G65 ATL @LAL Game Thread

Will Lin be able to rally his teammates to be more “Pro” mentally to be competitive vs the Hawks?

Byron might let Lin do more PnR to have a close game against the Hawks

Go JLin!ย  ๐Ÿ˜Ž Stay healthy & continue to play for the Audience of One!


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MEMBERS POLL

Guess JLin's stats in Game 66 vs GSW
  • Spot

    First? Second?

  • Spot

    I feel lonely

  • Spot

    Is there anybody out there?

  • g ho

    1-2-3 is yours. I am 4th then . Yes where is everyone? Bored and nothing to read.

  • Rookie75094

    The Lakers just made my blood boiled with the 10 games crap….stupid tanking fools!!!!!

  • Rookie75094

    I actually prefer dnp-cd for the last ten games…. stay healthy for your next team Jlin…. F the tanking fools! !!

  • Chipdip

    Just want JLin stays healthy. Too late to care about being the starter for the LA Losers.

  • Ray Lam

    Yeah byron and kobe can go suck it.

  • Rookie75094

    The hustun rockettes just got luck out beating the choker pg wannabe cliff paul…hahaha

  • blubell

    Ciao!

  • linspiredinla

    That first article to the right from USA Today is pretty stupid.

  • blubell
  • Rookie75094

    Pretty tall fans…. pretty to the right, tall to the left… hehe

  • CJSHYY
  • CJSHYY
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    They just want to sell tickets with a pathetic losing record.

  • FrankW

    Hardenโ€™s 18 free throws won the game? Wonโ€™t be that lucky if he looks Asian with Violet Palmer officiating.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The face that you always see in postgame interview with Jeremy.

  • linspiredinla

    When was this? When Lin first joined Lakers?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Violet Palmer really hates Jeremy!

  • linspiredinla
  • Rick Johnson

    Mark MedinaVerified account
    โ€@MarkG_Medina
    Nick Young will get a Cat Scan tomorrow on left knee since swelling has not improved much. Will not travel for Lakers’ game in Golden State

    https://twitter.com/MarkG_Medina/status/577249214444392448

  • linspiredinla
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Yeah. Sounds funny isn’t it when you watch this now, almost a month away from the end of season.

  • joyce ward

    He sounds jealous..LOL

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron Scott doesn’t have the faintest idea how his players always get hurt.

  • Rookie75094

    Let me do diagnosis for the tankers……..ah ..I see…. it’s the bs stage of kobeitis… treatment recommendation. ..take the rest of the season off with iggy and get ready to relocate next season…. hehe

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    N O Pelicans 2 points lead with 1 minute to go.
    Go Pelicans, bump the Thunders out of the playoff.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Game tied, 28 secs to go!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    2 points lead by NO 12 secs left.

  • james brown

    aren’t OKC playing with the bulls????

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Game tied 4 secs to go. N O ball!

  • Brent Yen

    WIth Den?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    OKC beat Chicago by 9 points.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Faried made a good foul. Now only 3 sec left for Pelicans to make a shot.

  • Yascar

    That’s what I thought too.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    OT.
    Pelicans must win to stay in race with the Thunders.

  • james brown

    ahhhh..now i see what you mean..NO Pelicans winning will make OKC out of contention for playoff…geeeezz, i thought they are playing against each other today thats why i looked at the game schedule…silly!!!!

  • 1mtoldman

    yes

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The best PG for the Pelicans is Anthony Davis.

  • 1mtoldman

    what he means is if n.o. wins their game they will knock okc out of last playoff spot; (more or less).

  • james brown

    yeah got it now chief…a while ago i thought that they are playing each other tonite…LOL!!!

  • james brown

    nice pineapple Tshirt!!!!
    Cool as a CUCUMBER, LOL!!!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    In OT, both sides are trying 3s to put the game away!!!!

  • linspiredinla
  • linspiredinla
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Oh! Are you kidding? Byron Scott gets no respect from the Hawks.

  • FrankW

    Uploaded to YouTube on Nov 4, 2014

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Pelicans has 14secs to protect a 3 point lead. Foul or no foul!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Game tied again. 8 s Pelicans ball. What a game!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Double OT!

  • 1mtoldman

    ok mr announcer who’s this will barton fellow; some addtional commentary please.

  • 1mtoldman

    i tell you he gets no respect, no respect at all.

  • 1mtoldman

    im confident commander scott is up to the tank, er task.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He played for Portland last season.

  • linspiredinla
  • sport

    Wow, I hope it’s nothing serious.

  • blubell
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep but with the continuous swelling for so long, it doesn’t look too good!

  • MoominFloren

    No respect from his players, opponents or fans! If I was Magic, I would ask BS to shut up and stop talking about Lakers pride or showtime Lakers whatever. BS should be labeled as Tankers forever!

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • chan c

    sad sad state the โ€™once mightyโ€™ Lakers has become…

  • Brent Yen
  • chan c

    Linโ€™s Angels ๐Ÿ™‚

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW! They deserve all these as 4 flew from Taiwan and 1 flew from Japan to support JLin.

  • linspiredinla
  • GoodDayLA

    Screw the Lakers now too. This stupid “will Lin start or come off bench” charade is so lame. I’m fine with Lin just riding the pine, sitting out 4th quarters.

    What is this stuff about possibly starting him the last 10 like it matters or there is some evaluation of Lin that should happen.

    The lakers are insulting both Lin, Laker fans, and Lin fans all at the same time.

    Shame on the Lakers. They are losing me as a fan with their ridiculous moves and politics.

    Keeping Kobe and humoring him is already bad enough as it is. Don’t need more to pile on top of it.

  • cali7

    Man I know someone going to the game who wanted to watch the hawks starters

  • cali7

    If he is starting then they will have the chance to cheers for him when his name is called. That’s always nice

  • 1mtoldman

    all 13 players for the spurs played tonite and all scored; 8 guys in double figures, no one with more than 15 points; 38 assists on 49 made baskets.

  • BobbyH

    The demote to the bench was one slap on your left cheek. The DNP-CD was the slap on the left. Bridge is already burned.

    Starting or not in whatever 10, 5 or even 16 games won’t matter any more. Just stay healthy.

  • 1mtoldman

    would except gs and atl to rest starters most of the way out.

  • linspiredinla
  • GoodDayLA

    yup yup

  • GoodDayLA

    Lakers do NOT trust Lin LOL.

  • linspiredinla
  • GoodDayLA

    I think the Lakers front office, the player ops, twc, LA media and everything is ALL dysfunctional.

    Go Lin and just IGNORE the coaches and dare them to BENCH you for being effective.

    Lin should have been “playing his game” and freezing out Kobe earlier in the season. Lin tried too hard to play the right way.

    Look at Kyrie – he doesn’t defer to Lebron. In fact, Lebron is now almost deferring to Kyrie!

    But in the end, Lebron will take over in the playoffs while Kyrie just looks pretty.

    Lin is the Lebron of the Lakers and Kobe was the Kyrie.

  • linfan

    If, like me, you missed this article on the Lakers and analytics (and the mention of J. Lin at the beginning) you should give it a read. I thought it nailed a lot that is wrong with the Lakers, and paints a bleak picture going forward. Pretty sure JLIN will be getting out of there whether they make him an offer or not (what’s with the rumors that the Rockets want him back – seriously?).
    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/12375351/nba-los-angeles-lakers-stuck-stone-age.

  • GoodDayLA

    I predict Lin will go to a smaller market this summer where the team can’t land one of the traditional “superstars”
    And all of a sudden Lin will have 6-8 teammates who all look like studs running with him and racking up a solid W/L record next season.

  • chan c

    if only they did… sigh

  • bolero

    Fan knocks ball away as LeBron is trying to save it, LBJ not thrilled (req @clevezim) https://t.co/1xoC8IcbKN pic.twitter.com/L90XZq4x2h— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) March 16, 2015

  • chan c

    the support keeps pouring. Lin is one blessed soul. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • sport

    Don’t get why it took them so look to get further look at it.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Touching at a colossal scale.
    Follow Lin wherever you might be.

  • 1mtoldman

    3 for 15 shooting for the lakers “starters” to start the game.

  • blubell

    Jeremy is in

  • sport

    Wow Hawks not playing their starters and still blowing out Lakers.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    a TO; wake up Jeremy.

  • sport

    Hawks defense are really tough.

  • BobbyH

    Just an observation. Just counted the first row seats on the court, Clippers game vs HOU earlier today had the seats full.

    Lakers game has 18 seats empty, out of 60 on the side facing the panel. A Sunday game that is supposed sold out.

  • blubell

    Hill is out. Davis is in. Good.

  • sport

    Wow Lakers can’t get into the paint at all. Hey BS, “this” is defense!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lakers is not mentally ready!

  • stam

    They are playing great defense.

  • I am The Jason

    I like the Atl Hawks but I don’t like Dominique Wilkins commentary. For some odd reason he does not like Lin.

  • Alaingrvis

    This is a contender

  • sws94

    Don’t respect him as a commentator. He’s a jerk always acting like Lin can’t play defense.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron Scott ought to be nervous now.

  • blubell

    Yeah, but without their starters…

  • golfhacker

    I would hardly call racism an odd reason.

  • blubell

    Swish!

  • blubell
  • blubell

    Nice D. Jump ball!

  • sport

    Great defense by JLin!

  • ATL announcer “A much more controlled offense by Jeremy Lin”
    They didn’t like Lin but had to admit he’s making plays

  • blubell
  • sport

    And Lin won the jump ball too to end the quarter so Hawks couldn’t score any more points! Lin playing well against this competitive team!

  • stam

    yeah and he out jumped the other guy ๐Ÿ™‚

  • blubell
  • sws94

    So what does Domonique think of Lin’s D now? Maybe he’ll shut up and learn something.

  • golfhacker

    That’s Dominique Wilkins. Kind of a compliment by him.

  • I think he went silent a few times LOL

  • golfhacker

    Haha! He didn’t say a word.

  • he criticized Lin on having trouble on the off-speed in the previous possession so maybe he’ll slowly change his mind

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lakers has given up too many layups to the bench of Atlanta

  • blubell

    Hawks double teaming Jeremy.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Now points for everyone of the Lakers bench.

  • CJSHYY

    Not surprised!

  • Great ball movement by the Lakers with Lin as the floor general!

  • Joe what do you know

    Omg Kelly is dancing like a headless chicken on offense… Just bench him already…

  • sport

    BS wants to tank, Kelly and Hill are his go to guys for that.

