Kobe Bryant Tears Rotator Cuff, Could He Be Out For Lakers Season?

If Kobe is out for the season with a torn rotator cuff, what will happen to Jeremy?

Members may vote on 3 possible scenarios:

1. Nothing

Keep Tanking Nothing happens, Lin plays 15-20 min off bench since Byron doesn’t like Lin and prefers Price despite

2. Showcase+Trade

Start Lin 30-35min, then trade Lin before Feb Trade deadline

3. Showcase+Resign in 2015

Start Lin 30-35min, then offer new contract (if Kobe retires)


MEMBERS POLL

If Kobe shuts down for the season, what will happen to Jeremy Lin?

Game 44 LAL vs SAS POLL

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  • grover chang

    I think Kobe is not willing to stop. After basketball is a large void of darkness for him. That means Kobe tries to come back next year and that means Scott stays for next year. Lin and Scott do not get along. Scott is stubborn and there is no changing that. The FO must know they did not handle Lin’s time here well and he and Boozer will leave. They are proud veterans that feel they should not be benched. The FO could not let LIn play more minutes and ruin the tanking and they likely won’t be able to keep LIn with Scott/Kobe still here. Best option is to trade LIn and hopefully get something. He is already marketed as a good teammate and solid back up pg. Contending teams with pgs a little banged up like the grizzlies and the spurs may take Lin as insurance.

  • Briiick

    It is a very reasonable outcome.

  • 1mtoldman

    tried to vote but was unsucessfull due i presume to “popup blocked”. however i would vote for 1.

    the other scenarios i would would see as absolutely not happening.

    even should price be reinjured the developing scenario among lakers writers is: a. price really doesn’t deserve to be a starting point guard agreed but b. lin has shown in his opporunties to prove he deserves back starter minutes that he does not (this theme has been repeated mulitple times) and then c. there are also multiple calls to “develop” ie. give minutes to clarkson.

    so no price would just mean minutes for clarkson while a. tanking and b. waiting for rondo/dragic/whoever.

  • wandertheglobe

    Translation please…

    "The essence of gospel-humility is not thinking more of myself or thinking less of myself, it is thinking of myself less" -Tim Keller— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) January 23, 2015

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Don’t be selfish. Less of mememe

  • joyce ward
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  • Rick Johnson

    Scott knew and played him major minutes anyway? Really should be fired.

    https://twitter.com/ramonashelburne/status/558425263747649537

  • Promo Sports World

    Been saying the contending team trade angle for weeks

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Did u sign in (look at the top right)? Only can vote if u sign in @jlinportal.com

  • nodomo

    Lin should get on the phone with Dantoni and strategize how they can get on the same team next season. If Dantoni really believes in Lin, he knows he can win with Lin. All he needs is a team to pick him up and sign Lin.

  • Promo Sports World

    Playing boozer lin and Swaggy together for big minutes means mediocrity which means too many wins for a tanking team…hope for a trade to a contender or a free agency that points to a back up on a contending team (maybe clippers???)

  • Promo Sports World

    Dantoni might not have that many offers but it’s a good thought why not

  • Maknusia

    Interesting, if its tear, then it might take about 3-4 weeks for him to get back to game time

  • grover chang

    If you think more of yourself then you are proud and pride is not love. If you think less of yourself then you dismiss the blessings God has given you and feel incomplete to give love. If you focus on God and know you are loved then you LOVE EASILY. For it is better to give then receive.

    If you think about yourself in bad or good terms then you are busy thinking about yourself and don’t have enough time to think of others.

  • nodomo

    NY should trade Carmelo for Lin and hire Dantoni back. Problem solved for everyone!

  • grover chang

    How about rockets? (;-)

  • real-dsb

    that fast?

  • Arsenium12 .

    Kevin Ding’s new article on Kobe Bryant:

    ” … the Lakers need to stress that everything is now first about the next generation, second about Bryant. It has to be part of the
    free-agent sales pitch, and perhaps those listening will actually believe it now that Bryant looks more broken-down than unconquerable. This is an opportunity for the Lakers to gain immediate clarity.”

    See : http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2339471-kobes-latest-setback-offer-lakers-chance-to-finally-move-out-of-bryants-shadow

  • Alaingrvis

    if he needs surgery its done this year

  • Pete Roces

    bring back chandler, fields, novak, shumpert. Deep playoff runs for sure.

  • cindystar111

    lin’s unselfish enough, hope he’s talking about other people or people in general.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Maknusia

    It depends on the extend of the injury, if its just a minor (partial), most likely one only goes for rehab. On the other hand, if its surgery, then it would take 3-6 months

  • MoominFloren

    An excuse of shooting awful this season…..But yes, BS should be fired long long time ago

  • Linja

    It was to break MJ’s record, solely for that goal.

  • MoominFloren

    Any thought on why he sent this out at this moment?

  • real-dsb

    well, there actually were a couple minor differences between most recent all star returns (Jan 8) vs final:

    Curry overtook Lebron as the overall vote getter. Huge congratulations to Curry, he definitely deserved it.

    Marc Gasol also overtook Blake Griffin for the second WC frontcourt spot.

    Lin stayed at #9, which I think is a good place. Not too high where people get annoyed at him displacing others, but still made final cut so that he still gets some recognition.

  • Maknusia

    With or Without Kobe…The numbers…FO might not be worried too much, since its positive, without him. On the other hand, not sure about BScott?

  • Alaingrvis

    they will tank regardless lin won’t play a lot i honestly see zero changes

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I only can guess n my best guess would be to the coach and his teammates that think for the team first.

  • joyce ward

    I read all the comments on what people think lin should do and what is going to happen to lin in FA. Please understand that lin’s thinking is so way above his immediate situation. Lin is always a bright light unto dark places which exposes man’s evil hearts. This is exactly what his light has done to kobe/scott. That is why they are acting and making all of these irrational statements about lin. I am sure that lin understands this all too well. So lin understands this journey that he is on, is not for the faint of heart. People need to realize what is for lin. God will remove every obstacle in his way to ensure that he has it. I said all of that to say this, I will wait and see what happens in FA and see where lin ends up. I am keeping all options open for him, because God is a Master of great outcomes. God can turn things around in a minute.The translation of his bible scripture: this calling on my life is not about me, but it is for God’s purpose, and i will not dwell on my immediate circumstances. My bible lesson for today. You can use it, loose store it or throw it away…just some thoughts

  • joyce ward

    I also notice, no Derrick Rose…hmm.

  • MoominFloren

    I don’t know. Somehow I read it as “Kobe, please retire, for the sake of the team”

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  • Maknusia

    who know, your dream might come true as well…lets see

  • Briiick

    It depends on how much pressure their cable company puts on them. They are not happy paying 200 million a year and getting historically low TV ratings for two consecutive seasons.

  • Briiick

    I can almost overhear that WB executives are yelling at them over the phone.

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    Booze doing that correct political thing>LOL

  • joyce ward
  • Brent Yen

    WOW…time to see how good Lillard really is

  • joyce ward

    Yep

  • grover chang

    That sucks. LA seems like a good guy.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    It’s going to be very interesting time for Lakers. Next few days will give us a even better idea of what FO really wants and JLin’s tendership in Lakers.

  • grover chang

    You have expressed my not so secret wish that is always present in my mind, that Lin takes over New York again !

  • bolero

    yup. He fouled JLin hard and didn’t get call for it..

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • FrankW

    You have a little issue by the name of James Dolan.

  • grover chang

    So crazy. Does Lin career ever get boring.

  • FrankW

    No, not with coach McClueless again.

  • Hm, it really is a reminder to stay humble by not over/under-estimating ourselves but not being selfish to think ourselves too much, thus focusing to think and do things for the well-being of others

    Perhaps it’s a general reminder. Or even if it’s related to Kobe’s news, it’s to not worry about how it may impact Jeremy but focusing to do good things for Kobe and the team.

  • JoeTeam

    wow, thx for the info I cannot upvote that one.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • joyce ward

    OK, off topic: I love Asian dramas. I am watching “loving, never forgetting” with Jerry Tan…yummy…LOL

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Amen sister.

  • Grace Nsns

    The first thing came to mind was that lin ran into bad situation again, he needs all force from God to deal with it. Hope NOT.

  • “The essence of gospel-humility is not thinking more of myself or thinking less of myself, it is thinking of myself less” -Tim Keller— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7)

    I was pondering why Lin tweeted a good quote by Tim Keller, a well-known pastor in NY.
    It really is a good reminder to stay humble by not over/under-estimating ourselves but not being selfish to think ourselves too much, thus focusing to think and do things for the well-being of others. Which is the essence of gospel (Jesus sacrificed himself for other sins because he loves/cares for others more than himself)

    In short, it says “Don’t be selfish. Let’s think and care more about others as the gospel teaches”

    Perhaps it’s a general reminder. Or maybe if it’s related to Kobe’s news, it’s to not worry about how it may impact Jeremy himself but focusing to do good things for Kobe when he’s hurt and the team.

