the next move is going to be.

  • pandaboy99

    Remember when Coach miller suggested Lin just play his game apparently he didnt get BS’s memo

  • joyce ward

    Mike Breshnan is no fan of lin. He has been bashing lin all season. Also the article he wrote is from Scott thoughts. I would chew up the meat and spit out the bones when reading anything he has written.

  • Rick Johnson

    That’s why the Lakers can’t defend it.

  • sport

    Yup, Lin needs to get those rebounds if his teammates aren’t passing to him and just run his own fastbreak!

  • CJSHYY

    That’s exactly what I thought… I don’t want to RT anything from him at all. In fact, I really think he knew nothing from Lakers FO now bc he became a contractor now.

  • Steppen03

    I’m in disbelief.
    I’m thinking There’s not enough PnR and the bias coach is saying too much!?!
    Who’s he fooling ? Blind-folded audiences ? He’s just lose more credabilities. People Are Not Blind! Actions Do Speak Louder than words. BS: plenty words with no justifications.

  • Yes. And I hope they flood @JeanieBuss twitter feed that she’d be forced to take action!

  • CJSHYY

    He is just helping BS to spread his idea not to sign Lin not helping Lin at all.

  • Brent Yen

    In 60 games, Lin got 282 assists and 130 tovs. 21 games remaining. If he averages 4 asts 1 tovs for the remaining games, his ast/tov ratio will be 2.42

    If only consider post-ASB, it would be 4.6

    I think Ast/Tov is not indicative….just like +/-. But still good to have better numbers.

  • Guest

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/… Scott revealed he has asked Lin to cut back on calling PnRs against Mem. Article also speculated Lin won’t be with Lakers.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Now BS becomes a senile old man:-)

  • sport

    JLin working hard on his crossover and ball handling skills, that’s great! You can definitely see the improve after ASG!

  • ra

    i guess bs is gonna get summoned by the FO again. i hope this blowup in his face.

  • Acbc

    Now you are trolling! Lol, You know as I do that money is never what Lin cares about.

  • Steppen03

    Haha… =). HAHA!!! Good one.
    I’m afraid of…

  • sport

    More reason for Lin to focus on scoring instead of passing to his selfish teammates! Lin really needs to change his mentality for good. Look to score first, pass second!

  • I agree he’s been a non-Lin believer.

    IMO he hates what BScott is doing to the Lakers much more than he likes Lin at any level.
    It’s this common ground of “Kobe/BS destroying Lakers” that we need to use to rally Lin fans and Lakers fans against the common enemy.

    Even if Lin doesn’t stay, Lin fans and Lakers fans want to see Linsanity for the last 20+ games.
    Kobe? He’s snickering somewhere in the corner and plotting against Lin and Lakers to do anything to secure his own mythical legacy.

  • Brent Yen

    Totally lol

  • joyce ward

    I have sent her several tweets about how the Lakers organization is a laughing stock because of Scott. I also tweeted to her that the ultimate insult to the Lakers if Clippers signed Lin and that Clippers will truly become a LA team.LOL

  • Tey Ling

    BS don’t like shooting 3s, foul calls in critical game time, no wins when Kobe is out, and no PNR. What is next?

  • Guest

    Ask Rondo what happens if you ignore the coach and try to run your own plays.

  • he might have to submit Kobe’s threatening text as evidence for his Crime-Against-Linsanity defense.

  • Steppen03

    There’s no hate towards JC. He’s just making most of his opp. , same like Price “head of the snake.” The Cancer was and always will be….

  • Brent Yen

    You forgot the DNP….

  • Guest

    He also doesn’t like free tacos!

  • joyce ward

    I agree, but what Kobe doesn’t understand is that lin operates from a higher authority that is on this earth. Lin doesn’t have to anything, he just needs to keep playing his game and keeping his eyes on the prize. Kobe is in for a very rude awakening.

  • Tey Ling

    Ha ha ha

  • Tey Ling

    Eh…. BS don’t like DNP? Cannot understand la.

  • Briiick

    He doesn’t like anything except good picks.

  • Rick Johnson

    He only has 3 guards left. He going to play Ellington & Clarkson 48 minutes? Just asking for another injury.

  • Brent Yen

    I mean Young…LOL

  • joyce ward

    My take is that Scott would not even know a pick and roll if it bit him in the face.

  • Acbc

    Doesn’t believe the earth is round.

  • joyce ward

    And get them injured.

  • sport

    BS, makes Mchale look like a genius that’s how bad he is!

  • Steppen03

    Don’t worry too much about it. God’s has a plan for J.Lin. His mind and heart is in the right place and there’s nothing that he cannot overcome. Don’t like it, but this hard journey will only make him stronger.

  • ra

    this is really big bigger than the DNP CD.

  • CJSHYY

    I think why BS said all these BS theory now bc Kobe & him plan everything step by step to prevent Lin back to starting lineup & push FO don’t sign Lin in this FA.

    1. Ask the internship beat writer from Lakers to write article about how JC can bring in Philippine fans

    2. Ask his son to talk to LA Times about how JC has Nash’s help along w Kobe & BS behind him.

    3. In MEM game, JC started ISO from the 1Q to show FO how good he can be… Also BS praises him in his post game interview on how much potential from him.