  • stam

    yeah they are actually playing defense now.

  • stam

    good shut him up. lin continued with good D in the last 2 mins.

  • Alaingrvis

    Bench luckily was able to right the ship. Look like a blow out early

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lakers are turning over the balls too much.

  • FrankW

    8 team turnovers gave up 13 points!

  • sport

    For second it looked like a blow out then Lin and 2nd unit came in and brought the game closer. Hopefully since Hawks are a tough team, Lin and 2nd unit will be able to play more minutes.

  • sport

    It looked really bad earlier, even 2nd unit came in struggling with Lin cause they couldn’t get in the paint.

  • 1mtoldman

    starters 3 for 16 bench 5 for 11

  • stam

    wow what was that airball lol.

  • Joe what do you know

    Yeah I know but do it discretely please. Putting Kelly with 7% FG in the last 4 games out there is just too obvious FCS… Lol

  • Chipdip

    hehe… 1st quarter… Lin is warming up

  • blubell

    Why is Jeremy out already!

  • Grace Nsns

    just got back and Lin out already?

  • sport

    Wow Kelly finally makes a 3!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron took Lin out when Lakers started rolling.

  • Brent Yen

    ATL really are loading on guards…

  • golfhacker

    Even Kelly wasn’t expecting that to go in!

  • Chipdip

    right on BS schedule… right on!

  • stam

    that is the way to tank, the team was catching up and Lin needed to be taken out because he was the spark that made the team play as a team

  • Brent Yen

    Yeah…but Lin looks weird…

  • 1mtoldman

    it appeared he went to a trainer and went off the court.

  • TTNN

    what do you mean?

  • blubell

    you can’t just end a post like that… lol

  • Brent Yen

    He does not have the lift, speed….feels like his feet could not push well at all

  • Chipdip

    The new watch is too heavy… he might want to take it off until after the game

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron makes sure nobody but Clarkson can get into rhythm with his long minutes.

  • stam

    the only way lin will get mins right now is if clarkson picks up some fouls

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron Scott’s round robin rotastion. Hope he gets the Lakers a big blown out today.

  • cshot

    is lin playing bad or is he just getting punished by scott for being lin?

  • Brent Yen

    Laker’s D is bad when there is a simultaneous weak side movement. Well I am wrong, Laker’s D is just bad.

  • Brent Yen

    He is not really 100%, but now BS has 4 guards to use now..

  • sport

    How many airballs have both teams shot?

  • LAJane

    Hope he’s not injured… Any sign of ice packs?

  • sport

    Was it the thigh contusion from earlier games?

  • Brent Yen

    like 4 I think

  • Brent Yen

    IDK, maybe it was just the ATL defense

  • wandertheglobe

    Hawks playing ready nice D, lots of trapping.

  • TTNN

    got to be more than that

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Give a reason that Jordon Clarkson should stay in the game.

  • LAJane

    Don’t risk aggravating anything for this ridiculous tanking team. Sit if needed…please!

  • Brent Yen

    FInally there is a game where JC was loaded by defenders from the very beginning…lol

  • wandertheglobe

    Lakers starting SGs (JC & WE) are 2-10.

  • Keith

    Don't worry! ๐Ÿ™‚ @JLin7 vs Hawks. pic.twitter.com/rGu3JzD1sJ— Librafree (@Librafree) March 16, 2015

  • Chipdip

    because it is BS

  • sws94

    He’s playing great D and Atl is playing great trapping D on everyone.

  • Sophie Paris

    Run boy run

  • wandertheglobe

    Early bathroom break?

  • linspiredinla
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Clarkson picked up 3 fouls?

  • Brent Yen

    You mean run away from this team? lol

  • TTNN

    no need for trainer to go with him if it is a bathroom break?

  • Marie Simon

    Yay!! more playing time for Jeremy!!

  • Chipdip

    run away from all the bS

  • Sophie Paris

    Lol yea ๐Ÿ˜€

  • wandertheglobe

    Krover got nosed by Ed Davis, will not return tonight.

  • CJSHYY

    But I check box score only 2 fouls?

  • LAJane

    Trying not to worry a bit. Want him HEALTHY for next contract.

  • stam

    wow 2 quick easy rebounds

  • LAJane

    Can’t see…following play-by-play. Is Lin on bench, or still off court with trainer?

  • wandertheglobe

    On bench

  • blubell
  • LAJane

    Thanks.

  • chronoshifter

    lets make a Jlin Pick and Roll counter! We count the # of PnR he runs each game!

  • stam

    why do i get so mad when clarkson does well

  • Maknusia

    Good Day Folks!…I’m back ๐Ÿ™‚
    Jeremy had been playing great since ASG. I read that BScott gonna start Lin for the last 10 games.
    I dont think that would change much from Jeremy’s end. He had been playing solid, and would continue the same.
    He had put a good case come FA, with his recent games.

    Go Lin!

  • wandertheglobe

    Yes, only 2. Gotta give it to the rookie, he’s playing smart to stay out of foul trouble. He doesn’t go all out and pretends to play D when he’s in foul trouble.

  • BobbyH

    Where is Kobe? Don’t see him on the bench.

  • chronoshifter

    then u can compare the # of PnR’s Jlin runs to his stats at the end of the game…good idea?

  • chan c

    lol…blame it on BS

  • linspiredinla
  • sport

    I think that thigh contusion might still be bothering him but hope not.

  • wandertheglobe

    Hawks are without 4 starters. They should still beat this Lakers team unless BS decides to play Jeremy more minutes in the 2nd half.

  • blubell
  • I am The Jason

    He is there. There was a camera shot on him. He looked like he did not want to be there

  • stam

    i think you are absolutely correct lol

  • Jimmy Buckets

    hes like
    bruh these scrubs are so bad

  • FrankW

    Kelly has more points than his last 4 games put together.

  • Jimmy Buckets

    cuz hes a scrub
    doesnt belong in the NBA

  • Jimmy Buckets

    This team is actually so bad Lin needs to find himself a better team next year

  • LAJane

    I know. But Lin doesn’t mind. His D-league time gave him a lot of sympathy for rookies trying to hang on to their toe-hold on a team. He knows his situation is entirely political…nothing to do with his skills. Can’t blame Clarkson or any other teammate for the organization politics or the tanking. He knows his skills are out of the shadows now, with coaches complimenting him and planning double and triple teams for him. He’s already moving on.

  • Maknusia

    LOL…thats because a Lin fan, we know Jeremy is the best player on the team, but being pushed around with his playing for no apparent reason. We want Lin to play well, but he is not given the opportunity to shine.

  • TTNN

    I really want to see him play at the 4.

  • blubell
  • Jimmy Buckets

    too weak for a 4
    hes not nearly as good as other stretch 4’s in the league
    hes a 3

  • LAJane

    He’s not pleased to be anywhere. That’s his dissatisfied mindset.

  • stam

    maybe thats why BS took him out damn i hope he’s not hurt.

  • FrankW

    Poor shorting and high turnovers won’t help. Need to do better in the second half. This game is winnable.

  • John Lee

    Well, he’s not alone in that. I’m sure his teammates don’t want him there either.

  • Maknusia

    Does anyone know, when and how did Lin’s thigh was injured?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Who knows with this weird but tanking Lakers org.

  • blubell

    couple games ago… detroit, i think.

  • Maknusia

    WJohnson, has no business to give a TOV….he needs to buck up…else this is gonna be a 15pts …by the time I

    wrote this Black racked up another! sigh

  • joyce ward

    What is the score?

  • Maknusia

    53-46LAL

  • blubell
  • joyce ward

    Thanks:)

  • Maknusia

    Ellington made 3!!! that helped! its 55-51LAL now

  • FrankW

    Turnovers are killing the Lakers.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Hawks is fast at returning to defense.

  • Keith

    charlyconscience #dontbelievemeJUSTWATCH #jeremyLIN @JLin7 https://t.co/vuVR6N46yG— Penny Lee (@penny10654) March 16, 2015

    bathroom time

  • blubell

    Jeremy is in.

  • sport

    Lakers playing so bad, Lin with 1 reb and 1 stl.

  • Chipdip

    all the great efforts from jeremy wasted by … ohshxx

  • Maknusia

    Go Lin!

  • chronoshifter

    he just blamed Jlin for hill throwing it backwards over his head?

  • sport

    JLin 2 stls, 3 rebounds!

  • Maknusia

    It truly is!

  • blubell

    Nice fakes ๐Ÿ™‚

  • sport

    Nice two head fakes and mid jumper!

  • blubell

    Good defense… just need some assists.

  • Maknusia

    JB and JL together…interesting

  • blubell
  • sport

    Both playing well. From what I’ve seen JB is much better player than Nick Young. Won’t be surprised if Lakers really are trading him.

  • stam

    yeah his defense is great, he’s cutting off the driving lane forcing late passes

  • blubell
  • Keith

    Hawks announcers right after Lin checked in the game for Clarkson: bad night for Lin. Can’t make play. TO ..

  • Keith
  • Maknusia

    LAL had couple of holding with JB but they had cut him off every time, until recently he played really well at D-League…lets see

  • blubell
  • FrankW

    Double team on Lin again

  • Maknusia

    2 TOV in 3 minutes is bad at any level as well…But it doesnt matter…as long as he remains aggressive

  • LOL what’s up with Lin going in circles under the tunnel of Davis & Kelly handshakes in the end?

  • blubell

    Nice!

  • Mike Trudell is a good guy looking out for Lin :]

  • sws94

    Lin seems to be a bit tentative this game.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I’m curious about that for a while now. Would like to know:-)

  • blubell

    Another TO…

  • Brent Yen

    How many so far?

  • blubell

    4 ๐Ÿ™

  • Brent Yen

    Oh no…

  • blubell

    no foul?

  • blubell

    no assists…

  • Promo Sports World

    Just a bad game folks what can you do….turnovers happen….

  • Brent Yen

    Yep…

  • FrankW

    20 given up 20 points

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Not for some folks. Not allowed for him.

  • blubell

    Yup. Sloppy game.

  • Nice fastbreak and beautiful layup by Lin

  • blubell

    steal and a lay up ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Brent Yen

    A good passing team knows how good Lin’s pass is..

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Tipping my headband to those fans from Taiwan, behind the bench.

  • Promo Sports World

    He gets 10-12 points it keeps his stats up

  • blubell

    Jeremy is out ๐Ÿ™

  • LAJane

    Davis repaying Lin a bit ๐Ÿ™‚ Love this duo.