  • Maknusia

    Thats name calling, mate. Could you please rephrase

  • JoeTeam

    lol, it takes an fine LA Lady to put God’s word and ‘use it or lose it’ in one good meaningful post. I wanna see you with Lin as much as HyC or Rose. Lin fandom can have it’s characters come alive!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL You are much more Asian than me:-) Haven’t watched any drama since I left home @18. More than 32 yrs ago:-)

  • Maknusia

    I think there would be minor changes but nothing to shout about

  • CJSHYY

    Thank you for the thought… I guess that’s what Lin tried to say…

  • Briiick

    If LAL dare to release Linsanity, I am sure Kobe will return and play with his good left hand.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Nop. It’s always full of dramas because of the environment/circumstances that he is in. It isn’t his creation but others:-)

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Ok now you are too far. You need to visit ancestry.Com to see you might be 5 10 % asian. Lol

  • JoeTeam

    I love twists on words that mean a lot … hmmm … cogitating …

  • joyce ward

    You know, you might be right.LOL

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL That will be true. That’s why he had to play in the last game. We saw plenty of time. Can’t wait to see what other dramas that KB and BS are going to bring us:-)

  • joyce ward

    You don’t know what you are missing. I really don’t watch American TV anymore.LOL

  • Tan-sanity? LOL

  • Maknusia

    really! wow…to me its all cartoons and action drama like NCIS/Supernatural, etc

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL I don’t watch TVs except news periodically for years now.

  • JoeTeam

    They will work kobe in for 4 more minutes so he gets the next record, wouldn’t they?

  • ah, I also love NCIS and funny TV Shows like Jimmy Fallon parody songs

  • FrankW

    This one is in Mandarin. Roku streaming connected to the internet has lots of free Asian dramas. My old lady loves the Korean ones.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Well, KB would like to according to his wife. He will be back to set the record:-)

  • I’m curious. Who showed you Asian dramas first?
    You’re full of surprises =D

  • JoeTeam

    Good grief, let’s get it over with next game. Just have him go in and pass the ball around a bit and then sit. Might as well, he’s on that trip anyway. Playing him 4 extra minutes from that what a coach.

  • grover chang

    Jk. A rocket fan called nba radio today after the warrior debacle and said he loved Beverley but they needed a pg who was more of a scoring threat and could play at least decent team defense. (Face Palm) I was like duh…That was Lin. LOL

  • I’m concerned about his wife wanting him to get back to the deathly mouse trap in that Instagram pic :]

  • perhaps in 6 weeks if Linsanity is in danger of spreading?

  • Maknusia

    who who who…lol

  • I don’t follow new Asian dramas. I used to watch them when I was little.
    Don’t they still end up with tragic ending?

    I love nigahiga’s rant of Asian dramas LOL

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep saw it and wondered what was going on:-) Waking up for this drama unfolded and then had to leave for medical appt. Returned and read more drama unfolded:-) Being JLin fan means it takes lot of energy and stamina to keep up:-)

  • Hans

    I think BS will have no choice but to showcase Jeremy if Kobe shuts it down. However, and unfortunately, I don’t think the Lakers can find a taker to trade. 10-3-3 for 8 mil isn’t gonna cut it for the small market teams unless it’s for salary dump this summer, but that’s the same plan for the Lakers as well. Unless the Lakers want to take Deron Williams, very unlikely. The only teams that could use Jeremy’s help would be those that are within shouting distance to a championship team with a weak backup PG. Looking across all the teams in the playoff hunt, only the Spurs are somewhat weaker in this regard (Corey Joseph to backup Parker), but they don’t have anyone to give the Lakers in return.

    So I think our best hope is for Jeremy to maximize his narrow window of opportunity, this may be another way for him to strengthen his weaknesses once more. Remember how McHale didn’t want Jeremy to orchestrate the offense, so he HAD to improve his 3pt shooting and other aspects of the game (which has made him a more complete player)? Well I think this year we have witnessed how Jeremy has matured mentally. He isn’t so easily shaken by bad games or bad critics (remember there were times he couldn’t eat/sleep before the game?) anymore, and to everyone’s surprise rebuttal BS’s words? Mental is just as important as the physical part of the game, and God is working in miraculous ways to elevate Jeremy’s game. Nash shared min with ROBERT PACK and averaged 8.6 pt 4.9 asst in his 4th year in the NBA, before breaking out the following year for 15.6 & 7.3. Being the first influential Canadian basketball player at the time before making the all-star and the mvps, I see God’s fingerprint and Jeremy’s footstep well-set and layout for him. God Bless.

  • JoeTeam

    yeah, what a risk to the tank agenda. I still cannot believe that, as it isn’t worth ruining a ratings run that would assure a high valuation.

  • joyce ward

    Nobody really. i think Asian men are very attractive. When I was in the military, I was at the top of my “food chain”, so I interacted who was there with me. There seem to be a lot of Asian/Hispanic men, so that is who I dated.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    According to the news, KB returns to LA to be assessed by team docs. More news unfolds tomorrow!

  • JoeTeam

    oh well, we’re in for another week of what ifs.

  • FrankW

    Ok, how about not with that clueless coach again?

  • Maknusia

    Thats the norm is any Sports Team

  • joyce ward

    Yeah, they are really good. I loved “Secret Garden” and “My Lover from Another Planet”. Those two are my favorites. Do you guys live in the US?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Good post. Thanks for the great reminder!!

  • joyce ward

    No, the only ones with tragic ending these days are the Japanese dramas, which I don’t watch.LOL

  • ahh.. so from deep inside the heart =)
    Good for you!

  • MoominFloren

    For You 🙂

  • Briiick

    Agreed. Compared to the top 5 pick, I guess LAL is under more pressure from their cable company WB to improve the TV ratings. After all, having two consecutive seasons (could be 3 seasons or more!) of historically low ratings is hard for them.

  • joyce ward

    Yep.My mom use to tell me all the time that I had a destiny for the world. So when I brought Asian guys home to meet her, she was not shocked and my brothers and sisters were not shocked.LOL

  • BobbyH

    Try verycd.com

    You will be surprised.

  • good to hear that :] It used to drive me crazy with all the tragic ending

  • Briiick

    What record ? You don’t mean the longest minutes played by a one-handed NBA player, do you?

  • joyce ward

    Thanks:)

  • joyce ward

    LOL…

  • LOL you brought the 1/3-of-the-world home!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Maybe. Hopefully we will learn whether it’s full or partial tear and then the plan for this season. Apparently KB had this issue since preseason. He played thru and got really bad after the dunk. My suspicious is full tear by the sound of it. Otherwise they would have disclosed the info now. The decision is then whether KB should retire or just out for this season. More dramas are coming.

  • joyce ward

    Yep. You know what is funny, they never felt uncomfortable around my family. One gut told me that Back families and asian families had a lot of similarities when it came to our families. My mom was the matriarch and will all lived in one house hold with kids, and my mom had her elderly parents living there also.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    My issue is I don’t want to get hooked for watching. Bad enough that I spend many hours on JLin. If I hook into dramas, I won’t get things accomplished. I will keep on watching until the end:-)

  • joyce ward

    I think it is a full tear. I think Kobe in his mind thinks that he will be able to come back from this, but his body and aging will deem otherwise. With all of these injuries and surgeries that he has had will have a major effect on down the line for him. Whenever there is an injury and surgery involved and aging, arthritis will always set in.

  • grover chang

    This is what I never understood about tanking. To tank is to get a good player but only 50% of the time that works out. To not tank you find out you have good players. Then why not just not tank and keep the good players you already know you have for sure with 100% certainty

  • FrankW

    Bay Area. My kids went to school in San Diego, Riverside and San Francisco. You may like the Korean Drama Dae Jang Geum (Jewel in the Palace), wife has the box set. It was free on Roku perhaps on YouTube too. I really don’t watch movies including Asians. Shawshank Redemption was my favorite
    movie.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Agree it’s a full tear. Otherwise we will learn differently by now. Guess KB isn’t ready to accept the news. So, this season is out but whether he decides to retire or not is another story.

  • occupatio

    i dont think the organization thinks lin has that ability to win games them, unlike us.

  • joyce ward

    You guys should try Hulu on the internet. It is free and they have a lot of Korean dramas on there. I watch them all the time. Also the ones that I mentioned are really good. They had off the chart ratings in Korea when they were being shown.

  • Grace Nsns

    Anyone got access to Byron Scott postgame @Pelican 01/21/15? havn’t spotted it at either of youtube, tweeter or lakers site. Just curious whether the following comments are valid:

    copied from LG:

    “Kobe playing with one arm
    Kobe told BScott he was ok, BScott pulled him when he saw he
    was doing everything with his left hand

    RKelly, It was a bad mismatch playing against David

    JLin & Price
    Even though JLin got 4 steals, he was not making an pact. Price was playing more
    because he works well with Kobe”

  • LAJane

    Those are both great dramas. Another really memorable one that also mixes modern times with a supernatural twist is “Queen In-hyun’s Man”. And since you mentioned historical dramas, “Arang and the Magistrate” is a historical supernatural mystery/romance starring Lee Jung-gi who is a 3rd degree Taekwondo black belt. His fight scenes in this drama were pretty fabulous.

  • joyce ward

    I watched those..good stuff

  • LAJane

    Also gooddrama.com and viki stream for free…though the price of freedom is a fair number of commercials 🙂

  • joyce ward

    Yeah, true. I got rid of my cable and got Hulu Plus which is about $7.00 a month and I get all of the shows a day after they have aired.

  • LAJane

    Looks like we share a passion besides Jeremy :). Be happy to have have you recommend your faves.

  • LAJane

    True dat!

  • Jedi

    I just flew back from Korea this morning. So many drama stars’ faces and cutouts all over the stores there. Paradise for you guys.

  • joyce ward

    Well besides the tow I mentioned in earlier post, “A Gentlemen’s Agreement”, “Easy Fortune, Happy Life, “Fated to Love You”, “Princess Hours”, Birth of a Beauty”, and “Protect the Boss, just to name a few.

  • Maknusia

    that is fine..lol

  • LAJane

    Have seen and enjoyed #3,4, and 6. Will check out the others…thanks 🙂

  • Linja

    Genesis 50:20 … What’s intended for evil, to harm me, God intends for good …….. Lin is trusting and believing and is a true witness.

