G82 SAC @LAL Game Thread+Best Coach/Team Poll

Jeremy will not play tonight although he verified that his knee is OK and is ready for 1-on-1 practice during his exit interview.

LA Media mostly acknowledged JLin will most likely leave LA in the free agency although Lin diplomatically leaves the door open for a return. He commented a lot of thing would need to happen for it to come to realization. He seemed confident that there will be other options than staying in LA. Kevin Ding even touched upon the scenario when Jeremy Lin and Mike D’Antoni will be reunited in Denver Nuggets acknowledging the real possibility.

It’s tremendously uplifting for Jeremy Lin fans around the world to hear Jeremy said, “My true fans will be with me until the day I die!” No stronger words can express how much he appreciates his loyal fans

Your Free Agency will soon start. Your true fans will be fully behind you to extend wishes/prayers/hope for a team with the best fit, Jeremy!  😎


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MEMBERS POLL

Which COACH do you think Jeremy Lin should play for next season? (choose up to 2 answers/day)

 

  • John Lee

    First?

    Teams to root for tonight:

    1) Jazz (vs Rox)
    2) Magic (help eliminate Nets)
    3) Grizzlies (to overtake Rox in WC standing should Jazz win)
    4) Spurs (obviously)
    5) T-Wolves (vs OKC, to help Pelicans advance into playoffs after league cheated by rescinding RW’s technical).

  • 1mtoldman

    to quote stefphanie tanner “you got it dude”.

  • Nice! Is it your first ever this season in the last Game Thread?

    Get ready to celebrate 🙂

  • Grace Nsns

    Spurs are down double digits? SMH

  • 1mtoldman

    torn here but i actually want okc to not get in more than spurs to lose seeding to houston.

  • Grace Nsns

    exactly.

  • CJSHYY

    Maybe they did it on purpose?

  • John Lee

    Either Spurs aren’t afraid of anyone in the playoffs so their priority is not getting hurt, or the Pelicans REALLY want to get into the playoffs. Or a combination of both.

  • 1mtoldman

    both could be true.

  • I am The Jason

    I really hope the Pelicans win so I can witness Anthony Davis ascension in the playoffs

  • John Lee

    Gotta admit, while I do like Davis and his play, my primary motivator is to see RW miss the playoffs. The league is way too superstitious on these so-called “Super-SGs”, and needs more than a few slaps in the face to wake up to the reality of teamball taking over.

  • Rick Johnson

    If it’s Rockets vs Mavs I wouldn’t know who to root for. I’d want Mav’s to lose because of Rondo so he will go and open up a space of JLin. I would want Rockets to be one and done again for obvious reasons. Wish they both could lose.

    https://twitter.com/espn_macmahon/status/588508414306754561

  • 1mtoldman

    wb appears to be kobe’s new favorite player; not surprised.

  • John Lee

    Yeah, and Kobe’s kissing up to RW like BS is kissing up to him. P A T H E T I C.

  • Maknusia

    WOW…we are finally there…the last game of the season!…for LAL

    Cant wait to see whats next for Lin…hope all goes well as he wanted……..now the agony of waiting time starts!!!! 🙂

  • webattorney

    I want Dallas vs. Houston first round.

  • John Lee

    16pts over Spurs means nothing (now down to 11 at the end of 3rd), safe lead is more in the 20-25pts range.

  • John Lee

    I prefer egg over Morey/McHale’s faces losing home court advantage. Go Spurs! (Sorry NOP)

  • John Lee

    Don’t care about the Lakers anymore, though I’d like to see Karl getting an extra win.

  • CJSHYY

    Bc if Lin stays then he sure will push another movement to get RW in 2016. He just will not let Lin to replace him in Lakers. smh!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    NO seems to win and OKC is out!
    Great!!!!!!!!!

  • John Lee

    Adios Westbrook, see you next season. So much for your scoring and NBA cheating on your behalf.

  • bolero

    NOP wins against spurs..

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Hero Ball fails again.

  • CJSHYY

    So true. : )))

  • Rick Johnson

    B Scott should learn, in the modern NBA heroball doesn’t win championships.

  • John Lee

    Sometimes I feel as if fans care more about hero worshipping than the actual championship. Spurs STILL not getting respect.

  • 1mtoldman

    the good news:

    wb (rw to u) scored 40 points 10 times this year!

    the bad news: his team lost 7 of the 10.

  • 1mtoldman

    many do; time after time you see casual posters on sports boards saying the spurs and atl for example are “boring”.

  • John Lee

    You got them backwards. LOL

  • CJSHYY

    If you score a lot but your team can’t win then that means nothing at all. smh! So OKC didn’t make it to playoff this year.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Ridiculous to see Anthony Morrow played 29 minutes hitting 2 out of 4 while Westbrook hits 21-43 but only 5-15 in 3P range. By the way Morrow was 2-3 in 3P range. OKC lost the game to Indiana. Serve them right.

  • bolero

    Lol. the emergence of Zoran dragic . 22 pts in 40 min. wow. This the guy that badmouth Lin.

  • John Lee

    So happy that the overrated brothers are going home after tonight.

  • joyce ward

    Who gives a sh*t about what a D leaguer has to say. Dude get your life..smh

  • 1mtoldman

    i dont think zoran is rated enuf to be overrated.

  • John Lee

    Yeah, Zoran is a tag-along much like “Daddyball” Rivers.

  • lleepar

    Four of the Miami starters each played 48:00 minutes tonight.

  • John Lee

    Spoelstra overrated.

  • 1mtoldman

    UPDATED NBA PLAYOFF SCENARIOS
    Here’s what’s been clinched so far tonight:
    Bulls: 3 seed in East
    Raptors: 4 seed in East
    Rockets: 2 seed in West
    Clippers: 3 seed in West
    Pelicans: 8 seed in West

  • CJSHYY

    So Rox will vs Mav? Who should win now? I don’t want Rondo to do well but also don’t want Rox either…?!

  • 1mtoldman

    Southwest division gets all 5 teams in playoffs (Rockets, Spurs, Grizzlies, Mavs, Pelicans) for first time under current NBA format.

  • lleepar

    Now he’s the team’s representative?

    https://twitter.com/Lakers/status/588532448507535360

  • 1mtoldman

    the future is now.

  • CJSHYY

    Bc no one is there…

  • CJSHYY

    Did Kobe show up?

  • John Lee

    Play it cup half-full, be happy whether Rondo or Harden loses. I’m a bit inclined towards Mavs winning because I hate the whole Rox org, which outweighs just Rondo on the Mavs.

  • John Lee

    THIS is why the other four were given exit briefing before last game took place, to set up for this tonight’s circus show.

  • bolero

    ouch..

  • CJSHYY

    Maybe. I still don’t get why needed to do the exit interview before season end?! Did Kobe show up?

  • John Lee

    If Jeremy didn’t do the exit briefing before tonight, then he’d be doing the talking as the best Free Tacos bringer. LOL

  • blubell
  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Maybe that’s the only reason why the did that exit interview one day early?!

  • Maknusia

    I think its more of scheduling…The EI was done for those who are on injured list and not playing.

    As Kobe, its Kobe’s call where and when the EI to be performed…”star” privilege

  • CJSHYY

    Kobe doesn’t need to do exit interview this year. I read somewhere said so…?! Do you know Kobe show up today or not? Didn’t watch the game.

  • CJSHYY

    Why needs to care? They loss already so maybe can get in early for trash time.

  • Grace Nsns

    not garbage time yet?

  • Maknusia

    not watching, either 🙂

  • Maknusia

    Rox should be able to take on Mav…but playoff is a different animal…it all depends how Harden runs his offense.

  • CJSHYY
  • joyce ward

    This seasons playoffs seem so pathetic. They have not been as electrifying as in the past. My personal thought that Pops didn’t care whether they won or lost this game, but I am glad that OKC is done and will not be in the playoffs. karma is a biactch

  • bolero

    @JLin7 at courtside vs Kings today. pic.twitter.com/gck5BHXtIz— Librafree (@Librafree) April 16, 2015

  • CJSHYY
  • IsabeliJane*17

    Come on Rick Carlisle, turn up the Mavs’ DEFENSE against Rox, and you will sweep these guys under the rug.

  • JT

    rox will make it out of first round and beat the ****ty mavs =(. They are surprisingly doing well…

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Don’t be sure. Playoffs is a different intensity.

  • wandertheglobe

    you want the Mavs to get bounced in the first round so Cuban will get rid of Rondo? Better chance for Lin to join Mavs?

  • CJSHYY

    What about Mav win but Rondo is doing bad then … LOL!

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    Nah, Rockets still 1st round exit.
    Harden will not get many call as he did during regular season.

  • joyce ward

    Lin seems to be relaxed and carefree in that photo.

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    Wow, bowtie tonight

  • bolero

    @YouthGroupGBC: This is why @landryfields is awesome. That wink though…..when you see it. https://t.co/MTrRPfdLt0” Playoff-trot.— Landry Fields (@landryfields) April 16, 2015

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I didn’t expect Lin & Young will show up for the game. What do you think why Lakers had to do the exit interview early for Lin & Young?

