Game Recap: Lakers Fall To Jazz In Preseason Opener

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After finishing last season with a franchise worst 21-61 record, the Los Angeles Lakers are back to begin the 2015-16 NBA preseason in hopes of turning franchise around.

What will Kobe Bryant make this season? Find out here!

The Lakers made a lot of moves in the off-season, beginning with drafting D’Angelo Russell with the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. They also drafted Larry Nance Jr. and Anthony Brown with the 27th and 34th picks overall. In free agency, the team signed multiple players such as 10-year veteran Brandon Bass, reigning Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams and veteran Metta World Peace, who last played for the Lakers in 2013. They also made a trade with the Indiana Pacers to bring two-time All-Star Roy Hibbert to Los Angeles to protect the paint, something the team struggled with mightily last season.

Lastly, the Lakers are finally healthy once again. That means Nick Young, Julius Randle, and of course, Kobe Bryant, now in his 20th season in the NBA, are all back and are looking to help this young Laker team contend in the Western Conference.

First Quarter:

The game began with Utah’s Gordon Hayward making one of two free throws followed by a Julius Randle dunk off D’Angelo Russell’s first assist. The Jazz made two consecutive baskets to give the Utah a 7-2 lead. Down five, Jordan Clarkson scored a layup then got a breakaway dunk off his first steal of the preseason. The Jazz then went on a 7-0 run to extend the lead to 14-6 halfway through the first quarter. Bryant got on the board making a free throw after the three-second violation on Utah, followed by a slashing layup by Russell. With the lead down to five again, Bryant hit a corner three to give the Lakers a 6-0 run and trim the lead to two. Hayward made a driving layup with four minutes left to give the Jazz a 16-12 lead. Lou Williams entered the game off the bench and hit a 27-foot three on his first shot taken with 1:30 remaining. The quarter ended with Trevor Booker making a driving layup off the Rodney Hood assist to give Utah a 18-16 at the end of one.

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Second Quarter:

The second quarter began with back-to-back scores by Robert Sacre and Jabari Brown to give the Lakers their first lead of the game. Following three made free throws by Utah, Nick Young got on the board with a 15-foot jumper to regain the lead, 22-21. Brandon Bass added to that lead off a sweet pass by Wililams on an easy dunk, three minutes into the quarter. Utah’s Milsap and Hayward both made one free throw each to trim the lead to two with 6:39 remaining. Lou Williams showed why they call him “Sweet Lou” by making a crafty 15-footer plus drawing the foul. This was followed by Tarik Black making a nice turnaround hook shot off the Young assist to give the Lakers a 29-23 lead. With under five minutes left in the quarter, Bass scored on the and-one layup, but failed to convert the free throw. Utah would come back on a 6-0 run led by Hayward to cut the lead back to two with a score of 31-29. After Gobert made one of two free throws, Williams’ would come to the other end and convert on both of his free throws. Gobert would once again split his free throws again, that was followed by a Lou Wililams 16-foot jumper. The half ended on some excitement with Nick Young hitting a three with one second left in the quarter. After two quarters, the Lakers led 38-33.

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Third Quarter:

The second half began with Young knocking down a jumper off the D’Angelo Russell assist. Following the jumper, Jordan Clarkson would go coast to coast to score an easy layup to give the Lakers a 42-33 lead. Nick Young would hit his second three of the night that was followed by a Clarkson layup plus the foul off Russell’s third assist to extend the lead to 13. The Jazz would go on an 9-0 run off buckets by Trey Burke, Derrick Favors, Gobert and Hayward to cut the lead to single digits. With under seven minutes to play in the third, the Jazz saw themselves only down by four. Julius Randle got back into the action knocking a pair of free throws to make it 50-44 lead for the Lakers. Following the free throws, Utah would once again go on another 6-0 run to tie the game at 50 even; In total, Utah went on a 15-2 run to re-tie the game. With the Lakers struggling to score, D’Angelo Russell would take matters into his own hands scoring on a 29-foot three pointer to regain the lead. Hibbert would score on the next possession after getting the offensive rebound on his own miss, putting the Lakers up 55-50. After Randle scored on an offensive putback, Raul Neto would strip the ball from Hibbert that led to an easy basket for Trevor Booker. Booker scored again on two free throws to cut the Lakers’ lead to one. The quarter ended with Randle making one of two free throws, 59-57 Lakers.

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Fourth Quarter

Joe Ingles starts the fourth quarter off by putting the Jazz ahead of the Lakers with a three following two ugly and empty possessions by Los Angeles. Rodney Hood capitalized on a Lakers turnover by throwing down the jam and extending Utah’s lead to five. Hood headed to the line to connect on both free throws on the next possession. Lou Williams drew the foul, but missed the first and made the second. Lead was cut to six, 66-60. Jazz center Tibor Pleiss hit two free throws to give the Jazz an eight-point lead. Rookie Anthony Brown didn’t take long to make his presence known hitting a three in his first shot attempt. Elijah Millsap connected on a couple of free throws giving the Jazz a seven-point cushion. Ryan Kelly gets on the board with a nice drive to the basket. Unfortunately, Jazz countered immediately with Millsap scoring with ease in transition. Tarik Black entered the game for Robert Sacre. Williams blocked Trey Burke giving the Lakers possession with the Jazz up seven. Kelly got the basket on another drive, but only drew the foul with finishing. Kelly hit one out of two free throws. Jeff Withey got to the charity stripe to hit one out of two. Williams scored his 13th point on a smooth floater in the lane. Trey Lyles hit a five-footer. Williams headed to the line on the other end after drawing the foul. Connected one out of two. Lyles went for the monster, is blocked midway, but the ball falls in anyway. Jazz lead, 77-69. Withey got two more free throws to fall after drawing the foul. Millsap finished on an easy layup to push the lead to 12. Black drew the foul after battling in the paint. Missed the first and the second, but Kelly has the offensive rebound bounce his way and got the easy layup. Ingles hit a 23-footer. Withey was able to get to the line once again to hit both of his free-throw attempts. Sacre came back in the game after Brandon Bass committed another foul on Withey sending him to the line yet again. Withey hit the first and the second. Raul Neto reached the free-throw line and scores the last two points of the game. Lakers lose, 90-71.

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Good job Tracy Murray!!

  • Byron needs to teach these guys how to play basketball. Enough with the getting guys in shape. They had no legs tonight

  • Byron needs to teach these guys how to play basketball. Enough with the getting guys in shape. They had no legs tonight

  • Poor effort by most including kobe, only lou and jordan and anhony were the only one huslintg out THERE!

  • Poor effort by most including kobe, only lou and jordan and anhony were the only one huslintg out THERE!

  • The problem is Byron Scott. He is not a good coach in today’s nba. Doesn’t understand the concepts of ball movement and spacing

  • The problem is Byron Scott. He is not a good coach in today’s nba. Doesn’t understand the concepts of ball movement and spacing

  • Laker starters all played less than 21 minutes, jazz starters all played more than 21 minutes.

  • Of course they lose by almost 20 to the Jazz in a preseason game. Puhthetic as usual.

  • I blame this loss on Byron.
    Everyone was too tired
    On another note…
    CLARKSON is gonna be BEAST my god.
    RUSSELL showed his flashes I would’ve loved to see Upshaw but It’s all in Byrons hands

  • That was…disappointing. If the Lakers have any intention of making the playoffs, we can’t have this. These are the teams they need to beat in the regular season. I know it’s only preseason, but come the fuck on.

  • HIT THE MUTHA FUCKIN PANIC BUTTON! THIS SHIT DON’T LOOK GOOD AT ALL!

  • byron stop putting randle in thestarting lineup, dangelo was non-existent, poor lineups, black,brown,sucre played horrible shot and dribble ball1

  • Laker starters all played less than 21 minutes, jazz starters all played more than 21 minutes.

  • Of course they lose by almost 20 to the Jazz in a preseason game. Puhthetic as usual.

  • I blame this loss on Byron.
    Everyone was too tired
    On another note…
    CLARKSON is gonna be BEAST my god.
    RUSSELL showed his flashes I would’ve loved to see Upshaw but It’s all in Byrons hands

  • That was…disappointing. If the Lakers have any intention of making the playoffs, we can’t have this. These are the teams they need to beat in the regular season. I know it’s only preseason, but come the fuck on.

  • HIT THE MUTHA FUCKIN PANIC BUTTON! THIS SHIT DON’T LOOK GOOD AT ALL!

