G66 LAL @GSW Game Thread

Lin playing in front of his hometown crowd tonight. Tonight’s game is nationally televised on ESPN, despite GSW being the 18-pt favorites.

He usually plays well at Golden State (career 15.0 pts/36, 6.0 ast/36, 48.3% 3pt). How will he fare against the MVP frontrunner and his good buddy Steph Curry?

Go Jeremy!

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Guess JLin's stats in Game 67 vs UTA
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  • MoominFloren

    Haha First

  • Brent Yen

    First human!

  • Brent Yen

    Given the foot speed Lin demo’ed yesterday, I hope bigs can provide more help today. Why always clog the lane their own PG need while make it wide open for the opponent?

  • LOL First JLin 3D avatar!

  • Briiick

    Good question !

  • MoominFloren

    Hey I’m Moomintroll. Troll is human….

  • Brent Yen

    humanoid you mean?

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    Go Lin!

  • MoominFloren

    Ha I’m thinking BS when you say humanoid

  • MoominFloren

    Coach’s order / too slow / low BB IQ

  • I am The Jason

    17 more games until the release party for Lin.

  • PPP

    Instad of per 36, i would predict lins stats for tonight 7.5 pts and 3 assists per 18 min. haha.

  • Brent Yen

    Lol…

  • real-dsb

    Fun fact trivia: Where and when did Lin make his first NBA 3 ptr?
    Bonus: What were the circumstances/context of that shot?

    (Don’t post the answer if you looked it up. Legitimate guesses only!)

  • knibb

    Absolute blindfolded-middle-of-the-night-without-a-clue-shot-in-the-dark guess:
    March 16 2011 with the GSW.
    Am I even close?

  • real-dsb

    Not a bad guess, got the team and year right! Within a month.

  • Filler-up

    Hopefully Lin does not get too amped up for this game.

  • wu kong

    Not sure if posted here yet…

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/15/sports/ncaabasketball/in-fierce-ivy-league-playoff-harvards-late-shot-topples-yale.html?_r=0

    Late Shot Extends Harvard’s Run and Yale’s Drought in Ivy League
    By JERÉ LONGMANMARCH 14, 2015

    “I’ve always said about Wesley like I said about Jeremy Lin: It’s not about the points he scores; it’s always about the points he’s responsible for,” Amaker said. “He put us on his back and carried us in stretches.”

  • cali7

    Such a vital nuance fans miss as the NBA rewards send celebrates players who score a lot.

  • Hm, great question.
    Was it against the Lakers when he had that season-high in points during his rookie year?

  • 17 more for #17!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I think that too, in the first Q

  • orLinaryjoe

    Warriors playing for top seed and homecourt advantage in playoffs and for loss against lakers last Dec. Will Lin be unleashed and up to task? Will the BS tankers come to play? The plot thickens, as Joyce would say, LOL. Yes, let’s go team Lin!

  • real-dsb

    Good guess, but no. The similarity is that it also happened in the final game of the year at Oakland.

  • real-dsb

    Good guesses! I will post the answer now since I will be busy tonight. Spoiler below:

    Lin’s first NBA 3 ptr came in the final game of the season during his rookie year with GSW. He hadn’t made one all year. The Warriors were beating the other team by a lot, and Lin got to dribble out the clock. He crossed the timeline and started to dribble out the clock casually. Then when there was only a couple of seconds left in the game, he suddenly sprinted forward and launched like a 30-ft 3ptr with his defender caught off guard. He made it and had a chuckle with his teammates. And that’s how the GSW and Lin’s rookie season ended!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Hi Wukong, glad to see you back to us:-) I know you posted few days ago but I wasn’t able to make comments in time at the time:-)

    Thanks for posting this.

  • linspiredinla
  • Charlie S

    Instead of points, should the poll ask about minutes? Always a guessing game with this coach

  • linspiredinla
  • winner

    Go JLin! What’s good about a road-game is that you won’t find Kobe on the bench like this.
    http://i.imgur.com/os0ZQ.gif

  • Yascar

    That is truly scary!

  • 1mtoldman

    the death stare is fully operational.

  • 1mtoldman

    minutes have been declining steadily over the last however many games since lin was clamped down after the mini-run post asg. only the one win game against det broke the pattern of each game fewer minutes down to under 19 the last one.

  • linspiredinla
  • Maknusia

    Go Lin…hope to see him play his type of game…immaterial of points…obviously getting higher than his season high, would be nice! or 3pointers all days long! 🙂

    Go Lin!!!!

  • Brent Yen

    Dragic is still standing in the corner playing off ball….lol….

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Terminator 4?

  • linspiredinla
  • joyce ward

    These so called wanna be ‘superstars” need to understand that when they leave their team where they are the star and go to a team with other “big time superstars’,they will be in a corner.LOL

  • joyce ward

    No just get the kid injured,smh

  • 1mtoldman

    standing on the corner watching while the stars go by.

  • I am The Jason

    Tired legs are good for the tank.

  • joyce ward

    LOL

  • joyce ward

    I notice that scott didn’t throw lin under the bus in yesterday’s game, instead he blamed the bigs…LOL(which was true).Also none of the reporters asked about lin/scott’s dispute

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    BS doesn’t believe in 3 pointers will get you a championship but the Spurs has done it many times.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Why would he be suddenly so kind to Lin? I begin to have a sick feeling that he has something on his sleeve against Jeremy soon.

  • linspiredinla
  • joyce ward

    I was not saying he was being kind, i think he has been told to shut his mouth when it comes to Lin.

  • jeballew

    Hope you find this interesting.

    2014-15 Hollinger NBA Player Statistics – Point Guards

    |
    Hollinger Stats – Player
    Efficiency Rating – Qualified Point Guards

    STATGAMES MIN TS% ASST TO USG ORB DRB REB PER VA EWA
    RK LIN 64 25.7 18 29 59 34 56 35 45 26 20 20
    20

    Glossary

    Players on pace to play 500 or more minutes

    *To qualify: a player must have played 6.09 MPG.

    TS%: True Shooting Percentage – what a player’s
    shooting percentage would be if we accounted for free throws and
    3-pointers. True Shooting Percentage = Total points / [(FGA + (0.44 x
    FTA)]

    AST: Assist Ratio – the percentage of a player’s
    possessions that ends in an assist. Assist Ratio = (Assists x 100) divided
    by [(FGA + (FTA x 0.44) + Assists + Turnovers]

    TO: Turnover Ratio – the percentage of a player’s
    possessions that end in a turnover. Turnover Ratio = (Turnover x 100)
    divided by [(FGA + (FTA x 0.44) + Assists + Turnovers]

    USG: Usage Rate – the number of possessions a player
    uses per 40 minutes. Usage Rate = {[FGA + (FT Att. x 0.44) + (Ast x 0.33)
    + TO] x 40 x League Pace} divided by (Minutes x Team Pace)

    ORR: Offensive rebound rate

    DRR: Defensive rebound rate

    REBR: Rebound Rate – the percentage of missed shots
    that a player rebounds. Rebound Rate = (100 x (Rebounds x Team Minutes))
    divided by [Player Minutes x (Team Rebounds + Opponent Rebounds)]

    PER: Player Efficiency Rating is the overall rating of
    a player’s per-minute statistical production. The league average is 15.00
    every season.

    VA: Value Added – the estimated number of points a
    player adds to a team’s season total above what a ‘replacement player’
    (for instance, the 12th man on the roster) would produce. Value Added =
    ([Minutes * (PER – PRL)] / 67). PRL (Position Replacement Level) = 11.5
    for power forwards, 11.0 for point guards, 10.6 for centers, 10.5 for
    shooting guards and small forwards

  • Maknusia

    lol…pretty good Photoshop

  • Brent Yen

    well, once Lin went into that DGAF mode, there is really not much BS could do.

  • joyce ward

    Yep, scott almost looks scared.LOL maybe the kids will play more at ease without kobe’s death stare..LOL

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Cleveland is taking a horrendous beating from Miami. Dragic has had a fantastic beginning but he was taken out for Wade after about 6 minutes. He is going to have a good game today no matter what.

  • Maknusia

    It would have better is you had posted it as a picture? 🙂

  • Maknusia

    waiting for that to happen on today’s game!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Hope so! Thank God. Jeremy needs more than 20 minutes of play time.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That’s good enough. I’m sick and tired of his unkind comments on Jeremy and his game.

  • Maknusia

    Not sure if you were referring to the below ranking?

  • Brent Yen

    I do not get this post….

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Boston is on his way to playoff. Lakers and Lin played a very good game against the Celtics. They were in fact rolling and Lin utterly destroyed the Celtics defense and torn them apart.

    After losing to Lakers, Boston beat Phoenix, NY, Charlotte, Utah, NO, Miami, Memphis, Orlando and Indiana.
    They only lost to GS, Cleveland and Orlando since then 9-3.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Please show us the linkage for us to read directly from the site.

  • joyce ward

    Looking at Lin’s agents, I think Tandem is the big one and lin might be keeping Roger Montgomery on for smaller endorsements?

  • CJSHYY

    I think FO sure was not happy Lin got benched & BS just put the blamed on big for not helping Lin for screen to get away from double teams.

  • Rookie75094

    Rondo hit a lucky 3 pts…and the mavs announcers celebrate like they just won a championship. .. then I looked at the score…mavs down by 10..hahaha

  • Brent Yen

    Isn’t roger handling NBA related things?

  • Rookie75094

    Mavs down 11…go thunders

  • joyce ward

    I don’t know.

  • Rzo Vlade

    ronjo sit by coach 9:00 mins 3rd qrt

  • Brent Yen

    I think tenden handles bussiness side, endorsement, etc.

  • Rookie75094

    Used to be. .rondo out mavs make a run…now not so much…guess rondoitis has infected the whole team….the only cure is Jlin. ..hahaha

  • linspiredinla
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Yes like the high end watch embasador

  • linspiredinla
  • joyce ward

    Pooh, lin is letting Montgomery handle his NBA contracts..good luck with that.

  • Briiick

    That reminds me another player…

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • linspiredinla
  • 1mtoldman

    check out this score; utah over charlotte by double 74 to 37! held charlotte to 30 in the first half. utah has been the best defensive team since the asg. rudy gobert already with 19 rebounds.

  • 1mtoldman

    jlfa beat you to the punch.

  • knibb

    Nightmare on Figueroa Street

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Rzo Vlade

    i like jlin to utah gobert + lin

  • FrankW

    Tip off here we go. Good luck Lin, have a good game!

  • chan c

    Let’s go!!!

    Lin for the Win!!!

  • Rzo Vlade

    dont care win or loose just pad stats

  • John Lee

    JC the Future has 3 TOs in 5 min.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Wonder if @JoeTeam is watching the game live. An ingame report would be nice.

  • John Lee

    Ellington is on fire, heading to bench soon.

  • Maknusia

    Still, its a good start from LAL

  • golfhacker

    BS is like WTF?

  • JoeTeam

    Lin in! Smiles here.

  • webattorney

    Yes. But making a decent impression as a SG.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Ah speaking of… 🙂

  • John Lee

    Yeah, BS was thinking easy tank tonight, maybe take the night off.

  • Maknusia

    lol

  • blubell

    Blocksanity!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    That’s a block!

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • IsabeliJane*17

    You ain’t making that steal from me!

  • blubell
  • FrankW

    Lin is pissed, will have a good game.

  • linspiredinla
  • blubell
  • IsabeliJane*17

    Not in my house!

  • blubell
  • blubell

    Playing good D.

  • Grace Nsns

    2TOs, their D’s tight.

  • blubell
  • Briiick

    Great game for Lin !

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Not keeping tabs but seems like Jeremy and Davis have the most blocks in this Lakers team. Jeremy with more blocks than Jordan Hill.

  • linspiredinla
  • sws94

    I think Lin should just play, however many TOs happen happen.

  • JoeTeam

    Jlin got hit by curry. Minutes later on first to, hi walked up to ref with acting face asking for foul … great game.

  • 1mtoldman

    mavs and thunder tied with 1 minute left.

  • sws94

    Definitely, Lin for the guards and Davis for the big men.

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    It really just depends on what kind of TOVs..

  • linspiredinla
  • sws94

    Well, he tried the floater there.

  • Maknusia

    Good Q1 LAL keeping up with the pace, except for their TOVs

  • JoeTeam

    Jb was arguing with Lin, and Lin waived him on. Next jb passed to Lin so just working out our.

  • Brent Yen

    Too fast for the rookie

  • Maknusia

    Need to keep the ball tight and slow the pace, to reduce those TOVs…it may kill them in a long run

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Thanks. Enjoy the game first. Turn in your dissertation later 🙂

  • Brent Yen

    Actually just by a little is enough. Don get ahead to a play

  • Maknusia

    Loosing the lead….LAL cant hit the basket! 🙁

  • blubell

    LOL. they’re booing Jeremy.

  • Maknusia

    FT…missed

  • joyce ward

    why?

  • sws94

    Looking to pass too much in traffic, take the shot.

  • Brent Yen

    Because he is a threat

  • blubell

    very fast…

  • Brent Yen

    Could go both ways I think…

  • CJSHYY

    FT.

  • stam

    Did lin block that shot or did igoudala just miss really badly?

  • Promo Sports World

    If you heard the ESPN broadcast that’s the general consensus on jeremy for most NBA pros or jocks on who cover the game…unfortunate

  • blubell

    well, there is also an incentive. if the opponent team shoots below 75% FT, they get something… i think that’s what Stu said.

  • joyce ward

    what?

  • sws94

    They are all unimportant. He just needs to play his game and he’ll shut everyone up like he’s done plenty of times before.

  • Brent Yen

    Like that block…lol

  • stam

    I hope Lin didn’t get hurt on that drive…

  • Brent Yen

    Did he?

  • Alaingrvis

    Exactly people will believe what they believe until you force them to change it

  • sws94

    Right, he can’t play D. Well, he sure has a lot of blocks for a guard that can’t play D.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Not sure which possession you talked about. JLin had 2 blocks thus far. Davis had 1.

  • stam

    I mean he probably doesn’t feel it because of the adrenaline but it may hurt after the game.

  • blubell

    I thought he did… but not credited.

  • grover chang

    What?! Knicks were right to not pay Lin. Losing Lin was the biggest mistake Knicks have made. A star fell in their lap and they let him go. Smh

  • I am The Jason

    Starting to not like these commentators. Saying it was wise for the Knicks not to match the Houston poison pill. The Knicks went downhill since Lin’s departure

  • CJSHYY

    Who are the commentators from ESPN tonight?

  • orLinaryjoe

    Why Lin didn’t shoot that 3?

  • sws94

    Looks like he wants to get Davis going. Looks like Lin has his mind made up to get his team mates going.

  • Dan Cohen

    too scare?.. i don’t know..so disappointing.. if you don’t try.. you have no chance

  • Brewkowski

    Thought he was gonna get blocked

  • Promo Sports World

    Jon Barry skill set was nowhere close to Jeremys and got into the league due to his name being Barry but you know why does that matter

  • sport

    Except after that he’s already taken out!

  • blubell

    Boooo.. Clarkson in. Jeremy out already.

  • chan c

    watch the lead to balloon…

  • sport

    Not when Lin isn’t getting the all star stats of 30pts per game after leaving Knicks.

  • Maknusia

    The Bench racked up to many TOVs

  • Maknusia

    Lin Out

  • Brewkowski

    Why didn’t Clarkson save that ball from going out of bounds?

  • orLinaryjoe

    It goes both ways. Chicken or egg. Shoot then get assists, shoot then assist. Assists not going, then shoot to free that up.

  • 1mtoldman

    and you have the correct answer. congratulations.

  • Brewkowski

    In short time

  • stam

    Lin is -12. I didn’t see the beginning but that is rare.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Somebody said below… too scared LOL

  • Promo Sports World

    Jesus he gets the shortest leash I’ve ever seen

  • sport

    Lin’s minutes has been limited alot in recent games. =/

  • orLinaryjoe

    Looked like he got a good pick.

  • linspiredinla
  • JoeTeam

    To far

  • JoeTeam

    Well challenged, near block.

  • Grace Nsns

    Boozer 0/5, Brown/Davis/Lin too many TOs, too fast for the D-leaguer

  • blubell
  • 1mtoldman

    with the exception of the i beleive detroit game lins minutes have been going down sequentially each game since the clampdown on the mini linsanity run from 30 to 18 in the last. on pace for about another 18 today unless something changes.

  • grover chang

    To many turnovers by Lin and his teammates. Golden state seemed to pick up the d.

  • JoeTeam

    Limped to line.

  • blubell

    The block/swat heard around the world 🙂

  • joyce ward

    what is going on with Lin?

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lin kept feeding the booze.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Subbed out.

  • sws94

    I agree, but Lin looks like he had a different plan. He may shoot more in the 2nd half.

  • JoeTeam

    Two times hill had oPens. Just didn’t want to jump and shoot

  • Maknusia

    lets wait and see…

  • Promo Sports World

    its like the NBA thinks somehow jeremy suckered owners into him getting paid…

  • Maknusia

    JC is in

  • JoeTeam

    Great floor general. He and bsc coordinated twice so they are working this game.

  • Grace Nsns

    Even Brown played longer than him.

  • 1mtoldman

    looks like getting the continued declining minutes that have been the pattern since the mia. game.

  • joyce ward

    Then he needs to go in and play his game, and be be efficient. Maybe he will wake up in the second half.smh…

  • linspiredinla
  • sport

    Haters just don’t want the Asian guy to succeed, if only JLin would just look out for himself more and just score!

  • blubell
  • sport

    Lin knows this just he still insist on passing to teammates to get them going instead of scoring =/

  • Maknusia

    nice 3 from WE

  • orLinaryjoe

    We’ll see. Still rooting for him. Don’t care much about Lakers, just want to see him do well.

  • blubell
  • Keith

    Only thing he pissed me off is he keeps passing to Boozer .

  • linspiredinla

    Who is floor general? Who is bsc?

  • sport

    Yes even when Boozer’s been missing his shots!

  • Keith

    Well, if Boozer makes his shots, then nothing i would complain.

  • Maknusia

    Starters…playing well…brought the game back

  • orLinaryjoe

    Boozer not finishing. Lin should not force the cold hand.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Not what I wanted to see.

  • MomentousPetey

    Half of JC’s baskets are cherry picks…

  • Maknusia

    I know..it is what it is

  • Maknusia

    and you are picking on him?…lol…just need to credit when its due

  • Charlie S

    Go easy on the Booze JLin. It will affect your performance.

  • sws94

    I hope he gets to the line at least 3 times for 6 shots in the 2nd half. Sometimes he shies away from taking his shots too much. He’s a scoring point guard.

  • joyce ward

    I hope lin wakes up in the second half

  • MomentousPetey

    and JC should give credit to Curry for that bad pass..lol

  • Briiick

    Andre Iguodala is their best perimeter defensive player who starts from the bench.

  • Maknusia

    probably he will text him tonite…lol

  • sport

    At least he’s shooting the ball, wish JLin would do more of that since he knows his minutes are being limited! The only way he can prove he’s a star is to score alot every game. He really needs to change his mindset and just go out there and shoot.

  • Keith

    Well, MVP candidate Stephen Curry ain’t doing any better
    1-4 , 2 pnts, 3 TO , 4 Assits. played longer mins.

  • linspiredinla

    So? Who is jlfa? Lots of duplicates on this blog anyway!

  • 1mtoldman

    boozer has not played well since the asg; probaly just tired. long season. old guy. not used much down the stretch last year.

  • joyce ward

    The thing with lin is that is that he falls into the okie doke with scott every time,. He just needs to get him and score and then try to get the others going. I just don’t understand his thought process sometimes.

  • Dan Cohen

    but doesn’t matter.. it’s what the coaches, fo and media portray lin as.. and he is and will alway be a backup in their eye..UNLESS

    Lin leads the team in points and assists and lead them to a championsship..with a coach who believes in him.. then about 50% will say ok..he is a starter..

    He will have to win another championship in a row.. to prove that HE IS A STARTER and all star.

    that is the ONLY way to prove those commentators and everyone wrong.. Why? because they don’t want to be wrong because they are the ones who OVERLOOKED him..and it will invalidate the scouting system of the nba when lin actually took a team to championship TWICE. When that does happen..laymans will then say MAYBE it is because he is asian ..that’s why he was overlooked..but the nba does not want ppl to say that. So now you can see how the whole thing is a bit rigged.

  • Dan Cohen

    maybe you should twitter him

  • 1mtoldman

    historically lin needs minutes to play well. declining minutes go with declining performance. throwing out the one lakers win lins minutes last few games: 29, 27, 24, 22, 19, only 10 in the first half this game and with the starters actually playing well for a rare time likely to continue the pattern of reduced minutes each game.

  • Dan Cohen

    ellington….

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    The moment laker stops making shot…..

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    4 point game. Let’s see what Lin can do in the second half

  • joyce ward

    If he even plays

  • Brent Yen

    Backup should play the garbage time? Lol

  • joyce ward

    Lin has faced this his whole NBA career, so nothing new here. That is why he just needs to shut their mouths and go off.

  • linspiredinla

    OK, here comes all the so called Lin “fans” expecting him to score, defend, assist, no turn overs, more minutes, etc, etc. Can’t we just be happy that he is healthy, & will be out of LA soon. We don’t know how BS wants him to play. Seriously, this is discoursging!!!!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Starters playing better than bench. More excuse to ride the pine.

  • Maknusia

    Yeah

  • blubell

    Let’s stay optimistic.

  • blubell

    Unfortunately, this happens everytime Jeremy doesn’t have a good start. sigh..

  • sws94

    Team player, does what the coach asks of him. It’s as simple as that I think. Team/Coach over his personal stats.

  • joyce ward

    Listen we are all lin fans here, but we all know that he can play a better game than this. We are wandering what is going on with him. he doesn’t look like himself tonight.

  • Maknusia

    Don’t care on stat, let him play

  • orLinaryjoe

    Sorry fan here, but he’said not playing well. Tovs, low assist feeding cold hands, hesitant in his shot.

    Highlight was the block on Green.

    Still second half.

  • blubell

    Yup. Game ain’t over yet.

  • linspiredinla
  • blubell

    Are you watching the game?

  • joyce ward

    i agree, I just want him to play his game.

  • Grace Nsns

    Lin himself went 1/4, can’t blame too much.

  • joyce ward

    Yep, he seems hesitant and tentative toight

  • sws94

    I think he’s falling into bad habits again with trying too hard to get other guys going and hesitating on his shot. He wasn’t doing that in his hot ASB run.

  • blubell

    Maybe on O but his D seems fine.

  • joyce ward

    I agree

  • joyce ward

    We all live in the real world of the NBA, the only that matters is how many points you score, until that that gets coded into lin’s brain, the NBA will always see him as a backup. If he wants to be relevant in the NBA, he has to figure out how to put up numbers scoring.

  • sws94

    He hasn’t played the same since that stupid comment that Byron Scott said about him running too many PnRs.

  • blubell

    Game isn’t over… we’ll see.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Ever since the team is divided with Lin paired with a new comer, Jabari Brown, the bench started failing.

  • chan c

    he might not play the whole 3Q… sigh

  • joyce ward

    I agree, hopefully he will come out playing his game.

  • JoeTeam

    Lin. BScott

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The team chemistry with your partner in the back court changed to a new comer. He is hesitant because he would be more likely isolated and he couldn’t find the one that can help him.

  • John Lee

    Hey, the great S. Curry himself is having 2-8 night. It just happens.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I’m always suspicious when Byron suddenly called up someone and stuck him with Jeremy.
    Jeremy has to make do with Brown and help him. It seems that Brown is playing more minutes than Jeremy too.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Give it up @John Lee:disqus .That argument is moot here right now.

  • Alaingrvis

    Hope fully Lin turns it around

  • blubell

    Jeremy is in

  • Grace Nsns

    Jeremy can use a shooter, but a rookie is a rookie.

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    Starters playing well tonight
    Now BS does not how to tank

  • blubell

    Sweeeet 3333333

  • Grace Nsns

    Go Jeremy!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Sorry guys, I’m rooting for Warriors (my team), especially with Lin out. Didn’t mind if Lin lead them to win the though.

  • Lin with an aggressive 3!!

  • Grace Nsns

    Lin’s in now.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Still NOT.ENOUGH. (sarcasm)

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lin with 3! Get back on the horse.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    GS is getting mementum now. It’s about time to put in Jeremy.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    That 3 bomb is not enough for lots of people, including people here.