  • John Lee

    Harden’s FT gig doesn’t work well in playoffs, plus Carlisle is a much better coach, so I wouldn’t count the Mavs out.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    So between the Rockets and the Mavs, the only thing I’m doubting the Mavs: team depth. It’s not as ‘deep’ as what Spurs or Warriors have, but if Carlisle can bark at his boys to turn up their defense, then it might be a sweep (0-Rockets;4-Mavs).

    I think Rondo will still ask to get out of Mavs next season. Good for him. Time for Cuban to get another quality PG DRESSED IN PURPLE AND GOLD LAST SEASON WHOSE LAST NAME ISN’T PRICE, CLARKSON OR BYUCKS.

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    I have a fond memory of Lin-Tyson Alley-oops
    Hope they can reconnect next season

  • John Lee

    When was the last time you checked how much FTs weighed in as part of Harden’s scoring? He ain’t gonna get nearly as many calls in the playoffs.

  • Maknusia

    he is still a scoring machine….lets see…and he has evolved as run…running the offense well

  • Maknusia

    lets see….

  • joyce ward

    Paul George carried off the court…smh

  • lleepar
  • IsabeliJane*17

    Good luck to the playoffs, Pacers.

  • Rick Johnson

    In the past Harden has disappeared in the playoffs. We will see if that tend continues.

  • lleepar

    Sore left calf. SB Nation speculated it was a cramp.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Professor

  • Rick Johnson

    I don’t see it. What’s this showing? Who is the old guy in the suit?

  • Rick Johnson

    Pacers out

  • Acbc

    I’ve always believed that sports is a reflection on our society. No matter how far we’ve come as a specie, we cannot escape the fact that we must compete to survive. We can cover it up with cellophane at the grocery store, but the truth is that we only eat what we kill. It’s razor thin edge that separates us from our most primal instincts. It is why even in this modern day and age we must confront the basest acts of animalistic behavior from 24 hour news.

    Someone said earlier about how so many fans complain about how Spurs and Atlanta plays a boring winning game. We Lin fans don’t get that kind of mentality. Yet this attitude is why congress is locked in a stalemate of partisanship. I saw an ad recently from Cadillac extolling the virtue of non compromise. This half truth is what is plaguing our society today. Individual rights and freedom is and has always been a balance of compromise in a functional law abiding society. The social contarct we participate in is being tested by our beliefs now.

    Playing sports is microcosm of how our society plays the game of nations. In sports terms, it’s a little like how team work creates team wins. What we see however is that our society over value individualism to the extent that it inhibits the functional mechanism of government. When we see Kobe and Westbrook become heros for their individual benefits and is celebrated as examples of greatness, it is a total reflection on our belief in a kind of Anyn Rand ideology of individualism. It’s this type of attitude that drives the partisanship in government.

    When I say that Lin is fighting a battle much greater than bball, this is part of what I meant. Individualism on the court can only lead to selfish glories that doesn’t help the team to succeed. Our society needs to also learn this truth. The greater good is part of the social contract we must hold dear as well. The way we play is a reflection of that attitude.

  • 1mtoldman

    well hank im glad you asked me that.

    when harden gets double digit fta’s the rockets win 80% of their games; when he doesn’t they only win 55% of their games.

    (he gets double digit fta’s about half the time).

  • 1mtoldman

    actually i think thats jeremiah.

  • 1mtoldman

    someone asked below if it was garbage time yet (in the lakers game?)–

    apparently it was garbage time in the whole league tonite in the last game (except for teams playing for something specific i suppose);

    a list of (some) players who scored 20 tonite or more:

    derrick williams, jabari brown, jakkar sampson, michael beasley, cole aldrich, martell webster, bojan bogdanovic, ersan illoysova, luigi datome, aaron brooks, and troy daniels.

  • lleepar
  • John Lee

    Last year the Rox would’ve been swept it it wasn’t for Jeremy. In Game 3, he recovered the ball the Harden lost and made that pass to Daniels for the three in OT, and played a key role in Game 5. Rox would’ve also won Game 6 if Mchale didn’t sub out Jeremy with the 0.9sec-gate incident, after Jeremy put the lock on Lillard the whole 4th quarter.

    When he doesn’t get the calls, Harden loses his cool and goes crazy ISO, becoming very un-clutch in the postseason.

  • John Lee

    The key factor in Mavs/Rox matchup is…officiating. Calls or no-calls for Harden will determine who wins.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Hi Bolero. If you would like to upload tweets in this fashion (i.e. with no redundant image) please ask. Thanks.
    __________
    https://twitter.com/landryfields/status/588548028665094144

  • lleepar
  • blubell
  • Grace Nsns

    oh no, what happened? he got hurt agian?

  • Filler-up

    Starting first game of the season was garbage time.

  • Grace Nsns

    So it’s his other leg the left leg, must be over-compensation. wish him the best.

  • blubell
  • blubell

    Jeremy had no part in this, thank goodness.
    https://twitter.com/CNM_JLin_Vids/status/588564036092067840

  • CJSHYY

    Looks like no Kobe…

  • bolero

    how? thanks

  • John Lee

    And another new Lakers record set is the number of bodies under the bus thrown by the coach.

  • bolero
  • bolero

    never mind. I tried that technique before awhile back and it didn’t work for me. I guessed it’s fine now.. thanks anyway..

  • blubell

    You have to wait for the tweet to load before you click post.

  • cali7

    Just saw the video above. Did I hear one of the reporters say the fans gave him a hard time? Haha

  • CJSHYY

    Check from 1:00 Lin seems to be really wants to come back?! He said both agree they will talk on early July? (He & Mitch only…)

  • CJSHYY

    Who is that reporter? LOL!

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    JLin should consider coaching after he is done playing basketball. He could be Brad Stevens type of coach

  • Tina

    YES PLEASE

  • JoeTeam

    Spurs needed to lose to get rid of Westbrook, and so it came to pass. I like it, Asik in playoffs, Westbrook not.

  • JoeTeam

    and I think local news quoted him as saying he doesn’t mind taking those many shots.

  • JoeTeam

    he got a lot of minutes last night.

  • Brent Yen

    From the interview below, I guess lin is very confident that he will have good offers. Because he said earlier July.

  • CJSHYY

    That’s from Lakers. I think he will stay bc Lakers sure offer him good deal. I was wrong about PJ’s talk … I think during ASG break, FO already talked to Lin… NO NO NO….

  • Brent Yen

    We will worry that in July….lol…

  • Maknusia

    Then we will have CoachSanity!!!

  • blubell
  • CJSHYY

    Not worry just upset … one good thing, no need to buy another jersey. smh!

  • Tina

    no…

  • Tina

    i may cry if this happens.. lol okay maybe not. but it’ll be hard to watch kobe and lin together. they’re already so awkward around each other lol makes me cringe

  • CJSHYY

    Did you read what Lin will do during this off season? He will try to adjust in any system…something like that.. Where is Rox , Mav & NYK?! Can they call him now?

  • Tina

    that’s great that he will work on that. but BS system is not a part of those “any systems.” BS system is bound for failure. Lin needs to get out of here. he can come back when BS leaves 🙂

  • CJSHYY

    Check the video below, Lin looks relax & I think Mitch talked to him one on one only about his contract. No wonder his friend aj rafael said he likes to see Lin wears Lakers jersey next season.

  • Tina

    i checked it. it sounds like nothing is for certain. he says it’s all about the draft and FA, which means that Lin will get offered something IF and ONLY IF lakers don’t get another PG. i don’t like that. But, it’s okay because Lin will be shopping too. i thought lin looked a little tense, but maybe i’m wrong

  • Briiick

    I don’t mind Lin choosing any team, including LAL, as long as he gets a good offer. Some fans think the coach is most important. Well, it is, but the size of the contract means the commitment of the organization which is more important to me. Lin has been marginalized for 3 seasons not because of the coaches, but because there are larger contracts in the same back court.

  • Kianainhi

    I wonder if Kupchak told Lin something about next season that is not privy to BS/media ears. If I heard the exit interview right, Kupchak was specific in what Lin needs to improve on. Lin will be weighing other offers and make his decision. I trust he will do what is right for him.

  • CJSHYY

    From his exit interview I already got the mix feeling about he will stay or not… but this one I really don’t want to say it but more like he is more interesting to stay than out to me. Hope I am wrong. Where are the other teams?

  • JoeTeam

    And his interview is signaling all the right things – “step up to the negotiation table, ppl, we’ll accommodate all serious ideas!”

  • CJSHYY

    I really think they did talk about contract that only two of them.. check the video from 1:00… Lin said they both agree on they need to see what draft & FA.. I guess this FA it’s not another PG more like another positions need to fill in…. I really think Lakers sure offer him some good deal. That exit interview it’s for Kobe… I really hope I am wrong but… I think he maybe will stay. smh!

  • CJSHYY

    BTW, do you know his friend aj rafael also said yesterday from his tweet that he likes to see Lin in Lakers jersey or uniform next season? (something like that..)

  • Tina

    PLEASE LIN… i can’t stand any more BS! i will cryyyy

  • CJSHYY

    Me too. Maybe BS & Kobe both will change..? If Lin really stays in Lakers then I will pray for Kobe not coming back next season. LOL!