  • LAJane

    Welcome home…back to warmer weather! 🙂 Was there last April. Loved it.

  • joyce ward

    Yes, he is . Jesus came not to bring peace to the wordly, but to expose hearts

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Believe I saw BS’ interview on the game thread (very beginning). I didn’t listen to it. Not sure what was said. Had no desire listened to him since startergate.

  • wandertheglobe

    I cut the cord (DirecTV) 2 years ago and have gone with Roku/Apple TV w/Netflix. Saved $70/month. Only watch what I want to watch. Very happy with my decision.

  • CJSHYY

    Me too.

  • BobbyH

    FO told him Lakers will shop him around and Lin is not the future of Lakers?

  • Joe what do you know

    Oh good lord Asian dramas… I cringe at the thoughts of watching them. There were some really classic ones back in the 80s/90s and early 2000s. But hardly any after that. Animes, on the other hand, is a totally different matter. Lol

  • CJSHYY

    Can’t believe this… BS is really BS. smh!

    https://twitter.com/MrMichaelLee/status/558287418789740544

  • TTNN

    I think that was a reasonable way for small market team, as rookie was paid less, and they are not competitive in the free agent market to attract established stars, thus they like to work it out from draft.

    Big market team usually don’t care but just try to graph established super star by paying more money. But now, with this new CBA, they could not do that as easily as before.

  • AlexBB

    I hope Lin see the Joseph parallel

  • BobbyH

    He is running out of excuses.

  • very true .. Both culture are very family-centric!

  • joyce ward
  • webattorney

    Sands of Time with CHOI, Min Soo is really good. I remember my wife cried watching it. Older ones made in 1980s and 1990s are better IMO.

  • webattorney

    Yeah, when everything is said and done, Asian women have the power in families. Well, in most Asian families anyway.

  • webattorney

    If I do say so myself, Korean dramas are the best. Some Korean movies are also pretty good. I haven’t watched any American TV in 20 years, so I have no idea which shows are popular. I only watch Netflix and PBS on my Roku.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • nodomo

    Yup, he used his left arm only and shot an air ball and turned it over with a bad pass….

  • John Lee

    BS: “Kobe will be back right after the surgery and shoot with his feet.”

    Refs: “That’d be considered kicking, what a bunch of BS…you BS!”

  • occupatio

    I dropped by CF to see how Bev is doing, and there is a 12 page thread devoted to trashing him, called “Is Bev a Championship level point guard”?
    As predicted by many, Bev fell out of favor once he lost the status of anyone-else-but-Jeremy. (There’s always someone to fill those shoes on whatever team Lin is on apparently.)

  • John Lee

    Clippers are manhandling the Nets: 70-37 at the half. With this W Clippers become 5th and Rox sink to 6th and exposed.

  • John Lee

    Music to my ears…

  • John Lee

    He’s the best looking of the F4, but his career never really take off in a big way. Maybe something to do with his shy, introverted personality.

  • John Lee

    I enjoy a good J or K once in a while, but the ones from Taiwan are unbearable.

  • Rick Johnson

    Announcers were saying that GSW defense would just concentrate on Harden then offense ran through Klay Thompson to make Harden defend. We were saying that was the way to best the Rockets all along. League finally catching on. Also leaning not to let Harden bait them for fouls.

  • John Lee

    Never really got into Secret Garden, but did enjoy Lover from Another Planet/Star. The soundtrack was awesome.

    You’re the first non-Asian that I know of who enjoyed that show. 🙂

  • occupatio

    especially funny is the criticism of his defense.
    shooting can be an inconsistent ability, but players do not suddenly lose their rebounding or defensive skills unless they are injured or old. bev is the same quality of defender he was last season.
    yet, according to houston fans, bev is not actually a good defender this season. he is getting burned a lot.

    hilarious. what a bunch of clowns.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya, Rox has a bunch of clowns.

  • joyce ward

    I love it. I loved he and Vic Chou out of the F4. Vaness Wu was a homeboy from Orange County. I loved Vic Chou in Mars.

  • jolno

    The presence of Lin has created unbelievable career opportunities for the like of Acie Law, Pat Beverley, and Ronnie Price. The above three players “looked” a lot better to their coaches (all three) and fans (Bev only) when being compared to Lin.

    However, once Lin is removed from the equation and people are forced to look at these players for who they really are (without comparing to Lin), all of a sudden they don’t look as good as they used to be. I guess we can say that those “fans” are more like anti-Lin fans rather than fans of Beverley which certainly looked like the case for “fans” in CF.

  • joyce ward

    Exactly

  • joyce ward

    Yep, he has truly fallen out of favor with the the fans..LOL

  • wandertheglobe

    Who are their PGs besides Bev? Canaan? Harden is the only creator since Lin & Parsons are gone. Morey probably wished that he never traded Lin. They can certainly use Lin now.

  • Grace
  • occupatio

    canaan and that johnson guy.
    i stopped following the rockets, so im not familiar with their lineups/rotations.

    ive watched less NBA games this season in general. watching the lakers is already draining as it is, and the continued ref bias against lin makes me less interested in the league.

  • CJSHYY

    They are in big trouble now…bc Harden is more & more like Kobe but the different it’s he can’t win the ring for them…LOL!

  • DaBoss

    Hey Joyce! Couldn’t resist replying to this post! (Btw I really look forward to and enjoy reading your opinions about everything going on with the Lakers and Jeremy – I’m an LA gal like you!) I luv, luv, luv Kdramas! Have you seen Its okay, that’s love? So good! Also if you want to try something different, a couple reality shows: 1. The Return of Superman (follows celebrity dads trying to take care of their kids for 48hrs w/o mom around – real cute) and 2. Roomate (follows Korean entertainers – actors,Kpop idols, comedians,etc. sharing a house together). Enjoy!

  • Brent Yen

    Welcome! just post more 😛

  • Brent Yen

    I think He is less and less like Kobe…just TBH. I only watched like 5 games of ROX this yr. But you are right….no ring for them…

  • jolno

    It takes hall of fame big men in Shaq and Gasol as well the best coach of all time in Phil Jackson for the Lakers to win despite of Kobe.

    Howard is really not that good because of poor fundamental and McHale is better described as an ego massager than a coach LOL. So no, the Rockets are not winning any time soon.

  • CJSHYY

    I somehow got the feeling that Rox seemed to not high on D12 now… bc DM played well… I believe D12 will leave Rox in 2016.

    Agree. D12 is not as good as he did in Magic.

  • occupatio

    player skills and tendencies aside, i think the biggest difference is they are players of different eras.

    it is impossible to be a star or excellent guard today without being at least above average at the three ball.
    kobe has never been especially good at the 3 ball and it’s never been an emphasis in his game.

  • And not surprisingly, it has happened since Lin’s childhood days.

    it reminds me that Mama Lin said at every level there’s always been someone supposedly better than Lin from his YMCA/high school/varsity day.

    It’s almost like people still can’t believe Lin can be as good or better than others since he doesn’t fit the look of an NBA baller. This is similar to what Joe Alexander said about having to get tattoo, long-hair to fit in the look of typical NBA Ballers.

  • Brent Yen

    Kobe can not beat his man any more is a bigger problem I think…3 matters too…I agree

  • Keith

    Lin sings, not really

  • Brent Yen

    LMAO

  • blubell

    What is this and what did he say at the end?

  • bolero

    when was this..

  • CJSHYY

    He said everyone please join me to listen to Wong Li Hong’s new song.

  • Brent Yen

    Promoting a new album for his singer friend

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Today..? looks in good mood.

  • bolero

    lol. no kobe..

  • bolero

    Lakers’ Wayne Ellington will have bigger role with Kobe Bryant out http://t.co/BCiNQqjIUb— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) January 23, 2015

  • Brent Yen

    How about Lin? oh….nonono he is soft….he can not defend…he can not go left….blablabla

  • Grace
  • not so bad Lip-syncing LOL
    good to see he’s in good spirit

  • I guess his tweet about thinking less of himself today means he’s thinking more of his friend, Wong Li Hong LOL

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Well, I hope so… LOL! Just don’t over pass tomorrow well do.

  • it makes no sense whatsoever.

    If Kobe’s been thriving as the PG/facilitator, then Lin the PG should be next in line as the Assist leader in LA (Lin 193 after Kobe 197).
    This LA tank is messed up indeed

  • JJ Hui

    I saw the interview. I might be wrong but I don’t believe I hear anything about the last paragraph in your posting! (FYI, I don’t like BS, he is a big lier)

  • CJSHYY

    Just check his weibo, he posted this video today. Sure happy no Kobe…LOL!

  • wandertheglobe

    Throw back Thursday. Against Toronto, Lin came off the bench, played 46 mins, scored 31 pts.

  • KHuang

    More BEATINGS of the weak 1st unit then.

    Like I said earlier this season, all the bad players except for Davis are bunched up in the 1st unit now.

  • DaBoss

    Thank you, Brent – you’re another one of my favorites on this site! You all are doing a great job here!

  • wandertheglobe

    Probably because he didn’t tweet anything regarding Kobe’s injury like he did for his other teammates in the past.

  • KHuang

    Dwight Howard doesn’t have the talent or coaching he had with the Magic that he has with the Rockets.

    Also, Dwight Howard was feasting on the weak Leastern Conference when he was with Orlando. But now that Howard is playing in the Best Western conference, he’s getting his brains beat out regularly.

  • KHuang

    It isn’t just the 3 pointer Kobe lacks.

    Kobe lacks the court reading skills, fundamental techniques, and team mentality needed to win in today’s NBA which relies on a team and not individuals to get wins.