  • blubell

    Jeremy is warming up 🙂

  • orLinaryjoe

    Another!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    NOT.ENOUGH.

  • John Lee

    Not sure why the double standard. Lillard shot the lights off a few nights ago, but had a 1-13 game four games before that. I didn’t see anyone calling for his head.

    Why does Lin have to be perfect 24/7?

  • Charlie S

    Stu, you need to also credit JLin for starting the pass…

  • joyce ward

    No, we know that he can play better, just was wandering what was up with him in the first quarter.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Because he is Lillard and black and Jeremy is Asian-American.

  • Grace Nsns

    Curry’s getting hot too, SMH,

  • sws94

    So Curry decides to get hot when Lin is on the floor.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin played with Ellington instead of Brown.

  • Brent Yen

    Lin just pissed curry off

  • Keith

    OK, Curry starts doing his thing

  • Charlie S

    You know if Curry only had 19 min, it would be a disappointing performance

  • blubell

    LOL. YUP.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Curry just doing his thing.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    body warmed up! You have a problem.

  • sws94

    Lin needs to shoot now, mid range shots. His shot is falling, take it.

  • John Lee

    You need that iOS 8.3 new keyboard quick! All your spaces are periods!

  • Brent Yen

    Totally

  • Keith

    Byron scott is gonna bench him.

  • Lin has been back to his facilitating mode after Byron made the comment about reigning in PnR to see how opponents react to his Priceton system.

    So I think Lin only turned on his aggressive scoring mode in the 2nd half. Last game he didn’t get a chance to do so at all.

  • Brent Yen

    No way curry will swallow that five points and doing nothing

  • yes, it will let Byron know that he needs to close the game.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Yes, but he shakes it off, and keeps shooting. Liked it when Lin came back shooting.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Trading basket only keeps your from losing more.

  • Grace Nsns

    He’s been waiting for lin, lol

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Wondering about why he’s playing is quite different from slamming him on why he isn’t scoring much.

  • Great ball movement Lin-Boozer-Wes. Bucket!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Defense! Lin.

  • blubell

    Great Defense!~

  • Great 1-on-1 D on Curry by Lin!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    That Curry getting whistled for a foul made me grin. Evilly.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    It’s Lin’s responsibility to use Brown properly at both ends of the court with 1:30 left in the quarter.

  • blubell

    Defensive player of the game 🙂

  • Brent Yen

    Man that defense….on the national tv. curry will come in full force in 4q……lol

  • Charlie S

    JLin gets a foul! Only when right in front of refs face

  • Maknusia

    That’s defense

  • Alaingrvis

    Lin playing great defense

  • blubell
  • HeroBallJLIN

    I like how Lin took that last shot, even though he missed. That’s Swag right there

  • Promo Sports World

    Jon Barry you see that D you clown

  • Keith

    I will stop bashing Clarkson the rest of this 4th quarter. haha

    After Jeremy Lin took the offensive charge, Jordan Clarkson leaped out of the bench to pick him up— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) March 17, 2015

  • blubell
  • John Lee

    Ah, like how Asians need to have perfect SAT scores and 5.0 GPA to get into any college now? LOL

  • HeroBallJLIN

    They get along well. Clarkson really respects Lin. Clarkson has been a fan of Lin since Linsanity days.

  • FrankW

    Good look, should take it every time.

  • orLinaryjoe

    It almost went in.

  • John Lee

    Didn’t JC help Jeremy get that custom iPhone case with JL7 on it?

  • Briiick

    JC is just a rookie. It is the ones who set up the adverse selection should be blamed.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    very good look. I thought he was going to pass it a slumping Booze. Lin has been ignoring Booze the 3rd qtr after a terrible half by Booze

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Yes. Applies in the NBA too. Asians need to have perfect stats to be in the NBA.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    wasn’t aware of that. JC got the hook ups I guess lol

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    4Q, Byron put in Ryan Kelly together with Brown for the bench to absorb.

  • blubell
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The bench has to blend together in a short time, 2 games, with its new element, Jabrai Brown.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Boozer picked up his 4th foul. I betcha Byron will put in Jordan Hill soon!

  • Promo Sports World

    Jeremy being a running back out there drawing fouls

  • blubell

    More freebies coming up.

  • sws94

    He’s upped his aggression in the 2nd half.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Being aggressive means drawing and taking fouls.

  • blubell
  • linspiredinla
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    You can’t block shot if you aren’t athletic enough in NBA.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Im thinking Lin will finish the game. Fingers crossed.

  • Jeremy Lin is too athletic for a PG!
    LOL

  • Brent Yen

    Every time the big were willing to swing the ball….good things happen

  • Alaingrvis

    Who would dare question lins athleticism

  • sport

    Got depressed over JLin’s limited minutes so decided to get some work done for school. Just checked the game companion and he’s got 10 points, just need JLin to get 8-10 more points for a nice game!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron Scott. Kobe etc.

  • blubell

    Charge!

  • Another great D by Lin drawing the charge!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Jeremy is BLOCK!

  • sport

    Should be tied for 3rd place not 1st but that’s coming off the bench! If Lin was starting he could easily be no.1 or no.2!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    GS made lots of foul in 4Q

  • sws94

    Exactly what I wanted 6 FTs.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    In bonus. Lin will just drive to the rim. I think he will take another 6 free throws

  • Brent Yen

    Good…padding stats..

  • blubell

    He blocks using his body!

  • Lin is super-smart!
    He knew GSW had 14 fouls and he’d get the 15th to get GSW in the penalty (FTs for every foul)

  • blubell

    OMG. Boozer! another blown assist…

  • did Boozer really miss that??

  • Promo Sports World

    Boozer hits nothing

  • orLinaryjoe

    Boooo…zer

  • Promo Sports World

    Boozer can’t score my god

  • blubell

    He missed another one, again 🙁

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lin, don’t feed the booze! Shoot!

  • Alaingrvis

    Boozer is really struggling

  • sws94

    Boozer is too slow to react to Lin’s feeds. He’s really blown a lot of assists and big buckets.

  • Lin needs to attack the rim to get FTs and stay in the game

  • Brent Yen

    Idk…more often he got the pass fine, but just…blew it

  • Livingston and Lin go at each other hard. Bad blood from Rockets days.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Last play, he penetrated, but passed to slower Boooz. Davis would have finished that.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    It takes time for Jabrai Brown to fit in the bench and play as a team.
    It’s tough for the bench to absorb a new player.

  • blubell
  • sws94

    I think he’s mixing it up nicely. He’s taken 6 FTs, so he’s attacking pretty well.

  • blubell
  • linspiredinla
  • chan c

    aggressiveness defined!

  • Maknusia

    Need couple of good stops now…

  • CJSHYY

    Boozer really lose this game from bench… smh!

  • sport

    What Boozer layup but no assist for Lin?!

  • Maknusia

    I get a feeling that you are doing the “Jabrai” intentionally, despite the warning during last game?

  • Maknusia

    exactly!

  • blubell

    He got credited.

  • Maknusia

    thats smart..padding stats 🙂

  • sport

    Nope not showing on game companion nor play by play! Should’ve been 4th assist!

  • thankfully refs are actually calling fouls this game.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    My man Lin. What a courageous PG!

  • Jeremy 2FTs, 15pts now!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lakers can make the season by defeating GS.

  • blubell

    I see it.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lakers are playing the best of GS now.

  • sport

    Ok now I see it! Game Companion didn’t show the assist with Boozer’s play by play.

  • dammit, terrible pass by lin

  • lin doing too much to impress home crowd. needs to calm down

  • John Lee

    One more dime and I win the poll. 🙂

  • Promo Sports World

    Well that’s that

  • sport

    Lakers ties the game only to have two dumb TOs!

  • Maknusia

    2 b2b TOVs…luckily SCurry missed the shot

  • blubell

    Scott and Jeremy exchanging words…

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    In the last 3 games, Lin started having many TOs.

  • Alaingrvis

    Lin got out of control there first time this game.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Well Warriors are tightening their defense on the inside to anticipate Jeremy’s inside passing.

  • blubell
  • stam

    It would be great if he stayed in control. He shouldn’t have had those 2 turn overs.

  • sws94

    Yeah, but he’s made an impact. Sometimes he’ll have a few TOs. I just wish he wouldn’t do the jump pass. Go up and shoot it. But spacing on the Lakers is a problem.

  • Brent Yen

    Haha….lin will think those TOVs for a while..

  • Rzo Vlade

    better to shoot it than pass than TO

  • blubell
  • Promo Sports World

    Crazy jeremy TOs showed up at a bad time

  • chan c

    he better win this one for the Lakers or he’ll be buried alive by haters and “fans” alike…lol

  • sport

    BS took out Lin =/

  • blubell

    But why is it always Jeremy getting yanked out?

  • sport

    Benched, BS is dumb!

  • Maknusia

    Lin Out

  • IsabeliJane*17

    He did, so he’s free to pepper BS with the F-word.

  • Briiick

    Good night !

  • Brewkowski

    Benched

  • chan c

    yeah , and that one too… 🙂

  • Maknusia

    Should have had Lin with JC as the backcourt duo

  • Brent Yen

    It does not matter to lin..lin has his own goal

  • Alaingrvis

    Yep

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    GS defense would not let up; the rest of Lakers made TOs.

  • sws94

    If Scott is smart, sit Lin for a minute and get him back in the game. He played too well in the 4th to take him out due to 2 TOs. Oh geez, what am I saying? Byron smart?

  • ok, Lin is out
    Let’s see how much GSW puts the gas pedal to the max!

  • Grace Nsns

    5 TOs, BS won’t allow that.

  • CJSHYY

    BS wants to loss the game… he must be very happy now.

  • Rzo Vlade

    shoot it than pass TO

  • ETC

    Lin has too many TO. I think it is just too many.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin made an impact.

  • chan c

    more like – Punished!

  • Notice it happened when Ed Davis was taken out? Byron Scott handicapped Lin by playing him with Jordan Hill.

  • Maknusia

    with BScott…we dont know what we are going to get…lets see

  • CJSHYY

    Curry has 6 TO today.

  • ETC

    Agreed.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Despite those careless TOs, the Warriors actually planned on taking out Jeremy’s passing on the inside

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    After Lin out, Lakers’ offense collapses.

  • chan c

    he’s not allowed to play through mistakes…

  • Promo Sports World

    Yup collapsed the paint

  • Maknusia

    but compensated with AST and PTS

  • Promo Sports World

    Nope he is a backup not a starter for this ahem team

  • LAJane

    True. Too bad. But Curry has 6 TOs. Much hate coming his way? Is he benched? (Rhetorical Qs)

  • ETC

    Just another learning opportunity for Lin.

  • blubell

    WHile BScott makes all kinds of mistakes.

  • Brewkowski

    Not afraid to make things happen.

  • Promo Sports World

    Steph has like 6-7 TOs not a peep

  • Brent Yen

    All good…lol

  • blubell

    Peep

  • Promo Sports World

    Way too much hate kid has to be perfect

  • Alaingrvis

    Those risky passes are lins habit. It will take a little while to break. But, he will get passed it

  • TTNN
  • JC

    Sometimes being ‘selfish’ actually helps the team. The opponents expect Lin to pass…thus easy TOs.

  • cali7

    Always the double std

  • CJSHYY

    When he did that his TO always went up… smh!

  • Promo Sports World

    I say when he is coached again by a real coach he hasn’t had a good coach in 3 years

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The +/- of the bench dropped significantly ever since Jabari Brown has been called up.

  • blubell

    Maybe have him play through it… not yank him. It’s not like they’re playing to win.

  • Maknusia

    it seems that he is talented to perform those “mistakes”

  • JC

    Lin should be more unpredictable as when to pass and when to take his own shot.

  • Alaingrvis

    yea he will have his choice

  • TTNN
  • Promo Sports World

    Dantoni coached jeremy…since he left NYC he has not had any coaching…a lot of learning on his own

  • orLinaryjoe

    Ok, hope the Warriors really close this out now!

  • blubell
  • ETC

    Agreed, but Lin isn’t Curry. He will get there.

  • blubell
  • cali7

    LOL

  • IsabeliJane*17

    So to win against an elite, unselfish playoff bound team with good defense and offball movements, you have to play selfish?

    Ok that would help.

  • blubell
  • Maknusia

    Win or Lose…JLin came back and played well second half….superb game from him

  • Promo Sports World

    Never seen a guy cross his arms so long —- BS

  • sws94

    Kobe had 10 in one game, it was part of a triple double but the 10 TOs was a negative stat.

  • cali7

    Defensive stance right?

  • blubell

    YEs, he kept the game close getting to the line. Only player capable of doing that on this sad team.

  • BobbyH

    That’s enough for me. Just stay healthy and learn from experience.

  • sport

    Clarkson looks pissed, Lin and Hill had to talk some sense into him.

  • sws94

    Too many TOs for a superb game but he had a solid 4th Q and led the team well.

  • Grace Nsns

    3pt game, wow, got to give the rookie credit.

  • Maknusia

    not an easy task!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I’m pissed at Curry more. He didn’t make that shot!

  • Promo Sports World

    I sense a jordan hill 3 here

  • Promo Sports World

    Jeremy for 3

  • blubell

    Jeremy back in?

  • BobbyH

    Lin is in.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    JLin coming in on final play

  • Maknusia

    lol

  • Brewkowski

    Sheeit

  • ETC

    Wow.

  • Grace Nsns

    lin back in? yay!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin in. Byron wants to win this game.

  • Brewkowski

    Lincredible, Lin’s in.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    GS foul; not like Byron let the other team shot 3.

  • LAJane

    with 6 seconds left? Then why did he take him out in the first place. OMG

  • Maknusia

    Lin out…Boozer in

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Jeremy pulled out of the game. AGAIN.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    taken out because Clarkson got fouled. He should come back in again

  • Maknusia

    1pt game!

  • Brewkowski

    For offense. But switched back to Boozer on D.

  • Grace Nsns

    game over? 3pt game

  • Promo Sports World

    Hey remember when sacre started

  • blubell

    OT?

  • Maknusia

    lets see how the drawing board goes

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    All you need is a 4 point play.

  • LAJane

    Good grief.

  • sport

    Does Lin got to go back in fr the clutch 3 shot?

  • blubell

    Why bring up bad memories? lol

  • Maknusia

    Lin is IN

  • Grace Nsns

    Lin in again. go Jeremy!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Charlie Brown is that you? 🙂

  • HeroBallJLIN

    yup

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    GS fouled again; not like Byron.

  • LAJane

    Seriously…Boozer, Lin, Boozer, Lin. BS really is a chicken with his head cut off.

  • Grace Nsns

    I missed that, who drew the foul?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    GS wouldn’t give you a chance; they foul.

  • Maknusia

    thats pretty much a norm for O and D; many coach does that

  • Maknusia

    good FT…WE…1pt game!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Seriously Kerr, why put your good defender Andre Iguodala on Jeremy on that inbound?

    Admit it…

  • Grace Nsns

    1pt game,

  • Alaingrvis

    It was for rebounding

  • Maknusia

    Kerr is smart

  • Maknusia

    LOL…back to 3pt game

  • blubell

    Wow. Wes…

  • Grace Nsns

    and no timeout to use.

  • Brent Yen

    Lol….talking about the TOV..

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Given another coach, this team can win lots of games.

  • sport

    Another TO by Johnson to end the game, that’s Lakers for you.

  • LAJane

    Clarkson foul and Johnson TO in last moments, so Lin can’t take all the blame.

  • Charlie S

    Wes certainly does not help his cause with TO like that

  • sport

    You know this game is bad when Jordan Hill has the most assists!

  • Maknusia

    thats a bad TOV…as I said earlier…its gonna come back and bite late in the game…sigh

  • Alaingrvis

    Good turn around from Lin. Relapsed a bit Lin with 2 tov but hey it happens

  • Maknusia

    I would still say…overall a good game from LAL

  • Charlie S

    JLin out blocking him. Clearly a role switch is in order

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin should pass to the big man when he’s double teamed but the big man has to come out and help.

  • ok, at least it wasn’t Lin who took the last shot.
    Wes’ TO was pretty bad

  • blubell

    and he shouldn’t. He was the reason why this was a close game. It is a team sport.

  • sport

    Lin has 15 pts I’m happy.

  • chan c

    that’s the way to look at it… 🙂

  • yup, too bad BScott was no D’Antoni who trusted Lin.

  • blubell

    Freebies are awesome 🙂

  • Maknusia

    Overall…its s till a good game from LAL

  • Keith

    Those idiots are gonna blame Lin anyway.

  • sport

    Given a real coach, this would be a playoff team with Lin period!!

  • blubell
  • cshot

    i wish lin got to take the last shot lol. would have been a tie game!~~

  • Brent Yen

    That is why they are ….

  • Brent Yen

    Talking about aggressiveness…

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    When you know you have a new teammate, that doesn’t help your case at all.

  • Brewkowski

    He can’t but those two TOs happened back to back so it looks extra bad.

  • joyce ward

    Lin got 15 points. I am happy

  • blubell
  • Maknusia

    He was back in his mode the second half!

  • Keith

    @mimiface_00 @felixfkc @CNM_JLin_Vids It's worse: In some places IT DOESN'T MATTER if @JLin7 proves himself again & again. NEVER trusted.— Ido Amir (@IdoAmir) March 17, 2015

  • Rookie75094

    Thank you Lord…Amen.

  • sws94

    I’m not happy about the TOs. The number is not good at 5 but a lot were bad passes, forced passes. He regressed a bit in that regard. But he got to the line a lot. I’m not happy he didn’t play the whole 4th and Byron seemed to discipline him for making TOs. Remember the game Kobe had 10?

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Curry has 7 TO and Lin has 5 TO. Lin gets benched. Ok Curry is a better player but Kerr trusts his players. BS does not. BS is focused on TO instead of trying to win the game.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    When Jabari Brown wasn’t called up, Lin got to play more with guards of some more experience, that help his game, wouldn’t it?

  • james brown

    for a bad work condition , i love the 15 points share by Jeremy..it takes a good /great player to achieve and get those points the hard way (BS tied him with a short leash!)

  • joyce ward

    Yep. He figured out what he needed to do because sure in the h3ll didn’t know what to do.

  • Alaingrvis

    One forgotten thing is lins growth as a defender. Made leaps this year. 1 year or two he could be an elite defender. His size is an issue for pgs

  • sws94

    Even Barry said Lin played well in the 4th. So you know he did.

  • Keith

    I love my brother in law pic.twitter.com/eqLFIVmwyP— tania (@barajaaas) March 17, 2015

  • blubell
  • FrankW

    Why was Curry’s last turnover (7th?) not a turnover?

  • dolphin2k2

    Nah, he is usually aggressive. It’s just the refs are calling the fouls for him more tonight for some unknown reason.

  • james brown

    discipline???BS doesn’t know that word except with Jeremy…
    But how can one pass to a teammates who doesn’t work his butt out to make himself free and just let the ball come to him as a lazy boy!

  • Alaingrvis

    The idea is those tov or not currys impact is more positive vs negative. bs does not view it the same for Lin.

  • blubell
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He’s Curry!

  • blubell
  • Keith

    Jordan Clarkson starting to get a little too whiny with these refs. Someone bring Kobe in to threaten to kill him.— Awwbrew Wiggins (@KobeNeverSleeps) March 17, 2015

  • james brown

    going now to his head????

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron would always figure out something to lose.
    What a loser.
    He couldn’t win even when he wants it.

  • Brewkowski

    He gets to the rim, skies for blocks. you know he can dunk. he’s just waiting for the right moment. can’t wait to see it. it’s been too long, since the dunk on Garcia.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin only had 22 mins!!!!I
    Jeremy said,’I don’t have control in many things (my 2 cents: that our stupid coach cooked up for me)’

  • blubell

    Yup. Everyone know including BS… he chooses to ignore.
    https://twitter.com/CNM_JLin_Vids/status/577698482682753024

  • Brent Yen

    Then Barry spent the entire one minutes to bash Lin after 2 tovs….pure gold…lol

  • FrankW

    And Lin’s non turnover awarded as turnover.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    His blocks for a guard are phenomenal. Blocking requires proper timing and good leap – he mastered them both.

  • sport

    Lin really should dunk more when he’s able to jump high enough for blocks. Two handed dunks are a more sure way of scoring during fast breaks but Lin’s mostly done one handed dunks.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Kerr plays to win. BS plays to tank (if not, I give him too much credit).

  • james brown

    with BS, we can’t get something meaningful!

  • joyce ward

    Curry had 7 TO’s ans lin 5 TO’s, don’t feel so bad about lin’s TO’s.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    SAve the energy for blocking shots.

  • Maknusia

    Kerr is smart…

  • Brewkowski

    That’s cool too.

  • bolero

    @LakersSBN: Jeremy Lin says no https://t.co/UQD2ZG4xnf”— Lakers Facts (@LakerFacts) March 17, 2015

  • IsabeliJane*17

    If Kerr praises Jeremy in any way in his post game interview, I will ‘forgive’ him for what he said that Patrick Beverley is an elite defender.

    If he wouldn’t… I hope they lose in the Finals!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin’s wish: Please create some space for me, partner!

  • sport

    Still gotta score and shoot more though. For once I’d like to see Lin being the one cutting to the basket for a dunk which Parsons, Clarkson, and Johnson all do except they are taller.

  • james brown

    i’ll be just waiting to see JLIN go to a new Team next season and with less expectation from Lakers on their treatment with Jeremy!

  • Brewkowski

    He’d be a good volleyball player too.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I would like it more if he can work on being the receiving end of an alley. That attempt with Harden was just….. well….

  • Brent Yen

    He is not gonna to..

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Even on volleyball he’ll be a good defensive player.

  • Brewkowski

    Lol, yeah…

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He is the one and only ‘Lin’

  • FrankW

    Lin had two handed dunk(s) in Harvard – at least one was shown on YouTube. Announcer said that was “impressive”.

  • blubell
  • sport

    Same here! I’m pretty sure Lin can try that with Clarkson throwing the lob.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Then I hope they lose.

    Trailblazers, Hawks, Spurs hear me out on this – crush Warriors!

  • HeroBallJLIN

    BS said in post game interview. Clarkson did a better job being PG then Lin in second half.

  • sport

    Kerr is a true Lin hater just like Mchale and BS!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    BS really wants to win this game to show off but he is so used to losing and making bad decisions.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    He needs to review the tape of his alleys with Landry Fields.

  • blubell

    Why are you listening to jibberish? lol. Just listen to Jeremy’s post game. He is the real coach 🙂

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    BS is trash talking as usual.
    Give Jabrai Brown to Clarkson should be a better choice because Brown’s his ex-teammate.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    haha BS is trying to sell Clarkson as future. I get it. BS knows Lin was the reason Lakers even had a chance.

  • blubell
  • james brown

    no wonder its BS talking…like a parrot who doesn’t know the meaning of what he’s saying!

  • blubell
  • sport

    I want to see a Trailblazers vs Warriors match, Lillard vs Curry, Aldridge vs Thompson with Spurs vs Hawks that would be the best match up before finals.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Why didn’t Tony Parker dunk more often?

  • Maknusia

    Got to give credit to starters as well..they played well

  • linspiredinla

    ESPN commented on that specific fact. Slso wondered why Lin pulled just for “a couple of turnovers”.

  • Brewkowski

    Did Kobe threaten someone?

  • Dan Cohen

    seriously..what is a better job of being a pg.
    what is his definition of pg.
    price? then he will hate westbrook and lover rondo.

  • blubell
  • linspiredinla

    Write to NBA to correct.

  • Maknusia

    he can go and have a good sleep then

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron’s nightmare is when Lin took the last shot and won the game for him.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Clarkson played well but lets be honest. Lin’s performance in 4th qtr is what kept Lakers in the game

  • sport

    No BS is just trying to sell anyone but Lin!!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Given a bad situation, anyone would TO.

  • blubell

    I’m pretty sure this will be the block of the night 🙂

  • orLinaryjoe

    Anyone is smart next to BS. Kerr is genius today.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    But you have to roast this coach first.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Jordan Hill should be embarrassed of himself. A guard can swat better than him.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    A sign of no security.

  • sport

    When have we ever seen Hill block? Dude doesn’t even want to jump for his mid jumpers!