  • asaurus

    What did it say? I think it got deleted ๐Ÿ™

  • LAJane

    BS hates to see that Lin/Davis chemistry. Davis steal, Lin bucket…OUT.

  • Alaingrvis

    I’m done for today. Very messy all around today. All the lakers. Blow out will happen.

  • BobbyH

    Save some energy for tomorrow.

  • sport

    Why is Lin out?! Not his fault if Boozer and his teammates are have turnovers!

  • blubell
  • golfhacker

    Need to rest for GSW tmrw night!

  • Promo Sports World

    Well he won’t get the chance to even out things….brown and Clarkson in reality should start if the Lakers really want to see what they have…

  • LAJane

    Nice. Really means he’s out of LA. Doesn’t need to hold his tongue.

  • sport

    BS was shaking his head when Lin was walking to the bench, camera didn’t take whether they said anything though.

  • Alaingrvis

    Clear to see the who the better coached team was.

  • blubell

    I didn’t know it was b2b. Good.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    back and forth ain’t enough with all these BS.

  • Briiick

    There was almost no PnR for Lin on the court, and no ASTs. BS must have tied him up even more.

  • Gigi

    Wow, didn’t even break 20 mins…

  • Promo Sports World

    Tells you what type of environment jeremy is playing in….to get jeremy Lin mad you have to be pretty screwed up

  • grover chang

    BS you are horrible. I feel sorry for Lin Garden fans who flew all the way from Taiwan, paid big bucks to watch Lin play 19 minutes.

  • Promo Sports World

    Like I said below that environment is toxic….let jeremy run with brown and clarkson…have some fun…..Nope no way

  • blubell

    7 pts (3-6), 3 rbs, 3 stls, 0 asts, 4 TOs.

  • Brent Yen

    I guess it was ok because they met Lin in person…

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    A complete schooling of Byron’s team.

  • Brent Yen

    Lol omg…..

  • LAJane

    They gotta know how games have been going…that there are no guarantees with the Scott hating and the tanking. To pay big time and show up anyway…priceless. Lin fans are the BEST. J knows his back is covered…thanks his fandom all the time.

  • blubell
  • guest

    He has steals!

  • grover chang

    I’m sure they wouldn’t have minded if Lin had a Linsanity night too.

  • blubell
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Without staters, BS still got schooled on how to coach.

  • Brent Yen

    That is icing on the cake….lol

  • grover chang

    Lin does seem to be a Lens to focus the light on what is ugly in the NBA. I did not know how bad it was until following Lin’s career.

  • LAJane

    Aloha for the night, friends. Lin’s out…gonna go watch a Korean drama now ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Maknusia

    I wonder if BScott would put him back …last 2 minutes?

  • blubell
  • Rookie75094

    Thank you Lord for keeping Jlin healthy….as far as the game… don’t care and FU bs and the tankers!!!

  • grover chang

    which one?

  • LAJane

    A dozen upvotes for this.

  • Maknusia

    nothing beats LAL drama..its drama within drama! lol

  • linspiredinla
  • grover chang

    only as a last insult for garbage time to let everyone know Lin is a garbage player!

  • Promo Sports World

    He is Asian playing a African American mans game…they don’t even take notice of the tone they are taking…flashback 50 years ago whites had that tone against African Americans playing pro ball….history matters but you can’t expect former jocks to be reflective

  • LAJane

    …non-reflective jocks lol. Sad, but true.

  • grover chang

    Jeremy is the Prince, BS and Kobe are the villains, but where is the dorky girl who is actually pretty.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Not sure if Warriors will play starters.

  • PPP

    Lin should go out and kisses everyone of them, may be a hug is enough. LOL

  • blubell

    This drama is real though…

  • Rookie75094

    Lol Clarkson almost got the ball stolen by the Hawks in the lane and the tankers announcer got all excited saying Clarkson got passed two hawks …smh

  • ETC

    All Lin’s fault for the loss. Oh well. DNP as a reward for the next game.

  • blubell
  • golfhacker

    Kelly the leading scorer for Lakers – that’s all you need to know…

  • Keith

    Another hater

    @BobRathbunTV Bob, I haven't heard 'Nique go this hard on a player (Jeremy Lin) since Tyler Zeller. Is 'Nique doing ok? #ATLHawks— Stephen Barwick (@StandardLeafATL) March 16, 2015

  • sws94

    No excuses. Clyde Frazier doesn’t talk garbage about Lin. Drexler and Wilkins are morons.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • blubell

    Tank you.

  • Promo Sports World

    Clyde is a cultured man beyond being a jock….those two are the like the hs quarterback who never got passed being the hs quarterback

  • ETC

    When things goes well Lin barely gets any credit. When things go bad, he gets all the blame. Isn’t there something wrong with this picture?

  • sws94

    Does Wilkins have twitter? I’ll get all over him.

  • PPP

    Some may have forgotten kenny atkinson knows lin very well.

  • james brown

    thats when i almost think why they are being this kind of person..are they on the lakers payroll and need to echo lakers words (last that i know is that Lin is a lakers player) or just to blinded by their blinders that they are totally BLIND!

  • LAJane

    Streaming, so can watch whatever I want. Just finished Healer – thought it was v. good. Will finish Misaeng tonight…it is really excellent, setting a new tone for dramas – big indie hit in Korea. MBC is broadcasting The Legendary Witch Sat/Sun here in LA…more conventional but a few fun characters so check in on it now and then.

  • sport

    Kelly and Clarkson both with 10 points.

  • ETC

    Instead of blaming and shaming how about BS focus on just solutions.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! He trained Lin when they both were in NYK.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Purely my opinion about Mayweather’s attitude, but I think if you called him “black”, he will cry out “racist/racism!”

  • golfhacker

    @dwilkins21

  • joyce ward

    Have you checked out Heal Me, Kill Me. It was awesome

  • blubell
  • Rookie75094

    Yes!!! Please dnp-cd Jlin the rest of the season… Jlin is throwing the last 10 games of the season back in your face. FU bs!!!!

  • Promo Sports World

    The hate on jeremy is rooted in Americas greatest sin which will never be cleansed until America looks in the mirror and knows she/he was founded on bigotry/racism.

    BS/Drexler/Nique/Mchale/College Recruiters can’t understand why this Asian is playing the game that they believe isn’t for him. Its something deep within their subconscious..

  • LAJane

    I will do now ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jimmy Buckets

    Lin still needs to work on his game
    with his current skill set theres not much he can do against this kind of defense
    I think Lin tried hard like in any other game, just came short
    He’s still not there yet
    at least not as the best player on a team
    good effort just came short

  • blubell

    I can’t stand most Korean dramas these days… but have fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • blubell

    He needs help from his teammates and coach… can’t do it all himself.

  • John Lee

    Are you asking Lin to “work on his game” like playing 1-on-5? Because Hawks playing team ball and Lakers playing anything but.

  • Rookie75094

    A day late and a dollar short…and the tank rolls on… smh

  • BobbyH

    Maybe he wants to be called a more fancy name: Zero RGB.

  • Jimmy Buckets

    He does
    thats why he did well in Houston when defense cant just focus on him
    he had that 21pt game agaisnt the blazers in the play offs
    but on this team hes the only one they need to focus on

  • blubell
  • Briiick

    BS took away his PNR completely in this game, which is the reason he had 0 ASTs. This game reminded me some games in Rox when McHale ordered him to “just do the simple pass”.

  • BobbyH

    There is only thing in this game IMO that he needs to improve. Just shoot. Some hesitated and wasted chances that he should have just shot the ball.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    FYI, it’s because Hawks knows who get the Lakers rolling.

  • blubell
  • Keith

    Yes, Lakers are losing.

  • joyce ward

    You won’t be disappointed. I also like “Masters Sun”, that was a really good one.

  • blubell
  • sws94

    The way Shroeder is playing now is the way I hoped to see Lin play this season, except with a better jump shot.

  • Jimmy Buckets

    He can still improve his shooting
    it comes and goes
    look at CP3 he has very good midrange
    Lin can really use some

  • grover chang

    The best quote I heard about racism was during a presidential debate. ” I defend the smallest minority of all, the individual.” – Ron Paul. His image was twisted as a typical old white racist republican but that was just for the casual voter. Just like the casual nba watcher doesn’t know the truth about Lin.

  • Jimmy Buckets

    Because Lin isn the only player that can do damage on the lakers

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Bs is dumb not to put davis in for that last defensive play

  • joyce ward

    And the tank just keeps on moving right along…LOL

  • CJSHYY

    He wants to tank not win the game.

  • Jimmy Buckets

    not very hard to figure that out
    every team focuses on Lin now

  • If Lakers had the best lineup, Davis would have swatted that easy Schroder’s lineup.

    Byron only cares about making the game interesting enough to lose closely to continue tanking

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jabari Brown is Byron’s secret weapon against Jeremy.

  • joyce ward

    Lakers ain’t trying to win…LOL

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Hmm seeing how JC goes when he is screened, I’d watch the game just to see how he’ll be when it’s Andrew Bogut who is screening him.

  • Jimmy Buckets

    No but ideally move to a better team
    this team is so bad
    all they have to do is to shut down Lin

  • blubell

    Davis’ signature swat ๐Ÿ™‚

  • sws94

    Use floaters and sometimes he picks up his dribble too much. Dribbling/handling could use some tightening up. Problem is, this coach didn’t prepare the whole team well for this game.

  • grover chang

    Brown seems okay. He passes the ball back, plays defense, and strictly catches and shoots. Have never seen him try to be a pg.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Bs is a dirty human being

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Uhh…. I’d let that pass.

  • Jimmy Buckets

    that too

  • blubell

    He tends to iso.

  • joyce ward

    I don’t believe he is a shot creator

  • sport

    I hope this is the last horrible NBA team that JLin has to go through!

  • grover chang

    LOL, he tried to tank some more by having 0% Kelly shoot, and he makes a three.

  • Jimmy Buckets

    is*
    its too obvious the rest are useless you can let them take uncontested shots and they will miss at least half of em

  • yeah, I think all Lakers fans knew that.
    There’s no way layup should be that easy in a crucial moment of the game LOL

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The pairing of LIn + Brown is disastrous.

  • sport

    That’s every SG but at least he doesn’t dribble in place too long.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Good you corrected that because I’m ready to call you out.