  • KHuang

    Without his max contract big men siphoning defenses away, Bryant could not get by people even in his prime.

  • JJ Hui

    Where is the love? She probably just thinking about the more money he can make, the happier she is and the shorter life for her husband, LOL!

  • KHuang

    Such garbage.

    Lin took a team with a deficit and pushed them to a 9 point lead and that’s called “no impact”?

    GARBAGE.

  • CJSHYY

    I guess he can’t say anything before Lakers formally announce what’s the plan for Kobe….?

  • KHuang

    Just another bashing of his friend Kyle Lowry.

    Lin’s too tough an athletic matchup for Lowry, as Lin’s faster and bigger and stronger and more technically sound than Lowry.

  • KHuang

    Lin’s TOO ASIAN to Byron Scott.

  • Brent Yen

    I left that for you

  • occupatio

    there have been many games in which kobe was out, and scott still played lin only 20 minutes.

    so, there is no indication that kobe being out for the season changes anything. unless the FO has its own priorities and made that known to scott, such as trying out the young players. i’ll believe it when i see it tho.

  • Brent Yen

    Let’s say LAL stick with a 18 minites Lin…..Then Ellington will have to play about 30 and Kelly 26 I think…

  • occupatio

    that’s amazing because ellington has been benched for entire games recently (kelly too) and now suddenly might be getting huge minutes. lol, it’s so arbitrary on this team.

  • kittyhead

    Now they are crying for Cancan to start over Pav because Cancan has offensive skills to share Haren’s burden.lol

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • Brent Yen

    LOL……

  • Carol Tiu

    Sad to say, it’s become a stigma for Jeremy.

  • KHuang

    C’mon Brent, FIRE AWAY on your own forum!

    Besides, I’d rather just openly state the harsh truth than PROTECT SCOTT by hemming and hawing as I make lame excuses to avoid the social backlash that comes from trolls that hate it when Asians mention racism.

  • jolno

    There is no easy way to fill the void of the big hole left by Kobe “Tank General” Bryant. I mean, you need to replace like 35 minutes of no defense, high turnover, ball-hogging, low-efficiency basketball. It’s really not that easy to achieve that with just one player.

    I think BS will go with the suck-by-committee approach that he will spread the minutes around but he will make sure either to freeze you out (Ellington) or play you too much (Kelly off injury) to make sure you are playing sub-optimal basketball. As for Lin? Forget about it because Lin would will the Lakers to the win which is against the TANK.

  • Carol Tiu

    Ramona Shelburne probably afraid of losing her strong connections in LAL. As someone said here before, her connections seems to be from Kobe’s side.

  • I just added Game 44 Lin Stats POLL.
    Let’s use this as a pregame thread.

    I voted for LINSANITY Unleashed! after watching that Lin Lip-Syncing recording session!

  • Brent Yen

    I am 100% backing the idea that Lin’s bad treatment are because he is an Asian….No doubt about it..

  • lol .. it was a little odd display of affection for sure!

  • Acbc

    My love from another Planet is one of my favourites as well.

  • MoominFloren

    Hahaha

  • Acbc

    I watch anime online with Crunchie roll. The classics like Naruto and Bleach are my favorites, but I also have been following Sword On Line.

  • Carol Tiu

    It’s like a never ending soap opera.

  • Brent Yen

    I would say it has been very boring for awhile….I want see more actions…not drama…

  • Linja

    Byron thinks Smart as Soft.

  • livyrlife

    Kobe’s injury chronological order is from his foot up to his shoulder, and we all know that to some extent his head is kinda “damaged”–getting too big and might have already burst into piece of the size of confetti.
    So what next? Is Kobe not worried? Who knows the next time he jumps for a rebound, the same cycle might happes from toe to head again…I am worried for him though.

    2013: Achilles
    2014: Knee
    2015: Shoulder

  • livyrlife

    Wong has big following in SEA. He’s dashing, not to mention he has a very intelligent wife. ^.^

  • livyrlife

    boy, this is the vid that made me log in and say I love you, Jeremy!

  • Acbc

    2016 brain
    2017 heart

  • wandertheglobe

    Wow! Italian Seppi just knocks KFed out of the Aus Open.

  • spiderman

    2018 kidneys
    2019 lungs

  • Linja

    at age 40?

  • Maknusia

    exactly…i hate soap opera

  • Maknusia

    i think this is a little too much, for an asking ;0)

  • Maknusia

    so you are saying Lin need to bench for extended (DNP) as well so he could get more minutes when he is back?..kiddin kiddin

  • spiderman

    you can count on it. Kobe will try for 95… in a wheelchair

  • Maknusia

    hmmm, getting politically correct?!!

  • Maknusia

    Let he game begin

  • Maknusia

    Thats an extended wish to have MDA-Lin reunion…long stretch

  • sport

    Should be Wang Lee Hom’s 你的愛

  • JoeTeam

    Hope he retires for his own HOF reputation.

  • JoeTeam

    No, I heard 4th most minutes played.

  • JoeTeam

    nice idea! His haircut will be bad last 🙂

  • Acbc

    I resisted adding the most important human element, because the soul has always the ability to find salvation.

  • Rick Johnson

    SAS will be on the second game of a B2B after getting beat by Chicago. Maybe JLin can lead them to victory again. Hopefully another Kobe-less win against a playoff team.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Potential candidate for next RoboCop…just kidding…

  • yup … that’s the Field of Dreams wish.

  • JoeTeam

    ha ha, just whisper into ____enter name here ___’s ear that he’s the man now, and there should be enough freelancing to kill the team. Not naming LAL names, includes players on other teams (like barbosa last night messing with a decent game thus far, and then I didn’t get to see Holiday and McAdoo because the starts had to come back in cold.)

  • JoeTeam

    you KH you … no-DNP.

  • JoeTeam

    welcome back … you missed all the weeks of fun o_maybenot.

  • JoeTeam

    I give it 20% sweet young Christian. There are wily old ones lol, I don’t mean the television evangelist kind who take money from senior citizens. I mean the ones who have their faith and still know how to manage a game of liar’s dice.

  • JoeTeam

    ironic my eye test noticed him bricking 2s and hitting 3s lately.

  • JoeTeam

    Ronnie Price future is clear. Unfortunately, I like his interview that I saw … nice guy just doing a job.

  • JoeTeam

    TTNN at CF did stats to show that Parsons did not create, it was only Harden and Lin.

  • JoeTeam

    i agree.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Very interesting to hear more excuses for KB.

    https://twitter.com/Lakerholicz/status/558429583364874240

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Lakers Rumors: Byron Scott Puts Jeremy Lin Back in His Doghouse
    http://www.travelerstoday.com/articles/18051/20150122/lakers,rumors,byron,scott,puts,jeremy,lin,back,in,his,doghouse.htm

    After logging at least 30 minutes in back-to-back games, Jeremy Lin was back in Bryon Scott’s doghouse in Wednesday’s 96-80 blowout loss to the New Orleans Pelicans at Smoothie King Center.

    The Lakers fielded their original starting lineup as Kobe Bryant (rest) and Ronnie Price (elbow) returned from two-game absences. Lin, who played more than 30 minutes in two consecutive games for the first time since losing his starting job in November, also returned to his role off the bench.

    Coming off a 10-point, 10-dime performance in a loss to the Phoenix Suns on Monday, the 26-year old Lin started off on a strong note as he recorded seven points, two assists and three steals in the first half.

    The former Harvard standout played a key role in putting the Lakers ahead by one, 44-43 at halftime, despite another cold-shooting opening salvo from Bryant.

    Unfortunately, Lin never got the chance to sustain the momentum he built in the first half as Scott decided to stick with his starting backcourt of Price and Bryant for most of the second half.

    The result wasn’t pretty at all as Tyreke Evans, who assumed most of the playmaking duties as replacement for injured point guard Jrue Holiday, torched the Lakers with 19 points while backcourt tandem Eric Gordon recorded 17 points and 10 assists.

    Price, who is slotted by Scott into the starting lineup to give them a better defensive unit, had another anemic showing on the offensive end of the floor as he finished with two points on 0-for-2 shooting from the field in 27 minutes.

    Scott Locked Up Lin in His Doghouse:

    After trumpeting Lin’s strengths in the offseason, Scott is clearly not amused of the point guard’s up-and-down play. The Lakers head coach has been very vocal in scrutinizing Lin’s skills-set and mettle, as he repeatedly called out the Asian-American star for playing soft.

    While there’s no doubt Lin hasn’t lived up to lofty expectations when he first arrived in Los Angeles via trade with the Houston Rockets, his struggle shouldn’t be blamed alone on his lack of swagger or absence of a pit-bull mentality. Instead, Scott should also take the blame for putting Lin in such an uncomfortable situation (such as placing a hard cap on his playing time) and relying too much on Price at the point even though he’s very much a slacker offensively.

  • deesee5

    The trend shows that the injurys are going up though Kobes body parts. Not down. If it’s his brain that’s going next season, then that’s appropriate since it’s supposed to be his last. If Kobe does play next season, expect some bone headed plays..

  • Filler-up

    This was posted by A Mad Chinaman on LG, and was not a quote from BS.

  • DaBoss

    Not sure if anyone posted about this, but listened to Fred Roggin yesterday on the Beast 980 am in LA. He said Kobe’s topnotch orthopedic surgeon in Orange County was away at some conference but would be looking at the mri tomorrow and would examine Kobe upon his return from the conference. I’m also dealing with a rotator cuff tear (full thickness, but small). Physical therapists have told me it’s 6-8 months of rehab. But then again, I’m not a world class athlete. Being old doesn’t help either! lol

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Only this official word from Lakers F/O.
    https://twitter.com/LakersReporter/status/558361343258947584

  • TK Wong

    What men intended for harm and oppression, God re-purposed and used for good to bless and honor his child.