  • byron stop putting randle in thestarting lineup, dangelo was non-existent, poor lineups, black,brown,sucre played horrible shot and dribble ball1

  • We got out healthy. So that’s all that matters to me… the offense will take time to gel with guys all over the place. The Russell pass to both Hibbert and Randle was astonishing, but both guys clogged up the lane…

    My only real takeaway from the game (it’s preseason and nothing matters beyond health and making mistakes now to prevent later) was how DESPERATE we are in need of a true backup PG (Huertas). The offense needs a playmaker to allow Lou and Young to get to their spots and score.

  • We got out healthy. So that’s all that matters to me… the offense will take time to gel with guys all over the place. The Russell pass to both Hibbert and Randle was astonishing, but both guys clogged up the lane…

    My only real takeaway from the game (it’s preseason and nothing matters beyond health and making mistakes now to prevent later) was how DESPERATE we are in need of a true backup PG (Huertas). The offense needs a playmaker to allow Lou and Young to get to their spots and score.

  • Lol all these cry babies are already firing everyone over our first preseason game lol

  • MUTHA FUCKAS NEED TO BE FIRED IMMEDIATELY FOR THIS SHIT! HIT THE PANIC BUTTON NOW!

  • Lol all these cry babies are already firing everyone over our first preseason game lol

  • MUTHA FUCKAS NEED TO BE FIRED IMMEDIATELY FOR THIS SHIT! HIT THE PANIC BUTTON NOW!

  • why didn’t Huertas play? That would’ve made some form of a difference. I liked Kelly more than Black and Bass. Even Nance who didn’t play would’ve had a solid day today. Take away: Kobe looked old, but solid. Clarkson and D’Angelo experiment will work once it gels.

  • You just now noticed? Where have you been? The Lakers have been in shambles for a few years now.

  • The 1st game of REAL basketball against other teams.. the reason other teams look so good is because they’ve been together longer than our boys.. it’s going to take time.

  • Lakers should not waste no time and get scott brooks as a replacement for byron scott! Lakers lineup is not that bad, they only look and play bad because they have a losing coach! Sacre is your primary back center for Hibbert?! are you kidding me???? you have a very bright and full of potential undrafted center in Upshaw who by the way was projected as one of the lottery picks should he not expelled by his schools because of drugs,but scott is giving sacre more opportunity than black and upshaw who obviously are more capable than sacre!!! 16 year coaching career with just 4 playoff appearances,isnt that enought to dumb this losing coach?????

  • why didn’t Huertas play? That would’ve made some form of a difference. I liked Kelly more than Black and Bass. Even Nance who didn’t play would’ve had a solid day today. Take away: Kobe looked old, but solid. Clarkson and D’Angelo experiment will work once it gels.

  • The 1st game of REAL basketball against other teams.. the reason other teams look so good is because they’ve been together longer than our boys.. it’s going to take time.

  • Lakers should not waste no time and get scott brooks as a replacement for byron scott! Lakers lineup is not that bad, they only look and play bad because they have a losing coach! Sacre is your primary back center for Hibbert?! are you kidding me???? you have a very bright and full of potential undrafted center in Upshaw who by the way was projected as one of the lottery picks should he not expelled by his schools because of drugs,but scott is giving sacre more opportunity than black and upshaw who obviously are more capable than sacre!!! 16 year coaching career with just 4 playoff appearances,isnt that enought to dumb this losing coach?????

  • We’re going to get blown out every night with that starting lineup. Clarkson can start, however. He’s been the most impressive so far.

  • first I am not crying nitwit I am pointing out the problems the lakers were sleep walking and you ignore it!

  • We’re going to get blown out every night with that starting lineup. Clarkson can start, however. He’s been the most impressive so far.

  • first I am not crying nitwit I am pointing out the problems the lakers were sleep walking and you ignore it!

  • Meh….
    Not much to say… The starting unit played 20 minutes, and looked rusty.
    The Backups looked like backups. And I am not sure that Scott had an intention to win. To me, it looked like he was more interested in experimentation and studying rotations than anything else.

    Young and Williams played well, but that’s a hollow victory as BOTH are bench guys.

    Hibbert did well.

    It’s interesting how MWP, Huertas, Nance, and Holmes didn’t play. But Kelly and Sacre got “showcase” minutes.

  • Absolutely horror show tonight. No chemistry, no offense, just horrible across the board.

  • Meh….
    Not much to say… The starting unit played 20 minutes, and looked rusty.
    The Backups looked like backups. And I am not sure that Scott had an intention to win. To me, it looked like he was more interested in experimentation and studying rotations than anything else.

    Young and Williams played well, but that’s a hollow victory as BOTH are bench guys. Clarkson, if adjusted for 30 minutes, would have had a 15 point game.

    Hibbert did well.

    It’s interesting how MWP, Huertas, Nance, and Holmes didn’t play. But Kelly and Sacre got “showcase” minutes.

  • Absolutely horror show tonight. No chemistry, no offense, just horrible across the board.

  • That starting lineup played pretty well. Lou will was the spark plug for the second unit

  • Realistic or not, that’s THEIR goal. They aren’t going into the season aiming for 30 wins.

  • Here comes the “its just preseason” crowd. Its the Jazz. They should never lose to them by 20. Never ever. Wake up.

  • That starting lineup played pretty well. Lou will was the spark plug for the second unit

  • Realistic or not, that’s THEIR goal. They aren’t going into the season aiming for 30 wins.

  • Here comes the “its just preseason” crowd. Its the Jazz. They should never lose to them by 20. Never ever. Wake up.

  • Seems to me Scott “likes” what he sees in Sacre and Kelly smh. Them 2 need to go.

  • Seems to me Scott “likes” what he sees in Sacre and Kelly smh. Them 2 need to go.

  • Let’s be lemmings…
    or chicken-little’s!

    After 1 Pre-season game, it’s over.
    Let’s start the tank now.

  • A brown was pretty decent for the little time he got what’re you talking about lol

  • The starters shot 10 for 41, i.e. 24%. Isn’t that pretty poor even by preseason standards? Can’t see anything positive about this team yet. Still early though.

  • Let’s be lemmings…
    or chicken-little’s!

    After 1 Pre-season game, it’s over.
    Let’s start the tank now.

  • A brown was pretty decent for the little time he got what’re you talking about lol

  • The starters shot 10 for 41, i.e. 24%. Isn’t that pretty poor even by preseason standards? Can’t see anything positive about this team yet. Still early though.

  • you absolutely right. Preseason translates to the regular season on how the team is playing. Tonight’s game really has me worrying.

  • Keep it real,

    They can’t play defense, transition D was atrocious. Hibbert held his own defensively but literally it seemed like he was on his own at times. Randle stunk it up, there was more skilled bigs than him on the other side of the court. The starting rotation sucked, IMO I’d try JC6 (1) Lou (2),24 (3) Bass (4) and Hibbert @ center next game. best for Scott to experiment now as opposed to all season.

    Russell had a decent showing, but doesn’t seem physically conditioned (yet) to handle a rigorous 82 game season with relation to his strength and conditioning. Lou impressed today, but it seems more obvious that he should play the 2.

  • the positive I see about this team is how funny they are to watch! Hahahaha!!!!!!! 😀

  • Jabari Brown and Sacre can get the boot. Kelly too, but he was decent considering BS is still playing him at the 3.

  • you absolutely right. Preseason translates to the regular season on how the team is playing. Tonight’s game really has me worrying.

  • To the point,

    They struggled playing D, transition D was atrocious. Hibbert held his own defensively but literally it seemed like he was on his own at times. Randle stunk it up, there were better skilled bigs on the other side of the court. The starting 5 rotation = awful (inexperienced), IMO I’d try JC6 (1) Lou (2), 24 (3), Bass (4) and Hibbert @ center next game. Best for Scott to experiment now as opposed to all season.

    Russell had a decent showing, but doesn’t seem physically conditioned (yet) to handle a rigorous 82 game season with relation to his strength and conditioning. Lou impressed today, but it seems more obvious that he should play the 2. 26-90 FGM/A say’s it all. No energy from the starters in the 4th to try to finish out the 4th strong.

  • Jabari Brown and Sacre can get the boot. Kelly too, but he was decent considering BS is still playing him at the 3.

  • wake up lakersfans saying its only one game, we need to send a message and the message we sent was hey you can beat up on us and we cant fight back seriously horrible play by most except kelly, clarkson,a brown, lou. nick

  • Honestly, I hope this is a reality check to the daydreamers who think that the playoffs are within grasp. This is year one of the rebuild, the Jazz themselves are in year 4 and they are still not even a lock for a playoff spot. There is not going to be any magic fixes here, it’s going to take years for them to develop the way Haywood, Favors, Burks and Burke have for the past few seasons.
    Very disappointing seeing Sacre and Kelly getting minutes over guys who want to prove themselves rather than guys who have proven nothing at all.