  • orLinaryjoe

    True that!

  • Brent Yen

    He only jump for scores….

  • blubell

    This is a better vid. It shows how Jeremy recovered from the foul that was not called!

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • sws94

    I CAN’T STAND Real GM’s Laker forum. I went there and one of the mod’s, none of them are fair to Lin, said he was a tank commander along with Wes. I said to him that is unfair, Lin did great things in the 4th and Curry had 7 TOs. I wasn’t about to let that stand. I really shouldn’t go there, those mods and that whole board gets on my nerves. Most Lin fans have left it because they are sick of the tone of it.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron did not prepare to protect his PG from being trapped and double teamed.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I think he made a pathetic one but I forgot against whom but it’s pathetic so it’s not worth remembering and mentioning.

  • CJSHYY

    Forget about it. They will say whatever they want to say… You can’t change their opinion.

  • blubell

    “hop” is more like it…

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He thought Jordon Hill were Anthony Davis.

  • sws94

    Scott is a disgrace. That is just a crappy thing to say and do to his best PG especially with what Lin gave the team in the 4th. Even John Barry recognized that.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I think you can start by asking them what do they mean by “tank”.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Can watch that over and over and over…Oh I just did x100

  • blubell

    Never thought anyone can be worse than McHale… but… *sigh*

  • Brent Yen

    ABJ mentality, nothing new.

  • blubell

    What’s the story behind this?

  • HeroBallJLIN

    To Scotts credit. He did say Lin played well. Just had those 2 TO and thats why he took Lin out.
    From Lins post game interview. BS basically yelled at the team during the half about the TOs. So guessing BS said if you guys keep making TO, you will be taken out. So BS prefers punishing his players rather than trying to win.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    or ask them their scores in SAT.

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    hinting something? lol

  • Maknusia

    Both played well … Q4

  • Maknusia

    Q4…Both played well

  • sport

    No, JLin’s not going back to Warriors when Steve Kerr the extreme hater coach is there!

  • Maknusia

    I dont think he hates JL

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Ryan Kelly should be ashamed by letting those layins go through him.

  • bolero

    looks like it. lol. GSW shows interest on him last summer. The only thing they can’t wait for morey..

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Jeremy graduated from blocking another guard (Derrick) to bigger men (Josh Smith, Draymond Green)

  • blubell

    Just a doubter…

  • sport

    He does! Steve Kerry have dissed Lin before during Linsanity! Imagine what he thinks now that Lin’s been marginalized by two teams in last 3 years!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron is delusional. He thought Ronnie Price is the head of the snake. (Who is the snake?)

  • Maknusia

    show me the case…

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Tell it to Curry! The coach would be fired.

  • CJSHYY

    Not hates on Lin just don’t think Lin is good.

  • Maknusia

    probably…

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Brent Yen

    Too many….lol

  • Maknusia

    hate?

  • FrankW

    Wasn’t the GSW fans booed Lin the loudest on the free throw line?

  • sws94

    Unfortunately, Lin still has to prove himself and Curry doesn’t. The nature of Lin’s turnovers was the problem more than the amount. Like if 2 were offensive fouls or so it wouldn’t be that bad. But most were bad passes and bad decision passes.

  • Ttt

    Did they say who was the super sub of the game?

  • CJSHYY

    That’s normal bc they did that to anyone in FT. They are GSW fans not Lin’s fans.

  • Brewkowski

    I can’t believe Ryan Kelly was North Carolina High School Player of the Year.

  • Brent Yen

    I don know. I mean you can clearly tell Jon Barry is just idixtic. Kerr knows what he is talking about, so I think he just does not like Lin. Miller and Weber is more neutral in a sense that at least they praise Lin, just Bash more…

  • blubell
  • sws94

    No, and they aren’t objective. They have bad moderators there. The other GM boards were better. The Houston one was tolerable, just not a good group for the Lakers board.

  • joyce ward

    I love Lin and he said himself that he is very prideful,but if he wants to remain relevant in this league,he needs to learn not to compromise his game no matter what. As far as bad coaches, he needs to learn to chew up the meet and spit out the bones. Lin is smart, he needs to figure out how to work around bad coaching. When he came out in the 2nd half, that was the real real lin. He needs manage time when he gets into the game. If he feeds 3 or more players and they still are not hitting shots, then lin needs to move on. He also needs to cut down on the dumb TO’s, three were because team mates cut not finish, the other two was because he was trying to pass into limited spaces instead of taking the shot himself. That is what bothers me about his mindset sometimes.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Oh, don’t tease. Fans would love him here. Just don’t like him on Fakers.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron didn’t take charge; who would.

  • blubell

    Jeremy’s post game interview

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Give Byron to them as their coach. They would disappear.

  • Maknusia

    that was quick!

  • orLinaryjoe

    A forced pass is just as bad as a force shot. Coach getting into his head. He needs to know they are not helping him.

  • Brent Yen

    Only 2 tovs are dumb to me tho. I guess everyone rate them differently. 1st one is the one b4 the block, 2nd one was the 1st one in 4Q where his ball just poked away.

  • CJSHYY

    When I saw Lin’s bad pass in limited space.. I knew the old Lin was back.. smh! I think FO gave him the freedom he could play his game then he started the careless again. That’s bad. He should back to the Lin who just came back from NY after ASG.

  • JC

    That is not what I meant. Unselfish team ball is always better than any other. Lin is almost like 100% unselfish, that would make him a little bit too predictable because most people would know Lin is always(or maybe 90% of the time?) looking to pass to other teammates. Opposing teams could lure Lin to pass by intensionally opening a pass ing lane for him but actually anticipating him to pass. If he could be more toward being selfish maybe he could become more unpredictable? Just my thoughts.

  • blubell

    He is the only one proactive on D like that.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy didn’t block Josh Smith. I swear Lin simply took the ball out of his hand, PERIOD.

  • blubell

    Block on Josh Smith is one of my favorite. That was monster!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    That was a good block. I heard that swatting sound. Sorry guys I just had to post this:

  • Brent Yen

    I feel he took Josh Smiths head with him for a moment too..

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Now you are challenged to find anyone worse than Byron Scott.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron Scott is the one who wanted to bench Jeremy Lin before the season even started. Even when Magic Johnson though it should be Jeremy Lin to start for the Lakers. He definitely has a hidden agenda against Lin.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Any TO done by Jeremy is dumb for some.

    The only careless ones for me are the last two at 4th Q.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Let’s hope that Jeremy one day can come back and roast the Lakers and Byron Scott.

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    I think those passing to the bigs passes was good. GSW just too good at blocking passing lane. It was not like he did not know what to do and just throw the ball away. He might be seen like his old self, I think he is totally not. Even the way he turns the ball over are different now.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    You haven’t heard how Byron trashed Lin in the postgame interview yet.

  • wandertheglobe

    Was there any doubt Scott was gonna call a timeout take out his PNR pg and call a post up?— Haralabos Voulgaris (@haralabob) March 17, 2015

  • IsabeliJane*17

    He is SO NOT his old self. Kerr actually planned on taking out Jeremy’s inside passing and Warriors were all over the bigs on the inside like bees to honey. With Jeremy in, Warriors actually tightened their defense on the inside.

  • JoeTeam

    on that one, if it’s one near the 3 min mark when he was pulled, when Lin can back to shoot his frees, the assistant coach for GSW made fun of him before the horn sounded and Lin went over and they both had a good laugh with Lin gesticulating on his arms being shredded. You might have seen that as he was approaching the FT line. Nice to see JLin having fun with ppl he knows from GSW.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Where’s your dissertation????

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Dear @JoeTeam:disqus,

    We’re waiting for your ingame dissertation..

    *taps foot impatiently*

    LOL

  • blubell

    Go write your report, chop chop. lol. Hope you had fun!

  • Brent Yen

    There is a very huge improvement under the surface. Man if 3 or 4 scout and GM notice it and take action, Lin will have a good career

  • wandertheglobe

    There were mixed, cheers and boos. But he gets a lots of attention from fans.

  • JoeTeam

    First one just before the foul was a really hard knock by Curry on Lin, and he was complaining to the ref after the block and also, a few mins later during the first TO. It was good to see Lin really schmoozing up with the refs, and if KHuang were still reading this site, he’d be proud how Lin pulls out his acting face. So, what I saw on first TO, it was likely a foul by Curry but I wasn’t able to see replay as I was live. Just don’t think Lin is a whiner or pride foul guy, so I go with his call.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I wish Boston would go to the playoff this season. That should put the Lakers to shame.
    Currently Boston is tied with Indiana and Miami for the 7th and 8th spot.
    Boston is playing with all their star players gone.
    Lakers got stuck with Kobe and is closer to the cellar than being a playoff team.

  • Brent Yen

    #DoNotCrackUnderPressure

  • JoeTeam

    Ha ha. I had a blast. Let me do some work emails first.

  • blubell

    Stomping foot here!

  • JoeTeam

    Will be here in say 30 mins.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    #CrunchTime

  • JoeTeam

    Shaun Livingston did a monster job on Lin 1-1 and then there was Iggy inside. His 4Q effectiveness was really hampered by Shauno.

  • Brent Yen

    I said that was a bad one because he had control of the ball, fouled or not. It is not like some other tovs.

  • JoeTeam

    they copy Kobe …

  • blubell
  • JoeTeam

    This is def true. report later.

  • Brent Yen

    From what I could see..Livingston could not guard him one on one. Kerr called to change D coverage, and Lin made 2 tovs. BS should have called a to after the 1st tov. I mean, I would..

  • Brent Yen

    I think Barry was saying after Lin was out, LAKERS starts to get quality shots.

  • blubell

    Aside from Jeremy, Davis has quality interviews.
    https://twitter.com/SerenaWinters/status/577711075761623040

  • wandertheglobe

    Even Jon Barry said, “Since Lin got taken out, Lakers don’t have any good shot at the basket anymore”

  • Brent Yen

    He meant we do not have a HC to put the vets in to finish the game. Not we don have vets…lol

  • Maknusia

    Banging tables here!!!

  • blubell

    Pots and pans! LOUD NOISES!!!!

  • wandertheglobe

    Pfft…can’t wait until July 1st. JC is no PG. Even Jon Barry recognized that, which is not much.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    OK I stand corrected. Just watched the BS post game interview again and said JC had a better second half compared to JC’s own first half. He did not say JC played better than Lin in second half. My mistake.

  • Maknusia

    fork and spoons @joeteam:disqus

  • You are all scaring @joeteam:disqus away lol

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Sorry I stand corrected. Just watched the BS post game interview again and said JC had a better second half compared to his own first half. He did not say JC played better than Lin in second half. My mistake.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    My mistake I stand corrected. Just watched the BS post game interview again and said JC had a better second half compared to his own first half. He did not say JC played better than Lin in second half. My mistake.

  • we’ll be impatiently waiting =)

  • Brent Yen

    Do kill him, we still need that dissertation.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    OK I stand corrected. Just watched the BS post game interview again and said JC had a better second half compared to JC own first half. He did not say JC played better than Lin in second half. My mistake.

    Basically BS said JC was taken out first half because of two TOs and said second half JC played better compared to his own first half.

  • blubell

    I think by now he knows how impatient we are 😛

  • blubell

    Again, why are you listening to his jibberish… twice? Haha. Nothing he says has merits anyways. Thanks for the update tho 🙂

  • JoeTeam

    The Lin face here was about that foul, which you cannot see here because it looks like he ran into booze. At the game, it looked like Curry bumped him into booze, and it looked like a rib thin for a bit there. Much later, Lin on first TO went straight to the rev with same face and gestured he should have called a foul. I was amazed he was hurting and could get back for that block.

  • wandertheglobe

    Barry says lots of dumb stuff. May be ESPN keeps him for entertainment purposes and ratings.

  • Kianainhi

    Lin was Subway sub of the game.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    They put in rookies for us to finish the game. Sigh!

  • JoeTeam

    you prob saw more, but i was seeing a few key possessions where Shaun really cut Lin off and the intensity between the 2 of them was high. Maybe 3 key possessions – I was thinking, wow, Shauno is motivated!

    Problem was even if Lin got a little edge on Shaun, Iggy and then nobody on LAL was moving with him very effectively. Just my live watching bias, I think. No replays to see what really happened.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • JoeTeam

    he got knocked very hard, like the OKC Sefalosha knock, I was really surprised he got back for the block. You could see his head snap back. On the replay, is see it might have been Booz who hit him, but I think Steph did something to push him in maybe. Need a different angle.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL all good. Now please go finish the report…LOL

  • blubell

    I thought he was tied at first with Teague?
    https://twitter.com/Gadgetomi/status/577713869763702784

  • Brent Yen

    Yeah….seems ok on TV. Then there is only one dumb tov to me.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I’m not sure, but as long as he’s in the top 3, I’m good.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    You know it’s real difficult to make this play.
    Lots of other guards would be gassed out. They couldn’t possibly recover soon enough to make that play.
    They might even foul and give up an and-one.

  • Maknusia

    you have 13 minutes to go!

  • Maknusia

    indeed!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    You’re right.
    Lin not only blocked but he took the ball away cleanly and set up a play down the court.
    That’s a beauty to watch now again and again.

  • blubell
  • sws94

    Ed knows the deal. He probably doesn’t care for Byron either.

  • wandertheglobe

    No, Barry said, LESS quality shots.

  • Brent Yen

    OK, not like it matters. I will take your words…lol

  • PPP

    People want him to be aggressive and attacking in limited playing time and now whinning about his 5 turnovers.

    He played hard nose defense for 14 minutes straight without a rest against the best offensive team in the league and still manage to score 15 points with 8 shot attempts.

    Please give me (lin) a break.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL….exactly

  • IsabeliJane*17

    #SelfieOpportunist

  • Kianainhi

    Why bring in Kobe on this. Kobe is just as guilty always whining to the refs about not being fouled during beginning of the season.
    JC getting upset with himself for not finishing at the rim. Lin & Hill talking to him at courtside. Worthy & Horry saying its a rookie reaction & should be glad that both of them took the time to talk to him. It shows that both of them care about JC. They said Hill was trying to tell him that he rushed the play& should have passed to open guy.

  • don’t forget his block in 4:34 in his Taiwan game:

    and of course everybody should remember his block against DRose when DRose was in his prime.

  • wandertheglobe

    Yeah, we all know that Lin is a playmaking PG, he’s not PBeverly or RPrice. Lin will always have more TOs than your Prices and Beverlys. No one complains about Harden’s or Curry’s high TOs because they have the freedom to play to their strength and rack up big stats that can make the TOs inconsequential.

  • CJSHYY
  • blubell
  • Kianainhi

    At the beginning of the game, I was deciding who would be the lesser of two evils. Listening to Barry or Stu. Ended up listening to Stu. lol

  • CJSHYY

    I think Davis is not happy either.

  • blubell
  • Briiick

    Lin had to play a part of the center for his team.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Well he is better than most of their centers so…

  • Brent Yen

    @joeteam:disqus !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • PPP

    Zzzzzzzzzzz

  • JoeTeam

    Ok, game Report!

    Went early and took a tip from my friend with season tix. Waited in the right spot. JLin came out about 1.5 hrs before the game and did his warmups, about 25 mins. Strangely, no LAL of note were out there, so maybe they came out later. Lin practiced the very step back that he pulled in the game for I think his first 2 from the field, very cool to see him work on that move about 5 times during warmups and then use it.

    Then he ran over to the tunnel and the GSW staff were gold. We were there early enough where we were ok’d on the opposite side of the tunnel from where he signs. The staff said it depends on players, but they’ll come over if they are nice. So, he ran straight to the opposite side and signed a few and then one of the ushers pointed him to our side and he was so nice, he crossed a barrier and came over and signed a bunch. Success! So happy for my son.

    He didn’t break concentration though, no chitchat with fans. No smiles. Just very nice guy signing and he used my pen for a few people and waited to catch my attention to get my pen back to me. I was fumbling trying to get a pic, but not fast enough. Yep, he has to keep his game focus on after warmups, so I really appreciated this gift he gives to the kids. Lotsa kids lined up with balls, hats, etc.

    To the game:

    I noticed at least 4 times when he and BSc conferred on game strategy. I think BSc wanted to win this one and Lin did too. Once, Q4 I think, Lin was running to set up and still time before the horn. He then cut very quickly and ran straight to BSc and they had an engaged convo about game strategy, so I think BSc called him over and he cut like a kid happy to go talk to coach, so maybe they get along on that basis.

    Another time, I saw the 2 of them team up on a ref and BSc was rolling his eyes at the ref, laughing at the ref, and Lin was nodding and after BSc walked away, Lin started to make arm movements explain why they were right. So not bad, as far as Lin/BSc action.

    When BSc pulled Lin during that TO, 3 mins left, Lin was standing at the edge with a towel on his head, so I knew he was out. Then when he sat down, he drank from a cup and sort of spiked the cup to the floor, not angrily, but just sort of to indicate he wanted to finish out the game. Interesting to catch that, as I felt LAL could have won, dunno.

    One poster dissed Lin for not taking a shot, but really, he was defended and the defender’s hand was above Lin’s apex so he had to give it to Booz.

    As to him not taking his, I noticed with JBrown on the floor, Lin had to really keep instructing him. No magic there, a Rookie needs help. I think early in the 3rd, Lin started yelling at JBrown and signaling with high pointed arms, like you get to your corner or something. Really with force, and rook took it though he looked intense. That was during a break just before action. The very next play, Brown kicked out to Lin, so I don’t think it was any angry exchange, just emphatic here’s what you do, now, bro. Also in the fourth, I notice Lin had to have D up on people, and he had to keep waiving to get JBrown into place. On one play, lin had both hands up and notice brown out of position, so he yelled over gesticulating wildly, and Brown chop chopped ran into position and was able to cover.

    So that’s to say JLin does have quite a brain load when he’s out there with the 2 rooks.

    On Clarkson, I notice he has good plays, but he really gets too aggressive himself and fails at the rim, unlike how good Lin was during Linsanity. So, no chance JC makes as much difference as BSc says. Also, there was a stretch there where Lin was out, and everybody got infected by JC calling a play for himself. He took a PnR and kept it and bricked. I think it was Johnson or Ellington to 1-1 bricked next. Then Hill 1-1 brick. 3 possessions messed up because JC went for his own. Really a quick way to break down the team.

    Anyway, also notice Lin having fun with the refs, joking around with them and making faces in the 4th quarter. I wish I had gotten a pic of that, because I’ve never seen Lin clown around on the court with refs. I think he was making fun of him not getting a call.

    Finally, on that charge he took, he hurt his wrist, so for those of you upset he didn’t shoot near the end, he was messaging his wrist a couple of run ups after that.

    Overall, I think Lin was still competitive, but nobody on the team seemed too serious and uptight, given how it’s gone this season. JBrown was intense, and I don’t blame him – he’s trying to break in for a good K, so though Lin had to yell at him 3x that I saw, he was very responsive to the tough love.

    Aside from that above, I was also watching GSW so sorry I can’t tell you like probably what Brent or KHuang could as far as the play, movement, etc.

    Had a fun night – and that 3 series fouling with 10 sec left was cool too. When JC got fouled, Lin did a fist pump like yeah, now we’ll go head to head with Curry on FTs. They and a chance.

  • Brent Yen

    Nonono, after ASB, I totally believe Lin can have a less than 2tov per game in a season

  • JoeTeam

    see above hopes it makes you Happy, but not in a copy Marvin Gaye way.

  • Brent Yen

    was it him message his wrist or just turning his wrist band? Thanks for the report!

  • CJSHYY

    Thanks for the report.

  • JoeTeam

    He was definitely messaging the wrist after taking the charge, I saw it 2x. He was shaking the wrist loose too, so not fiddling with wrist band.

    KT got hurt I think 3rd Q, but came back in the fourth ok. He limped off the court for his rest period, I was worried for him but he’s ok.

  • JoeTeam

    above now.

  • JoeTeam

    yeah, live action happens too fast so I did cringe at one TOV, but wished I could see the game again to see if my live eyes deceived me.

  • blubell

    Thank you for the insightful report!

  • JoeTeam

    Blubell, you do a ton for us hear so it’s the least I could do. I wish I could remember more … oh, here it comes. JHill … he had 2 wide open looks, and if he just elevated and shot. But no, he had to pump fake and try to find a better flat footed shot.

  • wandertheglobe

    I agree. Lin has been taking care of the ball after the ASB. But I feel when he does that, he limits himself to play safe rather than playing his game, being creative and aggressive with playing making. It’s a tough balancing act. I hope he’ll find a coach who lets him play freely like MDA did in NYC.

  • cali7

    Thanks for your firsthand report with such great insights! Good to hear that Lin came over and signed stuff for your son. I wasn’t thinking too much about the addition of Brown but really sounds like Lin has his hands full watching and correcting Brown while still having to defend his man and control the offense. Maybe this coincides with Lin seeming a little “off” the past couple games according to someone’s post below.

  • JoeTeam

    I sense it … JBrown really snapped to when he was reminded, but you know that takes a lot out of you like trying to control GPS when you are driving. Now I know and one has to watch a live game to appreciate all the moving parts. So easy to watch from a TV feed and miss all that off ball action.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    PFV’s medium video

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    During the game, I heard (not sure which feed, most likely GSW) said that Ed Davis decided to opt out player option and became a free agency. Does anyone know more about what this means?

  • blubell

    Sounds like Jeremy was babysitting two rookies. That’s a lot of responsibility. I appreciate his game even more because he also played great defense and contributed on offense on a back to back game!

  • JoeTeam

    yep, no other veteran was helping the JBrown. I guess JC has had enough minutes where he doesn’t need direction to stay with the structure of the veterans game, but you can really see JC cannot finish well consistently. So he’s not ready.

  • Yascar

    Lakers gave him 2 year contract but the second year has a player option, meaning the player can opt out.Ed is choosing to do so which IMO means he thinks he will get more money elsewhere or he doesn’t want to play for the Lakers anymore or both. Or he possibly thinks the Lakers will offer him more.

  • JoeTeam

    Yes sir! lol

  • blubell

    From Lakersground

    Lin — — “We were able to come out and throw the first punch,” Lin said, mentioning how the team was in attack mode from the start. He was, for sure. He had a couple of blocks on D in the first half, one was another nice track down of his man and rejection off the backboard. He blocked shots, deflected passes, forced offensive fouls (a clear-out by Curry and a charge to save Boozer). “He was aggressive. He did a good job defensively,” Scott said, but also mentioned the two key turnovers. He got on both his PGs for their turnovers tonight (Lin finished with 5). Asked what turned it around in the third quarter when they had no turnovers, Lin said, “We got yelled at.” Classic.

    The Stats: He scored 15 points on 3-8 shooting (1-3 from three, 8-10 from the line) to go with 1 board, 4 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks, 5 turnovers and 4 fouls in 23 minutes. He was a -11.

    The Action: He lost the ball on what he thought was foul, hustled back on D and rejected his man off the backboard (so sweet). He hit Hill for the short jumper. He missed a good look at a wing three. He pulled back the dribble to lose his man and hit the 17-footer straight away. His pass was picked off, breakaway for the Warriors. He was block/stripped from behind on a layup. He missed a floater in the lane. He attacked and was tripped for FTs, he made one. His feed to Davis in the lane was picked off. He hit Brown on the break a few seconds later for an And-1. He had 3 points on 1-4 shooting, 3 assists, 2 blocks and 3 turnovers at the half.

    Second Half: He swished a wing three a few seconds after entering. He swished a long wing jumper off the handoff. He hounded Curry on the perimeter and drew a push-off foul by Curry after Lin poked the ball free, very nice. He missed a step-back wing jumper at the buzzer. Quick attack off a sideline inbounds and he drew FTs, he made both. He missed a three in early offense. He was hit at the FT line for FTs, he made one. Great job stepping in to take a charge on Boozer’s man (as Boozer was nailed to the floor). Quick attack from the wing and he drew FTs again, he made both. He stripped his man from behind. He shoveled a pass to Boozer on the break for the layup. He drew contact on Bogut on the perimeter to draw more FTs, he made both. Turnover trying to connect with Boozer in the lane and then another one on the perimeter on back-to-back possessions.

    Not sure what these different smilies mean combined…hmmm.
    http://forums.lakersground.net/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif
    http://forums.lakersground.net/images/smiles/icon_frown.gif
    http://forums.lakersground.net/images/smiles/icon_razz.gif

  • LAJane

    thanks so much for such a detailed report. It makes so much sense out of how the games have gone for Jeremy since Brown came in, and only increases my admiration for his play and his values.