  • blubell

    Jeremy is in… clarkson fouled out

  • grover chang

    Hey Lin is in, time for a 5 point play

  • IsabeliJane*17

    The thing with Portland is majority, they fronted Jeremy on defense, put their best man-to-man defender on him. That wouldn’t work. Put 5 players on defense against Jeremy…

  • james brown

    LOL!!!!

  • blubell
  • Jimmy Buckets

    isnt** wouldnt have made sense

  • Rookie75094

    don’t care… turn off the game…FU bs!!!!!!!!!!!

  • sws94

    Not true he was MIA defensively.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Ah well… I just wish that whoever the Lakers will get from their picks next season will be a total complete bust, just to show them tanking just to get top picks gets you nowhere.

  • Jimmy Buckets

    man to man cant really limit Lin much hes fast and a lot stronger and more ahletic than people give him credit for
    one high screen boom hes finishing at the rim
    only player I see he struggled against onw on one was khwai leonard then again who doesnt

  • blubell

    I can see the tank exploding.

  • CJSHYY

    I think so.

  • Rookie75094

    I would not be surprise if the lotto ball bouces the wrong way for the lakres… the Lord works in mysterious ways.

  • joyce ward

    Oh they will pay for the way they did Lin. I have no doubt

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Tanking is painful and doesn’t guarantee success. Still many teams are getting on it. That makes NBA games unwatchable.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    They should just play ping-pong for their picks:

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Just like Knicks did.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Yeah A colossal bust for sure.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Perhaps, it has to do with his movement w/o the ball.

  • Rookie75094

    haha… that must be the lakers only ping pong ball.

  • sport

    Not true, Lin played great defense even with his limited minutes! 3 rebounds and 2 steals!

  • CJSHYY

    I really want to know what Lin will say in his post game interview? Maybe will not show then?

  • joyce ward

    Hey guys, it is all good. Lin only has 18 more games left on this miserable team.

  • John Lee

    Yeah, like Kwame Brown bad.

  • Brent Yen

    I like the game like this at this pt….lin got more valuable films to break down

  • CJSHYY

    17 only… so happy. I think even BS really let Lin starts… he will bench him like today. smh!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I can’t stand it any longer.

  • PPP

    I wonder if lin will hug and kiss every one of the girls from jlingarden?

  • Briiick

    Just remember, whoever drafted by LAL can not be allowed to outshine Kobe, which means pretty much they have to play D-league games. And Kobe will fight for another contract from LAL.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    It will doubly hilarious if he’ll be worse than Kwame.

  • james brown

    opponent team just allow Jabari to play..no serious complication even he score 20+ point. they know whom to put their defense on.

  • PPP

    Nothing to see here….eh i mean the film. Its a team game.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I really can’t stand it any longer knowing that this coach is going to find some way to make Lin look bad.

  • james brown

    why no Question MARK ding???? too afraid to ask BS WHY?
    So obvious BUT no one’s asking the right question!

  • blubell
  • Je Ballew

    Clarkson was the one MIA. Bench guard scored over 20 pts against him.

  • james brown

    wes commiting TO, BS seems ok with it..Booz lost the ball..BS seems ok too..everybody made a TO, BS was very OK..but..but with JLIN..”BS mad to the hilt!
    LOL!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    3 steals

  • james brown

    Don’t we see what JLIN’s showing a while ago..he’s holding himself back because its a waste of effort right now…he just goes with the flow if you understand His game. Jlin is his own critique, thats why we need to understand the lying factors why he seems so far away from the game today!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin can study the film and find ways to get out of this awful situation before the next team does the same thing on him. It’s games like this that will make Lin work hard.

  • blubell
  • james brown

    he’s not shooting because he needs to pass the ball first, says BS (PRICE-TON), but more that ever, it will not come back to him to have the chance to shoot..LOL!

  • John Lee

    That’s technically 19 games too long. LOL

  • Dan Cohen

    no point in studying film if the teammates doesn’ do the same.

  • joyce ward

    whatevewr.when it gets down to single digits , I will start counting.

  • james brown

    because its no longer relevant,
    BS: GARBAGE GAMES already for a Garbage player like JLIN- !

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Knowing what is hitting him, he can pass the ball off before he gets hit again.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Counting:
    17 more games
    31 more days to end of season

    107 days to FG

    JLin, just stays healthy and improves as much as you can .

  • Brent Yen

    They have met yesterday

  • ETC

    Lin did fine. He should keep his head up and keep going. Pfv says he is continuing to play lin prime.

  • CJSHYY

    Can’t stand it any longer… but glad only 17 games to go. smh!

  • Brent Yen

    Yes sir….

  • PPP

    So he prolly did that already off camera, lol.

  • Brent Yen

    I think there is always something…

  • Brent Yen

    Not sure about that..lol

  • blubell
  • joyce ward
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I know. It’s only to get ugly with whatever crazy BS will throw at the players. Who has the right mind to do conditional practice almost at the end of season. Only out of mind person will.

  • CJSHYY

    Ellington played so so tonight.

  • Dan Cohen

    dude try not to put names like clarskon in there.. he is a rookie still.. it makes the team chemistry bad if other sees this….BUT then.. it’s near the end of tanking season.so I guess it’s ok. But still don’t like names UNLESS they are to blamish in a way.

  • Dan Cohen

    need to look at the coaches of that team.

  • CJSHYY

    I think he just told the truth not trash JC in anyway….

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin will learn from this game. If all your passing lane is cut off, shot the dammn ball or just lob it to the big man for hockey assist.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin + Ellington work pretty well. They move well w/o the ball.

  • joyce ward
  • blubell
  • CJSHYY

    I guess BS just tried to make Lin feels miserable in Lakers & hope he will not sign w Lakers in FA. I hope Lin will not either… I believe even BS really starts Lin, he will bench Lin when he made mistake on court. smh!

  • blubell

    Throwing everybody under the bus… yup that’s BS for ya
    https://twitter.com/MarkG_Medina/status/577326985518534657

  • Dan Cohen

    hey..but it’s true..no.

  • blubell

    He never blames himself. It’s always the other guy.

  • Dan Cohen

    yes.. but the lakers big stinks do stinks at setting screens.. it’s like hill stands there for less than splits second and just moves.. it’s like he is distracting opponents by attempting to set a screen.

  • Jimmy Buckets

    If hes just holding back then good
    no need to get injured
    he still got a lot left in tank

  • blubell

    I’m not disagreeing with you. I just don’t like Scott blaming everything on everyone else but himself.

  • joyce ward

    This is no revelation. Davis/Boozer are the only ones that do.

  • TTNN

    Kind of amazed that BS asked, and yet still don’t know why?

    What irresponsible coach is that?

  • Dan Cohen

    well, we can blame him for just noticing this now.

  • Charlie S

    Lol, he doesn’t like PnR. And then he’s surprised that bigs don’t screen?

  • TTNN

    anybody had the same feeling as me that Ellington play selfish recently?

  • joyce ward

    At this point, Lin has probably already tuned scott out because he knows that he is an idiot.LOL

  • blubell
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    BS is despicable in every sense. His initial says it all.

  • TTNN

    but that’s not truth. Hawks played great defense and they double a lot, not just to Lin. It is their great defense.

  • Dan Cohen

    man.. he looks so said or out of it. why did he go to the locker room before?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Does it happen to you all that Lakers is outcoached in all possible ways?

  • Charlie S

    In other news, we have a potential playoff match up of Rockets, Spurs. Who’s ready for another Rocket first round bye?

  • TTNN

    https://twitter.com/bgarcia90/status/577330325031780353

    if it is a problem whole season, and still not improved, and the coach still don’t know why. Yeah, sure, hard not to be out coached….

  • blubell
  • Charlie S

    What do you think is BS’ motivation for starting JLin for the final games?

    Also BS calling the team soft and now scared. What a great motivational speaker…

  • cali7

    No one can give scott a freebie on coaching in these last games since it won’t affect draft pick… more exposure on his incompetence.

    I am convinced scott has his own coaches huddle before talking to the players during time out during the game bc he doesn’t know what he is doing/what to do.

  • Charlie S

    Kobe is not pleased with this comment lol

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Davis will be glad to be out Lakers after the season is over as well. He will get a good contract because of JLin:-)

  • Well, they were busy running suicides, remember?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Curious as well. Anyone knows why?

  • joyce ward

    Davis is fed up. He is definitely outta there. He/lin agents have put feelers out and got better offers..LOL

  • Acbc

    Can’t believe this ignoramus can say this with a straight face. BS may know how the game should be played but he has no idea how to impliment it, nor does he have the mental strength to do it.

    WITOUT AGENDA, SCOTT WOULDNT EVEN HAVE A JOB ANYMORE. HIS ONLY REAL JOB IS TO EXECUTE THE AGENDA OF KOBE.

  • blubell
  • joyce ward

    Bless his heart. Lin is burnt out trying to be politically correct…LOL He is looking like can this be over soon…

  • blubell
  • joyce ward

    And then he simply ignores what they suggest for him to do…LOL

  • blubell

    Jeremy’s post game interview.

  • joyce ward

    18 more games lin…then you will be free

  • chan c

    wow!

  • chan c

    and clueless , he is… smh

  • blubell
  • joyce ward

    I gotta say that people say lin makes dumb plays and get TO’s. I don’t think so. I think it is about players being out of place most of the time. Lin is a better focused and more calculating player. on most team when PG’s are double teamed or triple teamed, most teams will help the PG to get free. Many Laker players don’t know what to do because they have not been taught. Lin/Davis/Boozer gets it, the others don’t.

  • CJSHYY

    If not from coach then why some games they did do well to help Lin w screen?! Lie. If Lin’s teammates guarded their man well then he would not be double teams all night long.

    Curry is the best shooter in the league now but I hardly saw him got double teams. smh!

  • Charlie S

    So BS doesn’t know how to teach bigs on how to screen. Can’t teach players how to handle a double team. That and what seems like a million other things he doesn’t know how to do. And he’s a head coach lol

  • CJSHYY

    I agree… it’s his teammate’s problem & of course that sure came from the instruction by coach….asked them not to help Lin. Bc in other games, they did help well…?! smh! BS sure wanted Lin to look bad so he doesn’t have to let him back to starting lineup. smh!