  • IF THEY LOSE THE NEXT GAME, HIT THAT PANIC BUTTON LIKE MIKE TYSON WOULD HIT A MUTHA FUCKA IN THE RING.

  • Lol lakers fans want to fire a coach after a preseason game. Cmon now, we are tooo spoiled

  • wake up lakersfans saying its only one game, we need to send a message and the message we sent was hey you can beat up on us and we cant fight back seriously horrible play by most except kelly, clarkson,a brown, lou. nick

  • Honestly, I hope this is a reality check to the daydreamers who think that the playoffs are within grasp. This is year one of the rebuild, the Jazz themselves are in year 4 and they are still not even a lock for a playoff spot. There is not going to be any magic fixes here, it’s going to take years for them to develop the way Haywood, Favors, Burks and Burke have for the past few seasons.
    Very disappointing seeing Sacre and Kelly getting minutes over guys who want to prove themselves rather than guys who have proven nothing at all.

  • IF THEY LOSE THE NEXT GAME, HIT THAT PANIC BUTTON LIKE MIKE TYSON WOULD HIT A MUTHA FUCKA IN THE RING.

  • Lol lakers fans want to fire a coach after a preseason game. Cmon now, we are tooo spoiled

  • I watched the Clippers preseason game the other night until I got too sick of that crap team and turned it off but they were in mid season form.

  • Ok, I’m just having a little fun. I think the Lakers condition is just funny. I mean, Kobe was asking for all this you know.

  • I watched the Clippers preseason game the other night until I got too sick of that crap team and turned it off but they were in mid season form.

  • Ok, I’m just having a little fun. I think the Lakers condition is just funny. I mean, Kobe was asking for all this you know.

  • I know its just a pre-season game but if the lakers keep playing like they did tonight its going to be a long season 🙁

  • When they played bad, they deserved to be criticized. No? I am new here but you sound like a troll.

  • I know its just a pre-season game but if the lakers keep playing like they did tonight its going to be a long season 🙁

  • When they played bad, they deserved to be criticized. No? I am new here but you sound like a troll.

  • THE OFFENSE DOES NOT FLOW; PLAYERS DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO. THEY SYSTEM IS TRASH.

  • So glad we have Hibbert, he did a great job protecting the paint and rebounding. Upgrade from Hill

  • THE OFFENSE DOES NOT FLOW; PLAYERS DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO. THEY SYSTEM IS TRASH.

  • So glad we have Hibbert, he did a great job protecting the paint and rebounding. Upgrade from Hill

  • I didn’t like the way things looked in the first quarter when the main unit was in there. The offense definitely needs to go through Kobe more when he is on the floor – his talent is underutilized as just a catch and shoot player. The attention Kobe draws opens up opportunities for other players and he will find them. Kobe will probably only be on the floor for about half the game when the regular season rolls around, and they need to utilize his talents better when he is on the floor.

  • I didn’t like the way things looked in the first quarter when the main unit was in there. The offense definitely needs to go through Kobe more when he is on the floor – his talent is underutilized as just a catch and shoot player. The attention Kobe draws opens up opportunities for other players and he will find them. Kobe will probably only be on the floor for about half the game when the regular season rolls around, and they need to utilize his talents better when he is on the floor.

  • It’s game 1…
    And the entire team we built in 3 months.

    Do you expect Chemistry to magically appear?
    Do you expect guys to magically know how to play in a new offensive system?
    Do you expect miracles?

  • It’s game 1…
    And the entire team we built in 3 months.

    Do you expect Chemistry to magically appear?
    Do you expect guys to magically know how to play in a new offensive system?
    Do you expect miracles?

  • I’m going to find this season quite entertaining actually. Nothing like watching Kobe fall on his bum every game and blame his teammates. LOLOL!!!!!!!!! 😀

  • You need to realize that “Preseason” means that a coach can experiment, let guys play, and not take the “winning” aspect serious.

    I’ll start worrying about the Regular Season when it starts.

    Until then, Preseason is about learning, adjusting and finding a team that can win games in the REGULAR season.

    — Spoiled Lakers fans think and want to win every game.

  • Hey, let’s not get too defensive man. LOL. I just said what I saw. That’s all. I am a fan and I do hope they do well. Cool it man.

  • You need to realize that “Preseason” means that a coach can experiment, let guys play, and not take the “winning” aspect serious.

    I’ll start worrying about the Regular Season when it starts.

    Until then, Preseason is about learning, adjusting and finding a team that can win games in the REGULAR season.

    — Spoiled Lakers fans think and want to win every game.

  • Hey, let’s not get too defensive man. LOL. I just said what I saw. That’s all. I am a fan and I do hope they do well. Cool it man.

  • “concepts” of ball movement and spacing are a player issue.

    Byron can’t be on the court in 5 positions at the same time.

  • first of basketball every team is having there first are they making excuses like horrible bad perc. coach like byron no and you think the hawaii fans were happy they lost badly the first game thats a bad vibe to start on with no effort!

  • Positives

    1). Russell didn’t turn the ball over and had some awesome passes
    2) Hibberts activity level was great
    3) Lou looked sick
    4) swaggy looked decent and showed defensive hustle
    5) JC is a beast
    6) bass looks solid

    Negatives

    1) Randle kind of sucks, is he just a deer in the headlights right now? I hope so
    2) Kelly a brown Jabari brown Sacre aren’t nba players
    3) Byron is lost, what was that offense?
    4) we can’t shoot

    Overall it was bad after about halfway through the third…but no injuries so it was all good I guess.

  • “concepts” of ball movement and spacing are a player issue.

    Byron can’t be on the court in 5 positions at the same time.

  • first of basketball every team is having there first are they making excuses like horrible bad perc. coach like byron no and you think the hawaii fans were happy they lost badly the first game thats a bad vibe to start on with no effort!

  • Positives

    1). Russell didn’t turn the ball over and had some awesome passes
    2) Hibberts activity level was great
    3) Lou looked sick
    4) swaggy looked decent and showed defensive hustle
    5) JC is a beast
    6) bass looks solid

    Negatives

    1) Randle kind of sucks, is he just a deer in the headlights right now? I hope so
    2) Kelly a brown Jabari brown Sacre aren’t nba players
    3) Byron is lost, what was that offense?
    4) we can’t shoot

    Overall it was bad after about halfway through the third…but no injuries so it was all good I guess.

  • IF SACRE AND KELLY ARE STILL ON THIS TEAM BY THE END OF PRESEASON, IF GONNA DRINK MYSELF INTO A COMA! THIS WILL BE A LONG ASS DEPRESSING SEASON AND BAD SEND OFF FOR KOBE. IF THEM TWO SUCKAS ARE STILL ON THIS TEAM ON THE SEASON OPENER NIGHT, KOBE SHOULD RETIRE THAT SAME NIGHT!

  • Kobe has an entire hand missing rings. When he was younger he thought he’d get ten.

  • IF SACRE AND KELLY ARE STILL ON THIS TEAM BY THE END OF PRESEASON, IF GONNA DRINK MYSELF INTO A COMA! THIS WILL BE A LONG ASS DEPRESSING SEASON AND BAD SEND OFF FOR KOBE. IF THEM TWO SUCKAS ARE STILL ON THIS TEAM ON THE SEASON OPENER NIGHT, KOBE SHOULD RETIRE THAT SAME NIGHT!

  • Byron Scott gotta go. He’s not a good coach, his offense is all over the place. We need to hire Tom Thibodeau!

  • Byron Scott gotta go. He’s not a good coach, his offense is all over the place. We need to hire Tom Thibodeau!

  • Funny you say that fuckboy because the Clippers have, oh wait they don’t have any. Kobe > bitchass Clippers. and you the biggest fuckboy on the internet, I bet I could whoop yo ass

  • You can see the outcome out of this. It was a deja vu of the pre-season games last year. You probably said the same shit back then.

  • Applause..
    great witty comment…. and another great addition to the discussion by Brian.

    Thanks for your efforts.

  • Funny you say that fuckboy because the Clippers have, oh wait they don’t have any. Kobe > bitchass Clippers. and you the biggest fuckboy on the internet, I bet I could whoop yo ass

  • You can see the outcome out of this. It was a deja vu of the pre-season games last year. You probably said the same shit back then.

  • Applause..
    great witty comment…. and another great addition to the discussion by Brian.

    Thanks for your efforts.

  • Tom T would certainly be an upgrade over Bryon Scott. Can’t dispute you there about Byron. I am not a fan too of his coaching.

  • Tom T would certainly be an upgrade over Bryon Scott. Can’t dispute you there about Byron. I am not a fan too of his coaching.

  • I agree. But I guess his cronies like him since he can give them a job. Worthy became an assistant, too. I saw this was coming. Who’s next? Shaq?