  • Kianainhi

    I did read AJ tweet. Someone responded that as a friend, he should want what his best for his Lin’s career for him to be successful.

  • Kianainhi

    Lin did mention the process..draft lottery, draft, FA, etc. The more I think about it, the more this is something Kupchack & Lin would have discussed.
    I don’t think he is going after Rondo. He made it clear in his sit down interview that he will not rebuild around Kobe.

  • CJSHYY

    Who said that? Not rebuild around Kobe? Mitch? I know they don’t want Rondo. I guess Lin is the one who they want to rebuild around that’s why Lin wants to stay & fight for it.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I think Mitch & Lin talked about contract issue & they don’t want BS to know.. no wonder it’s two meetings. One w Mitch the other w BS.

  • Tina

    Kobe will not change. he is who he is unfortunately. as for BS, there’s just no hope for him as a coach. he’s just not smart.

  • Kianainhi

    It was Mitch who said it. The sit down interview is either on the Lakers or TWC Sportsnet Lakers site.

  • Kianainhi

    BS will be gone when Kobe is gone if not sooner.

  • CJSHYY

    Really? When?

  • Kianainhi

    This was definitely prior to ASB.

  • CJSHYY

    I see. In fact, FO talked about hope Kobe to retired indirectly few times but Kobe just ignored the talk… I believe they will just announce any news like they gave out the Linsanity DVD.. just do it. LOL! Well, maybe Lis is indeed the guy who will replace Kobe. :)))

  • Tina

    THANKS to all the true fans who stuck with us through a tough year!!— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) April 16, 2015

  • guest

    You nailed it.

  • Keith

    @JLin7 — find a team with a philosophy and no primadonnas. Maybe you can get back with Coach D'Antoni?— Dave Winer ☮ (@davewiner) April 16, 2015

  • Tina

    Via @JLin7's weibo The season is over. Appreciate everyone for supporting me & my team. 球季结束了,我很感谢每一个人支持我跟我的球队!! pic.twitter.com/v9HqBDtvhi— infinity88 (@linfinity88)

  • John Lee

    The more I look at this photo, the more I believe in the theory that Jeremy grew his hair to stick it to BS. Especially after BS mocked NY’s hair.

  • Maknusia

    shhhh…dont let the cat out

  • Lam

    Is there such a team in the NBA, excluding the Spurs ?

  • Solo

    This is too funny………”And unless somebody slips something into Lin’s drink, he’ll recognize that Byron Scott’s Lakers–especially with the unforgiving Kobe Bryant returning for his swan song–aren’t what anybody would call a “good fit” for Lin.”

    http://2paragraphs.com/2015/04/jeremy-lin-fakes-wanting-to-return-to-lakers/

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy wants everyone to know.
    BS has done enough to get rid of anyone that has no connection with him.
    Almost everyone on the coach staff could not threaten BS.
    Almost every player on the team left would brought in by BS now.
    BS wants personal loyalty from every player on his team. He is just like a king of the roster.
    Jeremy Lin is probably caught right between some power struggles in Laker.

  • Tina

    lolll at KB returning for his swan song!

  • Tina

    would dallas mavs be considered a team with all prima donnas in the starting lineup? the cuban effect

  • John Lee

    I wouldn’t call Dirk and Tyson primadonnas.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    They are out of the playoff.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Time for Mark Cuban to leave the team for his staff. He has made too many bad decisions already.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Nobody could have a better season with the coach constantly messing up your game through his mindless rotations.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Here is the best missing piece from your posting:
    Yet despite playing a season where he was clearly disrespected by his coach, Lin told the media that returning to the Lakers was “definitely an option.” Lin’s just being a good citizen, as is his regular practice. He also said finding the right fit was more important to him than money as he enters free agency.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    We all have taken the roller coaster ride with you, Jeremy!
    Enjoy it and stay on with you.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy Lin, Lakers Learn About Themselves and Each Other Amid Lost Season By Kevin Ding
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2431620-jeremy-lin-lakers-learn-about-themselves-and-each-other-amid-lost-season

    The best part of this report is:

    Yes, Scott did stiff-arm Lin, who never even got to practice on the same team as Bryant early in the season despite Steve Nash
    showing early on he wasn’t up for full-time, or eventually any, duty. Scott favored Ronnie Price and Wayne Ellington, two journeymen guards who were willing to do their best at whatever Scott asked of them, guys who were resilient professionals.
    And Lin, 26, learned something through what looked (so unfair at first.)

    Talking about resilient professionals; is there anyone better than Jeremy?

    Byron Scott, you’re going to pay for your mistake soon! God will see to that.
    Sampson, McHale and Byron Scott, they all dissed Jeremy.

  • adele

    Lin’s basketball life is just a part of what he is all about. I told my husband who is a very loyal lakers fan that Lin is bigger than the Nba and basketball. He asked me why im very loyal to Lin and why not Clarkson when he is half Filipino. I told him that Lin is a true model for the youth and the kids out there with regards to personality and character. I asked him back, why? Would you want your kids to be like kobe who did not finish college and a trash talker and curse a lot? Is that the kind of person you want to show your kids and follow? To me rooting for Lin and knowing about his life is a part of God’s design for him. I thank God for giving us this kind of person in this twisted world. Where the bad is glorified and idolized. Thanks for the fellow Lin fans who are favoring the good side of the sports world. Pray that we will grow and show them that goodness will prevail.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Amen. Couldn’t say any better than you.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I think the moderator should conduct a poll telling us how many of us want Jeremy to stay with the Laker. Less than 1% I think!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Despite Bs’s preferential treatment towards Ronnie Price, Ellington, Jordon Clarkson
    They don’t win many games that they dominate.
    When Jeremy had the minutes, he dominated the game and frequently won the game in the context of team effort.

  • CJSHYY

    Lin just post this in his FB… Exciting offseason?!! He’s pretty sure about his FA.

    THANKS to everybody who supported us through a tough year!! From all the fans in the US to those abroad, I appreciate the love! Exciting offseason…looking forward to getting better and to next season!

  • Filler-up

    Here, here.

  • Chipdip

    Free at last ! Free at last!

  • Chipdip

    The Brothers! Love their hair style!

  • CJSHYY
  • Maknusia

    but he havent spoke to his agent as well

  • Maknusia

    As a team they had done well, compared to previous season. Getting the division title and 2nd place on WC…is really good…the real test begins now….

  • IsabeliJane*17

    His offense is very dependent upon Kevin Durant. When he is injured, Thunder gets toasted.

  • CJSHYY
  • 7iger

    I root for Mavs.

  • 1mtoldman

    “The Los Angeles Lakers wrapped up the worst season in franchise history with an eight-man roster of castoffs and journeymen trudging to their eighth loss in nine games….”,

    –associated press

    (note: only in the first of those last 9 games did jeremy lin receive more than 28 minutes of playing time and then only 13 sec more than 28 minutes–i mention this because for the season, when lin played 28 minutes or more the lakers won 38% of their games; when lin played less than 28 minutes they only won 18% of their games.)

    lakers winning % on the season overall 26%
    with lin less than 28 minutes 18%
    with lin more than 28 minutes 38%
    with clarkson more than 28 minutes 26%
    with clarkson less than 28 minutes 26%

    in conclusion: clarkson is “the future” of the lakers, the perfect laker his impact on the game is absolutely in line with laker overall performance as it has no effect whatsoever.

  • JFirst

    Has anybody posted Lin’s audio message on Line? If yes, just delete this.

    Season’s over. I am very thankful to everyone for supporting me and the team.

    I will start eating burgers, lots of ice cream and candies tomorrow.
    Good night.

  • Sophie Paris

    Lol glasses and bowtie… ha sacré Jeremy ;p

  • Sophie Paris

    Thank you for the translation. I like when he talks to me in chinese. Lol

  • Sophie Paris

    It’s like Lebronless Heat. They’re not even in playoffs

  • webattorney

    To be accurate, Clarkson is not half Filipino; more like 25% Filipino. No big deal. As your response implies, Lin doesn’t have to be an All-Star in NBA to have lots of fans. However, if he can ever get to the near All-Star level, his fan base will explode.

  • webattorney

    ATL. Maybe Utah. Dallas if Ellis leaves.

  • Thank you for sharing the truth, @wizlin:disqus

    I too have the same hope for my kids and so many young people around me, that they will look up to Jeremy as a good role model. I’ve seen so many young people lost their ways in the culture that glorify self-fulfillment and destroy their life and families. It’s heartbreaking to see that.

    I truly appreciate Jeremy who can stay humble after all the adoration of fans around the world. Instead of glorifying himself, he embraced being a role model and use his life to do God’s will to help other people especially disadvantaged kids. How can we not root for someone like this?

    Jeremy might or might not have NBA championship ring someday but the fact of the matter is he has helped so many people and kids more than many celebrities. And life is more important than rings or titles. I will always remember the story of someone in the Phillippines decided not to take her life after hearing his story.

    Jeremy is almost right about one thing. As @disqus_W4kOOens57:disqus said, his true fans will not ONLY be there until the day he die but long after that. We got your back, Jeremy!