  • MoominFloren

    “It’s only 17 games more to go!”How ironic. Never thought that I would pray for the season ending asap

  • blubell
  • cali7

    Yup. Which is why he doesn’t want the players to hear it… haha

  • spiderman

    To think I actually respected Scott as a show-time Laker…. lol

    Scott described that he use to “sneak” into the Great Western Forum as a teen. I’ve come to the conclusion that that’s his whole approach to life — he’s a conniving SNEAKER

  • cali7

    Agree bball is not a one man show. Whenever lin sees his teammate stuck he usually runs over to try to help and give the teammate an outlet to pass to him to reset. Maybe just a PG thing. Don’t know

  • TTNN

    Lakers scorer is horrible, so many mistakes in this game. Lin’s 4th TO was actually a TO from Brown, and his 3rd steal is also Brown’s. And the play right before Lin got pulled in the 4th, that was Ed’s 3s violation, thus should be Ed’s TO, but it got credit to Boozer.

    So Lin should have 3 TO and 2 steal in this game. Looks like the scorer could not distinguish Brown from Lin.

  • CJSHYY

    Who are the fans to help Lin to get the credit for his block back?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron Scott doesn’t seem to care what other teams are doing. Days in days out, he’s using the same rotations asking his players running the same plays. Atlanta Hawks was hitting the LA Lakers from the beginning. LAKERS made no adjustments. It is up to the players to improvise. Does Byron’s coaching staff study the other teams?

    The Lakers don’t know anything about basketball. All they want are the best players and then they think they will win the championship automatically. They have thrown teamwork, strategy and all the fundamentals out of the window.

  • TTNN

    http://on.nba.com/1BKz8YJ

    this is the TO credit to Lin, should be Brown’s.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    All Byron did was to run his fitness drills before games.

  • linspiredinla

    Someone has to get photo evidence & e-mail NBA.

  • Maknusia

    really…hope so…Lin need to scrutinize the team he is going to

  • CJSHYY

    Can you send this to Ido & ask him how can we help to clear the wrong record?

  • linspiredinla

    Need video evidence to submit to NBA by e-mail.

  • blubell
  • CJSHYY

    Paul is talking about this too… can you contract him?

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • linspiredinla

    Can’t hear the question asked of Lin where he replied starting with “keep it simple”…Can anyone help?

  • PPP

    Glad to see him smile.

  • Brent Yen

    Once you realize BS is BS…everything is good….I guess

  • PPP

    So true. DGAF now, haha.

  • PPP

    RESPECT!!

  • Brent Yen

    We have said this since day1…LAKER bigs set pathetic screens

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    That Baby Lin’s hair tho…

  • blubell

    He is injured… give him a break. lol.

  • Maknusia

    Sometimes, I wonder is there a conflict between BScott and the Coaching Staffs?

  • Maknusia

    Picture Time…The least that we have seen, for a long time ๐Ÿ™

  • Maknusia

    Better shots here…

  • Maknusia

    Thats it!!!

  • MoominFloren

    Lin & family after the game.

  • his hair is also Linjured :]

  • Acbc

    One sign of good team play is the ability to play without the ball. Bball intelligence is finding the gaps to fill, anticipating the spacing to come from teammates’ movements and running the proper seams to create openings for passes. Davis was the one who naturally understood this and immediately filled the right gaps from Lin’s movements. It took Boozer a few more months to learn it. I even saw Hill do it once in the Heat game. Hill is by far the laziest in moving or anticipating open spaces. BTW, this type of BBall smarts also is how good team defensive play is created.

    One of the plays that showed what good passing is all about is a totally blind pass that LIN threw over his head back up the middle lane to a trailing boozer. LIN had driven deep under the basket and was running out of room with many bigs around him. Lin never saw Boozer; he felt him and the open space that was gaping behind him. Lin knew that ALL HE NEEDED TO DO WAS TO THROW THE BALL BACKWARDS OVER HIS HEAD WITHOUT EVEN LOOKING INTO THAT OPEN SPACE AND BOOZER WOULD BE THERE FOR AN EASY SCORE, and he was.

    Coach LIN has been teaching his teammates how to play team ball all season. This is why LIN is so good at making his teammates better. Lin teaches them patterns of play on how to find seams and gaps in space time. The Knicks learned to do it and you can see it as the season progressed that the Knicks players knew where to be for one another. The Knicks retained some of those patterns the following year but soon regressed back to stagnant movements again. It will happen also for the Rockets as well as they will forget the PG initiated movements from LIN.

  • I’m trying my lip-reading.

    Did he say, “There goes that possession right here”?

  • Brent Yen

    lol

  • Brent Yen

    It does not matter what he says. lol

  • I saw that during the games. 3 people still waved the 3 signs even after Lin was benched.
    Impressively cute! :>

  • True dat!
    :]

  • linspiredinla

    I did already. Just looking for someone with video evidence.

  • Brent Yen

    Linsanity team has a combined Bball IQ of 1800. Ok I made that up, but not really far off..lol

  • the tanking business definitely cloaked BScott’s slow, outdated system to be exposed this year.
    Next year there won’t be any excuses for him

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    Sounds like Winters disagree? lol

  • blubell
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin is really reluctant but still complies with giving the interview.
    “Can I leave now?” while he’s looking around the locker room.
    If Byron didn’t take him out so early, Lin could be the one leading the comeback. NBA games are about runs. Byron Scott always look for excuses to take him out.

  • MoominFloren

    Why used “Still”!?!

  • Brent Yen

    exactly my point

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron doesn’t understand basketball talk so he just turns off his input comprehension.

  • blubell

    Another doubter! lol.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron is much worse than McHale; at least Lin had not been so much handcuffed in running plays.

  • Maknusia

    Who?? Brent??

  • Brent Yen

    Michael, of course.

  • Maknusia

    Both are from the same book…just different page..sigh

  • blubell

    We’ve already established Brent is a doubter. I was referring to Serena ;P

  • Brent Yen

    haha

  • CJSHYY

    I think she maybe just tried to know what’s in his mind about his FA… I believe Lin sure got some teams to contact him about this FA that’s why he is not worry & optimistic.

  • Acbc

    Must be your IQ. Lol

    Every once in a while I’ll go back to watch the game Kicks played against Raptors in MSG. There were a few plays where the Knicks played incredible team ball. One in particular was when Chandler threw a blind pass over his head after receiving an entry pass from LIN on the right low post. It was an awkward looking pass to nobody but LIN picked it for a drive to the basket. This showed that Tyson was learning to trust the feeling for empty spaces and for his teamates to fill it.

  • blubell

    Who is reading this garbage of a book? lol.

  • Maknusia

    Hey thats…BScott’s line…blaming others

  • cshot

    how many min did lin get?

  • Brent Yen

    Lakers are good at passing to their defenders tho. Equally impressive…lol

  • Maknusia

    lol…dont even want to look at its cover…but we have no choice….forced into…watching

  • Brent Yen

    18.x

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    In comparison, BS has a hidden agenda. That’s why Lakers are not playing the game the way it should be played.

  • cshot

    lol ty

  • CJSHYY

    TWC showed this? Or from Hawks ?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    In Houston, Lin still handed out assists and scored 38 on the Spurs.
    In LA, Lin has improved in his game but he’s almost totally put out of commission by Byron Scott who pretended that he didn’t have anything to do with it.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Playing for Byron Scott is definitely an enormous burden. Jason Kidd did well with him as the coach but Kidd want to fire him.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron run fitness drills for players much more than basketball drills.

  • CJSHYY

    Thanks. Someone also contact him about how to email this to NBA.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    After what Lin has gone through in LA, no FA with the right frame of mind would go to LA and play for Byron.

  • linspiredinla

    https://twitter.com/JackNieto3/status/577351461178245120 Info on contacting NBA. It was posted to the wrong game thread. I don’t see it here. Need to be released.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Real dumb; Kelly isn’t a shot blocker.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Good observation. You definitely can coach Lakers better than Byron.

  • Grace Nsns

    search “send an email to nba”,

    http://www.nba.com/email_us/contact_us.html

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    This is the most ridiculous thing on this side of the earth. Jabrai Brown dumped the ball off instead of passing.
    That is why the Hawks can key on Jeremy because they know that Brown couldn’t make a pass.
    Lakers scorers are cheating on Jeremy.

  • Kianainhi

    Very nice pic of the family.

  • Brent Yen

    I have watched the game partially. This is totally a lost in terms of the schemes. BS basically gave ATL too many chances to double team Lin and sometimes Clarkson. BS needs to be chained on a chair with the thing that keep his eye open. Then put Spurs’ offensive sets in repeat mode.

  • Kianainhi

    Didn’t BS say that he ignores the stats provided by Madsen? Madsen must be shaking his head comparing BS to Coach D. lol

  • Kianainhi

    Noticed on that one play when Lin was double teamed, Black didn’t move. Saw Lin talking to him after that play.

  • Kianainhi

    Ha! Ha! Serena tried to trick him but Lin too smart.

  • Kianainhi

    This is the second time Lin said “the best is yet to come”.

  • linspiredinla

    It was in response to a Chinese reporter where Lin had trouble understanding him. I think he asked if anything similar to his New York days is going to happen, and Lin’s response was “best is yet to come”. Perhaps that’s why Serena Winters used the word “still”.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    All problems started when he put Jabrai Brown in the rotation.

  • Brent Yen

    Brown played ok I think..

  • CJSHYY

    Why?

  • linspiredinla
  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I am pretty sure he is very confident on his FA & next team bc all the FA players no one said the same like Lin. He is also the only one who didn’t say he wants to stay w current team. Can’t wait for this summer.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Hurray! Thanks.

  • CJSHYY

    She also said hope more fans to do so…

  • MoominFloren

    ic thanks

  • Brent Yen

    Only doubters are doubling that..

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Look at how he passes the ball from PFV’s video clip below. You will change your mind. This guy doesn’t know how to pass the ball.

  • Brent Yen

    Then WInters should not quote his words this way

  • linspiredinla
  • Brent Yen

    He has zero NBA exp, my expectation is low

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    With him playing beside you, it’s a time bomb and it kills ball movement. All he does well is catch and shoot.

  • linspiredinla

    not from Serena. Chinese reporter asked some dumb questions.

  • sport

    Well the guy can score in a variety of ways compared to Young who just like shooting contested 3s.

  • Brent Yen

    Which is good I guess. At least he can score.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    A less version of Nick Young!

  • MoominFloren

    Right.
    Hehe I’m thinking may be Lin rejected her……love or hate, there’s nothing in between when it comes to Lin….

  • Brent Yen

    I think more….not less actually

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    LOL wild imagination.