    4. Today BS let Mike to spread his idea about cut PnR for Lin from LA Times.

  • joyce ward

    Good investigation.

  • pandaboy99

    I mean honestly, has there ever been a coach who says to limit the pick and rolls?

  • Briiick

    Agreed.

  • joyce ward

    BTW, Clarkson is not going to bring in the Filipino fans. The Chinese fans are as bigger market in LA

  • Guest

    I agree that Lin will eventually triumph. But during the final 21 games as a Laker, I want everyone to realize that if Lin doesn’t play well, it’s because BS is sabotoging him.

  • ra

    i’m a filipino and a JLin fan. dont like clarkson play…

  • Briiick

    No. 4 is what BS/KB are going to get large backfire.

  • Guest

    BS is a trailblazer.

  • Acbc

    Hardly, more like a trail eraser. Lol

  • TTNN

    Totally not surprising after Lin was playing great, people are talking about Lakers might want to bring Lin back if Lin continue to play like this.

    I think that make some people uncomfortable, especially that happened during the week Kobe heavily pushing his documentary, and trying to convince people that Lakers need his DNA to win.

    Kobe want to channel his dark side to the game, and Lin just totally donot want to have anything to do with his dark side….

  • Briiick

    BS makes the F/O look so low.

  • FrankW

    What kind of Filipino prefers Manny Pacquiao to lose the upcoming
    big fight (allegedly)? Clarkson is as much Filipino as Tiger Woods Vietnamese.

  • joyce ward

    ??

  • CJSHYY

    I think BS really wanted to win vs MEM that’s why Boozer & Davis showed up in 4Q for the game. He wanted to win so he can have more prove that JC can help us to win the game too. Right now their primary goal it’s to spread the idea no need to have Lin we can be fine. That’s what Mike’s article all about ….

  • james brown

    not that i don’t like JC being a filipino, but JC’s play right now is just like of randle, a one man show….which doesn’t cater to a fan like me who wants a team ball..
    so i prefer JLIN because he makes his teammates better when he is in the court playing rather that JC who chuck up shots and more often, brick it after the opposing team guard him tighter.

    being in the lakers team, i support all the talents …but hates plays that only make for the sake of ones stats!

  • Tey Ling

    Correction Tiger Woods is half Thai.

  • FrankW

    My bad, thanks for the correction.

  • linspiredinla

    https://tw.sports.yahoo.com/news/nba-擋拆傷害球流動-林書豪不認同-031835188.html. Chinese language version of Mark Medina article, making its rounds.

  • Linja

    Have not ever heard any coach calls out a player and smack him down as though he and the player are equal.
    BS’s inferior complex has gone wild.
    Lin has been in a horrible situation this whole season. Just when it appeared that he and the fans are having some fun, BS smacked down shamelessly. BS is obviously jealous extremely of Lin’s capacity and ability to conduct the interviews and offering up intelligent and detailed answers. These two should not ever co-exist in the same team. It is LA’s lose.

  • deesee5

    Blah.. There’s plenty of filipino fans that love the Lakers. I just don’t think Clarkson is a big enough player or a big enough attraction per se.

  • deesee5

    I’m filipino, I like JLin, but Clarkson just doesn’t impress me.

  • Guest

    If Clarkson were 100% Filipino and could attract Filipino fans, would that affect our support for Lin in any way? Your comment is irrelevant and inappropriate. Not surprisingly it drew in the type of responses that it did.

    I know that Ding tried to point out that JC was Filipino but he has his own racial issues to deal with apparently.

    Bottom line: Lin needs to be valued (by the Lakers) for his basketball skills, not his ethnicity.

  • FrankW

    I’m presuming not all that many Filipinos relate to Clarkson. Don’t think Clarkson speaks Tagalog and immerse into the culture like Lin does.

  • JoeTeam

    funny, crimes-against-linsanity. First time I read it … good one!

  • Samuel

    Who is Smarter? Jacale Mcgee or Byron Scott?

  • pandaboy99

    Im so glad this story came out.. now theres absolutely no more speculation on whats going on with byron and lin

  • Mr Chuckles

    More like a 3-way tie with D’Andre Jordan at the end of regulation against the TBlazers.

  • Mr Chuckles

    In light of this article, it begs the question, “who was coaching during those fourth quarters when Lin was getting his pick-n-roll on?” Lin?

  • FrankW

    Clarkson could be 1,000% Filipino and still not bring in many Filipino fans since he does not have the innate quality and character as Lin. If you flip things around where Lin becomes Clarkson than we be a Clarkson fans much more than Lin fans. We as fans value character sometimes much more than just basketball skills and ethnicity has little to do with it.

  • Guest

    Can anyone answer this question?

    Since the All-Star break, Linsanity has been rolling along. Then came the game against the Grizlies and suddenly, according to an NBA “expert” like Nathan Gottlieb, “Lin played like garbage.”

    Now why does it take newspaper articles and tweets for all Lin watching NBA “experts” to realize that Lin was no longer able to run PnR plays? To realize that Lin was being sabatoged by his coach? Couldn’t anyone tell the difference?

    If BS were not stupid enough to tell reporters that he put an end to Lin’s PnR plays, would we all still be moaning that Lin is inconsistent?