  • cali7

    Definitely. I am glad you noted it for us. I also agree that watching a live game shows so much more than a TV feed. I hardly look at stats at live games because I am so engrossed in all the interactions on the court and sidelines.

  • JoeTeam

    I took my cues from your reports, thinking yeah, that’s what poster want to know. So thanks.

  • JoeTeam

    What a nice night to see JLin play live.

  • LAJane

    …and according to JoeTeam’s game report, he managed double digit O and hard-nosed D while at the same time spending energy schooling the rookies.

  • cali7

    🙂

  • LAJane

    LOL

  • Brent Yen

    I guess just like layup and dunk. They both only worth 2 points.

  • steven ko

    game highlights minus the block…

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I have been trying to tell others, including Brent Yen, that ever since JBrown was called up, Lin’s game has suffered. You have put evidence and belief in this.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks! Appreciate it. So he is free agent as JLin. He isn’t restricted one.

  • steven ko

    to me, the block on pre-injury all star D Rose was more impressive:

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    In fact, Jeremy is tied with John Wall being the first among PGs in BLKP48M.
    http://espn.go.com/nba/statistics/player/_/stat/blocks/sort/avg48Blocks/position/point-guards

  • JoeTeam

    I didn’t notice those comments before, it was just happening so I reported it. Oops, hope I don’t get into a fight ha ha.

  • linspiredinla
  • JoeTeam

    Gnite all … Guess Lin was just out of this frame.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Counting:
    16 games
    30 days to end of season
    103 days to FA

    So happy JLin played very well despite of the new nauce that BS threw at him (putting him to babysit another rookies…) + typical BS acts. Please stay healthy and continue to work at “perfecting” your games, JLin!!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy’s PER is 15.8.
    As long as LIN’s still playing with JBROWN, Jeremy’s PER won’t be able to go much higher.

  • linspiredinla

    https://twitter.com/linspiredinca/status/577748280144048128 Fatigue likely played a factor in Lin’s late turnovers.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The spacing of the court suffers most with rookies on the court.
    Spacing the court is the skill for veterans.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Davis’ agent convinced him to sign for less than $1m/yr.
    He definitely should fire his agent.
    Even Stephen A Smith thought it was a steal.
    Now I understand. His agent was the same agent that Kobe has.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    DRose was shocked and angry after that block.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I just stated my observation and has absolutely no intention to get into an argument.
    But somebody just answered my posting and called me a fanatic, giving me the credit of giving Lin fans a bad name. Let bygone be bygone. We can always agree to disagree among ourselves and there is no point of getting personal with the OpenTruth. How dare he called himself!

  • chan c

    there’s nothing like it , huh — watching JLin with your son. 🙂

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Dissertation grade: A++

    Thanks @joeteam:disqus!

  • Marie Simon

    100% upvote, so true.

  • K. P. Chan

    Test: This is my first post.

  • joyce ward

    Hey guy, welcome, glad to see you posting over here. This is a great site:)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Welcome KP. Glad to see you here.

  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward
  • Filler-up

    To Joeteam, thanks for the first person perspective.

  • chan c

    Welcome sir!

  • Filler-up

    Centres would not have been able to chase down Green, full court.

  • Filler-up

    Don’t forget it was a btb too.

  • Filler-up

    Played 14 straight on a btb night. Probably had a lot of family demands as well. Not an excuse because Lin needs to learn from these mistakes.

  • BobbyH

    Great insights that only on court experience can tell. Thank you.

  • Brewkowski

    Must have just walked off… ☺ next time focus so it’s not blurry.

    thanks for the first person perspective and write-up.

  • joyce ward
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Ed Davis should get at least $5m/year

  • Acbc

    Hey JT, great that your son got an autograph. Woohoo, and don’t wash that pen!

    I also believe that Jbrown is a distraction. Coach Lin is always trying to do way too much to raise the tide for all ships. That’s why we love the guy.

    Thanks for the write up!

  • Acbc

    You can tell that JC already has Lin’s influence all over his game. That reverse PNR drive is all Lin.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Did you all notice that since the game against Detroit Pistons, the +/- of the bench started declining. What was Byron doing? He has Jabrai Brown signed for a 10 days contract. Now there are two teams, the starters and the bench + 1 rookie from D-league who is new to NBA and has had no team chemistry. The +/- of the starting unit improves and the bench declines significantly. JBrown was assigned almost exclusively to Jeremy Lin. JLin has started making more TOs again. Just hope Lin can fix the problems and returns to Linsanity Prime again for his FA contract next season.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Boris Diaw, Steve Nash, Jeremy Lin

  • joyce ward

    If you @joeteam:disqus account of the game below, lin spent a lot of time babysitting Jbrown, because he was always out of position.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    How many NBA players who could do that, 1-on-1, right after his own TO w/o fouling?

  • wu kong

    @brentyen:disqus he said when Lin was out the quality of shots went down. The structure of the plays was gone. Nice comment on JLin’s contribution to the overall team movement and execution of plays

  • joyce ward

    Good stuff @joeteam:disqus

  • joyce ward
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin always came in with a few minutes in the 3rdQ and then played the 4thQ.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron Scott obviously will take the credit.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    After this game, Jeremy is tied with John Wall with a BLKP48M of 0.84.

  • 7iger

    Were your nose about to bleed is that why your photo is blurry? LOL

  • 7iger

    Your pen has Lin’s DNA overall it. You should put the pen for auction and you’ll make good $$ from the ladies.

  • Rick Johnson

    They played best with Ellington at SG.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    It made whole lot of sense and confirmed my “suspicion.” That is why I don’t get too upset for his turnovers, scores… It’s just another hurdle/obstacles/block that KB and BS throw at JLin. They love to show/prove the world why JLin “only” deserves to be a bench player. These twos are very sick persons. Calling “sick” is just too mild.

  • 7iger

    Whiners will always be whiners so mind them less and happy more.

  • Samuel

    I noticed that as well, I think that’s because Lin has to play with Brown & Kelly now, it’s still ok on offense end, but it’s like 3 on 5 on defense end..
    But Lin still has a RPM of +0.99 this year, which is amazing on a team that is 30 games under .500; Clarkson is -3.24 this year by the way.

  • 1mtoldman

    went back and confirmed an old study of mine that last year with rockets– games lin played 29 minutes or more rockets winning % would have had them tied with spurs for 1st place in west, less than 29 minutes lin tied for last playoff spot with dallas.

    this year with lin getting significantly less minutes (how many lin fans inbetween seasons thought that would be possible) i used a lower base of minutes of 24 minutes and considering not playoff relative rank for the good rockets team last year but tank rank for the bad lakers team this year:

    when lin pays 24 minutes or more the lakers have almost 50% higher winning %. 17% wins vs. 33%.

    would translate roughly interestingly into 22 wins currently which would put them just outside the top 5 tank rank they need to retain draft pick.

    so still; no lin, no win–but this time much more incentive to hold his minutes down.

  • 1mtoldman

    revolutions per minute
    rips petrol man
    rondo pumps mavericks
    relax play majong
    what? is rpm.

  • 1mtoldman

    lin was very involved in this game. with other players on his team and opponents team, with bench, with refs. a lot of gesturing and talking. exact opposite of last game where he appeared to be sort of sleep walking.

    people will make a big deal of the two late turnovers producing 5 total; but his t.o.’s per game for march are still 2.3 ave. which is career ave. also i think. and fine.

    my bigger concern is his reduced shooting % lately. as a direct result imo of fewer shots.

    couple games (like the last one) he has compensated for that by going harden and just drawing a lot of fouls attacking the basket. and getting his points thru free throws.

    but over all shooting percentage tends to vary by # of shots. when he’s getting double digit fga’s his % is good, when single digit, not so much. 6 strait games of single digiti fga’s after 6 strait of double.

    course continaully reduced minutes and constant rematching of teammates dont help matters.

    still since the asg the only lakers players who have improved their performance are: lin, davis and clarkson.

  • Michael

    Hello, and welcome

  • Michael

    Been looking at this photo for quite a while….trying to find Lin of course 😛

  • Michael

    Me stomping ogre foot…

  • JC

    LBJ

  • Michael

    And a lot more would yell…ehhh!! and not get back on D. Very impressed by this play, but maybe I shouldn’t be since I don’t expect anything less from him 😛

  • pandaboy99

    Its too bad lin didnt make another 3. To be the leading scorer on the team with only 22 mins would have embarrassed BS even further. But BS just had to pull him in the last 3 mins especially when they were in the bonus.

  • JoeTeam

    v funny – clone wars! Highest bidder wins!

  • JoeTeam

    um, trying to hold onto my son and take a pic and not get pushed in the mad crowd to get out. Also a little shy about taking that pic, it was a glamor shout for some fans I think. Don’t know for what as they dancers don’t usually come out at the end of the game that I know of. Not sure.

  • JoeTeam

    Thx, a small repay for all the link sharers who make this site so fun to read.

  • JoeTeam

    He also had a v good slow down accelerate to the layup. Good point, that he might have learned a few tricks from Lin.

  • Michael

    Speechless…

  • Michael

    I like Curry.

  • JoeTeam

    your welcome. I’m going to look for the distractions from now on in the games. Happens a lot on D, but on O, it’s all that arm waving after they make the call. There’s a hand on head signal and another closed fist. Do you and Brent or others know what that is?

  • JoeTeam

    thank you I was just taking your order, m’am.

  • JoeTeam

    yeah, one gets daddy credit when they’re so happy.

  • JoeTeam

    so many unfair posters out there. I’m amazed JLin can be nice to fans still with ppl so pushy.

  • JoeTeam

    yw, we have a sort of history that game-goers pass along what they see off camera, so that was fun to note during the game. Hope I got most of it.

  • JoeTeam

    he got knocked very hard in the chest just before that. You can see the head snapback on the replay, and that was what caused the TO. When JLin ended the play with a plea to the ref, it was for that foul. I think he got knocked by Curry into Booz.

  • JoeTeam

    welcome KP.

  • JoeTeam

    Iol, it’s worth it, to try to find Lin that is.

  • linspiredinla
  • Dan Cohen

    too bad he didn’t make the 2 free throws. with a 3 yes, they tie, but he might not play so what ‘s the point of lakers going into ot.

  • Dan Ang

    It’s like playing the game Cooking Dash!

  • linspiredinla
  • FrankW

    LOL, “real plus minus”, Lin is rank #21. See glossary on the bottom page.
    http://espn.go.com/nba/statistics/rpm/_/sort/RPM/position/1

  • linspiredinla
  • Dan Ang

    woah, not safe for work!

  • Dan Cohen

    lol.. kobe is saying pay everyone less, so I get more! LOL..
    But unless you are rondo or superstar get them.

  • gasparthe2nd

    He’s a likable guy, Mke d’Antoni. Wish he’d hook up with Jeremy somehow 🙂

  • gasparthe2nd

    He’s gotta be around there somewhere ;}

  • GoodDayLA

    No BS was truly IRATE at Lin for those Turnovers.

    See BS is a micro manager who runs unimaginative offense.

    He really feels TO’s kill his team’s chances. He is unwilling to bear risk.

    MDA is GREAT because he is willing to roll the dice and let players PLAY.

    MDA is flawed all over the place but MDA is so much greater than BS because he lets his players PLAY. They get to make mistakes when he believes in his player.

    MDA is known for going hot and cold with his roster and all that too, but if you are not in the dog house, you get to make mistakes. Jlin needs that room to make mistakes.

    Granted Lin’s errant passing is an issue at times.

    I feel Lin wants to attack even more on teams, but knows BS will pull him regardless of the outcome. So Lin just avoids driving when he sees daylight, pulls back, and looks uncertain and then makes a lame pass.

  • GoodDayLA

    Could you imagine the NBA fallout if the nerdy Asian guy was a top 10 NBA player? The entire NBA is afraid of this happening. They are so scared some rogue team might let Lin be that guy.

  • GoodDayLA

    its not like BS signed Jabari. Mitch and the front office did. But yeah I get your point.

  • GoodDayLA

    Kelly is HORRIBLE. TO me, Kelly at the 3 is the problem.

    Play Kelly at the 4 and use a real 3 like Wes Johnson. Actually Johnson is the only 3 on the roster right now. Kind of sad.

  • GoodDayLA

    the refs will not call fouls fairly for Lin. If they did, Lin would look like an NBA superstar. Granted, I see other “non stars” get jobbed on every other team as well.

  • GoodDayLA

    this was LEGIT. I dont see Curry or Kyrie doing this crap but supposedly they are way better on defense than Lin.
    TOTAL NBA BULLSPIT!

  • spiderman

    Slimy Lakers & Byron:
    Lin isn’t good enough to allow Linsanity to happen, but he’s good enough to mentor Clarkson (or anyone else).

  • CJSHYY
  • Brent Yen

    Basically he likes smart, versatile players.

  • Rick Johnson

    Imagine if this happens after he leaves the Lakers? FO, Scott and Kobe will be exposed for not seeing, utilizing his talent and letting him go. I predict if Lin breaks out, Scott will soon be fired.

  • Brent Yen

    Or MItch? it did not happen to HOU…too bad

  • Rick Johnson

    Didn’t happen in Houston because Lakers are as bad or worse than Houston in suppressing Lin. Once Lin breaks out fall out will hit Lakers, Houston and NYK.

  • Brent Yen

    lol…anyway…Lin is even better now!

  • GoodDayLA

    I REALLY hope that happens.

    I also really want Lin to go to a team short on talent and has NO stars or team ordained “fake stars” so Lin can either fit in as one of the guys or become the main star guard.

    THE Teams:
    Phil,
    Den (Lawson 2 short so I’m not worried, at worse Lin plays the 2 as a small backcourt),
    Mil,
    Utah,
    Sac,
    Orl,

    Long Shots:
    Minn (though Rubio the “fake ordained star” is there lol), Nets (paid too much for Dwill), Celtics (too racist there and small minded for Lin to pick them but there is a void).

    If Lin is smart, he will pick one of those 6 teams.

    If not, prepare for more pain.

    Also these teams must not be able to pick up a “star” wing player other wise Lin should avoid.

  • HeroBallerJL

    Lol pretty funny face hes making there

  • 22cents

    Yeah. Smart people like (or respect) smart people. MDA is articulated. Does not like some of the BS coaches who do not know what they are talking about.

  • JAD2456

    Nice to see you’re back!

  • JoeTeam

    he will get his when he becomes the anointed one on some team, I hope so.

  • FrankW
  • linspiredinla
  • Dan Cohen

    ah..yeah ok.

  • linspiredinla
  • linspiredinla
  • Nice one by Ido!

    I provided the sarcastic prediction of protests by NBA analysts/fans =)

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/577925182586634240

  • steven ko

    someone please tweet this to the clowns at espnla.com, especially Mason and Kelvin Washington…

  • sport

    We wished that when Lin was traded from Rockets, he’s with Lakers now and we’re still wishing for the same thing!

  • sport

    Phil76ers are the forever tanking team with a GM who learned understand Morey! No thank you!

  • sport

    Lets hope Lin gets a big contract to an Eastern conference team as their starting PG!

  • sport

    Whereever Mike d’antoni goes to become head coach, I hope JLin goes there! He’s the one who knows how to utilize Lin properly! I hope they’re still in contact and Lin has already planned to team up with him again!

  • sport

    Boris Diaw is also a team player, which is why Spurs got him.

  • Brent Yen

    a “smart” team player

  • sport

    Didn’t Davis fire his agent already, that’s why he’s opting out for more money?

  • Which team would you prefer?
    Maybe Orlando Magic with MDA as the coach?

    #LinsanityMagic has a nice ring to it!

  • sport

    That’s why I hoped Lin would get blocks every game cause stats don’t like and they prove that he’s a GREAT defensive player!

  • sport

    I agree about Lin making risky passes instead of just shooting the ball! He really doesn’t take enough shots. He was great after ASG just looking to score first and pass second then it faded away.

  • Brent Yen

    He WAS working hard not to TO…..

  • Brent Yen

    Let’s hope the new Lin can figure out a better way to make passes so he can reduce his tovs. Asking him to just shoot is just limiting his development. There is no sound reason to do it right now. PPL quickly going to judge a pass is a risky one simply because it is really a risky one or it results to a tov. The bad about it is that, the results oriented thinking is unlikely to make him a better player.

    Again, Lin had his goal set loud and clear during the ASB,
    1) reduce the tovs and
    2) make plays more efficiently.

    Ultimately, that means he wants to be able to IMPOSE his will on the court better. Note that that is not 100% equal to just shoot the ball. Indeed, keep shooting like Clarkson did will results in a very nice tov stat, but your impact on the team suffers, hence your developments suffer. Let’s not asking Lin to devolve to a rookie level now. He still has 16 games with Lakers that he can just toy around and practice with his approach. That been said, there are times where indeed shooting was a better solution, but that is easy for us to say, harder for him or anyone to do. Unless he is just a player who always think his shots are the best shot no matter what.

    What Lakers can achieve is not important at this moment at all. The only important thing is what Lin can still get from the situation.

  • PPP

    http://forums.lakersground.net/viewtopic.php?t=170272&start=10175

    Would you agree how I responded to yinoma2001 from LG? Cant stand that some of them acted like no teams will offer lin a contract but the lakers.

  • Brent Yen

    Following that logic, is he implying Lakers are just too dumb to offer a guy while no one else will?

  • PPP

    I like him to practice in the remaining games at the defensive end (although he has improved a lot already). Offense will come and turn overs will be reduced overtime once he joins a team with better offensive structure and a stable lineup.

  • Brent Yen

    I think so too. But still, at a personal level, he probably can figure out something that works better for him anyway. Some of those that were not needed if you stay in a better team might come in handy later. For example, in playoff.

  • It’s a fair question since Jeremy himself set the goal to reduce TOs after ASB.

    Granted fatigue was a factor in the 2 bad TOs last night, I’m sure Jeremy himself has evaluated what he could do better to avoid the bad TOs late in the game. In the post-game interview, he calmly answered early and late TOs costed them the game.

    I haven’t rewatched the 2 TOs but I seem to remember they were made in traffic as he tried to drive inside so the passing lanes might not be there. Do you remember the same things of passing in traffic? I understand he tried to make something happen but without reliable PnR partner, it would be extremely difficult to make risky passes.

    I think after 1 TO in the 4th quarter, Lin would need to be extra cautious to make risky pass since it would be grounds for benching. Byron is not MDA who will let him play through mistakes. Perhaps swing the ball around to be more patient.

  • PPP

    Not sure, but the Plan C quote bothers me.

  • Brent Yen

    Because the 2 tovs in 4Q were not the same in natural. If he made the same tov twice, then we should be concerned. Anyway, I am not harping his tovs. Just saying there is no reason to be afraid to do what you wanna do. Any optimization involves certain trad offs. So. I think he can be a zero tov guy for sure if he does not have to pass. I guess. LOL

  • Lakers fans perspective will always be Lakers-centric so they only think of Lin as backup Plan B or C.
    They like Clarkson since he’s cheap $875K and some probably knows BScott hates PnR and has no use for Lin

    I’d just ignore them. Most fans know Lakers is a bad fit for Lin, the PnR player, at this point.

    At least they know that Lin can post All-Star numbers if PnR is allowed after the ASB. It’ll be Lakers loss if Lin blows up with PnR system somewhere else next year. They will demand BScott’s firing when that happens.

  • yeah, I have to rewatch it again to see how it happened.

    Not sure how it can be avoided if Byron has a tight leash on Lin anyway, ignoring his contributions of running the offense/excellent D.

  • PPP

    I used to prefer Mavs but after second thought, Kings may be a better team for him in view of Karl is the head coach now who likes run and gun. Lin has a better chance to start over Collision simply because Lin is a much bette player both offensively and defensively.

    Only worries is Rudy Gay who seems like a Melo lite in terms of scoring and hogging the ball, but at least he is not the pg/sg.

  • Thanks for the excellent breakdown of the game experience, @JoeTeam:disqus =)
    Glad you enjoyed great time with your son. It must’ve been very memorable!

    I think Lin’s plays definitely impressed GSW fans and team. Who knows if they’d find a way to make an offer to Lin the FA? I don’t like the backup PG but more offers will be good for Lin’s FA

  • PPP

    I can understand plan b, but plan c is a bit disrespectful to my hero, lol.

  • I also like Kings with Karl as the coach because he likes to play fast and heavy on PnR
    Yes, at least Rudy Gay isn’t a guard, I think Lin can coexist with him to give him wide-open shots.

    My #1 priority would be a coach who really believes in Lin’s strength (MDA and maybe Karl/Carlisle/Pop)

  • yeah, forgive them for not having the capacity to understand lol

  • nodomo

    I also give a little bit of credit to GSW. They are an athletic bunch and play with hands up, constantly deflecting passes and balls. Unlike other undisciplined teams that just stand around with hands by their sides.

  • Yascar

    Yes. And I really hope the Lakers aren’t even in Lin’s plans.

  • ManuGinobilin

    Utah has Exum, Milwaukee has Carter-Williams and Orlando has Payton – all three teams are grooming these young PGs to lead them into their future. If Lin went to one of those teams, he would automatically start off on the totem pole behind those three guys.

    Denver then has Lawson who has seniority and better raw stats and would start over Lin – even if Lin came in and was on fire.

    Lin’s only legitimate chance to start (as of now), is in Sacramento or Philadelphia. If he goes to one of those teams and plays at a high level, he could be named starter.

    Other than SAC/PHI though, I’m having a hard time thinking of other teams Lin could win a Starting job with if he just plays well though. His stock is at an all-time low, and there is a bias against him – so he has to perform at a near All-Star level to even get his reputation back enough to start on a team.

    It’s going to be a rough road for Jeremy if his goal is to get and be recognized in the upper tier of NBA players, but I think it can be done. He’s got the talent. But it’s going to be hard. His options for fair opportunities are limited after the 2nd Houston season + this Lakers season created a narrative that Lin is a “just a good bench level player.”

    We should keep the hope alive though that things will all work out. Lin hasn’t plateaued yet and he’s still improving.

  • good point, GSW is ranked #4 in Steals/Game this season.
    They have good individual defenders like Iggy and Greene but they also did a great job as a team

  • linspiredinla

    You can!

  • I hope the only plan Lin has for the Lakers next season is to circle the game dates vs the Lakers (Kobe/BScott)!

  • linspiredinla
  • linspiredinla

    I don’t know how to read or find your response. That format is confusing. Did someone outline plan A, B etc, & your response is the D part? That forum confuses me, so never go there.

  • joyce ward
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Lakers’ Jeremy Lin, Byron Scott at odds over his turnovers
    http://www.insidesocal.com/lakers/2015/03/17/lakers-jeremy-lin-byron-scott-at-odds-over-his-turnovers/

    Very explosive revelation from JLin:

    “I told those guys, you’re the point guard, you have to get us into
    something every time. You can’t just be flip with the basketball,” Scott
    said. “This is one of those teams where if you try to thread the
    needle, there are so long and so quick, you can’t do that,” You can’t
    make the home run play. You have to make the obvious play. That’s where
    we got ourselves in trouble in trying to make these home-run passes and
    they were off to the races.”

    Lin maintained he never heard Scott offer such analysis to him.

    “I haven’t talked to him about the turnovers,” Lin said of Scott. “He
    hasn’t given me feedback on what he wants me to do to be better.”

    The answer seemed puzzling considering Lin has said this season he
    has talked with Scott numerous times this season about his role. Lin has
    admitted he found it difficult for reasons including shifting between a
    starter and reserve, playing in a non-traditional point guard-oriented
    offense and sharing ball handling duties with Kobe Bryant before he
    suffered a season-ending right shoulder injury after 35 games. A
    perplexed reporter remarked how that revelation seemed odd since Scott
    is the Lakers’ head coach.

    “I don’t know how to respond to that question,” Lin said. “No comment.”

    On his turnovers, Lin would only say that Scott “wants to keep them
    down.” Lin also reported that Scott “yelled at” the team regarding its
    18 turnovers, most punctuated by Wesley Johnson bobbling the ball out of
    bounds before taking a potential game-tying three-pointer that could
    have forced overtime.