  • Acbc

    Dude, it is exactly why he put Clarkson’s name in there. A rookie should never be sold as a starter PG when he clearly has no ability for passing or creating for others. I fully get why Gottliieb single Clarkson out. It is to torpedo the tanking lies put out by BS and FO. They are trying to sell Clarkson as a better PG than LIN. The fact that opposing teams ignore Clarkson and focus only on Lin is to destroy the lies and propaganda put out by the Lakers.

  • Hm, I don’t sense anything sinister or insinuation that Serena doubts Lin?

    I think she wants to relay the message that Lin still believes he’s able to produce something better than Linsanity in NY?

    In the past, she’s been very supportive of Lin so it could be something amiss in the context of a tweet.

  • linspiredinla
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Please take this face away.
    That could give nightmare to children.

  • MoominFloren

    Hahaha that’s the side effect of listening too many BS

  • Brent Yen

    She should not use “still” because it will bring Lin’s quote out of context

  • linspiredinla

    https://twitter.com/CNM_JLin_Vids/status/577358901718458368. At least 3 fans have contacted NBA!! More to follow, I’m sure.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Yeah, if Lin throw the ball to the direction that Hawks can anticipate, it will be another TO.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    LOL, pin point passing.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Because Jarbrai Brown who has just come back from D-league. He spent most of his time with Jeremy.

  • sport

    Jabrai Brown can score in a variety of ways more so than Young even though I see more potential in Young. With a great coach Young can totally be part of a big 3. It’s too bad the tanking and Kobe politics ruined everything. I really wanted to see Lin and Young leading the Lakers together but they were never given the chance.

  • Come onboard, the Lin bandwagon has plenty of room =)

  • perhaps I miss something or lack some sleep :], I’ll wait for others to weigh in on this

  • Brent Yen

    LOL, you need to join Michael…

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    If you think Clarkson is bad, Jabrai Brown is worse.

  • Acbc

    It wouldn’t help to tie down a piece of cow pie to a chair. It doesn’t have a brain to absorb Intel. All it can do is to harden and stink up the place. BS is BS after all.

  • CJSHYY

    I know that’s why I said it’s about his FA… sometimes the reporter’s tweet didn’t really tell the whole story….

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Look at PFV’s video clip for his horrible pass at Davis’ back.
    vine.co/v/OVbIjbJPaaW

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Brown and LIn were so far apart. How could they miss on the TO? Talking about conspiracy…

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    But basketball is a team sport.

  • Rick Johnson
  • linspiredinla

    Probably similar build, body type, etc.

  • TTNN

    They credit one Brown’s steal to Lin too, so no conspiracy….

  • Brent Yen

    It is ok, we can leave him there anyway

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Different hairstyle and colour of skin!
    Lin’s look is one of a kind in NBA.
    How could anyone miss on that?

  • Brent Yen

    with every players serving their functions.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Everyone has more than one function. A complete player needs to be able to pass the ball. That’s fundamental! You couldn’t be an NBA player w/o fundamentals.

  • Maknusia

    Its Jabari

  • Brent Yen

    You are not going to have a team with all 5 starters with complete skill sets. That is very unlikely to happen. JC and Brown are at the stage where their only immediate contribution to the team is to score and to defend.

  • Maknusia

    kinda interesting to see we have one too many “J”s…JC, JB, JH, and obviously JL!

  • Brent Yen

    true…lol

  • linspiredinla

    No, conspiracy is definitely carrying it too far. Let’s drop this, alright?

  • Maknusia

    Lately, been having problem using firefox on this site…anybody else? Chrome is fine, though

  • Brent Yen

    Must be some troll-banning features at work….lol

  • Maknusia

    that explains…from the leader!!! lol…jkjk

  • LAJane

    still on crutches, behind him

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    PFV’s video

  • LAJane

    Amen!

  • Disqus had issues with Firefox plugins in the past so it could be an issue.

    Either that or Big Brother is watching as Brent said =>

  • Thanks. Added to Video Gallery on homepage

  • chan c

    what happened? JLin only played 18+ mins. was he hurt, off night, or something?…

  • sport

    Would much rather Rockets not make the playoffs at all, would be a smack in the face for Morey for his MVP talk on Harden.

  • sport

    Always felt Ellington had too many ISOs, many are misses too. He also handles the ball some times as PG which brings the ball out of Lin’s hands. How I miss the days when Lin was the sole ball handler and PG!

  • sport

    Benched, at one point JLin did go back to the locker room but he seemed fine.

  • chan c

    oh, ok.thanks.

    was he benched for a mistake?

  • steven ko

    a drive-by shooting is going down! BS, the ex-south side crips gangsta!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    benched for mistake of Byron Scott

  • chan c

    ha ha. yes. i should have known better…

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    It takes time to develop chemistry between players. Putting Jabrai Brown almost exclusively on Jeremy hurt more than benefit him. For the time being, scoring is the easiest to catch on. Defense is the hardest. Byron Scott has been experimenting a lot with this team but next season as we can predict half of the team would be gone.
    All these experimentation could only benefit borderline players like Jabrai Brown, Tarik Black, Ryan Kelly, Wesley Johnson and even Ellington to make the team. Now the 4th player cut down on minutes significantly on Jeremy most. This is not going to help Lin at all.
    Can’t wait to see the end of this season for Lakers.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    surrounded by blue jerseys. Where are your teammates?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Looking forward to it now.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Davis is too good to stay in LA for his player option.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Davis is the one who set solid pick. Kyle Korver knows better than anyone.

  • Michael

    Can’t stop me..

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The evolution of JLin goes on. Next game is against the mighty Warriors. Lin has virtually played with every players on this team each night. Hope that he eventually find the team chemistry for a good outing. See you folks tomorrow.

  • Michael

    Welcome.

  • Michael

    I’m just a troll, not a doubter.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Wow. Another JLin friend steps up!
    https://twitter.com/briflys/status/577384314939162624

  • Maknusia

    What did he say…I cant hear anything?

  • Maknusia

    Bravo…good job!

  • Maknusia

    comeon…we know it happens to many players

  • Rookie75094

    The nsa… enough said

  • OpenTruth

    You are perpetuating the stereotype that asian Lin fans are crazy and fanatical. You’re hurting rather than helping Lin. I hope you realize that.

  • 1mtoldman

    as i predicted since the clamp down post mini linsanity run which began with either the memphis or mia game i dont remember which lins minutes have with one blip for the det. game (concidentally or not the only game lakers have won in this stretch) been going directly down game by game, 29, 26, 23, 22, 19…

    with the bizarre “annoucnement” evidently (i never actually say it just heard about it here) that lin would be “starting” the last 10 games, how that will factor in dont know. but for now clear on a trend downward, (in opporutnity) that has been initiated 3 times this year:

    first when lin was playing well in dec only to be reduced and then replaced by price, second same thing in dec, reduced and replaced by clakrson; and now post asg; reduced without being replaced!

    should the you get to start the last 10 thing materialzie it would be as someone suggested earlier an insult more than a appreication; its like we knock you down every time yer up all year and then we give you a chance to “prove” something at the end.

    tank you very much.

  • 1mtoldman

    congratulations on your second comment. of all time. as compared to kwl’s 11000 plus. who is likely to be more considered as to possible source of credible information to the posters here? i hope you realize that.

  • 1mtoldman

    thats carrying democracy too far.

  • joyce ward

    Ed Davis has also left Landmark Sports and will now be represented by Leon Rose of the Creative Artists Agency,

  • joyce ward

    Yep, Davis is gone.

  • joyce ward

    i am sure lin will make the best of the the opportunity.

  • BobbyH

    Lin’s post game interview last night: “… I am not trying to change anything, You know, I can’t … Again, there is a lot of things that I can’t control in terms of, you know, other things or how much you play or the lineup or whatever or…, just anything … ”

    “I am not trying to change anything” – I have to do this awkward and outdated quarter Princeton set.
    “You know, I can’t .. ” – I have to follow HC’s direction even though I don’t agree.
    “There is a lot of things that I can’t control ….” – Basically I can’t do P&R, I have to pass first, I have reduced minutes, I have to play with different lineup games in games out.
    “or whatever” – Whatever, I am out of here next season.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Not familiar. Please explain this a little bit more.

  • kittyhead

    I think ED left the former agent who also reps Kobe and will sign with notorious CAA?

  • 1mtoldman

    since asg rondo and beverely have been the worst point guards in the nba by far among pg’s actually getting any significant playing time as starters.

  • OpenTruth

    kwl has a history of being fanatical so his credibility is kinda’ shot. And, given that you’re supporting him blindly, your credibility isn’t that great either.

    Frankly, it shouldn’t matter who said what. The content should stand for itself. People like kwl and yourself have made people believe that lin fans are a crazy cult. it’s funny that kwl constantly cries racism when he acts like a fanatic.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The message to his fired agent seems to be
    “Thanks for getting me into this mess. Next season I want no part of this.”

    Kobe’s agent (that is the fired agent) drew a raw deal for Ed Davis for Kobe’s sake.

  • joyce ward

    I knew Davis was gone the minute he gave Lin credit for helping him play well.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    It’s OK for you that people made a point blank mistake but it’s crazy and fanatical for me to call it out. This is the stereotype of double standard that smeared the reality.
    It’s ironic that you call yourself Open truth.
    The stereotype that submissive Asian is only a fragment of your imagination.
    We demand justice and fairness as the fundamental rights of human beings. It shouldn’t matter who said it. The truth stands for itself but you resort to ad hominem.
    This is a big mistake. It’s funny that people like you covering the unfairness and is crying wolf when I expose the injustice and unfairness.

    By your standard, Martin Luther King Junior and Gandhi is also fanatic which I fanatically refuse to accept as OpenTruth.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    This is a TO.
    Just take a look at PFV’s attachment and judge it for yourself. Lin isn’t even close to where it happened.
    vine.co/v/OVbIjbJPaaW

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I haven’t seen anything about the steal.
    Granted you might be right about the steal, it has nothing to do with adding a TO to Lin’s account.
    Don’t you think this is irrelevant.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    This kind of mistakes about Lin has happened too often.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    You resort to ad hominem. That annihilates your credibility.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Both Davis and Lin don’t have the reputation of Boozer as an established basketball player. We figure their diminishing minutes would be the direct result of it.

  • 7iger

    BS, you don’t have to tell us we knew you have an agenda all along.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    There is a possibility. We can’t prove it nor deny it.