  • kauaiblue

    Ive had a torn labrum… shoulder injuries r the worst… i could barely lift my arm… play bball? Forget it!

  • lleepar

    If Kobe Bryant Knew Then What He Knows Now…
    “It’s long been an open secret Kobe Bryant basically runs the Lakers. Unofficial head coach. De facto General Manager. His power is just a shade below Dr. Buss’ children’s, and periodically appears to eclipse theirs. …”
    http://www.lakersnation.com/if-kobe-bryant-knew-then-what-he-knows-now/2015/01/22/

  • IsabeliJane*17

    With Kobe out, the chances of winning against the Spurs is still as slim as it is if Kobe is playing.

    With Kobe out,the chances of winning against the Spurs is really GREAT if Jeremy will lead this team.

  • Acbc

    Didn’t Nash hurt himself carrying his gym bags?

  • KHuang

    Jeremy Lin is the SPURS KILLER.

    Ever since that 38 point game against them, Lin has been on an offensive and defensive tear against the Spurs. It doesn’t even matter who Lin is playing for.

    The Spurs don’t have an athlete to physically counter Lin with. The only Spur who can stop Lin is Kawhi Leonard, but Lin would figure out a way to siphon Leonard away from the other Lakers and get the Lakers going with passing.

    Of course, the biggest question is whether or not Byron Scott will get mad at Lin for outplaying African American Spurs players. If Lin plays too well, Scott will cut Lin’s minutes.

  • Acbc

    Such a nice guy. Lol

  • Brent Yen

    As always…LOL

  • Tey Ling

    Can Lin be the spurs killer with this Laker’s team?

  • Brent Yen

    They killed SPurs once already..lol

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Did Jeremy played against the Spurs as a Knick?

  • Brent Yen

    Yes…and Lost I thinlk

  • KHuang

    He did, but he didn’t do well because the team was in the throes of the Carmelo Anthony toxic situation.

  • Acbc

    It’s the big white elephant in the room that no one dares to talk about. The comment from Chris Rock about how if Lin was Black…certainly makes us all say “DAMN RIGHT, WE’VE BEEN SAYING THIS FOREVER”.

    Lin doesn’t look tough because he doesn’t present himself as a tattooed gangster with a long rap sheet of street creds.

    ( just like the sellective attention videos on utube….dare I say, the invisible gorilla in the room! )

  • Acbc

    What makes this PR attempt to save face is that so bad is that had he known his shoulder was already hurting, why was still jacking up 30+ contested shots?

    KOBE just didn’t care about his team or teammates!

  • Ken Chatsworth

    His minutes will get cut whether he plays too well or not. The only way he can play more is when coach has no choice due to injuries or foul trouble.

  • Brent Yen

    I do not believe it at all. Does not make any sense….whats so ever

  • In case anyone forgot, Jeremy performed well (14pts/8asts) in an OT win against the Spurs on 12/22.
    Hope he is Linspired to perform another best in Kobe’s absence tonight no matter how many min Byron will give him!
    I think a potential storm can be brewing after watching his confidence sky-high in his lipsync performance LOL

    Here is the Post-Game synopsis plus the highlights:
    http://www.jlinportal.com/g23-lal-sas-postgame-thread/

    Jeremy Lin finished with 14pts/8asts/2rebs/1blk in 30 min.

    After he was benched in the 4th quarter with 2:46 left, Lakers and Kobe made multiple costly turnovers allowing Spurs to tied the game. In OT, Byron finally inserted him back with 1:04. He made two crucial plays to help the Lakers win:

    With Lakers trailing 109-110, he positioned himself correctly to anticipate where the rebound would come so he drew a foul when Duncan barreled onto him. Lakers ball.

    With clocks winding down, Kobe passed to Lin who tried to drive to the rim but was well covered so he made the right decision to pass to Nick Young who made the clutch 3pt. 112-110

    Jeremy showed great anticipation on defense and made the correct read to not force the drive inside and passed to Nick Young who made the great shot. Great defense and great facilitation as Byron as he requested Jeremy to do.

    That’s what great Point Guard will do. Make the correct decision and not turn the ball over. Perhaps this is the game to earn Byron’s and Kobe’s trust that Jeremy can be the PG that they need.
    ..

  • Highlights

  • BScott certainly wants to limit Lin’s min if he’s too hot because it reflect badly on Kobe if Lin blows up.
    But yes, Lin always play so well against the Spurs

  • Acbc

    Either way, he is not getting away with anything by pretending to be injured.

  • I hope Lin can be politically savvy during pre-game to say, “Let’s get one for Kobe!” so Byron allows him to play 30+min

  • Briiick

    Good idea.

  • CJSHYY
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    …and Byron Scott is the LAKERS KILLER.

  • KL

    It is ironic that in Scott’s desperation to appease Kobe and make him look good, Scott will forever be remembered as the coach who killed Kobe Bryant’s career.

  • Rick Johnson

    Unfortunately I don’t think Lakers will allow JLin to break out. Playing Price allows them to keep their top 5 draft pick by losing. JLin will cause wins losing their draft pick. To justify playing Lin limited minutes they will have to sabotage him an keep up the Lin bashing to justify not playing him more. I wish it wasn’t this way but handwriting seems to be on the wall.

  • Tanking definitely is the #1 priority to keep Top 5 Pick from being given to the Suns.

    I’m only counting that Mitch Kupchak might want to showcase Lin before Feb trade deadline so Lakers get something back in a trade. He probably knows Lin will look for starter job in the FA and will decline a backup PG to Kobe as reported by 2 out of 3 ESPN LA reporters.

  • Linja

    On the other hand, look at some of outstanding athletes, Aaron Rogers, Farve, etc. They were 2nd bananas and were patient and persevered. We don’t really know God’s plan for each of us, but, we WAIT on the Lord and ..”all these things will be given to you….” Believe, anxious and complaining are our worst enemies.

  • True, I’m not worried about Lin’s future at all. Knowing how miraculous Linsanity happened at all, Lin’s journey will be in good hands.

    Even during the repressed period or staying in the background in HOU/LA, Lin continues to develop in his 3s, defense, mental strength, etc. Those are great characters developed under pressure that makes him a great role model for his fans and others. It’s not so much about winning/losing but perseverance, working hard, helping others and molding great characters in ups and downs of life that really matter.

    And in things that matter, Lin’s passing with flying color! A+ as a student of life!

    We’re just musing to have intelligent guesstimate of Lin’s current situation but yeah, it’s always good to remind ourselves with the big picture that Lin is succeeding in what matters the most 😀

  • TTNN
  • JW
  • deesee5

    With Kobe out, who else will attract fans to watch? Lol

  • JW

    Promoting bench? And Young is their current longest contract player anyways.

    But you’re right. Nobody else on LAL is worth promoting.

  • CJSHYY

    So now what? Next season he is going all the way ISO King again?

  • yes, that’s curious why they don’t promote Nick Young as a long-term contract player.
    Showcasing? If yes, maybe it will translate to 25-30 min soon

    Let’s see how many min Lin gets tonight if anything changes

  • CJSHYY

    w/o Kobe, I hope Lakers can win today…

  • Rick Johnson

    Correction: when he shoots too much. Such an injury is from raising arms above head. Mychal Thompson said usually pitchers get that injury. SMH

    https://twitter.com/kobebryant/status/558682735233884160

  • BobbyH

    I don’t think BS is that sentimental.

  • DaBoss

    Hate to say it, but I would be surprised if Kobe doesn’t need surgery. With all those years of overhead shooting movements one of the rotator cuff tendons must have been torn through. Especially felt that when seeing his arm just hanging there during the game – you just can’t lift your arm without a lot of pain – there’s also a nerve affected that adds to the pain and affects the whole arm.

  • Rick Johnson

    Half of $15 mil is a lot for non-big media teams to cough up. Also Lakers would want him for his expiring contract to clear cap space. Lakers don’t want to bring on any good players or might mess up their top 5 pick. All they would want is picks & teams aren’t going to give away picks as well as having to swallow a big contract. I don’t see JLin going anywhere.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here is the photograph at the start of Bill Simmons’ Grantland article on 2015 NBA Trade Value. Not flattering for Ronnie Price.

    By the way Jeremy Lin gets listed (8) in the “Top 10 guys on unhappy-to-hopeless teams that I’d be trying to steal in trades if I were a GM right now” : (1) Kenneth Faried, (2) Ben McLemore, (3) Moe Harkless, (4) Jose Calderon, (5) Nikola Pekovic, (6) Jason Thompson, (7) Channing Frye, (8) Jeremy Lin, (9) Wilson Chandler, (10) Nik Stauskas.

    See : http://grantland.com/features/2015-nba-trade-value-part-1/
    __________

  • Rick Johnson

    With all these injuries Body Armor should rethink having Kobe as a representative. “Drink this and get multiple injuries”

  • Rick Johnson

    Wasn’t Bill Simmons predicting Linsanity at the beginning of the season. Nice to see he still believes in JLin.

  • joyce ward
  • that’s a bit surprising. I thought he wasn’t a big believer during Linsanity.
    But as a Celtics fan, he hates Lakers so he might want to suggest Celtics to pick up Lin :]

  • Rick Johnson

    Don’t remember if it was him or Jalen Rose who predicted it.

  • Rick Johnson

    Question is will he be allowed to win tonight? Lakers won’t make playoffs, may be tanking for top 5 pick. As far as ticket sales and TV ratings aren’t most of the tickets season tickets so already sold. Does TV ratings effect the Lakers bottom line? It may effect TWC bottom line regarding advertising revenue but I’m not sure if it effect the Lakers because they may get paid a fixed contract price regardless of how they do or ratings.