    But Lin then revealed that he has spent more time analyzing his
    ball-handling issues with his personal trainer. Lin reported his trainer
    offered him comprehensive feedback after watching film of every single
    one of Lin’s 123 turnovers he committed this season leading into the NBA
    All-Star break. Since then, Lin has collected 23 turnovers through 13
    games, marking an average of 1.7 per contest during that stretch.

    What did Lin’s trainer tell him?

    “Stay out of tight spots, especially when you come out of the
    pick-and-roll and you have the big man there,” Lin said. “Don’t try to
    dribble down into the block unless you know you have that space because
    there’s a lot of hands there and be careful of the pocket passes.
    Tonight I was guilty of a few of them.”

    That feedback sounds fairly similar to what Scott has said publicly
    all season. Yet, Lin sounded somewhat defiant of his latest miscues.

    He indirectly questioned one of his late-game turnovers before
    declining to discuss further, saying, “I don’t want to get fined.” Lin
    revealed he has nursed an undisclosed injury on his right wrist that he
    has played through for “weeks” with varying success. Lin then strongly
    defended what he called his “high-risk, high-reward,” play.

    “It’s a constant push and pull. Everything about the game is a
    balance,” Lin said. “I can sit there and play safe and not have any
    turnovers. But that means I won’t be myself as a player. I won’t be
    making plays that I make. I drive to the rim and to the basket really
    hard and put my head down. The majority of the time, I feel like
    something good will happen. But there will be times it won’t. To some
    degree, you have to live with some of those risks.”

    Scott refused to live with those risks.

    Lin sat out at the end of the fourth quarter for the second
    consecutive game, though Scott said Lin’s absence for the final minutes
    of Sunday’s loss to Atlanta related to an undisclosed defensive issue
    instead of his three turnovers.

    “It’s happened multiple times and many times this year,” Lin said.
    “It’s not anything new. Some games I finish them. Some games, I don’t.
    That’s true for any player on this team. When you’re out there, you try
    to make the most of it. When you’re not, you try to root for your team.”

    For Lin to stay on the floor, Scott will want him to reduce his
    turnovers. But considering Lin’s concerns on how much that will limit
    his playmaking, his approach may not end up with the result that both
    Lin and Scott want.

    “I have to stay aggressive. I have to stay aggressive with
    everything,” Lin said. “I can live with mistakes as long as I’m being
    aggressive. That’s what I tried to do. Whatever coach decides, I have to
    be ready when I get called. Then I’ll try to make the most of it.”

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin’s wrist injury is confirmed in this article as well.

    “Lin revealed he has nursed an undisclosed injury on his right wrist that he has played through for “weeks” with varying success.”

  • CJSHYY

    I have to say Lin really made a good progress in his TO problem after ASG, but last night he really made more bad decision in his TO. Well, to most of the PGs, TO is very normal. Just check RW, Rondo too…

  • Acbc

    Haters will hate. There’s no point in having ANY intelligent discussion with them. It’s like telling them Lin’s glass is half full and they keep saying Lin’s glass is half empty. Liking and not liking someone is no point for discussion.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes everyone made tovs, why even JLin fans make such a hugh and out of porportion fuss over his tovs. That’s my main issue with JLin fans. Can understand doubters and haters bashing on him but for JLin fans I have no tolerance. I had to hold back my tongue

    and in this case “writing” in the past few days.

  • Acbc

    Fatigue is a major factor in bad decision making. BS making lin play for a long stretch with a rookie in tow is designed to make Lin look bad.

    Note that BS never mentions about KOBE’s 9-10 TOs, ever.

  • Arsenium12 .

    If you want a nice graph summarizing the speed comparison of Jeremy Lin, John Wall, and others, from 2012, see below.

    If you’d like to do a bit more reading about the study, here are some links :

    http://thebamboxscore.com/2012/02/22/lin-telligence/

    http://thebamboxscore.com/2012/02/29/more-linsights/

    http://thebamboxscore.com/2012/03/09/the-linside-point-guard-review/

    __________

  • Filler-up

    With this Lakers team you want the high risk high reward plays because guys tend to settle for the long jumpers which are low risk , low reward plays. So you have to balance them out. With other teams that have multiple playmakers, finishers and good three point shooters, make the safe play because there is a system for that. The Lakers have a basic offensive system wuth points that don’t come easily. I hope Lin sticks to his guns.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Nothing new, BS is a disgrace human being who until today hasn’t taken any responsible for any of those 49 loses.

  • Filler-up

    Seemed like you insulted Lin more like it. Sarcasm doesn’t work on internet.

  • 1mtoldman

    lins turnovers since the asg are consistent with his turnover for career and for the season. and none of them are particularly high for point guard. nothing to make a big deal about; “lin fans” are just buying into a narrative that lin is a “turnover machine”. (actually his #s have gone down every year, but his overall carrer numbers not far from now).

    ridiculous to focus on two turnovers at the 4th quarter of a game and make a big deal about it. smh. re.

    a turnover machine would be westbrook, harden, cousins, james, kobe, mcw, rondo, wade; etc.

    im more concerned with lin’s drop off in shooting % last 6 games; which could be related to the previously undisclosed wrist injury.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I read some Lin’s fans said lots of bad comments on his high TO last night but not many talked about his good D. Well, I do think he really made some bad TO last night but so was Curry… not good & also not big deal either.

    I don’t know MM asked BS & Lin both on this TO issue or BS talked to media about it. Sometimes I really think MM should not ask BS too many questions or opinions on some issues if BS didn’t bring it up… it only made problems not good. smh! Some Lin’s fans should not bring up the issue either. I know MM do followed Lin’s fans to get more infor….He’s not friend bc he is a reporter & likes to get the headline. Nothing wrong but his job it’s to get the news not friend to be w you.

  • winner

    JLin crossover on Livingston.
    credit: Tomfoolery3

    http://streamable.com/3k54

  • real-dsb

    Love it! Don’t back down attitude.

    All Scott know is “No turnovers, no turnovers, no turnovers! Better defense, better defense, better defense!” He has no clue how to coach his players or change strategy to accomplish those things.

  • 1mtoldman

    n.o. pitching a shutout against bucks 10-0 in the first 3 minutes.

    shutout continues thru 5 minutes now 15-0

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • 1mtoldman

    he’s been “preaching” better defense since preseason yet the lakers have consistently been the worst defensive team in the league. needs to try to induce some practice beyond preaching.

  • JoeTeam

    I hope do, GSW + Lin would be great home town stuff for me. Ha ha, I cannot move out of CA 🙂

  • 1mtoldman

    victor oladipo outscoring the beard 11 to 1 in the first 8 minutes.

  • JoeTeam

    Lin wrist injury:

    If this is true:

    https://www.fantasysp.com/player/nba/Jeremy_Lin/3915125/lakers-guard-jeremy-lin-dealing-with-wrist-injury-for-weeks

    Then,

    1. Fan’s let’s stop knocking Lin if he doesn’t shoot more the 3 shots a half.
    2. I saw him massaging his wrist and shaking it out last night, but thought it was taking that charge. This is why.

    See we all need more faith in our by. It’s a marathon and we might as well trust him.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks! I’ve noticed few times in the past few games. Can’t remember when it started. Maybe soon after ASG. I did wonder about that. What you shared last night and then MM’s article just confirmed my suspicion. Good to be known. That’s why I always give JLin benefit of doubt. Somehow with JLin, his team will never disclose his “injury” to public. JLin is always the one to disclose it himself. I trust JLin 100% rather than bash/diss him without having all the facts.

  • real-dsb

    Game report:

    Lin was very loose and relaxed. He and Boozer were like BFFs, always sitting next to each other, joking around, high fiving from start to finish. Lin was very into the game. While he was on the bench, he was very focused watching his teammates play. Although when he wasn’t in the game, he didn’t join the team strategy huddle.

    During halftime warmup, David Lee walked past Lin and they hugged each other. After the game, Lin again crossed paths with his brother from another mother and hugged him. Lin didn’t go out of his way to greet other Warriors, although there are none left from 2010-11 except for Curry and Lee anyways.

    Lin talked with the refs quite a bit, not sure about what. Lin is a good communicator, good quality as a leader.

    Game action:

    I watched Lin the entire time instead of following the ball. He did a lot of curling off screens to get the ball, I liked seeing that. He was very effective using the screens to receive the ball, Rip Hamilton style.

    He defended well. His guys, Curry and Livingston, didn’t do much while Lin was guarding them. He never lost track of them, just stuck to them like glue.

    Lin did a terrific job of being aggressive and picking up fouls without turning the ball over while penetrating. He had some fancy dribbling moves and showed good handles. The turnovers I didn’t like were the floater passes. Those are just too easy to pick off, and against a good team defense like the Warriors, they took advantage.

    Crowd reactions:

    The BLOCK absolutely stunned the crowd into silence. They were all expecting a monster jam from Draymond.

    Lin’s pullback jumper got a huge “OOOOOOH” from the crowd even though it was against their own player.

    Lin was booed mercilessly at the free throw line, but not because his hometown all of the sudden hates him, it was because the screen would show a graphic during Laker FTs that if the Lakers shot 90%.

  • joyce ward

    True, I am guilty at times, but your account of the game last night put my soul to rest about his play and I love the way lin is fighting bacl against Scott and exposing himand not let the narrative continue that he is TO prone

  • real-dsb

    The reason was because every Lakers FT, the screen showed a graphic that if the Lakers shot < 75% FT, everyone gets free chicken nuggets. So that encouraged the fans to boo really loud. They booed every Laker loudly, it just seemed that Lin's was the most because he got 10 FTs, whereas the next highest Laker was 2 FTs.

  • real-dsb

    Maybe Jordan Hill has a “set block”

  • real-dsb

    Taking Lin out in the last 5 mins sealed the win for GSW. Good job, tank commander!

  • 1mtoldman

    just look at the #s. go to any stats and compare lins turnover overs for the year, since the allstar break, for his career; none of them are anything to get upset about, average to low. smh. two extra turnovers in the 4th quarter of one game and it gets hit on like its a major disaster.

    its like lin can’t do anything wrong with out taking it on the chin from friend and foe alike.

  • real-dsb

    A lot of times, people criticize an athlete for not playing up to their usual standards, and a lot of times, it is because the player is more injured than was revealed publicly.

  • joyce ward

    Thanks. Good stuff.

  • real-dsb

    Scott: “Play better defense!”
    Players: “How do we do that?”
    Scott: “Just play better defense! It’s not that hard!”

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • joyce ward
  • real-dsb

    click on the #TTFGolfClassic15 hashtag and you’ll find related tweets

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks for sharing this insights. Did wonder about the boos. Now we know:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Agreed 100%. It’s esp true in JLin case!

  • real-dsb

    sounds like Tim Tebow Foundation had a golf fundraiser. I don’t think Lin attended, though, did he?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks Joyce for posting this:-) Feel shy, honor….

  • joyce ward

    You are very welcome 😉

  • CJSHYY

    Did Tebow still follow Lin? I thought not ….?

  • CJSHYY

    Thanks for the infor. Fun to read it.

  • hazel mariquit

    well, Lin got hurt when he was waived. I dont think he can go home.

  • joyce ward

    With lin’s latest comments about scott, lin is letting him know that I don’t care if you start me because lin knows that he will try to set him up to fall. Lin even said i will make the most of the minutes given to me,but i am still going to play my game

  • GoodDayLA

    Interesting Boozer is BFF with Lin. Boozer is one of Kobe’s agent’s bigger client, well he use to be.

    Still Wes and Ed dumped the guy. Now Boozer is BFF with Lin though still with the agent.

    Haha, it’s an interesting dynamic.

    Not sure how cool Wayne is with Lin since they share the same agents, but I guess it’s good enough.

    I know agent’s host partys with their clients and all the clients get to know each other.

    I dont see Boozer and Wes and Ed seem to talk that much.

    And Kobe doesn’t talk to anyone.

    I wonder if Kobe’ agent will dump Kobe if nobody wants to offer Kobe a contract after the season. I doubt it. I think they are looking at other non basketball businesses to invest and open. I bet Kobe is planning to build a legacy Nike shoe line like Jordan, but I don’t think Kobe is big enough like Jordan to do it.

  • GoodDayLA

    what comments?

  • GoodDayLA

    Agree with you.

    Phi or Sac it is.

    I really can see Lin play 2 guard in Denver though if MDA is there. I wouldn’t like it but I can see it. I think Lin is too small to play the 2. Sure some teams he can do it, but not against all teams.

    Utah, I know they have Exum and Burke but I’m not sold on either and I still believe if Utah has any brains, they will offer Lin a contract.

    If Lin went to Philli, I’d like it. Back to the East, kind of an unexpected team, Sam HInkie signing him would mean he believes in Lin, and all they need is good shooting to put around Lin.

    They have Noel, Embid and the young long studs to make it work with the brainy but athletic Lin.

    Lob city all Day or better yet LIN city all day.

  • sport

    What comments? article, video?

  • oh, I didn’t you watched the game in person?
    Thanks for sharing the personal in-game experience.

    Thanks for confirming what we saw on TV that Jeremy blanket D neutralized Curry and Livingston. Any normal coach would’ve praised Jeremy for his defense. I only saw flashes that Jeremy played a tight man-to-man D especially when he forced Curry’s TO. I personally think his great D impressed GSW players a lot.

  • joyce ward

    Read down below

  • joyce ward

    Read below

  • joyce ward

    See below

  • GoodDayLA
  • GoodDayLA

    I bet you at the end of day, they won’t bother starting Lin even 1 game.

    They are delusional right now and stupid and will realize Lin is not staying and just not bother.

    The Lakers are showing their hand to be basically incompetent lately.

  • Maknusia

    exactly…he is preaching coach, as many players had indicated in the past interview…rather than a practice coach…sigh…good luck LAL

  • joyce ward

    Did you read lin”s comments?

  • Maknusia

    comeon guys, ball is sticky!…lol

  • GoodDayLA

    yeah I like it. I wish he was saying this about 10 games into the season. That’s all I ever ask from Lin. I wish he spoke up earlier than when the damage has already been done. but Lin is Lin. I think he knows he can speak up earlier, but for whatever reason, he holds it in, until he KNOWS he has been treated wrong I guess.

    For him to speak out, he must know there is total crap going on around him.

  • Briiick

    The F/O is trying to repair their image to FAs which has been destroyed by KB/BS.

  • GoodDayLA

    I dont think that is what the FO is doing. I think the FO is feeling pressure. Big time.

    With Lin, he is like the outlier player. You can treat him like crap and other non Asian FA think it wont happen to them. I’m serious. I don’t think Lin’s treatment really makes other FA’s think twice.

    Just my personal opinion.

    Still what the Lakers are doing is TANKING. We all know it.

    Why they mention, or why Scott mentions, starting Lin? Now I have no idea what that is all about.

    The cynical side of me thinks Lakers are so delusional they think they can force Lin to take a backup PG lame role and pay him 3-5 million to come of the bench to be the backup PG and rip off more people from Taiwan and China.

    And by starting him, they are just humoring him and probably misleading him thinking he is so stupid he will buy more of their BS.

  • webattorney

    This guy Medina trying to stir up the pot.

  • GoodDayLA

    I was thinking the other day, Mark Madsen should be better than this. I guess he’s still young on the coaching ladder and just keeps his mouth shut.

    A lot of this stuff is happening around Mad Dog, and I don’t see Lin and Dog communicate that much anymore on the bench or in practice clips.

  • joyce ward

    I don’t think any damage has been done to lin since with the Lakers. I think lin exposed kobe /scott an Lakers organization. Lin0 still excelled even when they tried to handcuff him ?l think more damage was done to the Lakers, because I know some die hard laker and kobe fans are ready for kobe to go…Lin has shown most teams that he is changer

  • GoodDayLA

    I agree, but we’ll have to see really how many teams go after him this summer. That will be the proof in the pudding.

    I think people know Lin can play, but I still think they believe he is a backup PG who should get like 20 minutes at best.

    We know Lin is a STARTING guard who should finish games and get 30+.

    We just need 1 team Joyce, just 1 freaking team to take a chance on him and give him a shot.

    1 TEAM.

    Right now, I believe it’s Philadelphia.

  • John Lee

    Regardless of what other FAs think of Lakers’ mistreatment of Lin, the Kobe factor alone is enough to deter ANY and EVERY FA out there worth anything.

    And that’s not even taking BS (and his infamy) into the equation.

  • GoodDayLA

    Joyce:

    “I told those guys, you’re the point guard, you have to get us into
    something every time. You can’t just be flip with the basketball,” Scott
    said. “This is one of those teams where if you try to thread the
    needle, there are so long and so quick, you can’t do that,” You can’t
    make the home run play. You have to make the obvious play. That’s where
    we got ourselves in trouble in trying to make these home-run passes and
    they were off to the races.”

    This is Scott talking. It sounds EXACTLY like MCHALE. HOME RUN HITTER!!

  • Acbc

    Great report.
    Thanks

  • GoodDayLA

    I agree the pass to Boozer was a bad idea. But the 2nd TO looked avoidable & something Lin can work on. Lin got doubled and tries too much to throw over the top. Sometimes I think he can do a reverse pivot and throw a wrap around like CP3.

  • GoodDayLA

    Now on that I COMPLETELY agree. NOBODY wants to play with Kobe. Now if you double or triple my pay, sure I’ll deal with it.

    but for the same money, FORGET THAT!

  • Brent Yen

    But he is like the second in command, is he not?

  • Acbc

    The real problem is that BS doesn’t know what type of offence opponents are playing, nor the complexities of modern stretch offence for open 3s. How are you able to defend if you don’t know what to defend against?

    Look in the mirror first Scott for the emptyness behind the eyes and you’ll find the answer to why the Lakers can’t defend!

  • Brent Yen

    My point really is, almost every tov can be avoided, but at what cost?

  • GoodDayLA

    yeah but still, I dont know. I thought MadDog would be more hardcore. I guess as 2nd in command, you do your job being faithful to tank commander.

  • I read one opinion about Byron’s motivation to start Lin in the last 10 games.
    It was more about preparing Clarkson to come off the bench for whoever big-name PG (Rondo/Dragic) Lakers will try to pursue. It might make more sense as Lin is not in Laker’s future plan.

  • It could be the “Keep your friends close, keep your enemies closer”
    If Byron got fired, Mad Dog will be the interim head coach

  • GoodDayLA

    good point

  • Briiick

    Huang suggested this in the other site. But BS can’t care less about how a rookie JC feels coming off the bench had the F/O not given him order to start Lin.

  • GoodDayLA

    Honest, that doesn’t make sense. A young kid has better experience starting. More responsibility, more exposure. I feel most coaches would want to let the kid start so then when he goes back to bench it will be easier, like practice being harder than games. So starting is harder than playing 2nd string opponents off bench. 4th Q time is better than 3rd quarter….better training for next season.

    So to me, makes no sense not to start JC despite the angle you just posted.

  • Brent Yen

    The moment LAKER got the star, maybe even JC has to go.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I think so bc Lakers FO is cheap now & they maybe will do it just like Nuggets. To try AS coach first then…..

  • Maknusia

    YUp, thats a viable reason as well

  • Maknusia

    Great report…did you and joeteam, meet?

  • Brent Yen

    Given their supposed target is the championship, I find it hard to believe that they will use an AC for a whole season.

  • Brent Yen

    No it does not make sense at all. They have the whole training camp for that.

  • orLinaryjoe

    That makes sense for them.

  • Brent Yen

    “That promotion backfired as the Lakers shot > 90%.” <————- hahahahaha I can not stop laughing at this…..LOL Thanks for the report!!

  • I was thinking of a more strategic plan to close the game.
    If knowing 2 consecutive TOs will make Byron bench Lin, I wonder what adjustment Lin would make next time.

    I agree Lin needs to be aggressive so it can be a lose-lose situation if Lin stops being aggresive after the 1st TO.

    Judging from Lin’s comments on Medina’s article, he’s probably fed up with BScott at this point

  • Dan Cohen

    That’s what khuang has been saying like last month.

  • CJSHYY

    Their target for now it’s only make it to playoff, I believe they know very well, championship is not going to happen in the next few years.

  • yes, BScott definitely does everything not to make Lin succeed.
    Playing 14min non-stop from Q3 to Q4 was bad coaching that he didn’t admit either.

  • Brent Yen

    WHat about that contend within 3 yrs constraint?

  • GoodDayLA

    EXACTLY

  • Brent Yen

    But you have to admit, it was better than 10 mins then 4 mins

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    So the inflation of JC continues today and the more I think about it the more I understand them. TW sports Lakers are in desperate and panic for the money they’re paying for a long term without any promising of return anytime soon. So they have to manufacture a future superstar to cover up their real problem and those are BS and old injured Kobe.

    Kobe will continue to miss practice next season and he will not last beyond Xmas 2015.

  • maybe it’s giving valuable game experience to give sparks by coming off the bench which TC can’t replicate?

    idk .. it seems counter-intuitive that BScott wants to start Lin for his benefit.
    It might be more a trap that he still can’t succeed even after BScott starts him again

  • John Lee

    The BS training camp is only good for Track & Field. LOL

  • Maknusia

    As a coach, who is not a farsighted, he could have his thought skewed. Thats what I meant.

    The entire season was a lost, immaterial, if they had talent or not, BScott just wanted putting up a viable strategy going into next season.

  • Brent Yen

    I know, exactly. IMO, Lin’s number 1 priority is audition. So I bet he rather have tovs, than to just be like Price. With that in mind, he will just work with the perimeter he is confined in and try to have as less tovs as possible.

  • Dan Cohen

    needle, there are so long and so quick, you can’t do that,” You can’t make the home run play. You have to make the obvious play. That’s where we got ourselves in trouble in trying to make these home-run passes and they were off to the races.”
    wow.. this sounds so much like mchaleo.

  • Maknusia

    lol….training camp are short and BScott concentrates more on his suicide drills

  • John Lee

    Forget not that D12 walked out on 30M to get away from Kobe. (That’s ~18M after-tax cold hard cash)

    Oh, and I think more and more players are starting to be conscious about the state taxes, which is why Miami and the Texas trio have an upper hand in talking up their offers.

  • Brent Yen

    We do not know if Lin will really start or not. Let’s say it happens, BS is not gonna let him shine anyway. JC is very limited, but one thing he did very well. He only did things he can do, which is to shoot and to run. Right now his ppg is covering for his deficiencies, wait until the team’s target is getting into playoffs, he will be exposed.

  • Brent Yen

    I never heard him saying that to Kobe…or…JC…LOL

  • Maknusia

    I said it before…saying it again…JL first step is faster than UBolt!!!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Fire BS n promote mad dog as interim would make an instant improvement but since they’re in tanking so…

  • sport

    So no one can have turnovers except Kobe right? Scott didn’t say a peep when Kobe had all those games with 9-10 turnovers! So whatever he says now is moot due to his hypocrisy and we all know he’s a Lin hater! Lin can have amazing games and you wouldn’t hear any praise without a jab at his so called mistakes.

  • Briiick

    Unfortunately they don’t have a good mind to make the hard decision. They do have more than two hands on the steering wheel.

  • John Lee

    There are telltale signs that Kobe may not last much beyond preseason 2015. If @awarde:disqus’s comments on this type of injury holds any water, Kobe’d be lucky to lift his arm properly, much less shoot the ball with any degree of accuracy. His shot has already been off before sitting out, and it looks like it’ll keep being a steep way downhill. Look at Kobe (though I know he NEVER looks happy) during his Jimmy Kimmel interview and Muse promotion, he never gave details on the progress of his recovery. IF he was doing well, you know he’d talk it up and rant about return and making impact. But instead he’s sullen and bitter and does not talk about it. Yes, I’m reading between the lines for sure, but chances are…

  • John Lee

    Been rooting for MEM, SAS, ORL and NOP this morning, only 1 of 4 won. Perhaps I should put my jinx power to good use by startint to root for the teams I hate.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Agreed that KB’s recovering isn’t good. His age factor plays a major role. He is only going downhill and worse than this season performance in whatever seasons that he plans to squeeze Lakers out of. It’s Lakers prob once JLin is free from this prison.

  • Rick Johnson

    I’m losing faith in Madsen whether he’s truly a Lin supporter or not. Haven’t seen anything from the coaching staff to believe so.