  • Rookie75094

    And from Jlin haters: crickets. .. crickets. .

  • Jedi

    Guess he is the Knick’s next Center/PF!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Not sure what I think about all these teams continue to use JLin as promoting Lakers games.
    https://twitter.com/i_am_angeli/status/577462412770615296

  • Acbc

    The Pattern of Basketball: Atlanta Hawks Big Men
    patternofbasketball.blogspot.com/2015/01/atlanta-hawks-big-men.html
    Jan 7, 2015 – Atlanta is 26-8 and they have won 18 of their last 20 games. … thing you need to know about the Hawks is that it all comes down to spacing. … They play five-out basketball for all 48 minutes, bringing in two more big men off …

    This article clearly illustrates how bad a coach Byron Scott is. He is clearly stuck in the stone ages of 80s basketball. KOBE is a dinosaur of that time and BS the enabler is forcing the Lakers play a stretch 3 system with no spacing in the middle.

    The game is changed and continues to evolve. My thoughts and inclination is that Lin is a transformative player who can bring the game to the next level of play by his combination of skills and mental strength. Today we marvel at teams like Spiurs and Hawks of selfless team play. How is it that Lin often is misunderstood and misjudged by critics for the very same values that these teams display? Coaches have always said that Lin wasn’t very good at one on one AND THAT WHERE LIN SHINES IS WHEN YOU WATCH HIM PLAY OVER TIME IN GAME SITIATIONS OF FIVE ON FIVE. Well this really is what the Hawks and Spurs do.

    Simplistically, the difference between 80s bball and modern bball is that it’s no longer about beating players one on one. It’s about five guys working together to win space time. The movements of team play is to not beat a man, it’s to manipulate opponet’s into surrendering a space for more than a couple of seconds for a uncontested open shot. Essentially, it’s no longer about one man beating another man like how a Kobe wants the game to continue to shine on him as the star. Even Lebron realizes this because he desperately wants to surround himself with other players to create the necessary spacing for himself.

    I keep harping on the how Lin has the ability to be the best player in the NBA becasue he has a skill set developed since his childhood. He naturally understands this idea of beating opponents with spacing. This is why scouts and coaches don’t know how to evaluate him.

    LIN ISNT JUST A PIONEER BECAUSE HE IS AN ASIAN IN THE NBA, LIN IS ALSO A PIONEER BECASUE HE PLAYS A NEW BRAND OF GAME BEFORE IT WAS EVEN POPULARISED BY THE SPURS AND HAWKS.

  • Maknusia

    Who else they could use?…lol …anything that has JLIN sells

  • Chipdip

    it was : if in doubt, give the TO to Lin. Now, if there is a TO, give it to Lin.

  • Maknusia

    Ok, both of you @OpenTruth:disqus and @kwokwailai:disqus , please stop it here…as you know the rules here, you maybe dispute as much you want, with respect and no personal attacks please. Thanks

  • GoodDayLA

    I am a Lin fan but a post like yours is just over the top and totally not substantiated by ANYTHING. You just write a lot. Making it worse, you say stuff like Lin can be the best in the NBA and developed a new style of play never before seen in basketball. I mean COME ON!!!!!

  • Maknusia

    I’m fine with the word “still”, dont think its wrong ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Maknusia

    Good to see this obvious question asked…as usual, we all know the answer

  • Maknusia

    Not sure if this had been posted…probably way down there…

    Jeremy Lin Full Highlights 2015 03 15 Hawks @ Lakers ๆž—ๆ›ธ่ฑช7ๅˆ†3็ฑƒๆฟ-
    liao anton 5:13min

  • Acbc

    You would of course doubt LIN’S ability to be the best in the NBA. Unsubstantiated? No…he’s done it once already during Linsnaity when he carried a team of nobodies except for Tyson Chandler. Why is it that you and the masses choose to downplay what Lin has achieved instead of trying to understand HOW it was achieved.

    You have always parroted the so call experts line that Lin is a fluke and a mid level player. I’m not surprised that your lack of vision doesn’t allow you to see beyond your realm of knowledge.

  • Maknusia

    So, criticize his points, please, rather than criticizing the poster.

  • linspiredinla

    When did Ed Davis say this? Do u have a link, Joyce?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I think you forgot Steve Nash and Mike D’Antoni in those years together in Phoenix.

  • gasparthe2nd

    The flagrant marginalization of Jeremy Lin is seriously despicable. It is correct that his fans protest. What’s-his-name-the-black-commentator for the Hawks just couldn’t find what more to disparage Lin with; while the other would justly praise him.

    It is true that corruption rules, but the Will of goodness is nevertheless more abundant. The greatest humiliation facing the conceited still looms overhead. The talent of JLin shall be enlisted into a fine basket ball team and then the extraordinary point guard shall be recompensed.

    How can it be otherwise?

  • sws94

    What kind of words did Lin have with Byron when subbed out in the 4th? I’d love it if Lin stands up to Byron, Byron is a fool and Lin has a better understanding of the game than Scott does. Also, get Kobe from off the bench. The team doesn’t seem as free flowing and at ease as they were when he wasn’t there.

  • Brent Yen

    Kobe kept giving his “advice” to the youngsters I guess…lol

  • OpenTruth

    I apologize. I will try my best to be respectful.

  • Maknusia

    Thanks mate

  • OpenTruth

    I will try to be respectful when I say this. Your response to TTNN indicates how you only see one side of things. TTNN was implying that the turnover was a simple error. He gives an example of how a steal was incorrectly credited to Lin in the same game. If it was indeed racism, then all errors would be against Lin. However, you said that the steal was irrelevant. Of course, it’s relevant. It indicates that the TO was a simple error instead of some mass conspiracy.

  • OpenTruth

    “There is no point to deny it anymore”

    That is your opinion which many people (including asians) disagree with. Don’t try to shove your opinion down other people’s throats. You have to realize that people can have differing opinions. And, if they do, it’s not based upon racism or some mass conspiracy.

    A lot of asians cry racism and bring up this submissive stereotype of Asians. I don’t think Asians are submissive. It sounds like you are the one that believes it.

    Please stop bringing up such toxic talk. It’s has alienated many regular fans into thinking that asians are crazy.

  • sws94

    He just overloads them with his “expertise” and makes them uncomfortable. Kobe’s time is over. LeBron can be tough but he’s less intense, his approach works better and most of his team has bought into his approach to the game.

  • OpenTruth

    Well, using your logic, I can say that there is a possibility that Nelson Mandela was in leagues with Osama Bin Laden. You can’t prove it nor deny it, right?

    Well, that’s wrong. Of course, you can’t definitely prove it but the chances of it being true are not likely.

  • gasparthe2nd

    Be vigilant Lin fans! This stinks of the same “trustfulness” which discombobulated the old JLin site before the hate trolls took over.

    Bigotry and jealousy exists and it is a widespread evil underhandedly tilting the balance one way or the other.

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    An Article talks about Jordan Clarkson (and his father’s illness), Jabari Brown

    Missouri’s NBA Draft-Bound Backcourt Bonded over Fathers’ Struggle with Cancer

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2095032-missouris-nba-draft-bound-backcourt-bonded-over-fathers-struggle-with-cancer

  • The support from JLin Garden fans for Jeremy is simply amazing!

    https://twitter.com/LisaTarng/status/577497832694804480

  • CJSHYY
  • Brent Yen

    GSW’s defense is even better than ATL’s I think. What will Lin do today?! Linsanity beyond of course! lol

  • OpenTruth

    I’m assuming you’re agreeing with me?

  • real-dsb

    I use firefox, don’t have any problems. what specifically?

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    JLin’s TOs back to 3
    Thanks to those who emailed to NBA

  • Brent Yen

    Well done!!! fans!!

  • Brent Yen

    Lin averages 6.2 drives per game where he converts it with 3.6 ppg off drives and his team benefits 7.7 ppg from his drives. His FG% of drives are 49.1%. Lin averages 10.9 ppg so far. Had BS providing some better schemes, Lin should have averaged 2-4 more drives a game and maybe 3-6 more in terms of ppg.

  • Acbc

    It’s not surprising that Lin just happens to have been able to pull off Linsnaity with D’antoni. Yes it’s true that nash and D’ANTONI have been doing it before, so has the old school teams of the 60s.

    The reason I keep saying Lin is special is that EVEN D’ANTONI DIDNT RECOGNIZE LIN’S TALENT UNTIL IT HAPPENED IN FRONT OF HIS EYES. the degree of separation may not be that great yet what transpired WAS. The fact remains that no one else has broken the records Lin has broken. No one has scored more points as a starter than Lin for the first 5 games SO WHY IS THAT?

    As a tennis pro, I’ve seen it first hand when Agassi changed the sport with. His forehand. It took a maverick coach outside of the system to recognize its transformative genius. That stroke has changed the game. It is now the gold standard, but for almost 20 years, the old experts kept saying that it was flawed.

    Khuang and I both agree on the same unabashed belief that Lin is a star player capable of transforming the game. I’m only beginning to understand why and finally putting it into logical words and reasons.

  • Rick Johnson

    He had time to shoot a commercial during a road trip?

  • Acbc

    This is one of the main separations of how good a player lin truly is. Other than Westbrook, no one has the strength or speed to consistently score at the rim. It’s not surprising that Lin was second to Lebron in scoring alf the rim last year. This metric is lost by most experts whenever they look at Lin.

    If you look at the Hawk system of stretch 5 and the great interior spacing provided, Lin would instantly transform that team into champions.

    The skill set Lin brings is perfect to take advantage of that spacing. Lin has the speed, strength, court sense and passing to create space for himslef and his teammates.

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Maybe when he was vs Heat?

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Looks like our boy is headlining ESPN commercial for tonight’s game

  • gasparthe2nd

    assume what you like.

  • pandaboy99

    ESPN knows the numbers and they monitor data for viewership. Thats why they put him up there. Time warner cable lakers channel on the other need to spend there time on building up players that will still be there because their ratings are gonna tank next year without lin and kobe (who will be old and terrible).

  • Charlie S

    Isn’t it ironic no matter how much BS tries to marginalize JLin, JLin is the current face of the franchise. I noticed on ESPN JLin’s picture when they talked about upcoming games.

    It’s a softer version of Linsanity. Coaches all focus on defending him. ESPN and media outlets understand his marketability. But poor BS is stuck in the past.

  • Brent Yen

    This game is on ESPN? the duel between the best and almost the worst team in NBA?….must be interesting.