  • Right now I see this Lakers team is without an identity. They haven’t had an identity since Phil Jackson left. There’s got to be a system to be put in place, and hire a real coach like Thibodeau.

  • I agree. But I guess his cronies like him since he can give them a job. Worthy became an assistant, too. I saw this was coming. Who’s next? Shaq?

  • Right now I see this Lakers team is without an identity. They haven’t had an identity since Phil Jackson left. There’s got to be a system to be put in place, and hire a real coach like Thibodeau.

  • BYRON SCOTT BEEN SIPPIN TOO MANY PINA COLADA’S IN HAWAII. ANYBODY WHO WOULD SIT THEIR ASS UP THERE AND PLAY SACRE AND KELLY GOT TO BE DRUNK AS FUCK.

  • Are you a lakers fan, or just a bandwagon guy who is upset that he can’t walk into his work tomorrow and brag like a douchebag?

  • BYRON SCOTT BEEN SIPPIN TOO MANY PINA COLADA’S IN HAWAII. ANYBODY WHO WOULD SIT THEIR ASS UP THERE AND PLAY SACRE AND KELLY GOT TO BE DRUNK AS FUCK.

  • Are you a lakers fan, or just a bandwagon guy who is upset that he can’t walk into his work tomorrow and brag like a douchebag?

  • If you think that this year will end anything close to the win total of last year….

    you are obviously a troll and know nothing about player acquisition, player growth, or basketball.

    — i get it… you are one of the spoiled guys who sit on the bandwagon hoping the lakers win a championship so you can wear your $25 hat and say you are a fan.

  • Hibbert looking good. Lou will definitely replicate his last season. I doubted JC but I’m now more convinced that he’ll be the one at 2.

    JR still doesn’t have a clue how to use his body. I feel he needs to build up more confidence. Russel didn’t do shit.. smell of a bust.

  • BYRON IS A PHONY COACH WHO BLAMES OTHERS FOR HIS FAULTS OVVERATED IF HE CARED HE WOULD NOT SIT LIKE A LOSER LOOKING LIKE THE COTHER COACH JUST OUTPLAYED HIM WORST COACH EVER!

  • MY observations, Randle should not start yet. Playing with 2 rookies (Randle is technically a rookie) & 2nd year guard in the starting line-up is not ideal. Bass should start, with his reliable midrange jumper & pick & pop tendecies it will open the floor for Russell & Clarkson. Also Kobe shouldn’t be camped in the corners. Never a good spot up shooter, he should come accross screens like the play they ran for Nick Young where he hit a turnaround fallaway. Kibe gets his shot on the move. Randle off the bench will give the Lakers another playmaker alongside Williams and Young. They can also play faster since they don’t have Hibbert & Kobe, Randle can push the ball & create an uptempo 2nd unit just like what Farmar & Odom does before.

  • If you think that this year will end anything close to the win total of last year….

    you are obviously a troll and know nothing about player acquisition, player growth, or basketball.

    — i get it… you are one of the spoiled guys who sit on the bandwagon hoping the lakers win a championship so you can wear your $25 hat and say you are a fan.

  • Hibbert looking good. Lou will definitely replicate his last season. I doubted JC but I’m now more convinced that he’ll be the one at 2.

    JR still doesn’t have a clue how to use his body. I feel he needs to build up more confidence. Russel didn’t do shit.. smell of a bust.

  • BYRON IS A PHONY COACH WHO BLAMES OTHERS FOR HIS FAULTS OVVERATED IF HE CARED HE WOULD NOT SIT LIKE A LOSER LOOKING LIKE THE COTHER COACH JUST OUTPLAYED HIM WORST COACH EVER!

  • MY observations, Randle should not start yet. Playing with 2 rookies (Randle is technically a rookie) & 2nd year guard in the starting line-up is not ideal. Bass should start, with his reliable midrange jumper & pick & pop tendecies it will open the floor for Russell & Clarkson. Also Kobe shouldn’t be camped in the corners. Never a good spot up shooter, he should come accross screens like the play they ran for Nick Young where he hit a turnaround fallaway. Kibe gets his shot on the move. Randle off the bench will give the Lakers another playmaker alongside Williams and Young. They can also play faster since they don’t have Hibbert & Kobe, Randle can push the ball & create an uptempo 2nd unit just like what Farmar & Odom does before.

  • i agree our coaching staff sucks balls we need to get rid of all of them and starts fresh

  • like they did last season b4 they won the title and were #1 in the league?…. oh wait

  • i agree our coaching staff sucks balls we need to get rid of all of them and starts fresh

  • like they did last season b4 they won the title and were #1 in the league?…. oh wait

  • Agree with everything but the last part.
    Russell actually played well. Din’t shoot the ball well but he had confidence out there.

  • lol. There was no accident that the Spurs summer league team won the tournament. They have a great system from top to bottom

  • Funny — fools hitting the panic button after the first pre-season game…

  • Agree with everything but the last part.
    Russell actually played well. Din’t shoot the ball well but he had confidence out there.

  • lol. There was no accident that the Spurs summer league team won the tournament. They have a great system from top to bottom

  • Funny — fools hitting the panic button after the first pre-season game…

  • THESE MUTHA FUCKAS ARE GONNA GIVE ME PSORIASIS OF THE LIVER THIS YEAR!

  • THESE MUTHA FUCKAS ARE GONNA GIVE ME PSORIASIS OF THE LIVER THIS YEAR!

  • there is no offensive structure in byron scotts offence…….its just basic pick and roll, postup, and iso ball……..agree thibs would be an upgrade. I think Byron needs to work more on offensive plays in practice bcuz he always preaching defense he must have forgotten about the offence lol.

  • RE: Kobe
    Kobe’s other hand has more rings than the entire Clippers roster.

    You talk crap, but it doesn’t make sense.

    Step back from wanting to talk just to talk. Because we don’t want to read your nonsense. And most of us just skip your posts anyways.

  • I don’t care what anybody might be thinking now, all i know is LAKERS has suffer from too many losses in previous season and now we can keep accepting and add more to that, if in the next per season game again and Lakers can’t win, Byron Scott need to look for another job, likewise as LAKERS too.

  • there is no offensive structure in byron scotts offence…….its just basic pick and roll, postup, and iso ball……..agree thibs would be an upgrade. I think Byron needs to work more on offensive plays in practice bcuz he always preaching defense he must have forgotten about the offence lol.

  • RE: Kobe
    Kobe’s other hand has more rings than the entire Clippers roster.

    You talk crap, but it doesn’t make sense.

    Step back from wanting to talk just to talk. Because we don’t want to read your nonsense. And most of us just skip your posts anyways.

  • I don’t care what anybody might be thinking now, all i know is LAKERS has suffer from too many losses in previous season and now we can keep accepting and add more to that, if in the next per season game again and Lakers can’t win, Byron Scott need to look for another job, likewise as LAKERS too.

  • Byron Scott is known for having the hardest training camp in the NBA. they had no legs which is why they shot so bad. Everyone calm down ita the 1st game after 2 a days training camp all week with no rest. We were up most of the game but none of our main players closed out the game because health and knocking off the rust is all that matters in preseason… we will be fine everyone chill

  • Russell played exactly like a rookie.

    Did you think he would be an all star guy from his first minutes in the NBA?
    – He’s a future All Star, not a Legend.

  • Byron Scott is known for having the hardest training camp in the NBA. they had no legs which is why they shot so bad. Everyone calm down ita the 1st game after 2 a days training camp all week with no rest. We were up most of the game but none of our main players closed out the game because health and knocking off the rust is all that matters in preseason… we will be fine everyone chill

  • Russell played exactly like a rookie.

    Did you think he would be an all star guy from his first minutes in the NBA?
    – He’s a future All Star, not a Legend.

  • AGREED. IF THEY LOSE THE NEXT PRESEASON GAME, I’M GONNA SCREAM LIKE A BITCH IN HEAT!

  • AGREED. IF THEY LOSE THE NEXT PRESEASON GAME, I’M GONNA SCREAM LIKE A BITCH IN HEAT!

  • HAHAHAHA GOT BLOWN THE FUCK OUT BY THE JAZZ 90 to 71 ROFLMAO
    28.9% FG% and 26.1 3FG%
    Holy fucking shit the Fakers are going to win Kobrick’s 6th ring for sure
    Randle 2-10 with only 7 rebs
    Clarkshit 4-13 with 1ast
    Your FUTURE PG is 2-8 1-4 with 3 ast and 2TO
    And of course the ONE AND ONLY KOBRICK BEAN BRYANT
    1-5 and 1-3 2-2 LOL

    But of course it’s just preseason !

    TANK UP!