  • Brent Yen

    It does not make sense tho, to face a better team, if you keep making “safe” play, how are you gonna win?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW! First time I look at this JLin’s expression. He was really really ….. If look can kill!!!
    https://twitter.com/LakersSBN/status/577693288045551616

  • John Lee

    At the verge to turning to the dark side? LOL

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • sport

    Not a bad thing, Lin needs to speak right away when he’s being mistreated!

  • Brent Yen

    Seems like he is doing so, largely thanks to BS tho.

  • John Lee

    Better late than never. Lin doesn’t want to be perceived as the whiner, but Kobe’s got one thing right, in this league you gotta p*ss on the hydrant when appropriate, or else it’ll be someone else p*ssing on you! (McHale, Bev, KoBS, etc.)

  • CJSHYY

    I guess Lin wants to win but not this coach …. smh! He sure felt upset by this team.

  • Rick Johnson

    Knicks beat the Spurs?

  • GoodDayLA

    TWC got robbed by the Lakers. Haha, I don’t feel bad for TWC. If they had half a brain, they’d bank on Lin and see global potential.

    but they are small minded and can’t see and will go down in flames with Kobe and bad management.

  • Maknusia

    I think he will “try” to stay beyond 2016

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes! What a surprise!! Just check at the score and nothing else.

  • true, BScott hasn’t delivered yet
    For all we know, he can change his mind and said Lin can’t win the starting job to make him look bad.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Their mistake was they thought kobe would play forever plus at the time, lak r s had Howard and nash. Like I said linsanity would nev er happen under kobe watch

  • Maknusia

    Picture Time…sorry for late delivery 🙂

  • Maknusia

    More Pictures…

  • Maknusia

    Thats it for today!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    If kobe had any good charcter, he would behave differently

  • Maknusia

    Good defense!

  • blubell
  • bolero

    Jeremy Lin Full Highlights 2015 03 16 Lakers @ Warriors 林書豪15分4助攻: https://t.co/mNUhTsj8td via @YouTube— CITY FOX (@mfoxloves) March 18, 2015

  • John Lee

    Technically that’s inaccurate, BS delivered aplenty…in the flatulence department.

  • Briiick

    LAL are lucky to have had TWC paid for their tanking. But once the cap limit goes up, the owners could find LAL in a money losing spiral.

  • Maknusia

    Lakers PG Jeremy Lin May Debut for Chinese Taipei at 2015 FIBA Asia Championship or Maybe Not

    Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin has made a name for himself in almost every level of organized basketball throughout his journey from a skinny kid from Palo Alto High School to global sporting star in the NBA.

    However, there’s one arena Lin hasn’t conquered yet up to this point. Although there were initiatives in the past for him to suit up in national colors, the 26-year old Asian-American star has been a relative stranger when it comes to International Basketball.

    Local analysts believed Chinese Taipei may be a piece away to become a serious title contender, and as expected, they view Jeremy Lin as that ‘missing link.’

    As for Lin, playing for Taiwan or internationally alone has remained a toss-up. In 2011, the Chinese Taipei men’s basketball team made an effort to push for the inclusion of Lin in future international competitions, but the campaign never gained much traction because of his non-committal.

    With the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship – which also serves as an Olympic qualifier – just around the corner again, Taiwan is expected to make another concerted effort to finally convince Lin of playing with them. Unfortunately, Lin’s upcoming free-agency could be again another road block for Taiwan to realize dream.

  • JoeTeam

    Well, good Christians getcover their pride and bitterness.

  • MoominFloren

    Hehe I know you will be a good & tough spokeswoman and defend Lin from all kinds of craps :))

  • JoeTeam

    Yes, and though we know Lin cannot agree with bsc or losing, he was still very much a coachable guy in talking with bsc in game, talking with Scott on the ref, and still could show a moment’s disgust at being pulled but calmed himself v quickly. Lin is really a leader for that gen.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL….another Lin has not place in NBA article?

  • MoominFloren

    WOW
    I know he’s quick but faster than Bolt!?!
    Better send it to all haters / doubters announcers

  • Brewkowski

    I need help with my ncaa brackets, who are you picking?

  • Brewkowski

    Not just age but the wear and tear from all that mileage.

  • Brewkowski

    Don’t forget BS Jr is on the staff.

  • Keith

    #Linsanity! In honor of #MarchMadness, this week we reviewed @LinsanityMovie: http://t.co/UtBV0qAbLw @JeremyLinNet pic.twitter.com/yVbus6URqW— Screen Thoughts (@ScreenThoughts) March 16, 2015

  • Keith

    Need to learn death stare from Kobe.

  • Keith

    Thanks another great report from jlinportal members

  • joyce ward

    Ok, Kobe has been in the league for 20 years and really doesn’t have a brand. According to this article, he made his first investment last year. So Kobe wanting to come back after next season is all about the money.

    http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/story/_/id/10663439/kobe-bryant-announces-new-company-kobe-inc

  • Brent Yen

    He is not ranked high I think

  • joyce ward

    Kobe’s current endorsement partners are Nike, Turkish Air, Smart Car, Lenovo, Hublot and Panini.

  • Brent Yen

    So Lin has played with wrist injuries…..I did not know that….m….

  • John Lee

    That’s something Kobe has perfected that won’t go away with age. LOL

  • John Lee

    Not exactly something you’d loudly advertise on FA / contract year.

  • Brent Yen

    I guess, but he seems fine tho….FG% is good.

  • joyce ward

    i love Lin exposing Scott’s bs. Lin is like” I am so over this”. Medina is a pot stirrer, he made it seem that Scott has been telling lin about his TO’s in the press, but speaking with lin directly. Medina was called out by lin fans on twitter for his trying to stir the pot.

  • joyce ward

    That kind of injury is very common. It might have hampered his shooting, but not the rest of the game.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Pls stick w bb

  • Brent Yen

    lol

  • CJSHYY

    MM always likes to do stir the pot… this is not the first time…

  • Brent Yen

    Let them stir it…..better than just some LA media blindly praising BS for no reason. BS is exposed…

  • real-dsb

    don’t understand your comment?

  • JoeTeam
  • real-dsb

    with a bad wrist and all… what a pro!

  • yes, gotta love Lin dished it back to let people know that the so-called coach hasn’t talked to him about TOs.
    Reporters know the gap between Byron and Lin are widening, and the coach is so inept in his job.

    In a way, I don’t mind Medina stirring the pot and uncovering the truth, as long as it doesn’t result in Byron cutting back Lin’s minutes

  • JoeTeam

    yep, curry held lin in opening foul so lin fulcrumed into Booz, TO, then he went for the block because he was mad.

  • real-dsb

    didn’t know about that. Thomas Scott is Byron Scott’s eldest son and assistant coach/player development.

  • JoeTeam

    Yep, just after he threw the cup down.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Some days ago, Medina wrote an article on Lakers players on one-year contracts playing for their next contract. He implicitly gave credence to Nick Young’s foolish claim that Jeremy Lin played “poorly” before the All Star break because he was ‘trying to maximize value for his next contract.” Here’s an excerpt :

    “It’s always going to be tough when you have a whole team going into free agency,” [Nick] Young said. “Everyone is trying to stay in this league and get some money. I don’t blame anybody. But it’s tough.”

    That explains why Young openly suspected that Lin’s struggles before the All-Star break partly stemmed from trying to maximize value for his next contract. Lin is in the final year of a deal that pays him $14.9 million, something Houston granted him amid the height of “Linsanity” three years ago in New York. Yet, Lin’s 10.9 points and 4.7 assists per game average may not yield the same kind of lucractive deal.

    “I can say with 100 percent confidence, I have not worried about my contract situation one bit,” Lin said. “I haven’t changed my game one bit because of it. I’m never going to do that.”

    See : http://www.dailynews.com/sports/20150311/one-year-contracts-fuel-competition-amid-tough-lakers-season

  • John Lee

    Whether MM’s stirring up the pot or not, BS doesn’t need any kind of excuse to cut back on Lin’s minutes.

  • Lin’s like “I’ll give you this one. I’m not getting posterized by a potential future teammate” =)

  • John Lee

    It doesn’t make any sense. Why would anyone play poorly at any given time in order to “maximize value”?

    Young must be smoking some mighty fine stuff.

  • true so Lin might as well speak the truth about BScott’s non-coaching :]

  • cali7

    Me too. Medina could have written what he wrote objectively but there is a bias towards scott. Based on Scott’s attitude of I can do whatever I want and I don’t have to talk to the player if I bench him, I highly doubt scott talked to lin. Even then lin sought scott out.

    Not surprised lin is getting help outside of the coaching staff considering scott apparently believes that asking his player stupid questions like how come you cant set up a good screen constitutes coaching as opposed to saying this is how you set a good screen but this is what you are doing wrong. Anyway, What lin has done since asg shows how diligent and teachable he is. Also how quick.

  • John Lee

    OK, who do you want me to root for, and how much are you willing to pay for my 75% success rate? LOL

  • JoeTeam

    Hey, missed you at the game! Lol.

  • JoeTeam

    No, I would have I like real-dsb.

  • JoeTeam

    For Lin, after the boos that are standard at o.Co were the loudest cheers for any LAL player. The cheers come from the embedded LAL fans, but Lin gets it from GSW fans too.

  • TTNN

    If you read Chinese, there is a pretty detailed report in Chinese forum. A guy somehow had media pass in GSW game was able to get into the locker room and went through the interview process.

    He said a reporter asked a lot of questions regarding Jeremy to Byron, and then later on asked a lot of questions to Jeremy. He was the one next to Jeremy in his post game interview video, and looks to me that’s Medina.

    So he asked Lin a lot of questions about turnovers, and only towards the end, he ask Lin about Scott, and Lin basically said he did not get much feedback from Scott. Anyway, how to structure the question is an art, and the Chinese journalist thought Medina is a big Lin fan. lol

    http://m.hupu.com/bbs/12219371-1.html

  • real-dsb

    Watching the replays, I am again very happy to see that Lin picked up all his fouls on the floor rather than in midair. This gives him a big advantage since he can usually still plant another foot and turn to get a decent shot off, as opposed to in midair, which is difficult to shoot. But mainly because it’s much less dangerous. Yet another valuable skill Lin as acquired this year.

  • Maknusia

    add together with the thigh injury as well

  • real-dsb

    especially since Lakers are shooting 74.6% as a team this year!

  • JoeTeam

    Great post, Melody!!!

  • JoeTeam

    Well. Sort of silly for BSc to knock Lin for TOVs when Kobe and JC get free passes. Just BScatology.

  • Maknusia

    Sorry folks, some of these pictures…seems to have repeated..having issue with my connection here 🙁

  • John Lee

    Jeremy mentioned that he’s got minor injuries on knee(s) and back, but just using icepacks on them.

  • real-dsb

    I think Lin and Boozer have camaraderie both being benched by Scott even though they deserve to start. They both know that Scott doesn’t have a clue, so they stick together to endure the rest of the season. Both are free agents after this year, so they are outta LA!

  • blubell

    Would this affect his FT or is it a focus issue?

  • Brent Yen

    Should we give credit to Harden? lol

  • Brent Yen

    I think his FT got a bit better actually.lol

  • JoeTeam

    And, with losing going on, nothing in terms of TOV really matters because it’s not really a competitive situation, so it does feel like practice. Your points are good, and I think the rest of this season is just training camp and stats and having fun. Drama only comes from BSc point, and counterpoint in terms of defense necessary.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    We have witnessed it repeatedly. Don’t think I care that much anymore. Another 16 games to go.

  • MoominFloren

    Sometimes I think DNP is better if BS intends to make Lin look bad in the last 10 games as the starter.

  • JoeTeam

    Hey yes, Lin was stretching out his back coming on on one of the stints.

  • Brewkowski

    Lol. 75% ‘success’ rate is pretty good.

  • FrankW

    Learn from the best.

  • Brewkowski

    thomas is jr to me. with jr on his staff, no way mad dog will feel empowered to say or do much without it getting back to daddy.

    which player has developed under jr?

  • Brent Yen

    Lin will still trying to,cut down TOVs, but he is figuring out how to do it while staying aggressive. This is a play by play thing. So it is regardless of your team winning or losing. Once he learned from how to operate in tight spaces, he will be great.

  • Brent Yen

    I hope his knee is fine…….

  • Keith

    Sound like you have tried his cooking.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    There are plenty of time in the off-season for the injury to heal up since Lakers is definitely not going to playoff.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He’s going to lose this endorsement soon.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Another stupid poll from coach Miller of Lakers.

    Open Forum: Who should get the most minutes at point guard the rest of the season, JC or JLin.
    Not even fair.
    Put JC into JLin’s situation, he would collapse. Put JLin into JC position, you would see Linsanity Prime.

  • real-dsb

    It was a poorly written article. Medina was referring to when Young said that Lin should’ve passed more instead of trying to score himself to get himself the best contract next year.

  • real-dsb

    The article is poorly written. It didn’t explain how Young suggested that Lin’s struggles were from trying to maximize value for his next contract. There was a link on “Young openly suspected that Lin’s struggles before the All-Star break partly stemmed from trying to maximize value for his next contract”, but the link was to the wrong article. I had to do my own research to figure out what the heck he was saying.

  • LAJane

    After many years in the entertainment field watching agents, Kobe’s agent will not dump him…that’s not how those guys work when they’ve got a sugar daddy on the line that they get big paychecks from but don’t have to do much of anything. Kobe’s name is big enough that they never have to pound the pavement to drum up deals. Rather they can put their feet up and sift through the seekers that are asking for deals. At Kobe’s level, even doing the player deal is not that much of a negotiation. He tells them what he wants, and the fish chasing the bait is charging the boat, as the big tuna sportsmen say.

  • real-dsb

    A couple strange incidents from the game, can anyone shed light on them?

    In the first quarter, Lin and Boozer went over to the scorer’s table like they were going to check in. Then after a minute, they walked back to the bench without checking in.

    At the start of the 4th quarter, Curry shot 2 FTs, apparently to make up for earlier in the 3rd quarter because the refs forgot the Lakers were in penalty? That seems bizarre, because a couple plays already took place after the foul, so how can the refs give the FTs later?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    It’s mind boggling to have the quarter started with 2 FT. Shouldn’t they give them the FTs at the end of the 3rd Q.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The best way to cut Jeremy’s minutes is to put one more player into the guard rotations. Byron Scott has been doing this.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    This is beyond repair. The team needs a total overhaul in coaching and managment.

  • Rick Johnson

    Some Lin fans seem to be giving Medina a hard time on Twitter accusing him of trying to stir things up. He seems to be on only one digging and pointing out the discrepancies and inconsistencies of Byron Scott while avoiding coming out and attacking, criticizing Scott. Seems like a way to expose the truth but then just fall back on “just reporting the facts”.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Team chemistry win games. Byron Scott has been trying to destroy any team chemistry in existence through his rotations and lineup changes.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    They are hurting the spacing.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Unthinkable.

  • sport

    What Young said was just his selfishness of wanting to chuck more shoots when it’s obvious he has more shot attempts than Lin in almost every game. In fact, Lin passes way too much to the same players and teammates even when they’re missing especially to those bigs. He should take more shots to avoid TOs and should pass more to perimeter guys like Johnson who can hit the 3 well. I mean Boozer was 0-5 in one of the games, the moment he went 0-3, Lin should’ve tried passing to other teammates.

  • sport

    Wow didn’t know Lenovo was the one who made Superfish, good thing I switched to Macs 8 years ago, never had virus or malware issues again.

  • PPP

    1. Usually around the 6 min mark, there is an official timeout after the dead ball, or they intend to call a timeout.
    2. The refs need to review the tape/film to confirm which normally took place during the timeout.

  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward
  • John Lee

    Seriously, we should stop advertising for this Miller clown. No mindless BS drone deserves any space here.

  • K. P. Chan

    Thanks for the warm welcome, Tweeps! I am new here but really do enjoy reading all the good stuff. Everything said here is on point.

    Re Lin’s T/O’s, obviously I want to see him cut them down, but who would want to see him watch over his shoulder constantly? His style is more effective when he plays free and unworried. He has been finding the right balance on this. I am glad he sees that and is challenging Scott.

    Scott is a hypocrite. I distinctly remember a game in which Kobe had something like 10 T/O’s and shot not much better than 30%. And Scott seemed perfectly fine with that. No?

  • K. P. Chan

    I am still learning the format & the flow of the threads. I just posted something on the subject but am not sure if has been inserted into this particular conversation or if it’s lying out there somewhere. Lol! I’ll get used to it.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I stop to understand who and what BS is for a few months now. His action/words are way beyond any human logic and/or common sense. Any descriptive terms of him is just an insult to that words. My only prayer for JLin is stay healthy, learn and improve what he can from the games, and make the best decision on what he is offered in FA.

  • lleepar

    I’ve felt all season that Scott has been giving Jeremy mixed messages. He wants him to play agressive, but not have turnovers. Then Scott publicly idealized the type of play Price offered — which is not Jeremy’s style.

    Even more confusing is that most of those messages seem to have been through public comments filtered through the press, not directly given. I remember Scott talking publicly about changing the starting lineup. He said he talked to Price — because the respects him.

    OTOH, in the same presser, Scott made the point that he talked to Jeremy back when he replaced Jeremy with Price — only because Lin came to him. The message? He didn’t respect Jeremy enough to personally let his starting point guard know he was being benched.

  • 1mtoldman

    lin’s defintely been “goin harden” lately a few times when he’s not getting fga opportunites, acquiring fta’s instead to keep his scoring numbers up.

  • 1mtoldman

    at the time posters on here (not i) gave young credit for just joking around.

  • 1mtoldman

    true and correct. done that. as i pointed out tho even before that lin’s minutes have basically been on a descent since the post asg break out games which got shut down once they started drawing attention.

    so it was curious of scott to come out and say he would “let” lin be the starter the last ten games.

    we will see.

    but there are so few games left it doesn’t really matter; what matters most to the lakers is losing those two games to the tanking champs philly.

    that will take all commander scotts resources so im sure whatever disuse of lin fits into that will be what occurs.

  • 1mtoldman

    fts have been better but fg% is down since his fga’s are down.

  • 1mtoldman

    not good lately. last six games.

  • 1mtoldman

    i didn’t know panini

  • Jedi

    Well the question is ‘Will Jeremy EVER make Team USA no matter how good he plays’?
    If the answer is no, then I have no issues with him playing for Taiwan. Cos I rather see him suit up somewhere than wait forever while his prime passes him by.

  • 1mtoldman

    lin has been averaging fewer turnover this season than ever per game and he has fewer turnover per game since the asg than clarkson. no ones talking about clarksons turnovers, ridiculous to focus on two turnovers in one game as an excuse to bring back out that old flase narrative about lin being a turnover machine.

    as to kobe; kobe didn’t shoot much better than 30% for the whole whatever small number of games he managed to be able to play.

  • Jedi

    Dude, just order take out! I’m 1000x poorer than you and I order take out.

  • Jedi

    Jeremy looks like he doesn’t even care…and then you realize that he is floating in the air.

  • Jedi

    That’s how I look whenever I see BS’s face on TV.

  • KL

    The double standard on Lin’s turnovers are quite sickening. I have noticed that for a long time. Harden, Kobe, everyone else basically, can have lots of turnovers without the same criticism.

    That being said, a lot of the great players have a lot of turnovers. Even the assist to turnover ratio stat does not correlate to great point guards.

    I am more interested in wins. But the stat that tells me a lot is team FG% or points per shot when Lin is playing. Also the opponent’s FG% or points per shot when Lin is playing. Lin gets the ball moving, easy basket for everyone and great effort on defence.

  • KL

    Things have been a bit dull since Scott upped his tanking strategies.

    What do you all hope to see for Lin in the remainder of the season?

    I know many of you just want Lin to be healthy and have a better team next season. Lin has already achieved a lot with the shackles this season.

    I hope to see him make a statement in the last few games. It is extremely difficult since Scott wants to lose and will not give him minutes. But I still think Lin can come up with something special.

  • Jedi

    Honestly, I don’t mind a 40 pt game explosion, and then a DNP for the rest of the season.
    Just to prove to the league he still got it, and also to show the world how petty BS will become if Jeremy goes off.
    But probably won’t happen cos by the 30th point, Jeremy will be benched.

  • Yascar

    I’m a little obsessed with his PER at the moment. Don’t know why. I’d like it to upwards of 16, which I think is very possible since it is at 15.8 currently.

  • KL

    Cool! I would be happy with a 30 point game. A three point explosion would be nice but difficult under Scott’s offence.

  • KL

    16 PER would be great but PER is easy to cut down if minutes are reduced. Maybe 40% three pointers for rest of season?

  • Yascar

    I’d definitely take that one!

  • Wandais38 .

    finally something i can purchase that is not team related. Lin’s arms are always perfect.

  • Yascar

    I know we don’t like Bleacher Report on this forum but I think it is interesting that writers are aware of exactly how dysfunctional BS and the Lakers are. Jeremy and BS are in the list, then Kobe and the Lakers.

    http://m.bleacherreport.com/articles/2394097-ranking-the-most-miserable-partnerships-in-the-nba

  • MoominFloren

    Irresistible

  • lleepar

    Ranking the Most Miserable Partnerships in the NBA

    1. Tom Thibodeau and the Bulls’ Front Office
    2. Rajon Rondo and Rick Carlisle
    3. Kevin Love and His Role in Cleveland
    __________

    4. Kobe Bryant and His Lakers Teammates

    On Feb. 22, the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a seven-game losing streak with an overtime victory over longtime rivals the Boston Celtics. After the game, Nick Young, Jordan Hill, Jeremy Lin and Carlos Boozer expressed their elation in an interview with Mike Trudell of Time Warner Cable SportsNet.

    When late-night host Jimmy Kimmel showed Kobe Bryant that clip two days later, the look on Kobe’s face said it all.

    “Would that happen if you were there?” Kimmel asked Bryant. “Would there be a celebration?”

    Again, Bryant remained speechless, instead choosing to shoot daggers from his eyes.

    Back in mid-December, before his season-ending rotator cuff tear, Bryant was more vocal with his displeasure, telling his teammates during a scrimmage, “You m—–f—— are soft like Charmin in this m—–f—–,” per ESPNLosAngeles.com’s Arash Markazi.

    “Now I see why we’ve lost 20 f—ing games,” he reportedly exclaimed.

    Suffice it to say, if Kobe gets his way, next year’s Lakers will need to win a whole lot more before they celebrate.
    __________

    5. Coach Doc Rivers and Team President Doc Rivers
    __________

    6. Byron Scott and Jeremy Lin

    Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott and point guard Jeremy Lin haven’t seen eye to eye very much this season. Ever since describing himself as a “Jeremy Lin fan” during an appearance on Time Warner Cable SportsNet last summer, the Lakers coach hasn’t pulled punches when speaking about his floor general.

    In January, Scott lamented Lin’s lack of consistency, telling reporters, “The effort has been great. That hasn’t been a problem with Jeremy. It’s just a matter of being consistent each and every night, trying to get into a flow each and every night.”

    Just weeks later, the Lakers coach harped on Lin for attempting to do too much during his time on the court, per Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News. “Get everybody in their sets and take care of the ball,” he said. “Just run the show. You don’t have to do too much. Just run the show.”

    In early March, Scott conceded his floor general is “more comfortable” and “not thinking so much out there,” per Medina, which Lin largely attributed to an increase in pick-and-rolls.” However, the Lakers coach said he “didn’t like” to start games with pick-and-rolls because “everybody is stationary and it’s easy to guard.”

    With Lin set to become a free agent in July, it’s almost impossible to imagine him re-signing in L.A., given his philosophical differences with Scott. While the two haven’t come to blows publicly—and their frayed relationship doesn’t greatly threaten the long-term health of the franchise—they’re one of the league’s most dysfunctional couples at the moment.
    __________

    7. Kirk Hinrich and Chicago Bulls Fans
    8. Lance Stephenson and the Charlotte Hornets
    9. Brook Lopez and Lionel Hollins
    10. Phil Jackson and James Dolan
    Honorable Mention: Mark Jackson and Warriors Broadcasts

  • BobbyH

    Thanks for the summary.

  • Rookie75094

    Harvard going all the way…. Thanks to Jlin spiritual support. ..hehe

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    You’re right, th ose refs sewed up and made up a rule to go with it. Bad rule BTW because GS had the ball for that foul.