  • CJSHYY

    I agree money it’s not the prioritydoesn’t mean it’s not important. I think Lin sure happy w his offers even not official yet otherwise he will not say Exciting offseason.

  • Charlie S

    Off topic: Interesting playoff match-up between Rox and Mavs. Who will you root for?

  • CJSHYY

    Mav. Even I wish Rondo will not do well but I think Rondo will not have impact on the game anyway.

  • lleepar

    Generational Gap: Kobe and Jeremy. I found it very interesting to read through ESPN’s piece on Paul Pierce [link] as it comes to how he views younger players. Pierce’s comments regarding Otto Porter, Jr. (quoted below) had me flashing back to the day when Kobe tried to get Jeremy riled up during practice.

    It’s possible that some of the older players just can’t comprehend that some of the younger players may want victories just as much as the older players do, will work just as hard as they do, but are motivated differently. Maybe Kobe can’t conceive of any other equation other that “anger=desire” — without understanding that anger uses up too much energy better put to use otherwise in basketball.
    _____

    “‘Otto is another one who just doesn’t understand how good he is,’ Pierce said. ‘He can shoot, he’s a slasher, he can defend, I’m just not sure how badly he wants it every day.’

    ‘That kid just needs to get mad. If he came to practice ticked off and to the games ticked off, he’d be fine. But it’s hard to get Otto mad. I should punch him one day just to get him riled up.'”

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    Current Dilemma:

    Should we root for Mavericks or the Rockets.
    I can’t stand the Rockets so want them to lose. But I don’t want the Mavericks to do too well because then maybe Rondo will stay or they will think they need Rondo to win. What do you think? =)

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    Great post!
    “That kid just needs to get mad. If he came to practice ticked off and to the games ticked off, he’d be fine.”
    It’s crazy to me that some players actually think this way. For example, Jeremy is a cerebral player. He doesn’t need
    to be “mad” to play well.

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    I was just wondering the same thing.

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    great post!

  • CJSHYY

    Don’t worry Rondo will not do well vs Rox. Saw they vs Rox before… Rondo was so so…

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    Oh wow. Thanks for clearing that up. I thought he was 50%. My support for him just decreased by 25%. (Just kidding). =)

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    ok. I’ll be cheering for the Mavericks then. I don’t think I could cheer for Harden and Morey even if I tried.

    The best situation would be that Mavericks do well in the playoffs with poor PG play. Maybe a lot of missed free throws by Rondo down the stretch? That would be perfect! Haha =)

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Me too. I hope Rox loss & Rondo do bad…LOL!

  • Alain Gervais

    rox i want lin to go to mvs they have to such. don’t worry rox will be taken out sooner or later

  • Alain Gervais

    i want lin to go to mavs to clarify

  • For Jeremy’s sake, I would probably root for Rox because DAL loss will definitely press Cuban and Carlisle to not pay Rondo to return.

    The thing about Rondo is many still claim he will do great in the playoff. So a 1st round exit will destroy that myth and clear the way for DAL to pursue JLin.

    The only problem is Rick Carlisle is a much better coach than McHale so he’d probably find a way to beat the Rox in a 7-game series. The only caveat is all his players buy into his system. Rondo is combustible so he might make or break the DAL team.

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    I want him to go to Mavs too. But it’s hard to cheer for the Rockets. haha

  • Alain Gervais

    yea lol if rox lose I’m happy if they win ill be happy lin goes to mars . win/win lmao

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    I’m hoping Rondo misses a ton of free throws down the stretch and they lose because of him. Then the talk of the off season would be, “If only Mavs had a PG who was aggressive and could make free throws down the stretch!”
    Haha

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    Haha. Great point!

  • I want DAL to pursue Jeremy in the FA due to bad Rondo play but also want to see them beat the Rox.

    Maybe the best scenario is DAL started 0-3 with bad Rondo play then wins 4-3 after benching Rondo. LOL

  • Allen Wayne

    I hope Rondo will play well and Mav beat Rox. It is like killing two birds with one rock.

    Rox loses is always a plus. If Rondo played well, LAL will offer him a max contract he couldn’t refuse. We get to see the drama that He and Kobe will put on with BS in the middle.

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    That’s an even better scenario! I love it!

  • yeah, the key part is bad Rondo play so DAL pursues Jeremy.

    I came up with a good scenario above LOL

  • Let’s cheer for “DAL won series after benching Rondo” scenario then LOL

  • CJSHYY

    Don’t think Rondo will have any impact on the game bc he is not the guy to do it on Mav. Carlisle always put someone to replace him when they need to catch up the points.

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    This sounds like a great scenario too but I would rather Rondo play bad. B/c 1) Mavs won’t want to keep him. 2) Lakers won’t want him and will regret not treating Lin better when Lin decides to leave.

    If Rondo plays well then Lakers will feel like they did the right thing by treating Jeremy poorly.

  • That’s really good to know. I haven’t watched them lately.
    A DAL win with Rondo being a non-factor!

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    Yes! But we also have to hope that their backup PG doesn’t play too well. hahaha

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Bc he can’t shoot. LOL!

  • Good news for all JLin fans in the Philippines. He can’t wait to come back there.
    @ij7:disqus must have had quite a welcoming party the last time Lin visited =]

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • what? .. was that a half-haircut? lol
    not sure I can rock this hairstyle hehe..

  • blubell
  • JFirst

    He needs a new set of friends

  • CJSHYY

    What? Don’t like it.

  • I think Jeremy is just fun-trolling his fans =)
    This must be a snapshot during haircut process

  • HY C

    this is on LINE…
    now I wish no one ever complained about his hair style, then he wouldn’t have changed to this…

  • blubell

    The cruel side of Jeremy? Lol.

  • blubell
  • blubell

    I didn’t complain… who complained? Who do we need to blame for this? Lol.

  • TTNN

    its horrible.

  • Tina

    Such a jokester… Lol

  • Rick Johnson

    That would be the best outcome.

  • blubell

    Yeah, I miss his old hair cut.

  • TTNN

    should start an off season post…..

  • Rick Johnson
  • yes, I’m thinking of end-of-season summary and/or JLin Fan Wishes for off-season sometime later today.
    Others can also create them first if they have the summary

  • Sophie Paris

    No dude ya not getting any girls like that. Haha wat a troll :p

  • see, he got Harvard degree .. he knew more girls will want to fix his hair now LOL
    Jeremy is super-smart!

  • Sophie Paris

    Everybody gonna talk about his hair lol

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    in a few weeks:

  • Brent Yen

    But thick hair has higher coefficient of drag…..

  • Lin is so fast .. that he needs his hair to slow him down :]

  • Brent Yen

    or take off….lol (and landing)

  • yes, it’s the new HPL (Hair Propulsion System) LOL

  • noone will ask him about FAs ..
    Even GMs will be so distracted lol

  • Brent Yen

    LMAO

  • Brent Yen
  • I thought I’ll say hi to Coach Karl and give a friendly reminder of JLin’s upcoming FA 🙂

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/588813930044129280

  • Great to see Ty Law might not be untouchable if MDA goes to Denver.
    Lin can be the starting PG

    https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/588813963967778816

  • I’m curious to learn how JLin is chosen to represent China/Indonesia/Taiwan
    It could be based on NBA popularity ratings?

  • Brent Yen

    Or just an obvious racial profiling…

  • Solo

    Has mama Lin seen it ?……. lol

  • That Gary Payton-Indonesia is also head-scratching.
    I know he visited there last year or so

  • sws94

    Oh no, Neil Young is a bad influence?!!! LOL.

  • wandertheglobe

    Sounds like BS is already thinking about moving Kobe to SF. That means, Rondo PG, JC SG, Kobe SF, Black PF and Ed Davis C. Of course, Lin fans don’t care, except for Lin to go elsewhere 🙂

    Byron said "easiest position" for Kobe would be SF. But currently slotted at SG, depending on offseason— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) April 16, 2015

  • wandertheglobe

    Coud be based on # of nba.com hits of those countries.

  • Brent Yen

    What a self-destructive lineup….

  • adele

    Yes but then most of them are shallow. They will go away when he is not an all star. But there are fans out there who are just silent but in their hearts, they admire and look up to this humble guy who in his iwn special way touched the hearts of many. In a good way.

  • ah, that would be the simplest way for sure.

    Although, the selection of Isiah Thomas for US is still rather hard to explain

  • adele

    Nba might not recognize him as an all star or a hall of famer someday, but to me, to us, he will always be our all star of all time.

  • adele

    Lol

  • Briiick

    This implies that Kobe wants the stats of SF, SG and PG.

  • CJSHYY

    They said about this before last season but I doubt Kobe is willing to move? He will not give up the ball right. smh!

  • wandertheglobe

    Could be because Knicks fans who never forgave what Isiah did on and off court while in NY :). He gave Jerome James $30M contract, it’s like max player money now. He signed Starbury and Eddie Curry with big contracts. He coached like Byron Scott and GM like Kevin McHale.