  • TTNN

    that’s why I liked LA media, they report truth, which is way better than Houston.

  • linspiredinla

    Things are going to backfire soon for BS and the Lakers organization.

  • TTNN

    I’d anticipate either Mitch will come out for an interview to do some correction, or Mike Trudell will give Byron an interview to give it a spin to clean things out, just like the 3pt shot thing.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    His only offense is to give it to Kobe.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron doesn’t like 3 point shots, he doesn’t like PnR, and he doesn’t like Lin. He is fanatics about Kobe’s jump shots and high TOs running the point. Is he revolutionary or just returned from dinosaur age. He also claims to play for championship; the only championship he would be is tanking championship.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Excuse me. It is shameless with his pathetic losing record.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That only happens because Ronnie is not able to play. The Divine Intervention makes this possible.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kobe is toxic to NBA. Even ESPN has written numerous articles calling him out on his horrible performances on the court. Next year he might fall out of 100 in NBArank.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Even in his last year, Kobe is trying to demolish all chances for Lakers to rebuild. Rebuilding of Lakers to Kobe is like removing of him.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The despicable duos in NBA. Kobe comes out of injury again to promote another year of destined failure. His body simply can’t hold up to his ambition. A crippling factor for Lakers Kobe is.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    There is no point to deny the obvious. We all know that Lakers has BS for a coach.

  • Maknusia

    JC doesnt bring the same kinda excitement JL brings on personal level and on the court
    JC thus far has not shown the maturity Lin showed as a Rookie
    The spark JL has, is beyond words!

  • joyce ward

    I really hope that the China fans get a clue about kobe and this Laker organization and stop supporting them.

  • Maknusia

    Most likely, it was Lin’s call.

    You may ask why not earlier..on couple of games, post ASG, Lin started to call earlier, hence, the ball movement and spacing was keeping them on the fame.

    The last 2 games, maybe, the team was getting back to older play, since Lin;s minute was limited.

    Moreover, during 4th, everyone wants to Lin and they know, Lin calls the best shot for the team.
    I dont think players wanna tank

  • linspiredinla
  • pandaboy99

    I wouldnt put it past BS to now limit lins mins along with stats as blowback from his quotes makes him angry and vindictive

  • Maknusia

    maybe some…but I guess it wont be most..This is bcoz, Kobe has fans followers, for the last 15-20yrs, I doubt these fans, would abundant him. They are probably waiting for this to hang his boots….things will only change thereafter, in terms of LAL and Kobe fans

  • joyce ward

    Scott doesn’t hold as much power as some thinks. He talks out of the side of his mouth most of the time. I am pretty sure he will have repercussions from his statements today. He will backtrack. Not really worried about lin. lin will rise to the occasion.

  • Mr Chuckles

    Then that is pretty impressive to basically get the unit out on the floor to ignore the coach’s offense, get them to space the floor, set picks, and roll to the basket. And then for the coach to not yank Lin for subordination but instead leave him in to finish the game.

  • joyce ward

    No worries about lin. The remarks that Scott made, just lit the fuel for lin to turn it on full blast.

  • Keith

    @ianeBeE @MarkG_Medina look at the media trying to cause controversy. Theres not a quote in there with Lin disagreeing about ball movement.— Willy Water (@willywater88) March 8, 2015

  • joyce ward

    Lin said in his pregame interview against Mavericks, lin insinuated that scott had no game plan whatsoever and lin recognized that he would not be able to get to the rim against the Mavericks, so he set his mindset on focusing on defense, which kept the Lakers in the game, until scott took him out in the 4th quarter and they lost the lead

  • spiderman

    Javale McGee by a landslide

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin is the only legit PG in the active roster. If he decides to run PnR and he gets the big man to comply with him, he really doesn’t need the coach’s approval. The scoring tells the story. Although, Lin remains the least usage guard among Jordon Clarkson, Ellington and Jeremy Lin. With Ronnie Price out, Lin got the golden opportunity to run his plays.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    In the past, Scott would put Ronnie in to run the point. Lin would be the SG. Now with Ronnie sidelined, the PG duties has to be shared among these 3 guards left for the team. Lin has more leverage than before in calling plays on the court.
    Boozer and Davis will run the PnR and that is why Byron has been trying to keep them away from Lin. Jordon Hill is the one least likely to run PnR and that is why Byron has always tried to pair him with Jeremy lately.

  • TTNN

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin simply asks his teammates to space the court and then uses the screen to run his plays to get to the hoop. Call it PnR or just stop and go. The PG needs to space the court and pass to the teammate or just take the shot.

    Byron’s Princeton offense is to read and react.

    I can’t see much contradiction between these except your big man will set a screen for the guard to allow him to get open. PnR is more about a strategy to get open shots rather than a set play. Lin’s been doing is to try to get open shots for the team.

    The part about ignoring the coach is an overstatement. Because there is no rule against getting an open shot with the help of your big men.

  • Rookie75094

    RPG17 antitank weapon refueled and ready for action.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Except when Lin is successful in playing his game, Byron is trying to call a halt.

  • Maknusia

    Thats respect!

  • Maknusia

    Thats pretty much the case the whole season

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Hill just tries to get stats. He stands and catches and takes an open shot and goes for tip ins. That is when the things get tricky.