  • OpenTruth

    You’ve got great manners. Thanks!

  • Brent Yen

    His drive performance is below average this season due to Scott. I can not find the place to do the pre/post ASB split. I believe his post-ASB stats are better.

  • Acbc

    That is a direct cause of his antiquated stretch 3 system with 2 bigs clogging the middle. Lin had that problem at the beginning of last season with Howard refusing to set PNR for Lin.

  • gasparthe2nd

    You’re a really nice guy. Thank you back!

  • LAJane

    Because they know who has the most all-around ability, who is the “engine”, who is the most dangerous, who they have to game-plan to stop, whose smarts the press wants to quote post-game…and who gets the fans going!

  • Brent Yen

    That been said, I am curious on how much Lin can adapt to a tight space. With a given system, good or bad one, I really like to see how good Lin can adjust to it. I do not think Lin’s post ASB are ALL because of spacing and pace. The improvements are bigger than that.

  • Acbc

    The adaptation is likely how teams like Clippers try to set double screens for Paul. However it’s still a perimeter set for mid to long range shots. I’ve heard it said so many times now how the Clipoers depend way too much on outside shooting.

    The game has changed and even great coaches like Doc a Rivers has to learn the stretch 5 system. Until then Lin will be forced to be a round peg being hammered into a square port.

  • GoodDayLA

    Lame, just put up Jabari or Hill. Funny they put up the mentally weak benched scrub who gets 19 minutes per Coach Scott.

  • Brent Yen

    I think Lakers ranked #1 in taking long 2s….good for bail out shots, but nothing more.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Thanks, no Stool tonight.

  • Brent Yen

    But if it is Reggie Miller, I will mute the game again

  • GoodDayLA

    I did criticize his points! I said the post was totally over the top and lacks substance. I attacked the fact the posting mentioned Lin as potentially the best player in the NBA and also that Lin developed a new style of play.

    “You just write alot” –> I edited my comment and took it out. The rest should be fine now.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    It’s still a lot better than Stool.

  • Brent Yen

    Of course…lol

  • Acbc

    The so call experts only look at the results and never the cause.

    When BS talks about how the Hawks play the right way, he is recognizing the results in the same way. A great coach however looks at the causality of results and applies that template to transform his own team. BS can’t even apply the first step. He’s still stuck in the old Princeton that he doesn’t even understand completely.

  • Briiick

    Last time the worst (minus Kobe) destroyed the best easily, so who is the worst ?

  • GoodDayLA

    1. Lin can never be potentially the best player in the NBA.
    Reason: Lin is 6 foot 3 not 6 foot 8. Lebron sized guys will simply be better, sorry. Lin requires assistance by teammates and coaches to look good. Lebron types need help too to be their best, but if you dropped Lebron next to Kobe as team PG, Lebron would not have struggled as badly as Lin did early this season.

    Russell Westbrook is currently playing a lot better than Lin. The only way Lin can become better than Westbrook is by shooting jumpers at higher percentage and also making less turnovers and be more efficient. Otherwise, Lin cannot even be better than Westbrook.

    2. Lin is not a pioneer who developed a new style of play.
    Reason: Lin simply uses pick and rolls very well. He is also very aggressive off the first step. Lin’s best athletic trait is his burst off the first step. That is why Lin is so good. Lin is not a pioneer who developed a new way to play. He is just a heady point guard who lacks advanced ball handling and 1 on 1 moves but makes up for it with tremendous ability to attack the paint to either finish or pass for open 3’s or point blank dunks/drop ins by his big men.

  • GoodDayLA

    I respect you as a tennis pro.. But just because you are a tennis pro doesn’t mean you understand basketball.

  • TTNN

    he used to have close to 9 drives per game last season in Houston. Big drop off here.

  • GoodDayLA

    I think Lin is currently a top5 NBA PG. Only Russell Westbrook is clearly better to me. Curry probably too. Lin still in that top 5-8 area.

    I just dont agree Lin is potentially the best player in the NBA. I dont think that can ever be true, MVP or not of the NBA.

  • Brent Yen

    ESPN?

  • TTNN

    come on, Lin is a local kid, of course they are going to use him.

  • TTNN

    Wow, second Laker player fire Kobe’s agent now. Hm, will Kevin Ding write up another article to trash Ed? He did that to Wes though.

  • Rick Johnson

    They should put up Byron Scott vs Kerr. That will get the BB fans to tune in.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Here’s the problem, Lin has been playing for 3 teams and they all have one “franchise” player to protect at all cost.

    Those 3 “franchise” players are the worst of the worst in term of selfish and ball hogging totally unlike Lin. In NY, to protect the unhappy Melo they forced D’Antoni to resign. In Houston, they benched him so Harden can run the offense almost by himself and eventually they traded him no matter how well he played in the last playoff series against the Blazers. In fact they were willing to spend 2 picks just to dumb his salary, that’s how far they are willing to go to protect their franchise player, Harden. Now in LA and you already know what’s happening, Linsanity can’t not happen in Los Angeles while Kobe is still a franchise player. Did you see how things quickly change afer Lin had about 5, 6 breakout games (after ASG)? Including Kobe now shows up at the bench? They even went as far as promoting Clarkson to the degree of inflating his potential to justify Lin is just his backup pg.

    I still believe Lin will have his chance again after this season and the best part is he will make sure mistake not to repeat.

  • nodomo

    I wonder if Jeremy’s banged up a bit after the recent thigh contusion. His finger or fingernail also looked bruised from a TV shot. To me, Jeremy looked just a tad slower last night. I hope he’s healthy.

  • Rick Johnson

    Could be. Those trainers seem to be incompetent with all the injuries they keep having.

  • Acbc

    NASH was 2 times mvp. Lin if given the same chance could achieve that type of status.

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  • Acbc

    I was a starter PG in highschool so I know the game. In my senior season, I quit my starting position because a new coach took the ball out of my hands and my teammates froze me out. It was then that I took up tennis more seriously because I didn’t need anyone else but myself.

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  • Acbc

    By your logic, NASH wasn’t a MVP either. NASH should have lost the second MVP to Shaq because he is twice as big.

    You still are thinking on a one one one basis. The merit system you use is still based upon what the experts today use. The Spurs and Hawks don’t use that merit system. They don’t care who the star is! What they have bought into is a system that uses 5 players to create space for an easy open shot. That space is created by ball movement and it opens up eventually for one of the 5 players on court. This is why the NBA don’t know how to promote the Spurs, instead they continue to promote the fake stars like Harden and KOBE. The game has changed and until other teams start to adapt to the new team system, they will continue to fall to the Spurs and Hawks.

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  • linspiredinla

    Thanks to JLin global family….

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  • OpenTruth

    No problem. I try to be nice. Sometimes I feel guilty popping people’s bubble.

  • He did look slower last night, let’s hope & pray he stays healthy for the last 17 games

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  • gasparthe2nd

    Yeah, tell me about it…. same here.

  • grover chang

    Seems like the Hawks defense is what slowed him down. Everyone looked slower against that defense. Hawks are well coached.

  • grover chang

    LOL 3 of those 4 guys are going to play 32+ minutes for their teams. Guess which one gets < 20 minutes. What a joke!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I still wonder why wouldn’t J Hill made a step back and takes a 3 pointer instead of the long 2.
    J. Hill has shown us that he could make a 3 point shot. Long 2s are inefficient in scoring.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Scott has tried to make his offense and his rotations as predictable as possible. The he blame on his players not winning games for him. He had made so many lame decisions on the court but he still refuses to take responsibility..

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Only God can tell that Lin can never be potentially the best player in the NBA. You’re playing God.
    Just like people in the past telling us that American team is the best and no other team can beat them. Did they lose to Spain?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Curry has the full support of his coach and the team.
    Lin can only play 22 minutes at most in the game because Byron Scott wants it.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That’s certainly a blessing for his career. His FG% is absolutely fantastic and it could only be better in teams other than the Lakers.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I like this ‘tank you very much’
    Scottie.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    This face will scar lots of children.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    LOL. This is the Open Truth.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I will give him the benefit of doubt if he makes a four point play.

  • Maknusia

    Thats true…Come FA, Lin needs to find similar scenario as well

  • Maknusia

    lol…you being naughty here ๐Ÿ™‚

  • wandertheglobe

    acbc, I assume you are Asian (American). Did you play on the tour?

  • wandertheglobe

    Ed Davis’ game reminds of Dwight Howard. Great around the basket and can’t shoot FTs. Though, Ed’s PNR may be better than Howard’s. He should get a nice contract, I’m thinking $5-7M range.

  • Acbc

    No, I’m just a teaching pro. I took up the game too late to make anything of myself. Besides my family didn’t have the money for coaching so I had to learn the game by myself. This is perhaps why I developed such a keen eye for biomechanics.

    Yes I’m Asian first gen.

  • Acbc

    I really hope LIN can reunite with D’antoni somewhere. I truly believe that they can win a championship together.

  • wandertheglobe

    I see. Yeah, it’s also very tough to make a living as a pro tennis player unless you are in the top 100. Ironically, if you are the best 500 basketball players in the world, you are a millionaire. Guys outside of top 100 on the ATP tour are barely making enough to pay for their travel expenses, if that.

  • GoodDayLA

    Lose to Spain? No not yet. But I hope it happens soon.

    Seriously, who at 6 foot 3 has been the best player in the NBA? Rose won MVP but he was not the best player in the NBA. Nash won MVP but was not best player.

    Lin can win MVP one day and may be top 10 player, but not best.

    Seriously, I’ll take a Tim Duncan in prime, Davis, Lebron over Lin. I mean I’m Lin’s fan. But be real

  • GoodDayLA

    MVP does NOT mean you are the best player in the NBA. It’s an ordained title.

    I agree the NBA does not know how to promote Spurs. But let’s be real. Nobody who buys shoes wants to buy a “teamball player” shoe. They want to buy the NBA star shoes made by Nike.

    $$$$$ talks and you are right, the NBA does not know how to promote Spurs.

    Or perhaps, NBA tried and the Spurs are not promotable.

    Who wants to buy the shoes of some guy averaging 10 PPG and only hits open shots.

    Every young kid wants to wear Kobe and score like Kobe.

    Lin himself grew up to Jordan, but watching John Stockton.

  • GoodDayLA

    again MVP is a title. DOesn’t mean you are the best player.

    I think Lin can win MVP in the right situation. Doesn’t mean I think he is the best player.