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  • HY C

    are any of you fans of an old sci-fi TV drama “Farscape”?

    somehow JLin’s new hair cut reminded me of this character in the show (sorry, fellow Lin fans ^_^ ):

    http://www.henson.com/images/fantasy/farscape/fs_char_rygel.jpg

  • LOL you should tweet it to him

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Please do. My friend already line to him about how bad his hair looks like… LOL! Can’t believe he did this… but Thanks God, hair will grow & it’s off season now.

  • I still think he’s just trolling his fans :]
    He’s probably somewhere LOL waiting for his Asia fans to wake up to see the #MushRoomCut

  • so he’s more like the MostHatedByFan in the US then LOL

  • Amen!

  • Yup, Lin fans got fun-trolled hard. Finished style is out.
    His Hair approval rating by fangirls was reaching dangerously low for a few hours

    https://twitter.com/LisaTarng/status/588858512333144064

  • MoominFloren

    Yea….i was saying wtf when I saw his mushroom cut this morning….

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kobe just wants the ball and keeps it until he shoots.

  • I tweeted the Best COACH Poll results to JLin7
    Let’s hope he will be in contact with the Top 3 or 4 soon

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/588869359486959617

  • John Lee

    I doubt Ed Davis would want to stay with the Lakers.

  • leeda harun

    Ha ha…I am laughing so hard…mushroom cut..lol

  • sport

    JLin will have to 20+ PPG to ever make it to All-Star lots of competition with score first point guards like Westbrook and Curry.

  • sport

    So true BS is like the new boss in town who wants to get rid of people and replace with his own!

  • sport

    Actually JLin said he’ll start answering questions about FA in April not July. Maybe he can give hints as to where he wants to go.

  • sport

    JLin would have to have a 4 or 5 year Max contract to be treated fairly.

  • leeda harun

    Seems to me our boy got his ear pierced too..lol

  • Maknusia

    lol…I think he is trolling to match up with some of his old pictures..

  • Maknusia

    So you are saying Lin liked to be trolled by gals?!… 🙂

  • Maknusia

    hahaha…the fun side of him…as well….its always good to have some humor…

  • Maknusia

    how many haircut did he do in a day? or two?

  • CJSHYY

    I thought he did that in college before? This time for real? If so what happened to him?

  • Maknusia

    lol…you are hoping for too many things to happen at the same time….

  • leeda harun

    I guess just for fun. He did it because it is off season..lol

  • Maknusia

    I was wondering…why Lin have not spoken to his agent yet…

  • CJSHYY

    Maybe somehow I feel he is too high right now. LOL!

  • Joe what do you know

    “You’ve changed bro…”

  • John Lee

    Can anyone blame him? Three years of getting shafted and now finally free!

    D’Antoni + Denver please!

  • CJSHYY

    I hate to say this but somehow I feel Lin has high % chance will stay in Lakers. Don’t like it but…. Hope I am wrong.

  • Rick Johnson

    Librafree‏@Librafree

    vincethebarber(IG): @JLin7 After 2-3 months of growing it out @jlin7 finally decided to cut his hair…

    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/588887818908213248

  • Rick Johnson

    Penny Lee
    ‏@penny10654
    @JLin7 Wear Earrings again??!!
    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/588886916004589568

  • Rick Johnson
  • Tina

    Looks good! And young!

  • Rick Johnson
  • Rick Johnson
  • leeda harun

    as a true lin fans let us support him and hope he get more than one offers 🙂

  • John Lee

    It wouldn’t bother me if he stayed…with a 5-year 70M guaranteed contract, and BS fired. Kobe buyout would be preferred but not required (he won’t last long anyways).

  • CJSHYY

    I think if Mike B from LA Times said it’s true then Lin will get 10M per year. BS will not be fired bc Kobe is still here… after Kobe’s gone maybe…

  • CJSHYY

    I think he will get more than one for sure otherwise he will not say Exciting offseason!

  • blubell

    What would mama Lin say about the earrings?!

  • Maknusia

    as I said from the beginning…chances are there…as much as we dislike BScott, its Jeremy’s choice

  • Maknusia

    nice…thanks for sharing

  • Maknusia

    sweet…he is wearing on both ears!…like me!!! 🙂

  • JJ Hui

    Totally agree! Jeremy Lin makes us all proud and he is our all star forever!

  • JJ Hui

    This picture is soooooooooooo cool !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Too old to worry about that. Just in time for summer.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Didn’t picture you with that.

  • John Lee

    They could be clip-ons?

  • Rick

    ok,just a short haircut,nothing fancy, no mushroom cut.
    short haircut with 3 stripes (Adidas logo) on the side

  • orLinaryjoe

    HAHAHA. JUST SAW THIS! That was good! Best troll ever!

  • Acbc

    Loll, you must mean Nick Young and not Neil young the folk rock singer songwriter.

  • leeda harun

    you forgot about the earings…..lol

  • John Lee

    Q: If BS gets fired this summer, other than an NBA team trying to win, where else would BS be able to find employment?

    A:
    1) Bus company
    2) Barber shop
    3) Babies R Us
    4) Undergrad/Pre-med program

  • Rick

    earings, ew.
    Lin should have one or two tatoos if not against his religion. Eagle, Dragon, something manly or tough

  • JJ Hui

    NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a nightmare!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Really???????????????????

  • Rick

    Don’t care and don’t need to.

    If he does not squander his money, he probably has enuf to live a good life

  • John Lee

    It’s a joke, Rick. Each choice is there to mock the man.

  • Acbc

    I’ll it was Lin, he’d get them into the playoffs. That’s the difference between HEROBALL and coach Lin ball. Lin elevates everyone around him and gets then eat out of his team. Westbrook sucks the life out of his teammates and elevates only himself.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here is an interview with Nicki Sun from September, 2011. You can see Lin has a stud earring. This was around the time of the lockout. Lin was waived by the Warrirors in December, 2011.

    _________

  • Rick

    Sorry John, I know it’s a joke . It’s just that BS is such a dispicable person …

  • wandertheglobe

    Perfect scenario if – Nuggets hires MDA, trade Lawson, and sign Lin.

  • John Lee

    Which is why we should have fun mocking him without having an ounce of guilt. 🙂

  • blubell
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  • wandertheglobe

    I’m not a fan of tats, but I wish JLin would get one after reading this article about former Bucks #7 pick Joe Alexander’s struggle to stay in the NBA. Google for his picture then and now. Big difference.

    http://www.basketballinsiders.com/joe-alexander-blasts-the-milwaukee-bucks-explains-overseas-move/

    “There’s an element in the basketball culture, especially in the NBA, that looks at clean-cut guys like myself and assumes what we can or can’t do and that followed me throughout my NBA career,” Alexander said. “I became sick of it, so I looked around the league to guys who had similar games as me and that at one point in their lives were clean-cut such as Mike Miller and the ‘Birdman’ (Chris Andersen). [I realized] those players had long hair, tattoos, things like that.”

  • Maknusia

    Linsanity about to break them!!!! looking forward

  • Brent Yen

    Because there is no way they could know what will be the NBA landscape in July…..I think. And I think they have spoken, briefly…

  • Rick Johnson
  • John Lee

    So…when bullied…be submissive and conform?

    Can’t say I agree with it. So ironic, being soft to “look” tough.

  • Tina

    He’s unique because he doesn’t conform 🙂

  • wandertheglobe

    I don’t agree as it’s being submissive to a culture…NBA is a show and image is everything. If he was working at a bank, of course, tats wouldn’t look right. He’s in the NBA…When in Rome…..

    It’s the same when they look at him being Asian and automatically jumped to conclusion that he can’t do this or that.

  • John Lee

    I get your point, but I also believe that outside the standard professional etiquette, one must stand his/her own ground to get long term respect. The moment people find out you’ll budge, there’s nothing to stop them from walking all over you.

  • Rick Johnson

    It could be a magnetic one that doesn’t require a piercing.

  • Maknusia

    hahaha…..did it at renaissance faire….they manage to convince me… 🙂

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Wow Jeremy looks so tall here. He’s almost twice her size lol

  • Filler-up

    Lawson and Lin would be a good combo.

  • Maknusia

    becareful now…you dont wanna cross the line…eagle eye here ;o)

  • Filler-up

    He looks like he just fingered an electrical plug.

  • Maknusia

    shoulder height….not too bad…but I guess the picture was taken by someone who is tall, hence the top down view

  • John Lee

    All depends on the players mentality. Harden/Lin could’ve been KILLER, but no the primadonna does not share spotlight with anyone. Would’ve given Curry/Klay serious competition. And Dragic/Bledsoe didn’t turn out so well either.

  • wandertheglobe

    I hear what you are saying about having principles. Asians are stereotyped as clean-cut, studious, smarts, nerdy etc. Lin being a Harvard grad, clean-cut and a devout Christian perpetuate the image of “stereotypical” Asian. That’s one of the reasons many non-Asians still think Lin can’t play, regardless that he had proven himself many times over.

  • John Lee

    No worries, it’s ALL based on facts…

  • Maknusia

    Jeremy the sniper!

  • chan c

    Jeremy Lin knows who he is as a person and as a bball player. That’s what makes him special.

