Two weeks …

Summer is gone: the sun goes to the bed much earlier than the previous days, the leaves are falling from the trees, just like Edith Piaf sang in one of his most famous song, and the wind starts to knock on your window. Or at least it should be like that. Not here in South of Italy. I came to my country house on Sunday and started to play basketball on my little court. He was so hot I could even play shirtless. It looked like Los Angeles. Without the sea, of course. And then I thought about Jeremy…

What will happen this year? Will Byron Scott trust in him? Will he start? All these questions came to my mind. But this year I’m feeling different. I’m feeling relaxed. Sound strange but it’s like that. This is set to be one of the worse Lakers team in years, and the West is full of very good teams, every sportswriter is telling Lakers are gonna suck pretty bad. But I don’t feel any negative vibe this year. I’m calm and curious to see what will be.

No more summers of pain and anxiety, where we all had to check the trade rumors and see if there were something new (we did that this year too), no more Houston writers or forum who were trying to bashing Jeremy in every possible way. I’m feeling good and smiling like the Jeremy’s face in training camp. We just need to wait two weeks. 14 days. And then real basketball will happen. All the stories from sportswriter all over USA will be nothing. The ball will speak. And the ball always tells the truth.  “Ball don’t lie”, said Rasheed Wallace.

Two weeks and the season begins. Lakers-Houston. Oh, the irony. Jeremy Lin vs James Harden, cause Kobe will be marked by Beverley. Oh no, it will not be a sprained ankle to scare me. Neither these preseason games. These are not real games. They’re just friendlies, test matches. One of the best football manager of all time, Ernst Happel (OK OK, i know it’s soccer in US but I find it difficult to call it as such), preferred to lose all the preseason games so every troubles the team had came out and, most important, the team stayed humble.

Two weeks and the city of Angels will have his angel. A basketball angel. And he will fly up and down the court with his wings and will bring joy and good feelings to everyone who will see his beautiful smile

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  • Brent Yen

    1st!

  • JoeTeam

    Can’t wait for the new start, and wanna see Lin linchpin (yep, spelling error on purpose) the cohesive force that will be Kobe and Nash’s last years. We’ll know in 60 days now this whole season will work out.

    I like what you said, … hollowed with leaves on the ground, colorful forests, etc. Hope this flu season is mild, etc.

  • blubell

    But you’re not here… Oh wait, that’s Michael… Darn it Brent! Lol.

  • Yess! In 2 weeks, we’ll get to see Linning Ball!

    Great job finding the right perspective and the importance of Lin for the Lakers, @Spot :] Thanks for reflective writing. You can writing a novel soon haha..

    With Nick Young out, Nash uncertain, Kobe in limited mode, this would be a chance for Jeremy to shine once again!
    It’s strangely similar to NY situation, don’t you all think?

  • blubell

    Great writing as always! Mi piace 😉

  • Michael

    I dozed off and look what happens…

  • Michael

    Your article is spot on.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Right on…Spot!

  • Maknusia

    At times, Brent becomes Michael as well

  • Spot

    Thank you 😀

    Well psalm, actually i did write a book but i can’t find an editor yet. Hopefully i will find one someday 😀

  • Spot

    Yes. But this time the superstar will share the ball. Lin will be like rondo with Boston and the big 3.

  • Spot

    Grazie 🙂

  • Spot

    Yeah! He’s in his house. You could see that in every thing he does.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Spot! When I first read your post, I was sort of “confused” and then I remember I’m in South atmosphere:o)) Our day is getting longer and hotter as we are approaching our summer here in December:o))

    You nail it, Spot! So happy that JLin is in Lakers. Look at his smile/laugh. Never seen so much of it since he was traded to Lakers! Can’t wait to see him play again.

  • Let’s hope so. Except Lin won’t be like Rondo alienating Ray Allen ;>

  • Spot

    Haha 😀 i didn’t think about that, melody. Sorry 😀

    I’m waiting 28th october. And to me that is not a normal date. But you will find out why in the next article 😀

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL That’s ok! I was just a little puzzle until I made a “switch.” That is the prob of living at Southern atmosphere:o)) That’s ok. Took me a couple years to adjust myself after living in US for so long before migrating Australia:o)) One thing I miss the most is no more “white” Christmas but hot and “beach” Christmas scene:o((

    Can’t wait for 28 Oct game myself!!!! Pray that Lakers will gel more then and get a “sweet” win! LOL

  • Spot

    Obviously 😀

  • Brewkowski

    Hope you’re feeling better!

    I live in SoCal so I know and love warm sunny beach Christmas days. We can also drive an hour up the mountains for a semi-white Christmas – rain and snow has been scarce around these parts.

  • Brewkowski

    Nice Spot – I agree, it’s going to be a good season for Lin and his fans. No more Houston and the pettiness from the FO, coach, teammates, fans and media.

    Breath of fresh air.

  • Welcome, @brewkowski:disqus :] Glad you can join us here.

    I see you live close to LA. Too bad you missed the Lakers Open Practice (but it’s really gone in literally minutes I heard).
    Do you have plans to attend games in person? If yes, we’d love to hear you game observations :>

  • real-dsb

    I see what you did there

  • real-dsb

    Really? What genre?

  • Great! perhaps you can self-publish digitally in Amazon? Not sure what it takes to do so

  • Brewkowski

    Appreciate it!

    Yes, I live in OC which isn’t very far from LA – just inconvenient to visit due it the traffic.

    My wife and kids got me tickets to the two preseason games in OC – tomorrow’s game vs Jazz and Tuesday’s game against Suns.

    I’ll definitely provide a brief write up and share my observations.

    I might also get some tickets for regular season games at Staples.

    Looking forward to watching Lin in person, if not tomorrow then Tuesday.

  • Nice, 2 games! You must be a good husband and dad :] Lin should be playing next Tuesday vs Suns

    You can register first so I can grant you Contributor role to create new post/topic if you like to share your game experience.

    I’ll extend the same invitation to @Denzel Boksingero, @1mtoldman , @disqus_W4kOOens57:disqus

  • blubell

    Yes, please do share!

  • Brent Yen

    Can we have a sneak peek? LOL

  • Brent Yen

    That’s a scary theory