  • 100% with you. BScott cant coach….we have a pretty talented roster and a coach like Tom Thibodeau can really help this team win

  • Have you forgotten that Pops has been the head coach of the Spurs since 1996?

    That’s nearly 20 years….

    Pops is in the top-3 coaches EVER…. I would hope that his efforts, system, and influence would show on all levels in the organization.

  • 100% with you. BScott cant coach….we have a pretty talented roster and a coach like Tom Thibodeau can really help this team win

  • Have you forgotten that Pops has been the head coach of the Spurs since 1996?

    That’s nearly 20 years….

    Pops is in the top-3 coaches EVER…. I would hope that his efforts, system, and influence would show on all levels in the organization.

  • OK, I’LL HAVE TWO COLT 45’S AND CHILL MY ASS OUT. BUT IF THEY LOSE THE NEXT GAME, I’M THROWIN EVERY CAN OF COLT 45 I HAVE AT THE TV

  • Ok. Look at Steve Kerr. He transformed the Warriors into a title contender in year 1. Same with Budenholzer with the Hawks

  • OK, I’LL HAVE TWO COLT 45’S AND CHILL MY ASS OUT. BUT IF THEY LOSE THE NEXT GAME, I’M THROWIN EVERY CAN OF COLT 45 I HAVE AT THE TV

  • Ok. Look at Steve Kerr. He transformed the Warriors into a title contender in year 1. Same with Budenholzer with the Hawks

  • How’s the tan?… looks like someone likes their tanning ‘well done’. #crusty

  • How’s the tan?… looks like someone likes their tanning ‘well done’. #crusty

  • Didn’t Jeremy Lin have another of his stunning 1 assist 4 turnover games all the while being outplayed by another 29 year old scrub Brian Roberts? Enjoy watching hickstown games, if they even show them on tv.

  • Didn’t Jeremy Lin have another of his stunning 1 assist 4 turnover games all the while being outplayed by another 29 year old scrub Brian Roberts? Enjoy watching hickstown games, if they even show them on tv.

  • THIS CHINES MUTHA FUCKA SHOULD BE WORKING IN PANDA EXPRESS COOKING MY ASS UP SOME ORANGE CHICKEN!

  • If you think Kobe played bad tonight, wait until the season starts. Last year Kobe’s play was just embarrassing.

  • No he didn’t the warriors have been good the last 3 years they just made a big jump last year

  • The problem is why B Scott don’t “close out” the 4th with the starters that’s my question. I’m tired of losing, and I’m sure he is too. Even though is preseason, wins and loses don’t count, but you still want to win every game to build up the confidence in players and fans.

  • THIS CHINES MUTHA FUCKA SHOULD BE WORKING IN PANDA EXPRESS COOKING MY ASS UP SOME ORANGE CHICKEN!

  • No he didn’t the warriors have been good the last 3 years they just made a big jump last year

  • The problem is why B Scott don’t “close out” the 4th with the starters that’s my question. I’m tired of losing, and I’m sure he is too. Even though is preseason, wins and loses don’t count, but you still want to win every game to build up the confidence in players and fans.

  • Outplayed? LOL Don’t worry at least we are 2-0 in preseason while you got blown out .

  • Kobrick will retire with 5 rings. He knows, we all know it. The sad thing for him is he can’t even retire in dignity as bad as he plays now. Nothing short of embarrassing.

  • Outplayed? LOL Don’t worry at least we are 2-0 in preseason while you got blown out .

  • Kobrick will retire with 5 rings. He knows, we all know it. The sad thing for him is he can’t even retire in dignity as bad as he plays now. Nothing short of embarrassing.

  • Jim buss said he gona resign if lakers are not contenders in 2 years. Does that mean Jeanie gona run it?? so we can have Phil Jackson back?

  • I am not “spoiled”. I take offense to that. This is like the fourth year in a row I have heard the same excuses. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me four times? Never. This team will suck. Lets remember this convo come April. Deal?

  • Lin is going to stomp on Kobe when they meet this year. It’s going to be hilarious.

  • ‘we’ lol, you won’t be a hornets fan next season when Jeremy Lin ends up 3rd string point guard to Kemba and Harrison and ends up going to another team.

  • Jim buss said he gona resign if lakers are not contenders in 2 years. Does that mean Jeanie gona run it?? so we can have Phil Jackson back?

  • I am not “spoiled”. I take offense to that. This is like the fourth year in a row I have heard the same excuses. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me four times? Never. This team will suck. Lets remember this convo come April. Deal?

  • Lin is going to stomp on Kobe when they meet this year. It’s going to be hilarious.

  • ‘we’ lol, you won’t be a hornets fan next season when Jeremy Lin ends up 3rd string point guard to Kemba and Harrison and ends up going to another team.

  • you said that last time didn’t you? Throw them already. Believe me. It’s not getting any better this season.

  • you said that last time didn’t you? Throw them already. Believe me. It’s not getting any better this season.

  • Phil ain’t coming back ever, he runs the Knicks, he’s not going to be a coach no more. We should hire Tom Thibodeau.

  • a brown not bad but j brown freaking bad.. selfish playing style..

  • I was gonna say the same thing. They’ve been hitting it really hard all week with these 2 a days and conditioning drills. They need to chill out tomorrow and just have a light shoot around and enjoy the beach or something and be fresher Tuesday. Utah is a top defensive team though. They’re tough to score a lot of points on. Randle has Gobert in the paint waiting for him whenever he attacks the basket. It’s not easy to score on this particular team.

  • Phil ain’t coming back ever, he runs the Knicks, he’s not going to be a coach no more. We should hire Tom Thibodeau.

  • a brown not bad but j brown freaking bad.. selfish playing style..

  • I was gonna say the same thing. They’ve been hitting it really hard all week with these 2 a days and conditioning drills. They need to chill out tomorrow and just have a light shoot around and enjoy the beach or something and be fresher Tuesday. Utah is a top defensive team though. They’re tough to score a lot of points on. Randle has Gobert in the paint waiting for him whenever he attacks the basket. It’s not easy to score on this particular team.

  • Oh, yea. Thought last season was bad? You ain’t seen nothing yet. I can’t wait to see all those bloopers by Kobe this year too. 😀

  • but Lakers shouldn’t lose to them by 20 pts either, absolute no excuse. Byron Scott can’t coach period. Coaches puts in the starters back to close it out, only Scott puts in the garbage to play the 4th.

  • but Lakers shouldn’t lose to them by 20 pts either, absolute no excuse. Byron Scott can’t coach period. Coaches puts in the starters back to close it out, only Scott puts in the garbage to play the 4th.

  • I guess you missed last season when they lost something like 61 games? Oh, take a look at Byron win/loss record. That’s your coach.

  • You have an obsessive crush on Kobe. Only thing you ever seem to talk about

  • I guess you missed last season when they lost something like 61 games? Oh, take a look at Byron win/loss record. That’s your coach.

  • You have an obsessive crush on Kobe. Only thing you ever seem to talk about

  • Phil wants to do his own things in New York, plus he played for the Knicks when he was a player. I guess Mitch wouldn’t want Phil back either.

  • Phil wants to do his own things in New York, plus he played for the Knicks when he was a player. I guess Mitch wouldn’t want Phil back either.

  • No excuse? The excuse is it’s preseason. The main players had the lead going into the 4th before they were pulled. Did you watch the game? Kobe only played the first qtr so obviously winning this game wasn’t that important.

  • No excuse? The excuse is it’s preseason. The main players had the lead going into the 4th before they were pulled. Did you watch the game? Kobe only played the first qtr so obviously winning this game wasn’t that important.

  • I Love what Robert Horry said during Access Lakers: (in response to Stupid gm mitch’s project of Scrawny, now u can c, worthless D’Angelo Russell & WEAK on D Randall Projects, wtf), WE R LAKERS, AND “DON’T” HAVE TIME FOR PROJECTS, BUT “THIS IS LA” AND “LA WANTS CHAMPIONSHIPS”!!! I’m telling You, Lou W runs Our offense, Swaggy and KB, AND Our Twin Towers, of Upshaw and Hibbert. Now there are Your players for success, NOW!

  • I Love what Robert Horry said during Access Lakers: (in response to Stupid gm mitch’s project of Scrawny, now u can c, worthless D’Angelo Russell & WEAK on D Randall Projects, wtf), WE R LAKERS, AND “DON’T” HAVE TIME FOR PROJECTS, BUT “THIS IS LA” AND “LA WANTS CHAMPIONSHIPS”!!! I’m telling You, Lou W runs Our offense, Swaggy and KB, AND Our Twin Towers, of Upshaw and Hibbert. Now there are Your players for success, NOW!