  • Nathan brought up a good point that Lin will probable get a lot of backup PG offers.

    Lin’s agent can actually spin it as a smart PR to sell Lin’s strength in playing backup to Harden & Kobe who can perform well in their absence:

    During Free Agency, Lin’s agent should be smart to promote him as great backup 2 Harden/Kobe #TheTruth
    1. Spurs 38pts gm, 76ers 34pts gm without Harden.
    2. +13 NetRating swing w/o Kobe
    3. #1 LA bench in NBA

    Let’s see if Lin’s agents are smart enough to pitch this to many NBA teams

    https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/558685450966401024
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/558690178479308800

  • blubell
  • JW

    LAL can sue BS now for damaging their prized player.

  • BobbyH

    A show with scripts written long time ago.

  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson

    Well duh!! Maybe he should resign.

  • blubell
  • Charlie Sun

    Always a half truth in jokes. Looks like Kobe really dislikes team ball and passing.

  • joyce ward

    Notice that kobe didn’t respond back with “it wasn’t your fault ‘.LOL

  • JW

    It seems that KB situation is need to know, and BS is not part of that group that needs to know. FO probably knows already and not telling BS.

    https://twitter.com/LakersReporter/status/558695442003685377

  • TTNN

    sounds to me Byron’s biggest fear is that Kobe blame him on playing him too much……

  • cali7

    Apparently kobe replied, don’t worry about it.

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    More shooting too much

  • wandertheglobe

    I understand what BS is saying, yeah, he’s worried, worry for his job that is…

    Byron on Kobe: "Yeah, I'm worried. The whole organization is worried."— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) January 23, 2015

  • Rick Johnson

    So after a little research it looks like the Lakers deal with TWC does depend on ratings. So they will have to decide whether a top 5 pick or TV ratings are more important to them:

    Lakers’ Annual Income From Local TV Deal Hinges On Ratings
    http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/235264/Lakers-Annual-Income-From-Local-TV-Deal-Hinges-On-Ratings

  • Rick Johnson
  • BobbyH

    It is ironic how those TWC announcers kept bashing Lin. How would that help the rating?

  • KHuang

    It’s because the RACIST AMERICAN MEDIA thinks that bashing the Asian guy will help ratings, not hurt them.

    This is why I absolutely despise the racist American media that always tries to criticize Asians.

  • Alaingrvis
  • KHuang

    Yeah, pump that 9th man hype…

  • Rick Johnson

    Lakers Nation
    ‏@LakersNation
    BREAKING: Kobe Bryant to miss rest of the season with torn rotator cuff.
    http://www.lakersnation.com/breaking-kobe-bryant-to-miss-rest-of-season-with-torn-rotator-cuff/2015/01/23/
    https://twitter.com/LakersNation/status/558704667409268736

  • KHuang

    The way the NBA draft lottery has turned out as a surefire way to draft a BUST, I’d say that the Lakers would be better off sending this year’s pick AND the 1st rounder from the Lin trade over to Phoenix to kill their team!!!

  • Alaingrvis
  • KHuang

    As much as I dislike and bash Kobe Bryant’s basketball play, I still wish him the best and hope that he regains full health.

  • KHuang

    I’m actually a bit surprised that Bryant went down with a shoulder injury as opposed to a leg injury.

    I wrote before the season that Bryant should have retired last season after that broken leg. I figured that leg issues would fell him.

    A rotator cuff injury can happy to anyone at any stage in their career.

  • wandertheglobe

    No surprises. Even before the injury, they were talking about shutting him down, now it’s just icing on the cake.

  • KHuang

    Injury status:

    Is RONNIE PRICE next?

    He’s like Frankenstein’s monster out there, hobbling around with all those injuries.

  • Michael

    Meaning I will remember this.

  • LAJane

    Agree…I thought it would be ankles, or knees. I guess time to stop trying to shoulder all the responsibility 🙂

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    A message to BS, if Kobe is done for the season, the one guy can save your job now is Lin (just ask D’Antoni). Now the real question is will you unleash him?

  • Rick Johnson
  • LAJane

    It’s not a crippling injury, or a serious illness. So yeah, the only thing to be so worried about is job, job, job.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    We can’t argue against the facts.

  • I’m waiting for Byron’s next apology to Price for playing him too many minutes that he has shut down

  • Alaingrvis

    lakers will tank hard now. lins role won’t change

  • LAJane

    He doesn’t want to go out at all, under any circumstances…there no “this way” option, so injury was going to be the inevitable trigger anyway.

  • occupatio

    nathan doesnt mean ‘backup’ in the sense of backup PG but in the sense of plan B starter in case their top choice doesnt come. JLin Portal, it seems to me, misunderstands it

  • LAJane

    Byron controlled nothing. It was all Kobe’s choice and decision, but it’s so amazing to watch narcissism at work…ready to let even so-called trusted allies take the fall so you can look like the wounded warrior who “gave it all for the team.”

  • yes, very expensive rental even for a contender

    The next major hope is Kupchak pressing Byron to play Lin a lot of min to sell tickets and know what’s the max value. The concern is Kobe controls Byron too. The LAL politics is so crazy like a rudderless ship!

  • blubell

    He needs to apologize to everyone.

  • it’s mostly political to show for 1-2 games Byron can rally the team to get wins for the fallen comrade-kind-of-thing, then back to tanking

  • LAJane

    I hope so, because I’d sure be sorry if his agents EVER promoted Jeremy as journeyman backup PG!!!

  • grover chang

    Out of respect I would have liked to see Kobe play one last all star game. He earned it with his career.

  • yes, even to himself for being reduced to a Yes man

  • Rick Johnson

    Yes, I would have liked to see him make it to the All Star Game to make sure Harden doesn’t start.

  • you just don’t want Harden to start that much, right? jk =)

    yeah, it might be a token appearance for 2-3 min and he can shoot left-handed

  • grover chang

    Then TWC is dumb. Walt talked up Lin and msg stock soar. Clyde talked down Lin and now rockets Comcast went bankrupt.

  • haha.. I just expressed my suspicion :]

  • I wish him health, full recovery and most of all the wisdom to know it’s time to retire.
    It’ll be hard for him to live away from the spotlight and crowd adoration.

    At least harder than MJ did.

  • Rick Johnson

    Adrian WojnarowskiVerified account
    ‏@WojYahooNBA
    Kobe Bryant and Lakers will likely wait until Monday to make a decision on treatment for his torn rotator cuff, league sources tell Yahoo.
    https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/558712003855134720

  • Kevin Ding is the only brave soul in LA to speak the truth

  • LAJane

    If what is mentioned above in a Byron tweet is accurate that Kobe mentioned a sore arm months ago but downplayed it, then the torn rotator cuff is the price he was willing to pay to gun for that 3rd all-time scoring record. He will heal…he has access to the best treatment in the world. At the end of the day, he got what he valued and wanted the most, so the most sympathy I can manage is to wish him well in paying the bill for his accomplishments, as we all must.

  • grover chang

    Busses income via Lakers. No other business. I hope Jeannie wants no drop in her income, blames Scott for breaking Bryant, fire Scott, hire mda, allow linsanity 2.0, take in the ratings and the money.

  • Yascar

    Yep

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Just stock up pain killer pills at the moment.

  • blubell

    Anyone but Harden. LoL.

  • Grace Nsns

    He’s pissed by his ASG votes, lol

  • Rick Johnson

    Adrian WojnarowskiVerified account
    ‏@WojYahooNBA
    There’s still significant belief within Lakers that Bryant will need season-ending surgery, but final decision could sit through weekend.
    https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/558713049662902272

  • LAJane

    LOL…your acid humor spices my morning cup of tea 🙂

  • LAJane

    Are you kidding me!! He’s thanking fans for support AND doing product placement at the same time? Urk.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Not Kobe but his career in on life support. Decision awaiting.

  • LAJane

    LOL!

  • no, actually he did mean it as a backup PG for a contender ala Manu.
    I’d rather see Lin as a starter in a bad team but it can be a stepping stone like Harden’s path in OKC

    https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/558698831853142016

    https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/558712211519307776

  • JoeTeam

    ppl don’t get ratings = adv rev = team value. The recent valuation marks LAL at number 1, but I would guess it would go up if TV ratings are up. The market has a way to track value fast, and even if Jeannie is not selling, business is much better with higher market value, like loans, recruiting, deal-making, partnering, etc etc.

  • JoeTeam

    surgery after 4 more minutes to get the record. Win win. All kobe has to do is play D and pass the ball. That actually is a net positive 4 mins compared to this season’s play.

  • JoeTeam

    heh, heh, with Lin around, you NEED 2nd stringers who are battle-broken to take over his spot so as not to EMBARRASS the status quo. Oh, Lin is on board? Cue the script rewrite and casting lady …

  • Rick Johnson

    I’d rather see a one handed Kobe in the All Star Game than Harden.

  • golfhacker

    So BS is probably thinking about playing Kobe tonight and Sunday.

  • JoeTeam

    Kobe at 42 breaking Kareem’s record … oh yeah …

  • JoeTeam

    this fake boys club love is pathetic. These guys are so tough in bball talk and tough talk in general, and then there’s these fake touchy-feely things that you know they don’t get. It’s not genuine. If Pop or MDA say these things, you can feel it. Right now I feel manipulated …

  • Michael

    Did you try swatting at mosquitoes, really hurts = =.

  • JW

    Probably deciding if this is retirement. Not sure if he really wants to go thru that rehab with this year’s result when he thought it will be great.