    Lin fakes a shot and Hill goes in for the tip in in case Lin misses. Then Lin passes him the ball. What else can Jordon Hill do at the moment? Thanks and the dunk! That’s pick and roll.

    Coach, I did it without thinking and it worked.

  • Maknusia

    not flat?.hmmm jk jk 🙂

  • Tiuniasing

    It’s Grizzlies not Mavericks.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The point is Lin used screen and faked a shot, the big men went in for the rebound or tip-in. Lin passed and bingo the ball is in your hand big fella. What you are going to do with it? Dunk or lay up? The big fella had fun getting the reward and kept on with it. Byron was suddenly aware that it happened too often for his taste. He’s trying to call a halt to it.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The words are out and the truth be told. The attention is on Byron Scott and his way of running the team. Byron couldn’t go right out and tell others that he doesn’t like it because it works too well. Lin is smart enough to cut down on TOs for Byron to call on him. Now BS is running out of excuses to stop Jeremy.

  • JoeTeam

    It didn’t even read that bad. Sounded like he explained why he disagreed with heavy pnr earlier this season. Not even sure it was truthful. But pretty sure it wasn’t a public disagreement about present play.

  • JoeTeam

    That’s what I thought on reading the article vs all the hype. Quotes didn’t sound mean, just reframing the past four his own sake.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    You miss out on this “The coach has no offense plan for Lin.” He probably couldn’t care less.

  • bolero

    me too..

  • JoeTeam

    Some fans knew it was inconsistent coaching, mins, etc. The admission was about the past. Friday game was good game plan by grizz … they won bc bsc pulled Lin the minds left, nose dive with hill?

  • Maknusia

    not there yet…I loved CB’s article

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    JC blew it big time at the last TO and he knew that.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    JC doesn’t look like anything close to be a filipino at all.

  • PPP

    Jeremy Lin Full 2012-2014 Long Pass Highlights: http://youtu.be/o1HesviWDMI

    How many times lin has done these with the lakers? May be 2?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    So the idea that Lin calling plays against the coach is totally misleading.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    LOL A dinosaur age being.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Ronnie would.
    Ellington would.
    Jordon Clarkson would.
    All because they got more minutes playing.

  • joyce ward

    I love Lin. Lin’s translation to scott is that you can punk out Nick Young all day long, but I am not the one. If you notice how Scott said it to the press. He didn’t say anything negative about lin as he normally would, he was very cautious in what he said, even praising lin. He asked lin to cut back on the pick n rolls, not saying he told lin. I am telling you right now that scott is setting himself up to be the scapegoat for the Lakers. Also I agree that Kobe’s documentary got a luke warm reception and Jeannie came out and stated that even when kobe was back playing, fans were still not buying tickets. I also believe that since Lin has been playing so well, that they want to stifle the offers that lin will get in the off season, so that they can make a low ball offer to him.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron Scott is challenging most of the teams in NBA running PnRs, taking 3 point shots and winning against him.

  • Grace Nsns

    You have no idea how a big chunk of Chinese fans worship Kobe along with Laker organization the huge brand name, right now on hupu.com lakers fans are defending BS’ P&R statement. Lin to them is a backup PG not in the future plan, they rate Clarkson much higher than Lin.

    As Lin said, he has to prove himself again and again and again, for sure.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Awakening to the termination of his legacy on the coming.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Who stole the cookie in the cookie jar?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Bad era is an understatement. This is the dark age for Lakers.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Laker is a very sick organization and this must start from the top.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He doesn’t like to win.

  • Tey Ling

    After the BS comments on PNR, and if nothing is done by the GM to rectify it and if there is continued restriction on the PNR plays, we can safely say Lin is not in the calling for Lakers. Why? This team has tanked, and it is only logical to use the remaining games in this season to work on the skill sets of their targeted key players. For Lin it is the PNR.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Hill pops rather than rolls. He likes to stand and wait for his long 2s.
    Lin has to fake a shot for him to go in. Then Lin may pass him the ball.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I am a Chinese. I have already raised up against BS long time ago.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Tyler Johnson scored 24 points against the Kings for the Heats.
    He couldn’t get anything going against Lin when Lakers played against Heats.
    He is undrafted currently playing with a PER of 18.8; really unbelievable pick up by Pat Riley. This is an organization that really works hard to get talents to work for the team.

    Free agent pick ups:
    Tyler Johnson AGE 22 PER 18.8
    Hassan Whiteside AGE 25 PER 27.7
    Michael Beasley AGE 26 PER 9.81

    That is what you should do when not getting draft choices.