  • OMFG y’all acting like the Lakers losing is a huge surprise, I already had low expectations since well let me list them.

    1. Too many unproven rookies
    2. Lack of team chemistry with new faces and with the injuries that happen past season
    3. Scott was obviously experimenting, if he wanted to win he would had put Lou, Clarkson, and Young on the floor considering those 3 were our top players tonight
    4. Jazz isn’t a push over, did you guys see their record after the All-Star break? They could be a potential 6th seed.

    Start worrying when the games count, don’t forget this team is on rebuilding mode and expecting the Lakers to win on a consistent bases is day dreaming.

  • What did I say??? Get rid of Scare, Kelly, but keep Small Black. Keep A. Brown. NO TIME FOR D Russell and Randall Project !!!! Lou IS Laker PG. – Best

  • OMFG y’all acting like the Lakers losing is a huge surprise, I already had low expectations since well let me list them.

    1. Too many unproven rookies
    2. Lack of team chemistry with new faces and with the injuries that happen past season
    3. Scott was obviously experimenting, if he wanted to win he would had put Lou, Clarkson, and Young on the floor considering those 3 were our top players tonight
    4. Jazz isn’t a push over, did you guys see their record after the All-Star break? They could be a potential 6th seed.

    Start worrying when the games count, don’t forget this team is on rebuilding mode and expecting the Lakers to win on a consistent bases is day dreaming.

  • What did I say??? Get rid of Scare, Kelly, but keep Small Black. Keep A. Brown. NO TIME FOR D Russell and Randall Project !!!! Lou IS Laker PG. – Best

  • Won’t work. Kobe is washed up and Byron doesn’t give his team a chance for success anyways.

  • Plenty of time, its not like Lou will take them to the playoffs, might as well develop our rookies

  • Won’t work. Kobe is washed up and Byron doesn’t give his team a chance for success anyways.

  • Plenty of time, its not like Lou will take them to the playoffs, might as well develop our rookies

  • He is certainly top 10 of all times. He is in my top 5. How many coaches are better then Pop?

  • He is certainly top 10 of all times. He is in my top 5. How many coaches are better then Pop?

  • We don’t care, we’re having too much fun watching Kobe pass the ball into the fifth row.

  • We don’t care, we’re having too much fun watching Kobe pass the ball into the fifth row.

  • We are not making the Playoff’s this year, So do yourself a favor and have realistic expectations. Last year we won 23 games, this year we will win 30 games.

  • We are not making the Playoff’s this year, So do yourself a favor and have realistic expectations. Last year we won 23 games, this year we will win 30 games.

  • notice how the only people cursing tonight are the ones who think the Lakers actually have a chance this season? Very telling.

  • NO time Bro, if want to make PO this yr. Lou is better than both DR and Randall . . . Lou by his self, needs Swag and KB – Now that backcourt will take Lakers to PO. Send Rooks to D-League, NOW. I’m telling U, I can see it, the ROOKS r NOT Ready!!! Jeez, they had summer league, to show U. I can tell u, I C that they R NOT NBA ready – MAYBE five yrs from now. So I’m sending them to D-League, to NOT make mitch appear like a FOOL. – Best

  • notice how the only people cursing tonight are the ones who think the Lakers actually have a chance this season? Very telling.

  • NO time Bro, if want to make PO this yr. Lou is better than both DR and Randall . . . Lou by his self, needs Swag and KB – Now that backcourt will take Lakers to PO. Send Rooks to D-League, NOW. I’m telling U, I can see it, the ROOKS r NOT Ready!!! Jeez, they had summer league, to show U. I can tell u, I C that they R NOT NBA ready – MAYBE five yrs from now. So I’m sending them to D-League, to NOT make mitch appear like a FOOL. – Best

  • NO SIGN, NOR THE SLIGHTEST indication that KB is done!! Dude has 2 more Championship rings in HIM.- Best

  • NO SIGN, NOR THE SLIGHTEST indication that KB is done!! Dude has 2 more Championship rings in HIM.- Best

  • It’s funny how there are some people that panic over nothing. I would hate to be next to them in a Zombie Apocalypse. Hahaha

  • It’s funny how there are some people that panic over nothing. I would hate to be next to them in a Zombie Apocalypse. Hahaha

  • But, but I may leaning to actually saying, Bryon doesn’t have Coaching skill. But then again, mitch selected Byron as coach, soooo, it all leads back to dumb mitch. Best

  • But, but I may leaning to actually saying, Bryon doesn’t have Coaching skill. But then again, mitch selected Byron as coach, soooo, it all leads back to dumb mitch. Best

  • would hate to be next to them in a Zombie Apocalypse. You panic over the little things.

  • would hate to be next to them in a Zombie Apocalypse. You panic over the little things.

  • No time for what bro? This roster NO MATTER how you put the starting line up isn’t going to beat the Warriors, Clippers, Spurs, Thunders, Grizzles and so on…this roster isn’t good enough to win anything except MAYBE a playoff spot and that is a HUGE maybe like 10% chance maybe.

    No shit they are not ready, that’s why its vital for them to DEVELOP and becomes accustom to the NBA and not have their young asses sitting on the bench being stagnant while our vets are getting older and older. What do you think a draft pick is for? Its for our FUTURE.

    Your goals are unrealistic and small minded when you can’t see the bigger picture.

  • No time for what bro? This roster NO MATTER how you put the starting line up isn’t going to beat the Warriors, Clippers, Spurs, Thunders, Grizzles and so on…this roster isn’t good enough to win anything except MAYBE a playoff spot and that is a HUGE maybe like 10% chance maybe.

    No shit they are not ready, that’s why its vital for them to DEVELOP and becomes accustom to the NBA and not have their young asses sitting on the bench being stagnant while our vets are getting older and older. What do you think a draft pick is for? Its for our FUTURE.

    Your goals are unrealistic and small minded when you can’t see the bigger picture.

  • The lakers should stop kidding themselves and hire the most expensive staff out there. Invest in the future and lure Durant. They should hire scott brooks as head coach because he developed KD and Westbrook perfectly. And maybe even hire Thibs as an assitant coach for a great offense and defense. But sadly we’ll get byron scott and maybe they hire all the showtime lakers as coaches to teach the young guys how to play 80’s basketball in a modern era. Smh

  • The lakers should stop kidding themselves and hire the most expensive staff out there. Invest in the future and lure Durant. They should hire scott brooks as head coach because he developed KD and Westbrook perfectly. And maybe even hire Thibs as an assitant coach for a great offense and defense. But sadly we’ll get byron scott and maybe they hire all the showtime lakers as coaches to teach the young guys how to play 80’s basketball in a modern era. Smh

  • Marcelo Huertas and Larry Nance Jr. were not available because of injuries. They are minor injuries so they will probably just miss 2 games. They should play in the last 6 games of pre-season.

  • Marcelo Huertas and Larry Nance Jr. were not available because of injuries. They are minor injuries so they will probably just miss 2 games. They should play in the last 6 games of pre-season.

  • If WE open some salary, by getting rid of them damn Rooks, scare, kelly, HELL, throw Metta away 2. This allows Lakers to go after some FA. How do I tell U??? Maybe if I show u by, putting those stupid la projects on the FA list – NO ONE, ONE will take them. Except dumb mitch. Yes, IF, IF a Rook is one step away from GREATNESS, yes put ’em in. But ours??? F**K, they are YEARS AWAY, Bro. – Best

  • What happened? Lakers Nation articles kept saying we had an offense – sure didn’t see it Tonite. Interior defense stinks especially when Hibbert out. Jazz had 6-7 dunks! BS plays Sacre 15+ min but not 1 minute for Upshaw? Unbelievably Kelly impressed me more in his 5 min @ PF than Randle or Bass did. Williams & Clarkson look good @ the guards & Young played well @ SF.

  • If WE open some salary, by getting rid of them damn Rooks, scare, kelly, HELL, throw Metta away 2. This allows Lakers to go after some FA. How do I tell U??? Maybe if I show u by, putting those stupid la projects on the FA list – NO ONE, ONE will take them. Except dumb mitch. Yes, IF, IF a Rook is one step away from GREATNESS, yes put ’em in. But ours??? F**K, they are YEARS AWAY, Bro. – Best

  • What happened? Lakers Nation articles kept saying we had an offense – sure didn’t see it Tonite. Interior defense stinks especially when Hibbert out. Jazz had 6-7 dunks! BS plays Sacre 15+ min but not 1 minute for Upshaw? Unbelievably Kelly impressed me more in his 5 min @ PF than Randle or Bass did. Williams & Clarkson look good @ the guards & Young played well @ SF.

  • you’re even dumber than you were yesterday.. and that’s REALLY saying something. you have no idea how the league works or how titles are won. just leave the site already.