    He can just do his farewell tour with the LAL to all the different cities.

  • JoeTeam

    yes Sir! (lol)

  • JoeTeam

    The best thing for Kobe to do is to rehab rest of this season, then come back to do as you suggest – a tour for all the hometown fans around the country, 10 mins each game when it doesn’t matter. Say 5 mins as starter, and then sometime in 4th quarter. Jack up his efficiency stats, then retire before end of season to olive branches and roses. Just my agent take.

  • JW

    why bother doing that? Just stay on then and play a few minutes w/ his left hand. People would still love that.

  • Jeremiah

    “Poll: Should Kobe Bryant retire?”

    Everyone, please vote “YES.” Perhaps the overwhelming will of the people can convince Kobe to listen to reason rather than his greedy wife.

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakers/lakersnow/la-sp-ln-poll-should-kobe-bryant-retire-20150123-htmlstory.html

  • Michael

    林力宏…

  • JW

    They like to talk about him becoming a facilitator and making a difference.

    They were still losing. Even if that works, he probably doesn’t like that his teammates aren’t finishing the shots and costing him his assists stats. Or that they are hockey puck assists which means nothing.

  • Jeremiah

    Of course they were still losing. Kobe commits tons of turnovers, he insists on Price being his backcourt partner, and BS is still the coach. Not to mention that Hill and Wes are still the starters over say Black and Kelly.

  • JW

    Yea. But they are making it out like that’s some great thing he’s a facilitator now. People still care about the final Win and Loss

  • Rick Johnson

    Ramona ShelburneVerified account
    ‏@ramonashelburne
    Kobe has a “significant” tear in his rotator cuff. Surgery recommended but he wants to research & think this weekend before final decision.
    https://twitter.com/ramonashelburne/status/558724451232399360

  • Linja

    But, he will play tonight, running around for 4 minutes to break the Most Minutes Played record, then, shutdown.

  • lleepar

    Kobe’s future: Managing the Message. I found it interesting that @ramonashelburne was first out there with the news that there was “fear” within the organization that Kobe would need surgery. I lean towards agreeing with the persistent whispers that Shelburne is the conduit for Kobe getting his messages to the masses published.

    I also thought it was very cute that Shelburne retweeted a tweet pertaining to an article [link] which leads off saying it’s an open secret that Kobe runs the Lakers and is the unofficial head coach and de facto general manager.

    But the most significant KB message via Shelburne for me was the tweet last night where she said that: “No fear w/in Lakers at this time that Kobe retires. If anything, the opposite is true. He’s more likely to come back next year bc of this”.

    So if there is any plan for the rest of this season, and if Kobe really is calling all the shots for the Lakers, then his instructions to the coach is to make sure the team flounders without him, and his instructions to the general manager is to start looking at potential free agents for next year who will play at his speed.

    Ramona Shelburne’s Twitter stream:
    https://twitter.com/ramonashelburne

  • JW

    oh yea. forgot about that stat. would be crazy if they let him do that to get that record. Whose is it? Malone? That guy won’t be happy to lose it like that.

  • JW

    Kobe just afraid to go home. Apparently there’s a big mouse trap at home ready to snap his head off.

  • Linja

    And, Byron would get the honor of the one coach who shut down the stallion. Byron, the honor is all yours, sir.

  • Rick Johnson

    Maybe he will do a Nash, go through preseason then call it quits, collect $25 mill.

  • Linja

    Byron is worried that his name is associated with the systematically break-down of a Stallion – “The Coach that destroyed Kobe.”

  • Linja

    Byron is the prototypical kind of those guys who leads from behind.
    Knowing you are working with a damaged horse, and yet overload him just so he could break MJ’s record. That spells low IQ, and low intelligent, and no leadership. A coach is supposed to observe his players and provide proper leadership in meshing them into your team. A coach is not supposed to cater to one player and publically humiliate others. Only low IQ, low intelligent person without wisdom would do that. And that is the honor bestowed to Byron Scott.

  • blubell
  • wandertheglobe

    I don’t think so, Jeannie doesn’t like MDA. She and her brother fought over between MDA and Phil. There’s no way MDA will come back. Only possibility for Lin to reunite with MDA is on another team, like Sacramento or somewhere else.

  • Very astute observation that Shelbourne could be the chosen reporter of Kobe’s thoughts.
    Several tweets commented that she’s a good reporter but doesn’t know much about BBall so she might have found a niche to be Kobe’s confidant.

    It’ll be interesting to see her twitter feed to see what Kobe’s thoughts could be. She mentioned Lin can’t play with Kobe and will probably seek starter job somewhere else.

  • Jeremiah

    Before this latest shoulder injury, there were two possible scenarios: 1) Kobe would continue to play (or at least try to) for the rest of the season. When he realized he couldn’t, he would retire. 2) Kobe would “shut it down” for the rest of the season, and then make a “fresh start” next season. In agreement with @psalm234:disqus, I believe owners wanted the first scenario whereas Kobe/BS want the second one. Unfortunately, this rotator cuff injury gives Kobe a pretext to force the second scenario which is bad for Lin. So now Lin’s situation depends totally on the owners’s ability to make a bold decision. They can continue to let Kobe “run” the Lakers as before, or they can realize that it’s time to move on. They can continue to let BS embarrass the team and let Kobe scare away any potential free agents. Or they can let Kobe know that his tyrannical rule over the Lakers is over. Kobe will be allowed to start next season and play until he drops (about 5-15 games) but starting now, Kobe will no longer make the decisions. BS will be replaced, Lin will be allowed to shine, and FAs can join the team knowing that Kobe will no longer be a factor.

  • Lymania

    Which one is you in the group pic? The guy doing the selfie? Or the guy who score the best expression?

  • wandertheglobe

    dr.b predicted that Nash was done as soon as he heard about Nash’s sciatica and he’s predicting Kobe is done too.

  • wandertheglobe

    There’s no reason to be hurried into making a decision when they know the obvious.

    Here's the official press release on Kobe Bryant from the Lakers in full. Mention of surgery hard to miss. pic.twitter.com/H3TFa4tSyg— Shahan Ahmed (@shahanLA) January 23, 2015

  • I certainly hope the FO would offer a graceful exit for Kobe to retire.

    But knowing Kobe, he’d want one Last Swan Song to do a similar Derek Jeter Farewell song where he’s adored everywhere he goes. Plus $25M check, plus more record-breaking feats as @paulvillarreal:disqus stated

    And knowing the fractured ownership of Jeanie/Jim Buss, they probably will agree Kobe playing 1 more year will be profitable for the Lakers. National TV, etc.

    So Lin is better off somewhere else if he continues to just play 15-20min/game and be Byron/Kobe’s scapegoat.
    Play 2-yr contract with a contender as backup or starter in bad team, but for a coach who believes in him.

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/558721342573273088

  • Jeremiah

    Hmm. I’ve been out of the loop since that amazing trip to Phoenix. Where did psalm post a group pic?

  • orLinaryjoe

    LOL, punny girl

  • It’s somewhere on twitter. But for some reason, I couldn’t see you.
    Perhaps hidden behind some people. Maybe next Q&A :]

  • lleepar

    If that’s true, she seems like the perfect tool for Kobe to use to beat of the rest of the Lakers organization with framing the news. That way he gets to shape how the first message is going to be presented, and often, how the following conversation in the media will unfold.

  • Jeremiah

    Yeah Kobe wants to rest the remainder of this season and start again next year. And this shoulder injury forces the owners to agree. However, the owners could let Kobe do his Swan song next season on condition that he is stripped of his absolute decision making power. That way Lin could re-sign with the Lakers. Otherwise, I agree, Lin needs to go to another team.

  • I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s the case.
    Kobe is very aware of his image so he’d want to control the information through a trusted media

  • Lymania

    Did you attend the game?

  • Jeremiah

    And what a game it was. No Kobe, no Price. Lin started and had a DD. I hope to post some observations this weekend. (I’ve been busy trying to catch up with work :))

  • Grace Nsns

    http://www.nba.com/tntovertime/

    TNT overtime, vote for Jeremy! ^_^

  • Jeremiah

    Well I like to keep a low profile. But without the glasses, bow-tie and mustache, I look just like my long lost twin bro 🙂

  • rookie75094

    nick young 53% Jlin 23%….WTH ..we are slipping guys!!

  • Dorothy

    just voted, Young is 52% when I voted.

  • I hope the owners can exert some pressure for Kobe by replacing Byron.
    If they can convince Kobe that he needs a coach that can say no to him and manage his minutes well to finish the whole season, then Lin might have to decide if he can trusts the new coach.

    If it’s Byron again, I hope Lin won’t resign again. It will be a career suicide to get DNP

  • 42%-40% for Lin-Young now =)
    Good job!

  • I just noticed this is for Jan 29?

  • Jeremiah

    Replacement of BS with a new coach would be a very clear sign that the owners finally see the light 🙂

  • rookie75094

    Ronnie price 0%… lol

  • Rick Johnson

    I wouldn’t be surprised if TNT drops the game. Chuck was complaining about “why do we keep covering Lakers games?:

  • joyce ward

    Anybody think F/O will try to force Kobe to retire.?

  • Brent Yen

    I think so…..I do not know Jim Buss much….but I like Jeanie a lot more. I hope someone just end this drama for good….

  • Alaingrvis

    no

  • JW

    Barkley calling out LAL/BS stupidity.

    Serena Winters ‏@SerenaWinters 6m6 minutes ago

    Charles Barkley talking Kobe on @TheBeast980 (1/3): “I thought the Lakers have handled this thing badly from the beginning.”
    (2/3): “He (Kobe) should have played 25 minutes a night like a farewell tour the next couple of years…”
    (3/3): “To put [Kobe] out there early in the season where he’s playing all these minutes, I thought that was just stupid.”