  • joyce ward

    I don’t get caught up in the fandom on fan sites. They only tell part of the story. I bevel that most of the Chinese fans are aware of how the Laker’s played lin this season. If the Chinese fans continue to support the lakers, then that tells me a lot about them.Most internet sites are just like American internet sites, where you have maybe 12-13 people writing negative stuff to appear that they are the masses. i have been to many Laker games and lin gets the biggest cheer when he comes on court. Now if the China fans want to ride that kobe train, then they can keep on being used by kobe and the Laker organization. All of sudden this happens after Clarkson score 25 points and lost the game in the end. I really don’t care about the Lakers. I only care about lin. Lin has 21 more games to play for this sorry organization that has been exposed. The face of the lakers organization has been truly damaged because of scott/kobe. Scott stating today that he doesn’t like the pick and roll has shut down many FA from coming to the lakers. Also he just proved that he doesn’t know what he is doing as a coach to utter such blatant nonsense. I am sure many NBA coaches are laughing and shaking their heads behind his idiotic comments

  • Jeff Malone

    That depends on their loyalty to fellow Asians which vary among people. I’m sure not all of them will lose respect for him but some will. I know I have and I’ve been a Kobe fan for quite a while.

  • Jeff Malone

    Wow really? A backup? How come he’s so popular on voting over there then? Strange they would vote a backup that high.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Fire Byron Scott and hire me as coach. I know a great offense, “let Jeremy Lin run the point and get out of his way” offense. I’ll be at the bench sipping my freshly squeezed orange juice.

  • joyce ward

    Oops, my bad I meant the Grizzlies.

  • Grace Nsns

    different sub-population of fans

  • joyce ward

    I hope that lin realizes that he needs to get more rebounds to get the ball to score. I hope he realizes that he can’t depend on his team mates to do the right thing by him.

  • joyce ward

    Then they need to wake up from that nightmare they are in. Kobe is only popular in the states with his fanbase. I know a lot of laker fans and the majority want Kobe gone from the team. They are ready to usher in a new generation.

  • leeda harun

    Well that depends how much minutes they give him this time

  • joyce ward

    Scott will give him the minutes because they are playing at home.

  • joyce ward

    I just tweeted lin’s agent over the recent comments Scott made. I will see if he responds.

  • Filler-up

    Many Filipinos cannot afford to be fans of NBA. Tickets cost too much, even internet might be too expensive for them to access. Country is poor and simply does not have the economic power as Taiwan and all the overseas Chinese fans. Unless Clarkson is a transcendent star like Manny he will not get a lot of shine with his mother’s fellow countrymen.

  • Filler-up

    Lin cannot with Hill standing at the top of the key. Hill’s man will leave Hill alone for the wide open 20′ shot if Lin decides to pass it to Hill. Hill’s man will rather double team Lin with his defender. It’s better if Lin does not call for the P&R and try to take his defender solo, or try a side p&r away from Hill.

  • John Lee

    Let’s hope we get yet another “victory is certain” this time as well. 🙂

  • John Lee

    Lin will surely get into a nepotism scandal if you were hired as head coach. LOL

  • Filler-up

    Stop doing the P&R because guys don’t roll hard. Perhaps sit those guys that don’t roll hard rather than stop the P&R. P&R is not a 2 man game. The player on the weak side should be moving as well to give the ball handler an option to throw it to him, and the non-pick wing player should move back to get any kick outs. and the guy under the basket should be ready to move in case his man decides to help guard the roll man. So a well run P&R should have all 5 guys moving. A Kobe iso has no one moving.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Please.. BS’ doing it, and this low-down polecat done wronged my man.

  • John Lee

    BS unsaid words -> cut back on PNRs Jeremy……because you’re exposing the lazy ones who don’t move (or are simply slow) and the fact that I’m not smart enough to call logical plays.

  • joyce ward

    That is why I am certain that scott doesn’t know that much about how the game is played today, because if he did, he would have not uttered those stupid remarks.

  • Filler-up

    I think there is a missing comma in there “…people are paying me money, to play pick-and-roll.” which makes the comment much more relevant. without the comma it means the reason people pay money to Lin to play p&r is the p&r, which does captain obvious.

  • John Lee

    Seriously, except in tanking cases, all these GMs hiring head coaches who base their sub patterns on alarm clocks (aka no in-game adjustments) should be fired along said “coaches”.

  • joyce ward

    Exactly. Also I think is it wrong of Clarkson now to use his mother’s heritage as his platform in the NBA. He has never been to the country and knows nothing about the culture. I work with many Filipinos on my job and they don’t consider Clarkson as Filipino, they consider him African American with a Filipino mother.

  • John Lee

    True enough, but he’s got a whole legion of Kobeta…er, I mean loyal Kobe fan base, along with spineless Jim Wu…I mean Jim Buss to back him up.

    Darn this keyboard is not working right today, it’s just too honest!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Honesty is your friend. 🙂

  • John Lee

    Not when one’s talking about BS and at the same time trying not to get banned. LOL

  • joyce ward

    So the lakers will pull a desperate move and give Rondo the max…smh

  • Jeff Malone

    That would be awesome. I can’t wait for Kobe vs Rondo!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    If you’re trolling BS, we wouldn’t mind LOL

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Scott only has only 3 guards to choose. He has already given Ellington and Clarkson lots of minutes. It’s Jeremy who played the least minutes.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin will draw plays in every timeout. All you need to do is to applaud everything he does.
    That is easy millions to make.

  • 1mtoldman

    u can call it the “oj offense”.

  • 1mtoldman

    “low down tresspassers beware”.

  • 1mtoldman

    whiteside was in lakers camp. i pointed out at the time that his strange and checkered career where he had never really been given a chance anywhere resembled was actually crazier and worse that lin’s and that he might be the one guy in camp who was worth a look.

    they chose the verterans end of the bench ers price and ellington and put them in starting roles.

    smh.