  • I’m really glad Jeremy is speaking up about his “high-risk, high-reward” playmaking style

    “I can sit there and play safe and not have any turnovers. But that means I won’t be myself as a player,” said Lin, who will become an unrestricted free agent and will likely take a cut from the $14.9 million he made this season. “I won’t be making plays that I make. I drive to the rim and to the basket really hard and put my head down. The majority of the time, I feel like something good will happen. But there will be times it won’t. To some degree, you have to live with some of those risks.”

    https://twitter.com/MarkG_Medina/status/578216859348004864

  • yeah, he did try to challenge it but he realized he was out of position and late so he just focused on making a safe landing =>

    Nothing wrong with that at all. It shows how quick his Harvard mind to think in a split-second

  • yup, we all know BS/Kobe agenda to marginalize Lin in LA.
    Can’t wait for Lin to start FA, just hoping & praying for 1-2 great games to resonate in GM’s minds before FA starts!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I don’t mind seeing his dark side 🙂

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Another dissertation! A++!

  • Chipdip

    I rather Jeremy plays his style of aggressive attack in spite of the higher risk of TO. Go Lin Go!

  • Wandais38 .

    Totally.

  • Charlie S

    So BS’ strategy must be high risk, no reward. Because I see a lot of puzzling decisions and not much come out of them.

  • real-dsb

    sometimes BR can have good stuff

  • real-dsb

    I’d like to see Lin raise his season FG% to 45%.

  • pandaboy99

    Mark Medina is like a guy trying to hit a bees nest and see what happens.

  • real-dsb

    Scott (as well as every single player, coach, front office for Lakers) is too chicken to criticize Kobe.

  • Maknusia

    Welcome KP, I remember couple of your great tweeter messages posted here. Keep it up.

  • Maknusia

    Yeah…it all depends on the writer, some are fair as well

  • Maknusia

    Doing his job, I guess, he may or maynot have an agenda

  • guest

    unless he has a protection mask/suit, he will be the first to be stung.

  • Maknusia

    wow!!! RJackson of Pistons had 20AST/23PTS against Grizzlies

  • real-dsb

    Ah, thanks for #1 explanation.

    For #2, that only makes sense to me if no additional plays took place after the mistake. What is the statute of limitations? Can they review a call in the 4th quarter from the 1st quarter?

  • Maknusia
  • 1mtoldman

    the flip side of that record would be prior to this game the pistons had lost 10 start since getting jackson as pg and most people subscribed most of the blame to jackson. (who btw is shooting kobe/price/n.young % since coming to det).

    in sum: det was getting much better production out of augustine replacing jennings and basically when they got jackson their season went in the toilet.

    one game doing something other than that does not balance the scales.

  • yes, based on his track record, I give him the benefit of the doubt of highlighting JLin’s positives, much more than most of LA media like Bill Oram and the-like.

    He seems to always want to get Lin’s opinion even when Lin didn’t have great game number-wise. So I give him that.

  • maybe he thinks he’s a bear? =)

  • Jeff Malone

    I hope for Lin to get to play his game and not be hindered by Scott. Also, for Lin to stay healthy.

  • real-dsb

    yup, usually media tries their best to stir up controversy.

  • Brent Yen

    I personally think he should focus on his NBA career 1st. Playing in a Natl team will takes huge toll to his development.

  • Eric Pincus must be quite impressed with the 2nd unit in the scrimmage to tweet they’re leading 22-16

    https://twitter.com/EricPincus/status/578274759625957376

  • 2nd team won with at least 2 Jordan Hill 3s
    Great, now should we expect to see Lin-Hill connection to drain 3s in games?

    Note: sorry, apparently Lin’s layup WON over 2 JHill’s 3s =D

    https://twitter.com/EricPincus/status/578277123472789504

    https://twitter.com/EricPincus/status/578275593571037184

  • Awesome news!
    I only wish Boozer changed his scream to “HoldThat,BS!” LOL

    https://twitter.com/MarkG_Medina/status/578277200811597825

  • blubell
  • LOL, did he add the long beard?
    It should be purple so it’s more prominent

  • Marie Simon

    A day without Jeremy Lin’s news is dull & boring. So glad to see tweets from Laker’s beat writers:)

  • joyce ward
  • So true!

    IMO praising them for covering Lin’s side of stories goes a long way in them tweeting more positive Lin news. We need to be strategic to acknowledge writers when they’re good to Lin. At times, it can be difficult to judge but so far Mark Medina is still good in my book

  • Love it when Medina does tweets to show Lin’s impact in practice and games!
    We need to keep thanking him to get more Lin news =)

  • joyce ward
  • Marie Simon

    So far so good, let’s instill positivity rather than antagonistic attitude towards them.

  • Brent Yen

    I am more curious about what is “over” mean? a floater?

  • as we can see in @Lakers tweet posted by @awarde:disqus above, it looked to be layup high off the glass?

  • Brent Yen

    lol. maybe it was a dunk…

  • blubell
  • We can never get enough of Dr. Lin and his #LINNING drives!

    It looks like Lin won the game with an aggressive drive into traffic and finished with a layup high off the glass beyond Jordan Hill’s reach?

    Speed kills. You just can’t teach speed =)

  • Hm, nice theory that BS (and possibly Kobe) are hating other Lakers with full-hair! LOL

  • orLinaryjoe

    From Warriors game thread, Lin has supporters, and fans recognize the marginalization from BS. Yes, fans were booing Lin due to FTs and not Lin.

    http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2015/3/16/8228097/warriors-vs-lakers-gamethread-beatla

  • Brent Yen

    Man, so not used to that format. Hard to follow…

  • orLinaryjoe

    Yeah, hard to paste part of thread. Had to post screen save.

  • Brent Yen

    That guy support Lin on tweeter too….

  • Brent Yen

    I have watched a few possessions (tovs included) where Lin’s drives were loaded with 2 defenders. Usually when this happens, a 3rd defender will rotate to impede the roll man. So in a series of rotation, one defender will have to guard 2 players. The action of these 2 while Lin was driving are the key. Sadly, what I saw was these 2 guy standing to close so one defender can cover them both. Oh well….

  • K. P. Chan

    Thank you, Maknusia!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Jlin jumping. Jill flat footed and lazy.

  • real-dsb

    “fans were booing Lin due to FTs and not Lin.”

    more specifically, they were booing Lin for free chicken nuggets! lol

  • Just something fun to support Nick Young & poke fun at BScott LOL
    Let’s retweet for the chance to see JLin in Nick’s hairdo! hehe..

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/578293438107406336

  • Fans and their love for FreeTacos & Nuggets! =)

  • Old tweet from iane but still funny =)

    https://twitter.com/ianeBeE/status/547124975044673537

  • TTNN

    interesting, looks like the day before was Curry’s birthday, and Lin show up at midnight, and somehow “wouldn’t leave”, and kept Curry awake till morning, and they are saying curry was having a hangover during the game. That’s funny.

  • lol .. I wonder if it’s true
    In fact all Lin’s comments are interesting, I’ll try to summarize it

  • orLinaryjoe

    On Lin’s block on Green

    c’mon green
    by great_timeout on Mar 16, 2015 | 7:55 PM reply

    Green got blocked by Lin
    I am best princess.
    -Princess Luna
    by ServantOfLuna on Mar 16, 2015 | 7:55 PM reply

    Linsanity with the chase down block haha
    by Raiiny on Mar 16, 2015 | 7:55 PM reply

  • Most GSW Fans comments on Lin seemed to be very positive.
    Some are gold!

    Check out the summary:
    http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2015/3/16/8228097/warriors-vs-lakers-gamethread-beatla

    1. Jeremy Lin is a jump shooter now!
    2. Jeremy Lin playing great D on Curry
    I don’t like reading that
    Fortunately, Jeremy Lin won’t be in the playoffs
    3. Jeremy Lin is so annoying…
    4 im surprised Scott still has Lin in the game
    5 lin harnessing his inner KOBE
    6 Lin has a special hatred in his heart for the dubs
    7 lin is making $15 million
    Lee is also making around that
    lee is twice as good as lin though
    Is he?
    8 …

  • Rick Johnson

    deleted duplicate

  • LAJane

    love the phrase “70’s coaching fraternity” Short, sweet, says it all. Gonna use it.

  • LAJane

    Lin showed up at midnight? I would never have expected such a thing. Wonder if it’s true. If so a) he’s always more than I thought, and b) he’s YOUNG. 🙂

  • LAJane

    Hahahahaha.I have to give it to Swags…he always has great comebacks!

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • Funny but they got respect on Lin’s ability to get to FT line & to defend a “hung-over” Curry LOL
    Maybe Jeremy even cooked for Curry’s birthday!

  • sport

    Except speed deteriorates over time as one ages so Lin should pick up other moves to harness them instead of relying on his speed.

  • Brent Yen

    He must have cooked some curry..

  • Brent Yen

    He does not rely on speed that much now.

  • some curry can cause Lindigestion lol

  • LAJane

    Actually I like Swaggys goofy hairdo. It’s fun, and suits his personality. Hair grows out. It’ll change. He’s not a mortgage broker – he can fly his freak flag 🙂

    Frankly, I much prefer it to Hardens beard.

  • LAJane

    I’m sure he’s well aware of that…but he can do it NOW and when its the right tool for the moment I’m sure he gets a lot of pleasure out of turning on those afterburners. He’ll savor other pleasures when that one is done. He has always valued having as broad an arsenal as possible, and McHale and BS have reinforced that need in spades.

  • true, and he continues to make great progress (3s, defense, pull-up Js) in the past 3 years since Linsanity. He’s no longer 1-trick pony relying on PnR and speed

  • FYI
    Tarik Black has a lot of things in common with JLin
    Naruto!

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/578314817577963521

  • joyce ward
  • Brent Yen

    LOL….There is no FUTURE

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    What is he supposed to say?

  • Brent Yen

    I will see what options I have when the time comes…..now I just wanna help the team win

  • joyce ward
  • orLinaryjoe

    Some funny speculation there.

  • JW

    So looks like Lin was with Kelly, Jabari, Sacre, and Ed.

    Starters are Clarkson, Wes, JHill, Tarik?, and Ellie?

  • orLinaryjoe

    Well I guess some fan was at the party!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Good mining there! Golden nuggets!

  • deesee5

    No wonder Curry didn’t go HAM. Lol

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JoeTeam

    wow, that’s a bigger deal than I thought.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Actually I expected worse:-(

  • JoeTeam

    great share.

  • JoeTeam

    hope it’s not lingering.

  • Jedi

    Unexpectedly funny to me!

  • FYI
    I added the Game 67 JLin Stats Poll vs UTA above.

    I will update the Vote results in 1-2 days. Thanks for your patience!
    Linsanity!!

  • GoodDayLA

    that requires coaching and smart players who can react. You need to play with a regular group of guys to kind of build some expectations on how each other react.

  • GoodDayLA

    I’ve heard from those in the know that Lin hits the clubs more than the average Lin fan is aware of. Not that he’s doing anything bad at all. But he’s not staying home every Friday or Saturday night reading his bible and praying by himself locked in his room.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    He already did that as he said he will decline his opton to pursue free agency. He has changed his tune a little maybe the lakers want to keep him with better contact.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    My belief with this kind of injury, it’s going to be hard to return soon. Even when swelling is down, playing too soon will make it worse. So, I expect NY isn’t able to play for the rest of season.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Maknusia

    with some wine in it?…lol…good strategist

  • Thanks, I guess QFTOS (Quotes From The Other Sites) is good to read to see how non-Lin fans see him.

    Maybe GSW fans would even be open in pursuing Lin in the FA?

  • JoeTeam

    Well, he was fun in the interviews!

  • JoeTeam

    I hope fans talk GSW into it. They are saving $ to build their new arena, maybe.

  • spiderman

    Deprived people lol

  • linspiredinla
  • spiderman

    A day without JLin news is like a day without sunshine

  • JC

    Big time Naruto fan here too!

  • joyce ward

    Davis/Randle signed with CAA. You know that the Lakers will try to lowball Davis, that is why they limited he/lin playing together because they know if they let lin/davis loose, Lakers wouldn’t be able to match contract. I think Ed is doing saying all the right things, but he will go for the biggest contract if it is offered.

  • Filler-up

    Lin with that Lin-up beating on the Lakers starters says a lot, even if it was just practice. It says a lot.

  • BobbyH

    BS does not deserve any NBA players, including D-league ones.

  • Maknusia

    Yeah…it takes some time to tune into a new team…he had a triple-double today

  • Maknusia

    truth! 🙂

  • Maknusia

    Lin with any non-selfish players, he will do well

  • Maknusia

    lol…I liked the title of the article….nothing new there, its pretty much…what was quoted here last 2 days

    Jeremy Lin News: ‘Linsanity’ Won’t Change Style of Play to Please LA Lakers Coach Byron Scott

    When asked about his struggles in protecting the ball, Lin told Mark Medina of Los Angeles Daily News that Scott has yet to talk to him about what “Linsanity” coined as his “high-risk, high-reward” style of play.

    “I won’t be myself as a player,” Lin said of changing his approach. “I won’t be making plays that I make. I drive to the rim and to the basket really hard and put my head down. The majority of the time, I feel like something good will happen. But there will be times it won’t. To some degree, you have to live with some of those risks.”

  • FrankW

    Jeremy Lin 15.80 PER, rank #25

    Season average per 36:
    36 min, 3.7 reb, 6.6 ast, 0.6 blk, 1.7 stl, 3.7 pf, 3.1 to, 15.3 pts

    Since ASG, 13 games, Per 36:
    36 min, 4.3 reb, 7.0 ast, 1.0 blk, 2.1 stl, 3.2 pf, 2.4 to, 18.9 pts

    Improvement across the board, keep it up Jeremy!

  • Pete Roces

    Byron Scott is not a NBA caliber coach. More like an elementary coach to me.

  • Maknusia

    Cinderella Stories: 5 Athletes Who Took N.Y. For A Ride

    https://cbsnewyork.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/jeremy-lin-signs.jpg?w=620&h=349&crop=1

    https://cbsnewyork.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/linsicover.jpg?w=420&h=316

    I’m not sure this city will ever fall in love with a player again as quickly as they did with Lin. Everyone, and I mean everyone, was rooting for this kid — his backstory was incredible and his play on the court was equally inspiring. Unfortunately for the Knicks, “Linsanity” spiked his value so high, they couldn’t afford to keep him. He ended up signing in Houston during the offseason.

  • Maknusia

    1. Nick Young got a new haircut

    New look for Swaggy P. pic.twitter.com/6wLh4aQ3AH
    — Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) March 18, 2015

    Nick Young also said his hair was inspired by Kid ‘n’ Play. pic.twitter.com/v14dv97Sed
    — Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) March 18, 2015

    2. Byron Scott didn’t like it

    Byron Scott on Nick Young’s hair. “Thats not a hairdo, that’s a lost bet.”
    — Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) March 18, 2015

    Byron Scott on Nick Young’s hair “It looks like a bunch of worms up there.”
    — Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) March 18, 2015

    3. Nick Young didn’t like that

    Nick Young on Byron Scott criticizing his hair. “People with no hair wouldn’t understand.”
    — Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) March 18, 2015

  • Kianainhi

    Welcome KP. Hope to see more of your postings in the future,

  • Rick Johnson
  • Maknusia

    BScott…ever gonna have anything good to say?

  • joyce ward

    This is what I see,Scott knows that he can’t p*** all over lin because lin is an international Icon, and when Scott’s says these idiotic things out of his mouth, it becomes public record and he can’t go back and retract. I love the fact that lin is standing up to him publicly and scott has no answer for the media. All Scott is doing is running all the FA’s out of the Lakers because nobody wants to play for him. I am sure the player/agents/GM’s have taken their players off the Laker’s short list because of scott/kobe.kobe pretends that he can recruit another “superstar” to the Lakers. The only problem with that is that everybody in the league knows that kobe is a cancer and nobody wants to play with him. Players/agents also know that when kobe starts acting up, that the F/O won’t take up for their players. Also kobe does a lot of fronting, meaning that he has a friendship with LBJ, Melo, but in reality, he is just a mere acquaintance and nothing more. I loved the fact that LBJ, busted Kobe out, when he said that Kobe never recruited him. I think the Laker’s organization is about to fall like a house of cards when Lin is gone. Lin served his purpose in playing for the Lakers this season by exposing the laker’s organization and kobe.

  • Acbc

    i got petty excited when someone suggested Lin was being recruited by Taiwan to play for them in FIBA. it would be great for the Lin brrothers to team up togetther and kick some butt in the Olympics.

  • HY C

    Players need a coach to give constructive advice or real coaching.
    A player’s hair or clothes or shoes should be the least of the coach’s concern.
    no wonder JLin has to get REAL advice from his own trainer.

  • 1mtoldman

    about kobe and ronnie price and jordan clarkson.

    i think thats about it.

  • Rick Johnson

    Looks like account was hacked. Tweet deleted. Lakers don’t even play Houston Tuesday:

    Dave MillerVerified account‏@coachdavemiller

    Jeremy Lin will start this Tuesday vs Houston…Hill and Price will be listed as probable…

  • orLinaryjoe

    Here, hear, too bad BS has no hair.

  • Jimmy Buckets

    Lin finally fired back at BS calling all his bs
    Of course, Mark Madina will write a piece making Lin look bad.
    Lin’s had enough with it
    He’s a smart guy they probably nailed a deal for next season with some team
    so now he fires shots at Byron

    take that assface

  • joyce ward

    Yep

  • CJSHYY

    I really think MM tried to get this going for his own reading rate. In fact, that 5 TO it’s not that big deal bc Curry also got 6 TO on that game. Like today, Rondo got 11 AST but w 8 TO. smh!

  • joyce ward

    Have you noticed that Scott is not a confrontational person. He is a bully, and when push comes to stand up for a fight, he runs away. he acts as though, he doesn’t have to tell the players anything about changes, but he is actually a coward. I doubt very seriously that he talked to Price about being benched. Price didn’t say anything because he hopes to get a contract with the Laker’s next season

  • Acbc

    Steve Nash’s career was really helped by playing and carrying the Canadian national team. It really showcased Nash’s star ability to be THE man on his team.

    Lin could ask for his younger brother too be part of the team. Lin playing with his younger brother together would be such a big biig personal deal. they will serve notice the same way Nash did. Ultimately, Lin’s biggest personal task is to raise his infuence and platform in Asia. It would also help to change the negative stereotype belief that asians can’t compete on the world stage in pro sports.

  • grover chang

    hmmm. If true ironic that he keeps calling his players soft.

  • CJSHYY

    Do you think Lakers will give Price contract for next season?

  • joyce ward

    scott tries to bully the players into submission by threatening with playing time. I think Lin has figured out that no matter what he does, scott will never be fair to him, so lin just decided, I am going to play my game while I am in there. Also Scott’s ridiculous about the pick and roll really set lin off, accuse most of the league’s offense is pick and roll.

  • joyce ward

    Price is way down the list on their totem poll. I think they will opt for a younger player to the 3rd stringer. Price doesn’t have any upside. Scott/Kobe don’t need Price anymore, because Price was always about, anybody but lin.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I think so too. Totally agree on this…Price was always about, anybody but Lin. smh!

  • joyce ward
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Rondo played 28:40 minutes with 4-7 9 points 6 rebounds 11 assists 8 TOs 1 steal against Orlando Magic.
    Delvin Harris played 22:12 minutes with 3-8 12 points 5 assists 1 TO 1 steal.
    J.J. Barea played 16:18 2-4 4 points 2 assists 2 TOs 2 steals

    Monta Ellis 36:25 minutes 9-17 21 points 2 Rebounds 4 assists 2 TOs 2 TOs 2 steals 2 Blks.

    Monta Ellis >> Rondo
    Rondo –=– Delvin Harris

  • CJSHYY

    Do you think Rondo played well tonight? I hope Cuban will not sign Rondo.

  • Maknusia

    lol…that was a good one from NYoung!

  • Maknusia

    I doubt…but then who knows… JC had also shown interest to play for Philippines Team

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Exactly.
    Nobody wants to play for Byron and nobody wants to play with Kobe. Everybody like KD and Carmelo are paying lip services only. Kobe’s reputation of insulting teammates and being selfish drives all quality FAs away. D12 wanted Lakers to trade Kobe away to stay in LA. Pau Gasol who is having an All-star year played for another team for much less money. Shaq….Oh, don’t mention it.

    Yeah, Kobe is a degenerated player with his old habits that has caused teams losing games than winning. Younger FAs don’t want Kobe and Byron. Older FAs would want to be the alpha player of the team and played for a contending team. Kobe doesn’t make a team competitive! He’s pretty sick in his attitude and teamwork.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That kind of comments are way out of line!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Rondo is playing better but he’s not well and certainly not the one deserving his $12m/year contract.
    Ellis is grossly underpaid but Rondo is overpaid this year and not to mention max contract.

    At the clutch, Rick Carlisle took out Rondo and put in Delvin Harris in the last minute for offense but put him back in for defense.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    You don’t even want him to coach a college team because he would cause lots of injury for his players.

  • TTNN

    don’t think Lin will play. First, he is a free agent, so he could not afford to get injured. Second, if he play for Taiwan, it will be hard for him to go back to Mainland China then. Too political, he has been trying to avoid play for either team.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Money is the utmost factor in signing Ed Davis who hasn’t received significant pay days like Jeremy did for his $25m for 3 years. Ed Davis would love to play for that kind of contract now. In fact lots of PF with less impact on the game got paid much more than $25m for 3 years.
    I think Ed Davis should be paid around the ball park figure of $25m for 3 years. He’s durable, and a rim protector shooting at an excellent %. He’s also a decent passer and he drives to the basket successfully often enough to earn him a reputation of being a good PF.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Tarik needs play time to develop a steady game on court. I doubt if Lakers would pay him enough. Certainly, Lakers would love to keep him at minimum play but in fact he plays better than many first round picks this season when he’s given the minutes.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Court spacing is important and rookies tend to pack the paint.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin’s competitive advantage is his explosiveness on the court. His first step is the fastest in the league.

  • FrankW

    I like Price, feel sorry for him with no playing time for so many games due to BS.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin has developed defensive skills and he’s the top shot Blocker for a PG.

  • it probably depends on the GSW playoff performance this year.
    If they lack playmaking and ability to get to FT lines, maybe they’ll remember Lin

  • Kianainhi

    Lin’s comment the best is yet to come was said in 2 separate interviews. I recall he made that comment with a smile on his face. Something is up but not revealing. Did Lin know at that time he would be starting & allowed to run the offense his way? Possibly FO intervening on this? I guess time will tell.

  • I started watching after Jeremy tweeted that Replication Jutsu in the “Reloaded” video. It was great but boy there was a lot of episodes :]

  • Yes, it’s too heated to play for either China or Taiwan.
    Besides, I think Jeremy would want to compete to represent the US team but he’d need to get All-Star and other accolades first

  • kittyhead

    Agree! As a Taiwanese, I dont want Lin to do this at all…not worthy.

  • Ido is correct. Jeremy certainly has that “look” in his eyes after game-winners

    https://twitter.com/IdoAmir/status/578295496860561408

  • wandertheglobe

    MDA is selling his Manhattan Beach house for $9.8M and moving out of So Cal….

    http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/hot-property/la-fi-hotprop-mike-dantoni-house-20150318-story.html

  • CJSHYY

    So he will not stay in CA…

  • steven ko

    love what young said about BS:

    “People with no hair wouldn’t understand,” Young said. “When you have the ability to try things with your hair but when it’s over with you tend to turn into a hater on people that got hair. I would be mad at someone with hair if I didn’t have hair.”

  • Arsenium12 .

    Must be nice to be a veteran NBA coach. Here is D’Antoni’s home in Rye, New York, that he bought when he coached the Knicks (seven bedrooms, etc.). When he sold it, the house was listed for 7 million. See : http://www.realtor.com/news/knick-sale-mike-dantoni-lists-suburban-new-york-home-for-7-million/
    __________

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! I like it too.

  • Keith

    “Yes, it’s too heated to play for either China or Taiwan.
    Besides, I think Jeremy would want to compete to represent the US team but he’d need to get All-Star and other accolades first .”

    THIS. !!!!!

  • chan c

    Lol

  • linspiredinla

    Rondo 28 min, 9 pts, 11 assisis, 8 turnovers tonight.

  • Filler-up

    And the second team won twice so no fluke.