  • you’re even dumber than you were yesterday.. and that’s REALLY saying something. you have no idea how the league works or how titles are won. just leave the site already.

  • yes Scott Brooks is still available he’s a pretty good coach… we need to hire him and fire byron scott ASAP for fucks sake!

  • A real coach was ask the FO to trade Kobe. That’s why the Lakers can’t hire a real coach.

  • yes Scott Brooks is still available he’s a pretty good coach… we need to hire him and fire byron scott ASAP for fucks sake!

  • Tom and Byron are both pretty similar, they are both defensive minded coaches with a stagnant offensive system. They both also tend to overplay their players and favor vets of the younger players. Besides the front office won’t fire BS since they will get a lot of negative publicity from fans and former players like Magic.

  • Tom and Byron are both pretty similar, they are both defensive minded coaches with a stagnant offensive system. They both also tend to overplay their players and favor vets of the younger players. Besides the front office won’t fire BS since they will get a lot of negative publicity from fans and former players like Magic.

  • LOL this clown doesn’t even know Metta is only a 1 year deal, same with Sacre as for Kelly he is going to get payed just 2 mill while the cap goes up and most of our contracts gets cleared up

  • LOL this clown doesn’t even know Metta is only a 1 year deal, same with Sacre as for Kelly he is going to get payed just 2 mill while the cap goes up and most of our contracts gets cleared up

  • fall on his bum? what does that even mean? you keep writing the same tired BS. steph curry fell on his head in the playoffs this past year… and the warriors won the title. stop posting already.

  • You are without question the most stupid clown shoe-wearing so called Lakers fan in the world. Even the Lin only fans and the blatant haters make more sense than you do. What rookie is not years away? All of them are. They are fucking rookies. No one joins the NBA after one year of college and lights it up. It didn’t happen with MJ, Kobe, LeBron, or anyone for years. Get with the times.

  • fall on his bum? what does that even mean? you keep writing the same tired BS. steph curry fell on his head in the playoffs this past year… and the warriors won the title. stop posting already.

  • You are without question the most stupid clown shoe-wearing so called Lakers fan in the world. Even the Lin only fans and the blatant haters make more sense than you do. What rookie is not years away? All of them are. They are fucking rookies. No one joins the NBA after one year of college and lights it up. It didn’t happen with MJ, Kobe, LeBron, or anyone for years. Get with the times.

  • seriously. he thinks lou williams leading the team is the way to win another championship.

  • seriously. he thinks lou williams leading the team is the way to win another championship.

  • LMFAO exactly! This team doesn’t have enough talent period. I think this roster is going to be better than last season, but this still isn’t enough. Right now if the Lakers actually make it on the 8th seed, that would be the equivalent of Lakers fans winning the mega million.

  • LMFAO exactly! This team doesn’t have enough talent period. I think this roster is going to be better than last season, but this still isn’t enough. Right now if the Lakers actually make it on the 8th seed, that would be the equivalent of Lakers fans winning the mega million.

  • That is Y Lou will be our new PG – thx 4 agreeing tho dog that those Rooks R NOT ready!! Come Season opener, You’ll C who our PG will b. Put those Damn Rooks in at lower then Scrub minutes – I JUST HATE LOSING!!! U may have begun to like this losing Sh*t, but this is Our Laker Nation!! Enough of the projects – I can C Rooks worth. Heck I saw day one summer league game, Lakers have NO time to be F**king Around. WE LOST 2 UTAH ! My guess would be paying mitch on commission, take mitch salary away until Lakers put some W’s on the Board, Bro. – Best

  • That is Y Lou will be our new PG – thx 4 agreeing tho dog that those Rooks R NOT ready!! Come Season opener, You’ll C who our PG will b. Put those Damn Rooks in at lower then Scrub minutes – I JUST HATE LOSING!!! U may have begun to like this losing Sh*t, but this is Our Laker Nation!! Enough of the projects – I can C Rooks worth. Heck I saw day one summer league game, Lakers have NO time to be F**king Around. WE LOST 2 UTAH ! My guess would be paying mitch on commission, take mitch salary away until Lakers put some W’s on the Board, Bro. – Best

  • You’re just very mad and bitter at the fact that this franchise is on rebuilding mode, and you’re so fucken desperate that you put Lou as a starting PG giving the Lakers a extra 3 wins at most than to have our rookies develop for the future.

    Your plain will set Randle, Clarkson, and Russel to fail.

  • There are only 3 possible things that make sense here:
    1. You are trolling
    2. You are Lou Williams agent/family member
    3. You are either on the brink of a severe mental breakdown or in the throes of one currently.

  • You’re just very mad and bitter at the fact that this franchise is on rebuilding mode, and you’re so fucken desperate that you put Lou as a starting PG giving the Lakers a extra 3 wins at most than to have our rookies develop for the future.

    Your plan will set Randle, Clarkson, and Russel for failure

  • There are only 3 possible things that make sense here:
    1. You are trolling
    2. You are Lou Williams agent/family member
    3. You are either on the brink of a severe mental breakdown or in the throes of one currently.

  • I think option 3. Lakers fans in general are very delusional and emotionally unstable for better (when winning) or for worst (when losing). He just can’t handle what rebuilding means

  • It was Jabari Brown, who’s not trying to slow it down and just keep on chucking shots.

  • Tibs is a defensive genius can’t coach offense, Mike D’antoni is a offensive genius can’t coach defense… Hire Tibs as head coach and Mike D’antoni as assistant coach and you’ll get the best of both worlds. Of course not going to happen with the way people just hated on MDA but that would be a killer coaching duo. BS just not up to speed on the modern NBA game to do anything with this team.

  • I think option 3. Lakers fans in general are very delusional and emotionally unstable for better (when winning) or for worst (when losing). He just can’t handle what rebuilding means

  • It was Jabari Brown, who’s not trying to slow it down and just keep on chucking shots.

  • Tibs is a defensive genius can’t coach offense, Mike D’antoni is a offensive genius can’t coach defense… Hire Tibs as head coach and Mike D’antoni as assistant coach and you’ll get the best of both worlds. Of course not going to happen with the way people just hated on MDA but that would be a killer coaching duo. BS just not up to speed on the modern NBA game to do anything with this team.

  • Scott conned the Lakers. He was happy to tank last season because it hid the fact that he’s not actually a good coach.

  • Scott conned the Lakers. He was happy to tank last season because it hid the fact that he’s not actually a good coach.

  • Did anyone notice the clippers lost by 20 tonight? Calm down people. No one should have expected perfection in preseason game one.

  • Did anyone notice the clippers lost by 20 tonight? Calm down people. No one should have expected youth movement perfection in preseason game one.

  • First off It appears that most people that post on here are more concerned with their predictions and opinions being right than supporting a fully revamped team.

    Obviously it will take the Lakers players and their coach time to sift through all the pieces they have to work with. The Lakers are the last team in the league that is worrying about winning a preseason “first” game. Most teams the Lakers will start will be returning 4 or 5 of their starting lineup. While the Lakers will be starting 5 new players from last year.

    This is the NBA. It is the toughest basketball league in the world. No team will ever be able to assemble basically 12 or so new players and just light the league on fire game one of the preseason of all games. What a joke this forum is with so many know it alls and bandwagon pessimist.

    So when the Lakers win will they all of a sudden be a great team? No, of course not. They are gonna be up and down for a while until the coach figures out what combinations work best and who he can depend on to bring it at home and on the road. They will also play with much more heart and intensity when the game actually matter.

    And some of the players are being given a shot to still make the team and/ or showcase so they can be shipped off to another team. I am confident in time the Lakers will get on a roll and move in a northern direction. Just stay healthy.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Lineups should be based on skills complementing each player not by popularity or because of being a hi-draft pick. I’m sure Randle won’t mind being a back-up for now if it means giving him more time to develop rather than being outplayed everytime by the other teams starting forward. His skillset will also be more useful with the 2nd unit where they can play faster and where he can also get the ball in the post. Unlike in the starting line-up where they need to play slower because of Hibbert and Kobe & also Kobe needs to get in the post to be effective making Randle play out of his strengths.

  • First off It appears that most people that post on here are more concerned with their predictions and opinions being right than supporting a fully revamped team.

    Obviously it will take the Laker players and their coach time to sift through all the new pieces they have to work with. The Lakers are the last team in the league that is worrying about winning a preseason “first” game. Most teams the Lakers will play will be returning 4 or 5 of their starting lineup. While the Lakers will be starting 5 new players none from the start of last year. Unless you count Kobe Bryant the only constant from the back to back championship team until Metta was signed.