  • Maknusia

    And you will be rewarded as the COY! 🙂

  • 1mtoldman

    i could tell the difference. it was obvious and i pointed it out at the time. hand up. hand up teacher. (he was also being sabotaged by the other players, presumably wanting to not cross the coach who has already showed hes vengeful to players who cross him and also in their own interest to stat pad and….caught up in the excitement of first half “clarkson-ity” as a cure for the threat of reknewed linsanity…well clarksonity sort of died at the end. tho. which fit perfectly with tanking goals.)

    tanking will be very important as almost half lakers games remaining are with other tankathon teams.

    can’t afford to not lose to teams actually trying to win (like memphis)

    interseting to note: all lakers games recently have been single digit wins or loses, i would be reasonably sure that with any other coach at random in the league or any league including h.s. coaching a majority of those games would be wins.

    bs by design or simply ineptitude depending on how you view him is the ultimate tank commander.

  • 1mtoldman

    it depends on which media. lakers nation jacob rude and v. morales are sort of the good cop bad cop of presenting what the organization story line is. they pre set the narrative. but because la is a larger market there is more room for variety.

    houston a company town.

  • joyce ward
  • Filler-up

    Need to give the Lakers another team to compete against.

  • adele

    Johnson played 46 min in ot.

  • joyce ward
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  • Kwok Wai Lai

    This next game against Dallas is crucial because all eyes are watching!
    Also free agents for next year in the team is going to play for their future too.
    Giving the ball to Clarkson to score doesn’t sound appealing to them.
    Lin’s team ball makes more sense to them,.

  • joyce ward

    That is why lin needs to come out firing on all cylinders like he did in the Memphis game. he needs to shoot and make his shots.

  • CJSHYY

    No wonder he changed the way he played in the past few games….. He must be talked to Cuban & they did let him run O now.

  • CJSHYY

    I agree BS didn’t say anything bad about Lin like he did to Young bc he knew that’s the guy boss want….Kobe & BS camp can do anything they want on Young but not Lin. But I do worry BS can also ask Hill or other players not to follow Lin’s instruction on court. Hope Lin can have good stats to the end of this season.

  • CJSHYY

    I agree… only some…. no need to say they are Lakers fans thought in China now.

  • CJSHYY

    I am worry about his teammates will not help or cooprate w Lin on court…

  • Brent Yen

    That was just part of it. He constantly doubt the scheme they were running, citing lack of space and ball movement etc. someone is not happy hearing all that…lol

  • CJSHYY

    He will not be cut down that low min but just don’t think BS will stop to make Lin more difficult on court…. right now BS & Kobe are doing everything they can to make Lin not to stay w Lakers. If Lin stays then it will be a long term contract not just one year deal.

  • Brent Yen

    No…..come to Lakers, please.

  • CJSHYY

    He must be know Lakers didn’t want to pay him big money.

  • Guest

    BS said that Lin was going to START again. Remember?

  • Rookie75094

    Bs is Lincapable to Lincapacitate Linsanity but Linstead caused a Linternational Lincidence. He Lintentionaly misLinterpreted Jlin Lincredible balLing Linstincts by Linsisting to Linstall his Lineffective scheme. bs is Linsane and should be Linstitutionalized.

  • Jeff Malone

    Yeah, that’s the real way to marginalize someone. Keep minutes high but make it so hard for him to be productive by not running PnR or screens for him and make him pass it off constantly. Byron also can’t make it too obvious.

  • Rookie75094

    Especially Cuban’s eyes

  • Guest

    Lin has shown us what he’s made of countless times. But no player can succeed when his coach and obedient teammates sabatoge him.

  • Rookie75094

    Jlin will be the first one

  • Guest

    Who the heck is “them?” If Kobe/BS have decided to snuff out the post-ASB Linsanity, then there’s little Lin can do.

  • Rookie75094

    Yes he will start again for. …….. 20-25 minutes.

  • Guest

    You’re right! Cause normally Lin comes out and purposely misses all his shots. LOL

  • Rookie75094

    And that will be their mistake. ..Jlin will come through shining again

  • Maknusia

    exactly

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t think so….. if that’s the case then BS will not need to ask Mike to write that article (BTW, check the comments below from the article. Some of Lakers fans said it well….) It’s funny to see the whole article purpose it’s to tell everyone JC can replace Lin w cheap price. But now Thanks to MM, the focus it’s all on why BS needs to give up Lin’s good play w PnR? LOL!

  • Maknusia

    At this point, I dont care his stats anymore…we know very well, the odds are against him.

    As a fan, obviously, I will be happy if he hits 20 or more, if not, so be it…

    As long as he is out there playing his game, I’m happy for him

  • Brent Yen

    lol

  • Maknusia

    The way things are moving…I will take it with a pinch of salt

  • Maknusia

    That will be Houston all over again…lol

  • CJSHYY

    BTW, I hate & don’t want Lin to stay in Lakers w Kobe & BS on the team. But if Lin stays then he will be the one who end Kobe’s era bc he will replace Kobe as Lakers main back court player for years to come. Revenge… LOL!