  • Acbc

    its too bad about the politics involved even playing for his own motherland. i will bet that Lin will never ever suit up for the US in the Olympics. The politics Lin faces just to be a starter should make everyone take note of the political process to makiing it on the Olympic squad. look at the fact that Damian Lilliard didnt even get selected!

    Steve Nash played for Canada in the 2000 Sidney Olympics and won against Spain and one other highly ranked team to take a no name team to the quarters. Nash was so clutch that he was THE star of the team and was nicknamed CAPTAIN CANADA.

    Nash had played 2 seasons already with the Mavericks and averaged less than 9 points per game between 1998-2000. the post 2000 Olympics season, Nash averaged 15+ points and improved again the following season. Nash proved to the Mavs and himself that he could lead a team. that expereince with the Canadian national team, forced Nash into accepting and siezing the role as leader and star MVP. in fact, I believe that Nash started to prove to all the doubters that a white guy from Canada could the MVP of a NBA team.

    Captain Canada has been acknowledge as the person that changed the fortunes of Canadiian basketaball. Now that he is the head of Canadiian Oylympic team, many media people have traced the young stars like Bennet and Wiggens to Nash’s infuence.

    There is definate political negatives to Lin playing on a level field with his own team in the Olympics. Political fallout will always follow Lin no matter what he does. However, IMO, the upside has so many benefits that it far outweiights the negatives.

  • Rookie75094

    rondoitis is on full display…too bad the mavs are too strong to be infected by the rondo disease

  • Brent Yen

    I do not know….I am not sure if Lin can bring either TW or China to win the Olympic qualifier. In a longer time maybe, not just in one summer.

  • Yes, this tanking season definitely hindered a lot of players’ development. NBA needs to get rid of tanking once and for all.

    NBA fans, players and franchises really suffer with such poor quality basketball.

  • MoominFloren

    Lin is very active on his LINE account recently. This time he’s asking fans what colour he should wear tomorrow. Yellow is slightly ahead

  • MoominFloren

    LOL Young will be benched until next season

  • Maknusia

    I dont think we should take the path that Lin haters are taking. Let Rondo be himself, his game results speaks

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • sport

    Not to mention choosing to play for TW or China is full of political issues in itself. But I believe a player should only play for the country they’re born in.

  • sport

    With Price’s non existent skills he should’ve been out of the NBA long time ago!

  • PPP

    He could…..as a coach, seriously.

  • PPP

    ^This…

  • sport

    Byron is a hater on anyone who has potential to lead the Lakers and that includes both Lin and Young!

  • Brent Yen

    I have no opinion on that, I just feel lin wanted to do better in NBA more. Acbc bright good points tho. Sometimes u gotta Achebe ur goal indirectly…

  • JoeTeam

    I hope they win it all and still decide to pay the luxury tax. Yeah, kind of crazy but I’ll tell that to my friends.

  • Sophie Paris

    Yea or from their nationality. Lin is American even if he’s from a taiwanese descent I would feel weird to see him play for a national asian team. Like the African-American players aren’t playing for Africa lol.

  • Sophie Paris

    Yellow better it has the dragon on it!!

  • Sophie Paris

    No Lakers won’t offer contract to Price (nor Lin :p)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Actually all four colors have dragons on but just yellow and white can see best:-) The other two are purple and black.

  • LAJane

    I don’t see him opting to play for a country other than his birthplace. He has struggled enough to make a place for an Asian-American in the NBA. Playing for another country would be like an admission that there’s no place for him in his birth nation. I don’t believe he’ll ever throw gasoline on that fire. I think his off-season workshops in Asia are his idea of his best contribution.

  • K. P. Chan

    Thanks, Kiana! I am still on Level 1A–learning how to navigate. But I would definitely post more in the future.

  • K. P. Chan

    Ha! I thought it was Melody. I recognize the Twitter Account Profile Picture. Yes, Melody is awesome.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    A better version of Linsanity is easily available next season with MDA, the coach who could make it possible and the player, Jeremy Lin, available in the market at the same time.

    Look at how Byron busting up at the Lakers, you can’t help but appreciate how MDA has gone through with his injuries in players. He didn’t even have enough players on court so Sacre couldn’t foul out. That is an NBA record but last season is still way better than what Byron is having. MDA is a legit NBA coach. Lin is a legit NBA player. Putting them together, they can take lots of teams out of misery.

    Fancy if there are desperate owners who would give Linsanity Prime a chance to explode by putting them together. What do they have to loss. I can almost guarantee a full house every night.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    MDA is available to coach next season. Jeremy Lin is a free agent. When you put 1 + 1 together, you will get a better version of Linsanity. Now it’s up to a desperate owner to fix things up for his team.

    The 76er should fire Sam Hinkie now that they have absolutely brought the team to the ground; a hopeless situation. Utah is having trouble to bring the team out of misery even with some good players. Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons are underachieving. Their owners’d better take this into consideration. You need talents to win but you also need the coach to put them together. Look at Atlanta now, they are waking up owners. You don’t necessarily need a Carmelo, LeBron, KD etc to win.

    Linsanity is up and rising at a very affordable price. It’s up to owners to take considerations. How many teams are desperate enough to give fans a chance to watch games of colossal excitement.

    Even Mo Williams is a free agent next season who is an ideal backup for Jeremy. Pray to see it coming.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    There is no point of leaving a house vacant when the owner is working elsewhere. I believe that MDA should have no problem to find a coaching job, be in college or in NBA. There are so many desperate teams who need a competent coach. When you compare MDA with Byron Scott, you immediately can tell the difference between a coach and a roach.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I hope that Lin can do well in NBA before going elsewhere. First thing comes first.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    It doesn’t raise any eyebrows. If Lin did that, you can expect controversy and haters going out of their way about that 8 TOs.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron Scott is a sad loser with all his hope hinging on a degenerated star like Kobe Bryant. We all know that Kobe will never amount to anything but Kobe is still fighting against Father Nature and is determined to takes his team to the cellar with him.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Ronnie Price is a good backup at a very affordable price. He could be a solid backup giving him an appropriate system.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Scott is absolutely ridiculous. He’s out of this world. How could people make so many shameless comments on 3 point shots, pick and roll and winning a championship while putting all the blames on his players and not himself calling those last minute plays.

    Byron Scott is no more than a fitness coach and a horrible one getting players injured before the training camp. He’s not fit to be a head coach. (I have to post this again and again.)

  • Filler-up

    It’s Father time or Mother nature.

  • Sophie Paris

    Oic that’s why it doesn’t show on this pic ^^

  • BobbyH

    IMO, there are more political and technicality issues if Lin play for non-USA team. And a potential killer for politics career. If, just suppose if, Lin has an ambition for politics, this will stain his record if he plays for non-USA in an Olympics.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin himself has posted 4 colors of this style toward the end of ASG break. Of course, Adidas also posted the pics then. You can find all those shoes close to those dates.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That will keep him in the doghouse of Byron Scott for a while. This coach has a low threshold of tolerance. He can’t even the look of himself.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    for the safety of NBA players.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Physically yes. Mentally the recovery with Byron as the coach will take much longer.

  • kittyhead

    Curious where he lives now? I thought he lived in NY for his son but it looks like he didnt live there either?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Davis just dare the FO to make him an offer.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    As long as the deadly duo, Kobe and Byron, still runs the team, Lakers are on his way sinking.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy loves Curry Beef, Curry Chicken, Curry everything as long as it is dished.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Too bad that Kobe wasn’t there.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jordan Hill should put up more 3s. It is only a step away from his long 2s.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    5. Coach Doc Rivers and Team President Doc Rivers
    6. Byron Scott and Jeremy Lin

    Most players don’t want to play for Byron Scott who has stacked too many of them under the bus. No wonder Byron always has a problem of ball movements.

  • dave lam

    Are these shoes available at the stores to purchase?

  • 1mtoldman

    when lin had 5 tos in recent game “lin fans” here were “going out of their way” about the 5 to’s. re.

  • 1mtoldman

    it will please you to know that next to pbev rondo has had the 2nd worst post asg stats of any starting pg. (and the biggest decline from pre asg).

  • Wandais38 .

    i know right. i know jeremy posted these pictures, but whenever i see posts any type of clothes or shoes from Jeremy, there is never information where to buy.

  • 1mtoldman

    utah has been the best defenseive team in the nba and 9-2 (with only a partiuclarly hot nite from john wall keeping them from being 10-1) since asg.

    have a great front court now with rudy gobert “the stifle tower” the hottest player in the league post asg (passing by the flash whiteside); hayward tho taking a lot abuse from people who dont know better a legitmate top 40 player and derrick favors the least known equally top 40 or 50 player in the nba.

    but no backcourt players of any consequence at all. burk and burks either injured or dont start and ingles failed as a starter experiment; exum the worst signifacnt minutes bacourt player in the league statistically most of the time and i dont even know the name of the other guy thats starting now; rodney someone (not stuckey).

    could use a good guard on a defenseive team. that is still one of the hottest teams in the league going out the season.

    tho not sure utah as a destination destination would be to lin’s liking.

  • 1mtoldman

    u are correct and posters below are also correct, yes the blue shoe is also available with dragons but the blue shoe in this photo does not have dragons on it. blow it up and see.

  • Sophie Paris

    Yes I remember 😉 Tho this purple ones here doesn’t have the dragon that’s why the other one better. ^^

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

  • 1mtoldman

    ronnie price had the perfect skill set for playing in the backcourt with kobe; brings the ball up, doesn’t shoot.

    also did anyone read the recent lovefest of quotes between price and bs?

    in my opinion; price will be back if kobe and scott are back. either as backup if rondo or someone like him (actually there is no one else like rondo except rubio) comes to l.a. or in the s.l. until kobe goes down (once again). somewhere after 20 games or so.

  • 1mtoldman

    btw research indicates your assertion previously that trolls are human can not “hold water”.

  • MoominFloren

    Not yet in Hong Kong….

  • Sophie Paris

    Yes 🙂
    If it had the dragon I’d be more hesitant between the two haha. Yellow dragon is cool too

  • orLinaryjoe

    Agree. If it was more blue too. It’s too purple. Purple kinda makes me throw up these days. Blue and gold!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Not even the same dhoe, lol

  • orLinaryjoe

    So right. This China vs Taiwan thing can hurt him.

  • Chipdip

    Lin is American. End of story.

  • Chipdip

    Almost triple double…

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    You are right!

  • Brent Yen

    yep pretty much so

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    From my understanding, some of the stuffs will be available in late March or April.

  • linspiredinla
  • Dan Cohen

    Did I just saw lin bumming into his own man at 0:10 and cost a to?!! omg.

  • Brent Yen

    Yes Sir

  • Brent Yen

    Not related. I am always a guy who believes put ICE on the injury or actually any icing methods brings more bad than good to a human body based on traditional Chinese medicine. Then I somehow found out today that even western doctors start to doubt the effectiveness of the RICE guideline.

  • BobbyH

    RICE? Maybe Noodle.

    Edit: Pardon me for my ignorance. Just googled RICE guideline.

    http://sportsmedicine.about.com/cs/rehab/a/rice.htm

  • TTNN

    RICE?

    Oh, Chinese medicine is totally different, and it was slow and long term, thus I think for sports, I wouldn’t take Chinese medicine though.

  • Brent Yen

    RICE = Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL….

  • dave lam

    I think for joints like ankle and knees , the ice does reduce the swelling the first day or two.
    For the muscles contusions on the thigh or calves, Im sure ice doesnt really work effectively and warmth likely better to promote blood flow and healing to soft tissue injury

  • Brent Yen

    I guess. I am really no expert on why ice is effective. Swelling is not the injury, just its symptom. Without swelling, recovery seems will take a longer time. I

  • TTNN

    I do think ICE right after does make sense though.
    It stops micro-injuries, or micro-internal bleeding in the muscle, thus makes recovery faster. Especially for contact or high impact sports, ICE right after kind of control the damage. And then you give rest time for the body to recover.

    All ICE, compress, elevate were ways to decrease blood circulation to the impact area. You want that right after the activity.

  • dave lam

    I think when one is injured but wants to continue playing or working then the ice will reduce the swelling in the joint and make one more mobile
    I believe its useful for short term relief,

  • JoeTeam

    If you watch it over, you will see Lin protests at the end of the play and at the game, minutes later on the first TO, Lin went to the ref and emphatically discussed the foul not called.

    I only caught a glimpse live, and I think on that cameral angle, you cannot see Steph wrapping Lin’s arm and leveraging Lin straight into Booz, like a fulcrum point. You can see the effects of that grab though, both in Lin’s arm reaction and head snap.

  • Dan Cohen

    then the other ref on the other side should’ve caught it.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • It’s a great verse indeed!
    It just makes me wonder if it is particularly related to JLin’s current situation and his “The best is yet to come” recent comments.

  • I wonder if TCM recommends any use of ICE for medicinal purpose?
    If not, what does it recommend for swelling?
    I’m only a bit familiar but I also never heard ICE being recommended at all

  • GoodDayLA

    that defense by Lin on Curry was good. It’s a joke that the ref got that call wrong. The ball was clearly out on Lin, but Lin got pushed out of bounds by Curry.

    The proper call was offensive foul on Curry, or typically the ref just rules it a no call and Curry gets the ball back. Lin always gets screwed usually.

    Not sure why the ref ruled the ball was Laker ball. Clearly Lin touched it last.

    The push off by Curry was right in the ref’s face.

    For some reason, the ref didn’t want to call offensive foul, but knew Lin got pushed.

    So the ref gave Lakers the ball even though last touched by Lin.

    NBA refs,,,scary stuff.

  • Greg summarized JLin’s high-risk/high-reward style well.

    Also BScott’s evil tendency to throw his players under the bus

    Yes, Lin plays risky basketball. He drives into the lane and a lot of time improvises from there. He believes in his quickness and elusiveness to get point, go to the line or find open players. It sometimes turns into a turnovers, but he’s been at a steady 18%-ish Turnover percentage over the last three seasons and around 4.3-4.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. That’s not great, but it’s not something that’s costing the team wins on a regular basis, like some would like to present it.

    Byron Scott keeps calling out his players and throwing them under the bus; some more than others.

  • Brent Yen

    It was a foul, was it not?

  • Brent Yen

    It depends where you live, the environments, and you body situation tho. In ancient world, most ppl were not damaged by “coldness” like modern ppl are. So they can actually take something colder for particular purposes.

  • TTNN

    it was. GoodDayLA was in that kind of angry mode now I guess.

  • Acbc

    I would be very careful in spreading so called scientific studies that contradict normal Accepted methods. It took one crackpot scientist to say there is no global warming and one fraudulent study to create a generation of kids and parents who stopped getting vaccines. Until the majority of the medical community says otherwise, I’d stick with the existing science.

    During the Faulkland war, injured soldiers who suffered from hypothermia actually had a much higher survival rate due to the cold. The studies showed that the cold helped to slow down the bodies degeneration rate until treatment was available to help them.

  • TTNN

    I’m really curious how Lakers will play on Sunday against 76ers, that’s pretty much a must lose game for both team, just wondering how they are going to play out. It could be as ugly as the NYK and Laker game.

  • Brent Yen

    I think in terms of tanking, they have to lose all 16 remaining games, right?

  • Brent Yen

    I don know, the guy I cited was also the guy who proposed RICE 36 yrs ago. I think it depends on what you wanna achieve. To reduce swelling, then you ICE. To recover quick, you may not wanna ICE. To preserve yourself like Khan did, you need a cryogenic tube. LOL

  • that’s interesting so “coldness” was not seen as bad in the ancient world.
    I never knew that

  • Brent Yen

    Modern ppl drink ICE, use A/C, medicine pills….etc. All those things push your body into a “colder state” already. In a sense not as balanced. Note that the cold we are talking about is not just temperature, but a broader meaning.

  • Acbc

    Like I said, until a scientific process has been tested and agreed upon by the majority of scientist. I’d be hesitant to change it.

    I remember when I had a deep knee contusion on my thigh from league soccer, my mom would forcefully deep rub that bruise until tears were coming out of my eyes. That was her traditional medicine with that dirty brown alcohol rub. I’m sure it was to punish me for playing sports instead of healing anything, lol.

  • Sophie Paris

    With a piece of meat too xD

  • Good video by Lecrae the rapper describing SCurry, Tolliver, JLin as better friends in the Sports World that he texts frequently. (Sept 14) Also he sometimes gives messages during NBA chapel service

    Note: His explanation of his Ferguson tweet at 3:49 was also very interesting

    https://youtu.be/MQie3LwkLns?t=5m35s

  • Rick Johnson

    Everyone get’s a Linsanity DVD at the game tonight?

    LinsanityMovie‏@LinsanityMovie

    DVD giveaway night tonight at the @Lakers game! Enjoy @LakersNation @SerenaWinters @LakersReporter @LakersSBN @brosales12

    https://twitter.com/LinsanityMovie/status/578623447107964928

  • Brent Yen

    LOL that was a wrong practice even if you are doing it per TCM guild lines. Science and research for human body, western way has a actually very short history anyway. But I am not arguing who is right and who is wrong tho. Good that everyone can think more…

  • Sophie Paris

    Lucky 🙁 Someone take me there xD

  • That’s the game they might have to DNP Lin to “rest his wrist” just like DEN rested some starters since they won too many since changing coach.
    I’m not sure Lakers can catch up to 76ers, though

  • maybe you can SnapChat JLin
    if you have Swaggy’s hairdo, he might fly you in =)

  • Brent Yen

    LAL are still 5 games away from the top. TOP 1 is almost impossible now. LOL

  • No wonder BScott is upset at Lin’s PnR and 3-game win streak LOL
    “Your wins DESTROYED my precious Tank, Lin. Happy now?” hehe

  • Brent Yen

    They will be lucky if they can even catch up with 76ers…lol

  • Acbc

    BS keeps blaming players for TOs and inconsistency. The truth is that it’s BS’s inconsistent lineup and useage that causes many of the TOs and inconsistencies.

    It’s not surprising that akin started to mess up a bit with the inclusion of JBrown into the line up. That forced Lin to have to stop and think again about how to include a new rookie into the scheme of play. Just when Lin finally learned to play with every combination that BS could throw at him, BS introduces a new inconsistency to his lineup.

    The fact remains that Lin has managed to play very well under a coaches every attemp to make him look bad. Even the last game was winnable. Any half decent coach could have won the game had they used Lin properly and let him finish the game instead of sending in a rookie to finish the game. What kind of bad coach allows the ball to get into the hands of Wes Johnson for a potential tying 3.

  • Brent Yen

    I can not wait to see Lin playing bball freely, instead of suffering due to politics.

  • Samuel

    wow.. you can buy a $10 ticket yet get a Linsanity DVD which SRP from $14 to $20.
    the giveaway should be:
    Upper Deck – Linsanity DVD
    box sits – Linsanity Blu-Ray
    front row – Linsanity Blu-Ray with Lin’s autograph to it 🙂

  • Sophie Paris

    LOL if I had swaggy’s hairdo I’d live in a cave for the rest of my life!!!

    I’ll ask my bf but I might be late for tonight lol

  • CJSHYY

    Wow! Lakers really wants to keep Lin so bad now… LOL!

  • Sophie Paris

    Haha only Lin is bringing some fans to Staples now…

  • This is how I know Lin is Harvard-smart and street-smart.

    He saw how fans go crazy over FREETacos/FREEHotDogs or whatnot, so why not let them give them FREE Linsanity DVDs? Kids would love it and be JLin fans!

    Win-Win!

    Note: Plus LAL season ticket holders might want to see Linsanity in the last 10 games as a starter after watching the DVDs. Or they will BOO BScott!

  • Acbc

    It’s so low for any organization to continue to misuse Lin while milking his fame and attraction to get people to attend games. It’s absolutely shameless and two face lie to fans to sell tickets pretending that Lin will be the star attraction when in fact he is forced to perform with his hands tied behind his back.

  • TTNN

    they are still going to play 76ers twice, Min twice, If they lose those two games, they got a chance for sure. But I don’t think Min and 76ers will win twice, especially 76ers. Since Lakers lost that pick means 76ers win that pick, so it is double incentive to 76ers.

  • TTNN

    I don’t understand why they want to do that though, I mean, was that arranged by Lakers or Lin? I just don’t see why bother.

  • LOL next time then =)
    Besides, hair will grow so just live in the cave for 3 months hehe

  • CJSHYY

    They want to keep Lin. Sure not by Lin… I think Lakers FO just tried to promote Lin.

  • see my Linconspiracy theory below =)
    If it comes from JLin team, it’s brilliant!

    Get season ticket holders in Linsanity fever and clamor for it in the last 10 games as a starter.
    Otherwise, they will boo BScott! lol

  • TTNN

    somehow I get the feeling Lakers FO and Byron are not on the same page the whole season long…..

  • TTNN

    I’m not buying it. 🙁

    Byron could do so much to limit Lin as a coach, so it will not look good….

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! BS is w Kobe & I really hope if Lin really do stay w Lakers then BS can out of Lakers.

  • TTNN

    Kobe is trying to influence the FO, and I’m not sure how Lakers going to handle him. Looks like Kobe still trying to play his way and trying to win through him. He is not ready to play Dirk/TD way to let other people shine while still contribute big to the team. I just don’t like Laker as a franchise at this moment, lots of uncertainty from high level, at Jim and Jeannie level already.

  • orLinaryjoe

    If I buy a ticket, will they send me the DVD? LOL.

  • It’s true that only an FO pressure could twist Byron’s arm to use Lin in certain ways.

    The logical scenario is FO just trying to capitalize on Lin selling-tickets ability.
    With only 16 games left, the planned 10 starts and now Linsanity DVD giveaway is a perplexing move.

    Is it only after tanking is secured for Top 5 that Lin can be promoted?
    Noone really knows except the insiders

  • joyce ward
  • it’s going be an awful game for sure where 2 coaches try their best to find the worst lineup to lose the game. This is why tanking will destroy NBA quality and needs to be eliminated

  • Game 67 Thread vs UTA is now open early
    http://www.jlinportal.com/g67-uta-lal-game-thread/

    How would Jeremy respond after a good GSW game ended abruptly when Byron Scott benched him after 2 TOs in the 4th quarter even if Jeremy has sparked the comeback to have any chance of winning against the GSW?

    Jeremy must have had a boost of confidence from nailing the game winner during game scrimmages. What will he do to limit his TOs and have effective playmaking as he set out to do after the All-Star Break? Without much PnR plays, it will be harder since he won’t have the ball as much in his hands.

    Will the Linsanity DVD Giveaway have any impact on Jeremy tonight? Will it be a distraction or will he stay focused?

    Go Jeremy!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    They know Lin won’t be back and those DVDs have gotta go too. JK.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Have good feeling Sac Kings will also be one of the teams to pursue Lin this summer.

  • GoodDayLA

    oh i stand corrected. I thought it was just ball out of bounds.

  • FrankW

    Haters hopped on his 5 turnovers from the last game which makes it look bad. But he averaged only 1.8 turnovers since the all star game which is a big improvement overall. Yeah, go Jeremy!

  • FrankW

    Most Lin fans already saw the movie. Free Lin jerseys on the other hand could be a collector’s item.

  • LAJane

    Linscrutable. TantaLinizing. I wonder too.

  • JoeTeam

    How many fouls do you see Lin getting bloodied on where he gets no fouls called? Your if then does not work. And besides, I believe in physics beyond Lin’s integrity. That is, while I did not see Curry’s grab because his arm was shielded from me by Lin’s body, I did see Lin’s body change direction inexplicably and hit booz, with his head snapping back. It’s hard for me to believe Lin cut that way given the physics. F=MA.

  • FrankW

    Nah, my physical therapist’s deep massage for rehabbing my rotator cuff was so excruciatingly painful that tears coming out of my eyes too. And that sucker just kept on going and said more pain the better it is. You mom was right.

  • FrankW

    Doesn’t swelling promotes heat and that promotes circulation for a faster recovery?

  • Jimmy Buckets

    FO does not support Lin

  • real-dsb

    test

  • real-dsb

    Lin with excellent off ball movement
    https://twitter.com/jlinposts/status/578694963812278272

  • Linja

    BS could not produce a BSanity DVD to give away. And, KB waited for 38+ years to have Docu that nobody wants well, maybe not the Lin fans. just saying.

  • real-dsb
  • it’s just too .. coincidence, ya know.
    Let’s hope there’ll be 1-2 surprises with 16 games left

  • yup, them haters come out of the woodwork like clockwork

  • real-dsb