  • Maknusia

    3 YT video release coming!!!!

  • Maknusia

    nope…you had 3Bs and 1U…should have been all Bs

  • wandertheglobe

    He’s definitely not conformed as an typical NBA baller. He’s conformed as an “stereotypical” Asian guy. We know that he’s anything but typical, one in zillions 🙂

  • Maknusia

    I think if Lin/Harden combines now…I think Harden would share the ball more

  • John Lee

    The non-believers should be convinced by Lin’s game, not his looks. If the latter, how far does he go after tats? Tan his skin brown? Cosmetic surgery on the eyes? Chest hair implant? Renounce Harvard degree?

    The point here being “be proud of who one is” and “don’t pretend to be (or look like) someone one’s not”. We love Jeremy just the way he is for the kind of the person that he is. The very moment he gives in to pressure, he stops being the fighter we love.

  • wandertheglobe

    Alright John. You stand by your principles :). It’s like the special olympics, everyone wins.

  • John Lee

    He’s not conformed as the “stereotypical Asian”, he IS the part. The fact that some, if not most, of the NBA may not like it is their own business, not Jeremy’s.

    As an Asian American I sometimes feel the racial cold shoulder from people, but I’ll be d*mned if I changed my own ways for the purpose to fit in or make others happy.

    Am I starting to sound a bit like KHuang?

  • John Lee

    That’s cool, I can agree to disagree. Cheers.

  • John Lee

    They’ll need to have harmony and chemistry at the Curry/Klay level, and a decent coach like Pops/Carlisle/Karl/D’Antoni/Budenholzer, or at least Stevens/Brett Brown.

  • Maknusia

    true…coaches like Scott and McHale; rely towards “superstar” iso, rather than teamball

  • HeroBallJLIN

    she’s pretty petite too so makes Jeremy look bigger.

  • John Lee

    They aren’t even able to draw basic plays, strictly speaking they shouldn’t even be coaches.

    All they do is clap or cross arms and “lip service”.

  • Tina

    Nothing wrong with being a stereotypical Asian as long as that’s who he is. Jmo! It’s best to feel comfortable in one’s own skin 🙂

  • Brent Yen

    Life without LAL…feels so good…..just saying…

  • John Lee

    Yeah, life already has its own healthy dose of BS, don’t need more from the Lakers.

  • Maknusia

    you sure…wanna miss all that drama?!…lol

  • blubell
  • pics or DNH (Did Not Happen) :]

  • yes, electrical mushroom to be accurate :]

  • Taking turns playing PG? It might just work if both want to share the ball
    Small lineup though

  • yes.. one too many lol

  • judging from the disappearance of hover hands from all recent pics, I’d say he’s getting more comfortable , yes ..:]

  • Maknusia

    lol…that seems the be the common phrase on most forums! Pict or DNH

  • LAJane

    You’d need more capital letters 🙂

  • TTNN

    http://espn.go.com/espnradio/losangeles/play?id=12704007

    Today’s Mason and Ireland show, Mychal Thompson is sitting in for Mason, and they talked about next season who will come back, just from their point of view. At 13:40, they talked about Jeremy Lin.

    Pretty interesting that Ireland somehow wanted Lin back to Lakers, he somehow likes Lin, but want Lin to play 3rd guard’s role. He said Lin see himself a starter, but he said Lin could be play Harden’s role in OKC here, he said Lin and Scott is getting better later in the season. Thompson do not agree, Thompson think Lin don’t mesh with Byron, and he want to get paid, Thompson think Lin is looking for 4yr 40M or 3yr 30M kind of price, that Lakers could not afford. And he said he has a good team for Lin, he said Lin should go to GSW, nice fan base, he should fit, and couple of guards there are on their last yr of deal. And then Ireland agree with Thompson that GSW fits Lin better.

    I know Ireland was pretty fair to Lin since he is the play-by-play guy on ESPN LA, and I listen to the game a lot. So both Ireland and Thompson pretty much see every game this season. And Ireland even travel with the team, so he knows way more than other radio guy who don’t really have much chance to talk to the player. And Thompson’s son plays on the GSW, thus he must know guys in GSW. The fact they speak up about Lin, makes me feel really good.

    However, Ireland does say that Lin need to evolve into this 6 man, third guard kind of role, he think that role fits him better.

    I kind of agree that Lin could play that role on a contending team, and that should be a better role than a starter on a weak team. So let see what kind of position Lin will get this summer.

  • LAJane

    So…at Harvard…he had an earring and a girlfriend. Wild child! Getting’ serious about the NBA sucked all the air out of that. Seems like the All-Star break really was a turning point…he’s like a whole other level of comfortable in his own skin. Little bit of lettin’ his freak flag fly now. More delicious all the time 🙂

  • LAJane

    Cracks me up when he looks super geeky like this. Makes me think of Clark Kent.

  • LAJane

    OMG! One fearless dude!

  • LAJane

    Clearly you’re not evil enough :D…You WANT Rondo to go to LA so they pile heaps of money on a Ko-Ron Titanic that of course sinks like the…uh…Titanic.

  • LAJane

    Great post! So very interesting…I wouldn’t have equated desire and anger in a million years, but now that I read this I realize I’ve known one or two people like this. And they were both young, so I don’t know that it’s entirely a generation gap. Dunno what genetics or what developmental experience gets you wired that way. I guess if you were conscious enough to realize it’s your way but not everyone else’s way it wouldn’t be so bad. But going through life thinking you have to do violence to get other people onto your page is sad…and really unpleasant for everyone else.

  • Keith

    you never know Brent. He might be back. Got weird feeling that Lin is going to back w/ Lakers.

  • Keith

    Lin should do this to fans in jlinportal.com

    @JLin7 at Khmer Girls in Action(credit binamanicruz IG and FB). #KGA pic.twitter.com/uT9TNzyhMf— Penny Lee (@penny10654) April 17, 2015

  • LAJane

    Anger=desire was such an odd idea that I’ve been mulling this over. It’s true Jeremy is a smart player, but I think the label “cerebral” or in BS’s language “thinks too much” is not accurate. I think it’s like the memes his coaches have fabricated to demean him: “can’t play with his left hand”, “poor defender” “turnover machine” etc. Absolutely he doesn’t need to be “mad” to play well because he doesn’t have “mad” and desire mixed up. He can just have pure unmixed desire, which is much more powerful. Pure desire powers him through down times and criticism, and when the stars line up pure desire comes through him as such intoxicating pleasure in playing well that those who see it never forget it.

  • Maknusia

    lol…I wont be surprised!

  • I’m getting that weird feeling now .. like I’m about to faint LOL

    There’s always that possibility but I take consolation in Lin’s confidence in the exit interview that he has other options. If it’s by choice, I don’t see him coming back to LA willingly for money/contract. After all he said he’ll turn 27 as the peak period for NBA player. He basically told people he didn’t want to waste his peak time in a team that he doesn’t fit at all.

  • Maknusia

    but he said…things were getting better towards end of the season…and moreover we dont know the discussion with him and Mitch…any future plan…etc

  • JoeTeam

    heh heh, very much a fan’s ideal. Lin, KT, and Curry very fun!

  • Spyckie

    The only way I would want Lin on the Lakers is if Nash somehow becomes Lakers head coach.

  • adele

    Seems like mavs color to me.

  • adele

    We can all pray that he will be in a good team with a good coach next season and with players playing as a team. Without the iso player. It can be lakers but hoping bs is fired and kobe will retire early.

  • adele

    Why not wish bs and kobe to be gone instead. God works in mysterious ways.

  • KL

    I am not hoping for Lin to join any particular team. The fact is that there will always be changes in the offseason, and a good destination can change suddenly. I am expecting good stuff next season with another team though.

    I don’t think Lin will sign with the Lakers. They strike me as an incompetent and indecisive organisation locked in power struggles, general decline and they will miss out on Lin. They are just waiting for Kobe to retire.

  • K. P. Chan

    You mean life without BS and Kobe feels so good. Lakers is one of the greatest teams in NBA history and an once proud team before BS shamed it. Decades ago before Showtime I took in the Celtics & Lakers rivalry like a drug addict.

    I have a feeling Kobe has lost a multitude of fans this season with his bullying & egocentric ways. Not cool to any sophisticated & civilized fans who are not blind Kobe idolizers.

  • K. P. Chan

    That’s a great point. We read & hear tributes from the people in social media & various forums. But there are countless number of people who observe & follow his example in silence. We don’t hear from them, but they must be heartened and touched by his humility & generosity in spirits in more ways than we can ever know.

  • kittyhead

    I like the 4yrs/40M contract!! Any contract below 8M is robbery!! Thanks for sharing!

  • Spot

    Denver too

  • Spot

    Anyway the climachill were blue and this is blue too.
    Coincidence?

  • kittyhead

    Didnt he say 1m? Just put him in my haters list…lol Couldnt find that post now…

  • kittyhead

    Perfect plan!!

  • CJSHYY

    Interesting price tag. Bc someone posted on Tue said that Mike B from LA Times said in sports access from TWC that Lin’s value it’s 10M per year. I guess that’s the price Lin will get from either Lakers or some other teams already talked to him about it. I think GSW wants Lin. Thompson already said it before if Lakers doesn’t want Lin then Lin can have lots of teams to go…I think he should know something from GSW.