  • joyce ward

    You need to read the rules about posting on this site. That is why your little baited remark is deleted

  • Rookie75094

    Joyce laying down the law…. guest fought the law…. and the law won…hehe

  • joyce ward

    Yeah, I saw the comments. They were stunned that Scott would make stupid statements like that.

  • Rookie75094

    And the mavs O is worst now…that my friend is what rondoitis looks like

  • chan c

    Meanwhile , an article somewhere says –
    Jordan Clarkson is looking like a steal for the Lakers

    http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/3/7/8167835/jordan-clarkson-career-high-laker

  • Rookie75094

    Whenever I feel down. ..I go to cf and read the Beverly is garbage thread for some pick me upper… Looks like the “numbers are clear” klutch has accidentally done something right for a change. .. thanks dog..hehe

  • Je Ballew

    I don’t think that any schemes exist that have not been tried to destroy his career.

  • Rookie75094

    And stay healthy for his next team

  • Sophie Paris

    Me whenever I feel down I go here and check jlin’s news 😉 (But doesn’t mean I’m down all time I come LOL)

  • Je Ballew

    Playing SG with Kobe Jr.

  • Rookie75094

    I would take a ” down” Sophie over the cf racist haters every time. ..hehe

  • Rookie75094

    And yet he will outshine kobe Jr again and again and again. ..

  • Je Ballew

    Psalm 234, I have an idea that I would like to run by you.

    Please contract me at jeballew@aol.com. Thx

  • FrankW

    Patrick has improved greatly on rebounds and assists with fewer minutes this season. If anything Patrick is a solid backup. The people in that site are toxic and will eat its own.

  • Arsenium12 .

    For the record …

    Q: So you are open-minded to re-signing with Dallas?

    Rondo: “Why would I not be? There are a lot of things that I really love. Even the practices, we listen to music, my type of music. It’s the little things. … . It’s a player’s organization. Players first, from our plane, the way we travel. I don’t take that for granted. We eat good. We stay at the best hotels. Of course, it’s the NBA. But this organization has the best. … . I love it here. I don’t dislike anything. I’m not uncomfortable. Of course, the system is different, but I’ve been here for two months. It’s going to take time. Hopefully, sooner rather than later.”
    __________
    https://twitter.com/SpearsNBAYahoo/status/574612975970967552

  • Rookie75094

    Yes and the main toxic culprit is none other than klutzch

  • Brent Yen

    PR article?

  • FrankW

  • Brent Yen

    I do not need to SEE it, I know what Lin is made of……………………………McFlurries…..lol

  • Guest

    “all the hype”

    psalm234 posted a series of comments and JLin Portal put out a number of tweets making the important case that Kobe and BS have deliberately snuffed out post All-Star break Linsanity by putting an end to PnR plays.

    But in your mind that’s just “hype.” Many of your posts are incoherent and incomprehensible. Apparently that goes along with very poor reading comprehension.

    In fact it may be easiest to get through to you by letting you watch this funny video in which I’m Mr Thompson, and you are Tom Hank’s character:

  • joyce ward

    I just tweeted with this guy a few minutes ago, about lin. I called him on his bias about Scott because he met him once when he was in grade school. He then agreed with me that Scott is making the Laker brand look bad with the comments coming out of his mouth.

  • Brent Yen

    Not sure what Scott and some Lakers’ fan are thinking, but they really need to get rid of that “this is Lakers we are talking about” mentality/logic.

  • Maknusia

    dog?!!!!

  • Guest

    I’m wandering Jayce Word, which rule was that? It seems to me that you break the rules all the time but you’re oblivious. And remember: Opinions are like azzholes; everybody’s got one and some people have two!

  • CJSHYY

    I think it’s for real bc they let him run O a lot more now & he should know not many teams will take him w max contract.

  • I am The Jason

    I just read an article on the LA Times where BS told Lin not to use the PnR when he enters the game. Just shameful. The Tank Commander is going all in to secure the Top 5 pick.

    “Scott revealed he asked Lin to cut back on calling pick-and-roll plays.

    “I just didn’t like the fact that you use it right when you come in the game. I wanted to move the ball first — let’s see how they play certain things first,” Scott said. “Let’s see how they guard pick-and-rolls when we get movement.”

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakers/la-sp-lakers-fyi-20150308-story.html

  • joyce ward

    If you look at the spelling of the word, I didn’t really cuss, just enough to make my point. BTW my name is Joyce. Please stop posting my names in your post, because I will take that as a bait and your comments will get deleted again,. move along nothing to see here.

  • joyce ward

    Also, Ellis is opting out of his contract.,so he might go someplace else if the money is right.

  • LAJane

    Too late. They’ve let the crapola go on too long. He’d take a lowball if Kobe and BS were out of the picture, but I don’t think he would take even super-star max to stay in this superfund toxic waste site.

  • joyce ward

    Yeah, that sense of entitlement is gone down the tube. They can’t even sell it anymore.LOL

  • Rookie75094

    That is an affectionate term with your “buddy”.. hehe

  • Rookie75094

    Yes big time…but as the mavs sucking big time on offense…it does not matter

  • joyce ward

    We have been discussing this all day on here.