  • Alaingrvis
  • Brent Yen

    That is from KOBE’s pov. She was asking if FO will do it or not

  • Dorothy

    Can not let that Asian kid outshines Kobe!!!

  • Alaingrvis

    they won’t be great next year simply because of the free agents out there also there is no lebrons in the draft. selling tickets is the main reasons

  • Brent Yen

    I agree…how are you gonna do it with Kobe sitting on the bench?

  • Alaingrvis

    idk they’ll try 25 mpg see if it works

  • Brent Yen

    M……that means a new coach

  • Alaingrvis

    hope so but that unlikely at this point

  • Brent Yen

    Then I don see how 25 mpg is even possible…

  • joyce ward

    I think that they might just buy out his contract. The Lakers know that the can’t wait another year for FA because nobody is going to sign while kobe is still on the team.

  • joyce ward

    Notice how serena winters jumped on it to tweet it. LOL

  • Brent Yen

    Kobe might not agree tho, if FO is determined, then it will get ugly..

  • Brent Yen

    Serena is not a Koolaid drinker reporter to begin with I think…

  • CJSHYY

    I think they will let him retire but maybe will do it like Nash.. play a little bit in preseason then …Kobe will get his money like Nash but will be end of his career next season.

  • Dorothy

    If Kobe is coming back next year, that means BS will stay as the HC for another year, %$#@

  • CJSHYY

    BS will stay bc Lakers needs to pay him 17M… Like MM said they will not fire him just like that.

  • nodomo

    Once someone with credibility (Barkeley) sticks their neck out and points out the obvious BS, it becomes easier for others like Serena to jump on the train.

  • John Lee

    Mike…Brown…

  • Dorothy

    then Lin HAS TO escape

  • joyce ward

    I am sure that there is a clause in Scott contract about what would get him fired.

  • Filler-up

    Totally agree

  • Filler-up

    That is insulting to other NBA players – saying a one armed Kobe is better than a healthy NBA player.

  • joyce ward

    Yep they fired Mike Brown 5 games into the season. This is going to get interesting. Kobe using shellbourne yo te
    l his story, but nothing from the F/O ringing endorsement of him coming back nect year

  • guest

    Harden is featured on Forbes magazine January edition.

  • CJSHYY

    For what?

  • Alaingrvis

    why care

  • it depends it they make much money of Kobe’s Farewell show next year.
    I think they’ll give him 1 more year.
    He’s got too much power.

    So far, I don’t see ownerships say no at all to Kobe

  • 1mtoldman

    “With Ronnie Price missing games due to injury, Lin was thrust into the starting role again. In the two games Lin started without Bryant in the lineup due to rest, Lin averaged 8.0 points on 36.8 percent shooting, 6.5 assists, and 2.5 steals. These are numbers where Lin did not have Bryant to prevent him from being aggressive and yet he still could not find a way to score at an efficient rate.

    If Lin wants to prove that he can be a focal point of an NBA team or even a contributing member of a starting lineup, he will need to improve upon those numbers on a Laker team that is starving for playmaking. Aside from Nick Young, who has fallen into a slump of epic proportions, Lin is the only playmaker on the Lakers that has shown that he can create his own shot. And with the season virtually lost, it is Lin’s time to show what he can do. No more excuses.”

    –daniel tran, lake show life

  • nodomo

    Just think, the Lakers are going to end up wasting $70M on Kobe & Nash. Who cares about lost gate/ticket revenue if Kobe doesn’t play….

  • JoeTeam

    I’d prefer the Harlem Globe Trotters-type retirement tour. It would be a circus, and then LAL can get down to business. If Lin is not there, I would not watch one-non-Lin game by LAL.

  • JW

    These people always contradict themselves. Saying Lin couldn’t find a way to score. Then saying team needs a playmaker. So is he saying 6.5 assists is too low as a playmaker then? If you are trying to get everybody to play together, sometimes your scoring will suffer.

    Whenever Lin’s in, the games are competitive. What else do you want?

  • JoeTeam

    oh, ok, Daniel Tran you know best. Hold Lin accountable, talk tough. Me, I’m going Charmin, what does it matter?

  • JoeTeam

    she looks unique and smart, so she’s got job mobility even in the league.

  • Jeremiah

    a) 2 games is a tiny sample size. b) BS is still the coach forcing Lin to run his inept plays c) Wes and Hill are starters.

  • JoeTeam

    LAL have no problems selling out. Tix prices only move so much for the Busses, as most of the arbitrage is in aftermarket. So, key is adv revs. Somebody talk about how ratings relate to that short and long term and you have the board discussion right here then.

  • Brent Yen

    Yes, she does not always support Lin..but at least she reasons sometimes…

  • joyce ward

    I don’t know. Mitch/jim buss has 3 years to be a contending team because they are looking at their own jobs.keeping kobe for another year is not going to bring any good FA to LA.while Kobe is on the team. So the rebuilding has to start nect year. The might end up firing Scott and bring in a coach that will let the players play to their strengths. As i have stated many timed, what God has for lin, God will move every obstacle in his way to make sure he gets what God has for him. Just sayin

  • JoeTeam

    and her intelligent quirky look makes it safe to listen to her as possibly not a mouthpiece. Her track record seems trustworthy so far.

  • Spot

    My opinion:

    – Kobe is done for season. He will be back next year

    – no chance Scott will be fired. He’s got a 3 years contract if my memory don’t fail

    – with Jeremy you never know what’s gonna happen. My wish is they will pump up his numbers to trade him before deadline to get assetts or picks in return.
    My wish is Lin for Smart and Jeremy back in Boston. But really, anywhere he can play his basketball is good to me. We will see

  • Brent Yen

    Stop citing those haters’ writings…It is simply a joke

  • Brent Yen

    Well…there were some doubtful tweets….but at least she is one of the very few that I am still following…

  • John Lee

    We all know there’s a lot of garbage like this out there, no need to bring them in here.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Still saying it’s going to be very interesting/frustrating to see what Lakers (F/O) will respond on this will tell us more how much KB has held the prison of Lakers. No one will flourish under KB’s imprisonment.

  • John Lee

    BS may not get fired, but it won’t be because of contractual issue. Mike Brown had a contract too but was fired just the same. The FO will do what coincides with their plan, contract or not.

  • joyce ward

    Mike Brown had a 3 year contract and he was fired after 5 games into the season. Kobe ‘s camp will start spinning that he played to many minutes. The camp won’t point the fingers at scott, but it will be a lot of insinuating

  • xeroid

    Thrust is the key word here. When the season started Jeremy Lin was thrust to the first team which he has not practiced with and he did have problem jell with them. Here he was thrust to the same situation except in worse condition as the first team was conditioned to play with Kobe who operated as both PG and SG. With everyone standing around and no movement and help, slow reaction to his passes, Jeremy does not operate like Kobe and tried to dominate the game by himself. Now Kobe is out for the season. If Lakers wanted to win they have to proactively use Lin and start him rather than play him for 20 minutes as a backup.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I don’t care whether or not kobe will return next season as long as he’s done for this one. All matter to me is where will lin be.

  • joyce ward

    Exactly.

  • Brent Yen

    Exactly and that was what Scott did to players other than the 1st unit on this LAL team.

  • JoeTeam

    Yes I do remember some links that I though were questionable (tweets here). But she makes up for his by feeding Lin the alley oop questions.

  • Alaingrvis

    regardless lin role is the same

  • Brent Yen

    I guess Leonard is going to guard Lin again…

  • Alaingrvis

    or young either one who ever is hot

  • John Lee

    Swaggy jinxed himself ever since that IDM comment.

  • Alaingrvis

    lol ha lin gets him going so..

  • Brent Yen

    Oh yeah…haha

  • John Lee

    Swaggy kind of dragged Lin down with him by ruining his assists.

  • Alaingrvis

    at time if he dribbles a lot

  • John Lee

    Not 17M, fourth year team option. And we don’t know if contract has back door. Believe it or not 12M or so is not a huge deal to the Buss.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    If Spurs can lock in JLin when he is, guarantee a win for Spurs.

  • John Lee

    Or just misses, either way he’s in deep slump.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    It happened during old Buss, right?? Young Busses don’t have the gut.

  • Alaingrvis

    well..hopefully without kobe the offense is faster which will help both lin and young

  • Brent Yen

    and kills Boozer…LOL

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! That’s what I thought… Lakers FO is cheap now… smh! Don’t believe they will fire him soon.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Sophie Paris

    That they could chose 4 players at the draft. Wow

  • SAS Game Thread is now open!
    http://www.jlinportal.com/g44-lal-sas-game-thread/

    How many minutes will Byron give Jeremy in Kobe’s absence?
    Will it be 15, 20, 25 min? Noone knows so we’ll have to watch and see.
    Let’s keep hoping, cheering and praying for JLin to give his best no matter what the results will be!

    Go JLin!

  • sport

    Yes Swaggy dribbles and side step almost every time Lin passes to him so even if he makes the shots, Lin doesn’t get much assists.

  • Amen. Whether Lin’s path is to stay in LA or not, we’ll trust it will be a good plan.

  • I have no doubt that it’s level of myth that Kobe wants to create.
    It’s all about image for him as Kevin Ding said in his article

  • John Lee

    Tanking to protect their own 1st round pick from the Suns (has to be top 5), team in rebuild mode. Clippers pick a long shot.

  • FrankW

    Ok thanks. Back on this website now waiting for tipoff.

  • deesee5

    LAKERS WITH THE FALSE ADVERTISEMENT!!! OMG!!!