  • CJSHYY

    I do think Lakers wants Lin back w starter job not back up otherwise BS will not say he likes Rondo but these days PG do need to score… they want JC to be SG next season.

  • Filler-up

    McDonalds Fast food window sales

  • Filler-up

    Chinkballa 88

  • kittyhead

    So Mike B did say 10m, not 1m?

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    Hahaha. Yes, you are absolutely right. I like the way you think! 🙂

  • orLinaryjoe

    You have me drooling over here. Lin, come back to the bay area! Fans still love him here!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Terrible number. Bad fung shui.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! He said it’s typo.

  • JJ Hui

    Whatever BS said doesnt mean anything anymore! Remember before the season started when Lin joined LAL? All those words were totally just empty words! To sum it up, BS is a big lier!

  • wu kong

    the NBA salaries are going to take a HUGE jump once the new licensing agreement moneys roll in… many players are positioning themselves for that with short contracts so they can renegotiate for $$$. If Lin takes a 4 yr/$40 mil contract by the end of it he will be very underpaid… but I do not think he really cares so much about that he wants the right team for him… team play, respect, probably warm climate… exciting to see what happens … A little bit like waiting for Christmas. 🙂

  • Rick

    Waiting for Kobe to retire, Thai is about right

  • TTNN

    M Thompson said 8-10M, I do think that is a reasonable price, if he got 8M/yr, that’s a discount, especially consider the cap space will jump. That’s the price IT got, and I do somehow think Lin should be similar to IT, who are really good, but somehow everyone want to stuck him on bench.

    Lin in a fit system, should be better than IT as he is not a defensive liability, on the other hand, IT could score faster than Lin on any team. But, I think they should be roughly in the same group.

    I really wish Lin could go to GSW, and beat out Livingston, Livingston is good, but he don’t shoot 3s, and I don’t think he organize offense as good. He is good with no ball movement, and maybe a bit better at defense due to his length, he could easily switch with other position up to SF. But Lin is a big guard too, so fits GSW’s game.

  • TTNN

    Same here, I don’t like LAL now, as they don’t have a clear path forward, and I don’t think their leadership is strong, and somehow they got hijacked by previous LAL players a lot. Consistent fight with Buss second generations, thus too much agenda. Not a good place to waste your best NBA years.

  • Brent Yen

    IT is not a team player, that is why I believe.

  • Brent Yen

    Where is Lois? LOL

  • CJSHYY

    GSW’s bench is not good. They said Livingston’s contract it’s for trade purpose. I think they paid him 5M? I guess GSW maybe wants to build the new OKC w Curry, Thompson, & Lin.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Why? So he can listen to some fans thinking they know more than himself?

  • kittyhead

    Not sure if GSW have cap space to offer Lin 10m per year this summer?

  • CJSHYY

    I think they will otherwise Thompson’s dad will not say so…

  • Brent Yen

    A very good scenario, although I still hope Lin can start somewhere.

  • 7iger

    Right on, I don’t have any preference team for Lin. He can be wherever he thinks is best for him.

  • Brent Yen

    I would not load all my money on a team’s back court tho…just saying. They need a Bogut version 2 too

  • 7iger

    So he can watch fans fight each other for entertain.

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! I knew GSW wants Lin back bc why his owner would talk about Lin for what? … he said he really regrets to let him go…. That’s the hint to me …he will want to sign him since he’s finally free now.

  • Brent Yen

    It might be good to be on GSW for trying to get a ring. Not sure if it is good for getting minutes there. How is Livingston played by Kerr?

  • 7iger

    Just farts coming out of BS mouth it is really stinks but disappear
    very quickly.

  • CJSHYY

    Bench time.. Don’t think he plays well but I guess w Lin, he maybe will end up like Jack.. you know the one who plays for Nets now.

  • CJSHYY

    Kerr is a smart coach & I think he knows w Lin the chance for them to get the ring are increasing even more… if they really get the ring this year then I think maybe Lin will consider to go. So far, I still think Lakers is front runner for Lin.

  • Brent Yen

    Yeah, KT filled Jack’s role a bit. So if Lin goes to GSW, he probably will not even close half of the games.

  • CJSHYY

    I think he will. In the past, Jack did close the game a lot…

  • Brent Yen

    Like I said, that was because KT at that time was not a playmaker yet.

  • Brent Yen

    Not sure if Lin will like the idea of not closing games….even for a contender.

  • 7iger

    I have both of my ears pierced too but as I getting older I rarely wear them anymore.

  • Fan1: “I like the long hair”
    Fan2: “Better than the #MushroomCut”
    Fan3: “I’d like to be your hair stylist”
    Fan4: “I’d like you to go to NY”
    Fan5: “I’d like to be your GF in NY”

    I think Jeremy would really enjoy our off-season JLP Fan Chat in Google Hangout setting 😀
    I’d sit back and enjoy my popcorn 🙂

    http://www.gifsforum.com/images/gif/pop%20corn/grand/Popcorn-14-Jimmy-Fallon.gif

  • Brent Yen

    NPNT

  • sport

    Lin won’t get to start if he goes to GSW not to mention Kerr doesn’t like him. Lin wants to be a starter that is certain.

  • 7iger

    Doesn’t matter which position Kobe play he will still get the ball mostly.

  • 7iger

    Lin is the only one that represent 3 countries hehe.

  • 7iger

    And not enough they have to put Lin there too.

  • FSW

    Well bs claimed to like Lin, so maybe this would be good? At least you know where you stand from the get go and maybe work your way up, instead of false optimism which would be more disappointing as happened in LA

  • Brent Yen

    This is very true…LOL

  • Brent Yen

    I guess league is taking notice….on how bball should be played
    https://twitter.com/CandaceDBuckner/status/589088731761479681

  • Brent Yen
  • CJSHYY

    Where do you think he will land? I think not Heat bc they failed to make it to playoff so I don’t think they want to pay him big contract.

  • Brent Yen

    He is considered as a starter (I know…I know what about Lin?). I guess he will eat away one of Lin’s potential offers.

  • Acbc

    Hey Brent, I just made a long reply to TTNN and it went into the twilight zone. Can you save it for me. Thanks

  • Brent Yen

    LOL ok….

  • Brent Yen

    released it

  • Maknusia

    lol…in the end Lin would giveup…and say…let me go and play basketball

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t think that high on him for FA bc he is asking max contract this year. Plus he can’t really take the team to playoff no matter it’s from Sun or Heat.

  • adele

    True. Such an inspiration someone who is struggling in their path in life. If you’re a deep person, you can really admire his ways on how he deals with obstacles both internal and external. The way he handles criticism, being humble in his achievements, and still being able to being a good person inside and out.

  • Brent Yen

    Then it is even worse for Lin in a sense. Because ppl love “ranks”

  • CJSHYY

    The GMs know what Lin can do for the team even his stats or ranking is not as good as Dragic. Oh! Also Dragic is 30 now.

  • Brent Yen

    yep….I am not worried, Lin will get a good offer…..

  • Brent Yen

    I totally disagree….LAL basically just symbolizes star powers, which I hate.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    So as smart as Pat Reily who still made stupid mistakes. Overpaid Bosh and costly 2 first round picks for Dragic?

  • PPP

    But..but GSW can afford lins 10m per?

    Despite the pay, lin would be a good fit for a 3 guards alignment. A lot of teams playing small nowadays.

    Having said that, I would still prefer lin joins a contending team which he at least has a chance to compete for a starting role.

  • CJSHYY

    I guess he knew he made the mistake that’s why no news on Heat wants to pay Dragic max for his next contract.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    That would be crazy to pay him max.The power of the media can effect GM like Reily to make costly mistakes. Imagine the lies they’re spreading about JClarkson making him like the future superstar.

  • Marie Simon

    Hope Jeremy’s fans & haters will read this, excellent point.

  • CJSHYY

    Only Lakers tried hard to push JC bc I didn’t see any coach or team on him said that … No big deal bc Kelly was good too last season. Wait until Kobe, Randle, & new #4 draft on the team… we will see more reality on JC.

    It’s off season now that means boring news from tanking team like Lakers. LOL!

  • webattorney

    We simply don’t know how things will work out. Lakers looked pretty good but it turned out really bad for him. I care less which team Lin goes to, as long as he gets to play his style of BB for 30 minutes AND the team goes to playoff. Watching regular season BB games is pretty boring because the playoff is where the real players step up.

  • webattorney

    I think LIn should give a luncheon or reception for good money, so even if fans say dumb stuff, at least Lin can raise money for his Foundation.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I’m shocked and horrified at the thought of Lin going to the Warriors simply to win a ring at the expense of playing time.

    First of all, Lin is too young to be thinking about sacrificing playing time for the chance of an NBA title…He will play even less with Golden State than with the Lakers..Curry/Thompson are both high minutes guards.

    Right now, Lin priority is to establish himself as a border-line all-star…His goal is to have a break-out year, just like Collison was having at Sacramento before he got injured or George Hill at Indiana.

    George Hill is the perfect model for Lin….Before this year, Hill career average was about 10PPG and about 3 assist…This year, he’s averaging 16 and 5 assist…Those are number Lin could duplicate if he goes to a team that let him start.