  • joyce ward

    I agree. I bet scott won’t be back next season because no players will play for him because he is not a good coach. Lin’s pre-interview in Memphis told the story when he said they had no set plays most of the time.LOL

  • yup, if Lin is on God’s side, who can be against him?
    Kobe’s days to be proud are being numbered as his body is self-destructing. The proud will be humbled sooner or later.

  • Ouch 🙂 That would get Jeanie’s attention! Good one!

  • Rookie75094

    rondo just admitted he is just a sucky player by saying he’s not uncomfortable. ..This guy is not smart enough to realize he just exposed him self. ..hahaha

  • CJSHYY

    I think so. But so far w Rondo run O Mav got all L. Tonight Rondo sure wants a W.

  • joyce ward
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  • Sophie Paris

    And Lin he stinks? smh

  • Rookie75094

    Rondo wanting Ws but keep getting Ls…hehe

  • DAL Game Thread is open now!
    http://www.jlinportal.com/g60-lal-mia-game-thread-2/
    After 5-6 games, Kobe/BScott could not stand Linsanity taking over LA slowly but surely.

    So Byron did Kobe’s dirty job to remove Pick-and-Roll to take the ball out of Lin’s hands who has proven to be the best player in the LA team.

    Will LA brass and ownership intervene? Or will they let Byron do Kobe’s bidding? We’re about to find out if there are changes in the next few games.

    I was hoping Lin can do well against the Mavs so they would have interest to bring in Lin the summer Free Agency. Let’s hope Lin will perform his best despite the sabotage from evil, selfish, egotistical Kobe (and Byron Scott)

    Go JLin!

  • CJSHYY

    So no Lin back to startling lineup? Interesting… So BS won?

  • Rookie75094

    No…This is bs attempt to rearrange garbage building up in his tank. That’s why Jlin is not in there

  • Sophie Paris

    I know BS just don’t wanna see Lin rising

  • Guest

    JLin Fan from Australia Mod kittyhead • 16 hours ago

    Please don’t use cursing word. Against rule #1 We take the “Be Polite & Be Respectful”
    rule very seriously. We do not tolerate any rudeness. Any member who is
    intentionally unpleasant or disruptive may be banned without warning.

    No cursing/swearing or any substitute/variation. Keep the language to PG to be family-friendly.

    Didn’t really curse, huh? And what was your point? Anyone who disagrees with your opinion is an azzhole? That doesn’t seem to fit with the positive vision of this site. Lin would be repulsed by many of your comments. How about, “Lin doesn’t give a F**K.” Is that also not really cursing? There is no hope for you because you won;t even admit you’re totally out of line. You can’t mind your manners because you don’t have any. The fact that you take the role of Mod is a travesty.

    I post your name as Jayce Word to try and make you stop posting the illiterate spelling of the word “wonder” as “wander.” Many Lin fans wonder why you wander around so much.

    And please stop saying things like “Lin has a mathematical mind so he’s trying to solve the equation.” or “Lin is playing a chess match with BS.” You obviously don’t know math or chess at even an elementary level. Besides, you can’t do math if the coach has taken away your pencil and paper and you can’t play chess if BS has knocked all your pieces off the board.

    Most of your rambling speculations and opinions about what Kobe or the FO are thinking and doing are just worthless noise. And then when someone disagrees with you, you curse them out. It’s time for you to stop acting like Queen Tut!

  • Sophie Paris

    Lol the cf haters. You live dangerously

  • deesee5

    For the ones that can, can see it. Filipinos love basketball. Many love Kobe too. It’s not just there but here as well. They are die hard Kobe and Laker fans. Even though Kobe is not the same anymore they still love him. Lol

  • deesee5

    Yeah. I’m still waiting for the day a Filipino rules though.

  • JoeTeam

    Hello you sound just like Jeremiah. Read the article and you will see clearly that Byron was referring to how he managed Lin early in the season to cause him to let pnr occur later in the game. I think it’s untruthful reflection do bsc is justifying his failures. I did not read that quote as saying he today had instructed Lin to late pnr for gizz game.

    Stop attacking.

  • Guest

    There are several articles and tweets that are relevant to this issue. psalm drew the correct conclusion and has even made this the theme of the next thread. You should argue directly with psalm. Maybe accuse him of yellow journalism. Make sure to include the link to Wikipedia since psalm may not know what that is (RME).

    BTW, I hope you enjoy this Tom Hanks video as much as I do.

  • bolero

    or dawg..?

  • JoeTeam

    You are a troll. You’ve been asked to leave, please do.

  • JoeTeam

    psalm, please delete this troll post

    http://www.jlinportal.com/g61-lal-mem-game-thread/#comment-1895270617

    and all subsequent posts by this “Guest’ Joyce already deleted another.

  • Guest

    You wouldn’t know a troll if you saw the old demented MF in the mirror. You have a lot of nerve attacking me several times and than wimping out and asking to delete my posts. Where is your sense of humor now azzhole? You accused me of yellow journalism on Christmas day and now you can’t take it? You kiss Joyce Ward’s azz so much your whole body is brown from your nose down to your toes! You’re beyond despicable and you know it. You’re just so clueless and senile!

  • ok, I deleted it because it violated the “no personal attack” rule.

  • JoeTeam

    Ok, thank you.