    Lin priority at the moment should be to prove Linsanity wasn’t totally a fluke…I would hate for him to cut himself short and go to a team that could only promise him 15-20 minute at best…I just hope he has bigger ambition than that.

    I would rather him coming to Philadelphia than GSW on a 1 year deal with an option for a second..Sixers will have big mens and ream protector with Embiid and Noel..Although one of these guys will probably be trade bait.

    My guess is [hilly will probably draft a point guard very high in the draft, so that might neutralize Lin coming to Philly.

    The other good team will be Sacramento since Collison is hurt and it’s not guaranty he’ll play like he did before his injury.

    The Nets may be another option…Williams is rumored to be out the door this summer before of his large contract…so I could see Lin being a cheaper option..The Nets may be thinking about capitalizing on the Asian population there to sell tickets.

    So my final conclusion is Lin should only consider team that will offer him the chance to start…not Golden state…

    Lin can worry about winning championship when he’s 29-30..he’s 26 now..he must establish himself first.

  • hehe.. even the BB question be like, “Which one is your least favorite coach, BScott or McHale?” :]

  • CJSHYY

    Lin looks so fun & Mark M notice that too….LOL!

    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/589073428033900544

  • @brentyen:disqus, @real_dsb:disqus or anyone would like to do an End of Season summary post?
    I can start it off with a basic stats and everyone can chime in later. We can include the good ones in the post

    I’ll try to find some time later.

  • BobbyH

    Couldn’t agree more. This is exactly how Lin can shut downs those doubters and build his brand and post in NBA. I would rather he goes to a weak team and the team has the vision and guts to build around him. With the right coaches, Lin can level up the team to a serious contender.

  • webattorney

    Good point. Lin will be playing 10 to 15 minutes per game with GSW.

  • Rick

    Not too much interest in this year’s playoffs. But of course want to know who wins the title, and how the battle goes between two Texas teams. Hey, DAL vs HOU 1st game is tomorrow

  • wandertheglobe

    I saw the Aquaracer at Costco for $1999.99 last weekend.

  • K. P. Chan

    Which part do you totally disagree, Brent? The part about the Lakers being one of the greatest teams, or the part about Kobe losing many fans because of his despicable (at least in my eyes anyway) conduct?

  • K. P. Chan

    wu kong (Hi! :)): If Lin finds a home that gives him inner peace, I for one wouldn’t mind (and I hope he doesn’t) seeing him foregoing more lucrative future contracts, and signing for the long haul now. This will be his fifth team in his young career entering his fifth year.

  • LAJane

    THIS. Hear hear! Great post!

  • Rick Johnson

    With Curry and Thompson around it would be suicide for other teams to double up on JLin. It would be like pick your poison. But seems like if Rondo and Ellis gone and Tyson Chandler stays Dallas would be his best chance at being a starting PG on a contending team. With D’Antoni in Denver they would be fun to watch and would probably make the playoffs but they wouldn’t have enough to make a championship run. It would be fun to see Faried and JLin combo though. Would be better than a Davis / Lin combo.

  • PPP

    Agreed

  • PPP

    Opting out doesnt mean he is not re- signing.

  • Rick Johnson

    http://www.sportingnews.com/nba/story/2015-04-17/james-harden-free-throws-houston-rockets-mvp-fouls-referees-flop-playoffs

    James Harden’s free throw dependence could cost Rockets in playoffs

    “Drawing fouls at the rate Harden does is a skill and nobody in the NBA does it better than the Rockets’ bearded wonder.

    However, the downside of drawing fouls to gain an edge is it forces players to rely on external factors: the opposition and referees. Under the microscope of the playoffs, where the game slows down and the stingiest of defenses tighten up even more, there will be more focus than ever on keeping Harden off the foul line.

    At the end of the day, if teams can prevent Harden from getting to the line, history shows the Rockets are in trouble”

  • I’d root for a Spurs Repeat because it would increase Lin’s FA value as a team-oriented player.
    And yes, I would watch how Rick Carlisle plans to outsmart McHale with great interest 🙂

  • CJSHYY

    But I guess that means Heat is not offer the contract what Dragic wants….?

  • PPP

    Lol, Chances are slim that he will join the GSW but never say never.

    Whether you hate, shocked or horrified, its his decision to make and fans are just speculating. You prolly think who ever thought about that are retarded?

    I follow him regardless.

  • webattorney

    I think this year’s playoff games are most interesting actually, with many teams in play.

  • PPP

    contracts are negotiable to mutual benefits. it doesnt mean max or.none. see bleasos, or whatever his name, i hate that guy.

  • PPP

    Im not so sure if they do sign him for 40mil whichbis very unlikely btw. You may say lajers pay him 15mil but circunstance is completely different.

  • Brent Yen

    LAL being the greatest team part. They have a long history, yes. Kobe is one of product of this team. And he really represents LAL well.

  • Brent Yen

    Very busy recently. You can do a basic one and we just append things?

  • yes, that might be best.
    Thanks!

  • Brent Yen

    We can start with including the season highlights video I think.

  • deesee5

    Well put! I absolutely agree!

  • Spot
  • great idea!

  • Spot

    One of the greatest caption ever written by Jeremy.

    Thank you Lord for Jeremy and thank you cause i started to follow basketball again and You showed me this guy with the heart of gold.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I get it that this is his decision and there may indeed be a chance he could hand up there….

    But my problem is with some of Lin fan actually wanting to see him sign with GSW. It simply makes no sense for him to go there, specially being upset at Scott/Lakers for diminishing his playing time.

    I suspect those who wants Lin to sign for GSW only does so because they live in the Bay area and that would allow them to see Lin games for free on TV…or even see Lin play live…..That’s the only reason you’d want Lin there…If you care about Lin best interest, you wouldn’t want him there.

  • Brent Yen

    I agree with your point, but you can not conclude ppl want Lin to go to GSW just because they live there. What is Lin’s best interest is open for discussion/chat.

  • Tina

    jlin7: This past year was one of – if not the -toughest years of my life but as I start to reflect there’s only one thing that comes to mind. For every night of confusion and pain, it turned into a night of Gods comfort, peace and love. We had late night talks and venting sessions, but like ocean waves, His love and grace never stopped and never ceases. He walked me with me when I needed to talk and carried me when I couldn’t walk. Now it’s time to recover physically and mentally before the journey goes on… #17 #longestcaptionever #nofilter

  • Brent Yen

    So Lin thinks LAL is worse than ROX. At least this debate is ended.

  • Yascar

    Not necessarily. He could still sign with Miama but with bigger money.

  • Yascar

    Jeremy is such an introspective guy. Mark of someone who is not afraid to keep learning and improving. I hope and pray he finds a real home next season.

  • webattorney

    I doubt GSW will ever sign him for $10 Mill per year. That possibility is moot as far as I am concerned.

  • webattorney

    Ultimately, he’s a big boy . I am sure he will make the best decision for himself. All we can do as a fan is to keep or stop being a fan. I care less which team he goes to, as long as he plays lots of minutes and the team goes to playoff.

  • adele

    This is one of the reasons why we root for this guy. He really knows how to inspire through his words and actions. Thanks for sharing his thoughts here.

  • Tina

    some might say this is what makes him mentally weak or what not, but to me, this is exactly what makes him mentally strong.

  • Brent Yen

    The so called toughness is overrated…lol

  • Tina

    yes. who’s to define what “tough” really is. it’s a quality that is different for every individual.

  • Rick Johnson

    So I wonder if he will stick with “17” again next year or go back to “7” if he had a choice. He’s had is best and his worst year wearing 17.

  • Brent Yen

    How about 77….jk

  • New Post is up
    2014-15 Jeremy Lin Lakers Season Summary
    http://www.jlinportal.com/2014-15-jeremy-lin-lakers-season-summary/

    All Lin fans have breathed a sigh of relief that Jeremy Lin’s season with the Lakers came to an end with Jeremy being mostly healthy, with the exception of sore knee in the past 4-5 games.

    Lakers Fans Deprived of Linsanity in LA Experience

    Moving Forward In Search of New Home

    2014-15 Jeremy Lin Season Performance

    2014-15 Jeremy Lin Video Highlights

    Kudos to Christina Cheng who compiled these excellent JLin highlights:

    Please feel free to add more analysis so we can include it in this post.

  • really? nice, is that only for JLin or just generic?

  • adele

    To me, a weak person is somebody who gave in to being bad because its easier than maintaining the goodside. In the real sense, being tough is someone who can rise above the temptation and became an inspiration. Someone who remains humble and tough in spirit.

  • adele

    I remember at the beginning of the season, he also wrote in his site a very inspiring message like this. I read it at 4 in the morning and I cried. He really moved me in the way he ask people to pray and to be tough In difficult times. Sometimes we do forget to strengthen our spirit and be more conscious of the material side.

  • John Lee

    There was a debate on this? So obvious!

  • John Lee

    Could? It already HAS…TWICE.

  • Filler-up

    Just keeping his options open

  • wandertheglobe

    Unfortunately, generic only. If it were JLIN, I would have grab it in a hear beat 🙂