    This is the NBA. It is the toughest basketball league in the world. No team will ever be able to assemble basically 12 or so new players and just light the league on fire game one of the preseason of all games. What a joke this forum is with so many know it alls and bandwagon pessimist. Not to mention the haters with multiple user names and accounts who clone themselves like idiots starving for attention.

    So when the Lakers win will they all of a sudden be a great team? No, of course not. They are gonna be up and down for a while until the coach figures out what combinations work best and who he can depend on to bring it at home and on the road. They will also play with much more heart and intensity when the game actually matter. There will be a smaller rotation to allow players to get into rhythm. Preseason are practice games.

    Some of the players are being given a shot to still make the team and/ or showcase so they can be shipped off to another team? Or some other decision can be made. I am confident in time the Lakers will get on a roll and move in a northern direction. Just stay healthy.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Lineups should be based on skills complementing each player not by popularity or because of being a hi-draft pick. I’m sure Randle won’t mind being a back-up for now if it means giving him more time to develop rather than being outplayed everytime by the other teams starting forward. His skillset will also be more useful with the 2nd unit where they can play faster and where he can also get the ball in the post. Unlike in the starting line-up where they need to play slower because of Hibbert and Kobe & also Kobe needs to get in the post to be effective making Randle play out of his strengths.

  • The Lakers looked disorganized. Utah looked a lot more organized. Last year the Lakers led the league in giving up break away baskets. No improvement! Office pick and roll strong side no clue weak side. Need new coaching.

  • The Lakers looked disorganized. Utah looked a lot more organized. Last year the Lakers led the league in giving up break away baskets. No improvement! Office pick and roll strong side no clue weak side. Need new coaching.

  • MDA would be so much better for this roster. Offense would be much more fluid.Russell and Clarkson running fast breaks. Randle pushing the tempo like a young Boris Diaw with Stoudimire athletic ability. The best thing for a young team is the simplicity of just running.

  • MDA would be so much better for this roster. Offense would be much more fluid.Russell and Clarkson running fast breaks. Randle pushing the tempo like a young Boris Diaw with Stoudimire athletic ability. The best thing for a young team is the simplicity of just running.

  • Okay, I almost feeling myself settling down enough to go to sleep, so I can make it to work tomorrow, lol. I hate saying this, but ur making sense. I just can’t stand seeing our same o’le BIGs, not defending the rim, makes me mad to watch. I apologize. But can we not get so comfortable in this losing mode stuff, so early on? I’m all for developing a player, who may this Season, become someone Coach can depend on, in Coach’s style. Notice I said, this Season, because I just don’t see how, our Laker Brains can’t seem to get us any where near our Dynasty years, and soon. – Best

  • Okay, I almost feeling myself settling down enough to go to sleep, so I can make it to work tomorrow, lol. I hate saying this, but ur making sense. I just can’t stand seeing our same o’le BIGs, not defending the rim, makes me mad to watch. I apologize. But can we not get so comfortable in this losing mode stuff, so early on? I’m all for developing a player, who may this Season, become someone Coach can depend on, in Coach’s style. Notice I said, this Season, because I just don’t see how, our Laker Brains can’t seem to get us any where near our Dynasty years, and soon. – Best

  • Yea Randle does looks like a rookie, Bass is a reliable starter this season.

  • I’m a fan whether or not they win a championship.

    You forget the 19 cities that haven’t won a championship and that losing seasons are part of being a fan (of that team).

    “It’s been 4 years…”
    – Maybe you should move to Milwaukee, Phoenix, or New Orleans and see what its like to an NBA NBA fan there….. spoiled.

  • Wow, True that . . . nice analysis bro. Yeah, hopefully We can see a little Twin tower action tues with Upshaw and Hibbert. Cuz, Hibbert needs Upshaw help, controlling the WEST paint – Like Robert Horry said tonight, Help the Helper. Best

  • I’m a fan whether or not they win a championship.

    You forget the 19 cities that haven’t won a championship and that losing seasons are part of being a fan (of that team).

    “It’s been 4 years…”
    – Maybe you should move to Milwaukee, Phoenix, or New Orleans and see what its like to an NBA NBA fan there….. spoiled.

  • Wow, True that . . . nice analysis bro. Yeah, hopefully We can see a little Twin tower action tues with Upshaw and Hibbert. Cuz, Hibbert needs Upshaw help, controlling the WEST paint – Like Robert Horry said tonight, Help the Helper. Best

  • why always defend bscott? do you not see how poorly he coaches like honestly open your eyes.

  • That’s on Scott, J Brown can’t handle pg duties th obest to know now as opposed to the regular season.

  • why always defend bscott? do you not see how poorly he coaches like honestly open your eyes.

  • That’s on Scott, J Brown can’t handle pg duties tho best to know now as opposed to the regular season.

  • I mean its just preseason. Liking how Hibbert is protecting the rim but he needs help from his teammates too.

  • the difference between the lakers player movement and the jazz player movement is astounding. bscott running the same trash he did last year.

  • The excuses Fanboys will dream up for every Lakers failure this season will be better than most of the games.

  • I mean its just preseason. Liking how Hibbert is protecting the rim but he needs help from his teammates too.

  • the difference between the lakers player movement and the jazz player movement is astounding. bscott running the same trash he did last year.

  • The excuses Fanboys dream up for every Lakers failure this season will be better than most of the games.

  • Let’s just hope the inept FO make a trade come trade deadline (for an impactful starter) b/c this will take time to which it won’t help in FA2016.

  • Let’s just hope the inept FO make a trade come trade deadline (for an impactful starter) b/c this will take time to which it won’t help in FA2016.

  • He helped get a “great franchise” 5 rings….

    How does he create and ruin at the same time?

  • He helped get a “great franchise” 5 rings….

    How does he create and ruin at the same time?

  • A rookie who plays like one shouldn’t start for a team that says they will contend for playoff. Right?

  • A rookie who plays like one shouldn’t start for a team that says they will contend for playoff. Right?

  • Hey, I just noticed Jazz Engles, did Lakers ever think seriously about Joe? It’s not a man-crush or nothing, but hey I think the Aussie may have something there. Anyway, nice comment tho Bro. – Best

  • Yea hibbert needed help. Byron Scott so dumb he got the fellas thinking roy got the whole defense assignment to himself lol

  • Hey, I just noticed Jazz Engles, did Lakers ever think seriously about Joe? It’s not a man-crush or nothing, but hey I think the Aussie may have something there. Anyway, nice comment tho Bro. – Best

  • Yea hibbert needed help. Byron Scott so dumb he got the fellas thinking roy got the whole defense assignment to himself lol

  • Little of topic, but I had to watch tonight’s game via the Jazz commentators, ROOT Sports?. Not that I minded, since I’m happy to have seen it on my flat, just a little weird not hearing o’le stu calling it, lol – Best

  • Little of topic, but I had to watch tonight’s game via the Jazz commentators, ROOT Sports?. Not that I minded, since I’m happy to have seen it on my flat, just a little weird not hearing o’le stu calling it, lol – Best

  • I told you so. – LOF

    You guys can hype Kobe, BS, Julius Randle and JC all you want but they aint getting anywhere this season. I predict a worse season than last season.

    Meanwhile, Lin is winning games with the Hornets.

  • Oh you can bet they did not assemble this team with any plans on tanking.
    If you compare this team to any team the Lakers have had since the 2011 back to back champions, it is better than any team since 2011.

    The only team you can even compare is the 2012-2013 team.That was the last playoff team the Lakers have had. But this team is actually better than that team depth wise. I also think it will be better chemistry wise. The 2012-2013 team had the wild idea of turning the Lakers into the Phoenix Suns. They were counting too much on Dwight Howard and Steve Nash being the key to the offense. Horrible decision that was IMO. That decision upset Pau Gasol and it showed in his attitude and his play.

    That decision put Pau Gasol in a 3rd or 4th option taking a backseat to Dwight Howard. And Dwight Howard was a immature, disrespectful, poor work ethic, offensive skill lacking, egotistical loser, who never brought his heart or intentions to play in Los Angeles. They also had every point guard on the team go down to injury that year among other injuries. 2012-2013 had horrible team chemistry. D-12 appeared to be there to divide the team more than anything else.

    This year I like the addition of the few veterans they have added to compliment and support the young bright prospects. They will also be able to add a player or two once they see any areas of concern by regular season trade deadline. The main thing at this point is to stay healthy and be patient with the process. Because it will take time and there will be ups and downs until trust, timing, and chemistry sets in.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • I told you so. – LOF

    You guys can hype Kobe, BS, Julius Randle and JC all you want but they aint getting anywhere this season. I predict a worse season than last season.

    Meanwhile, Lin is winning games with the Hornets.

  • Oh you can bet they did not assemble this team with any plans on tanking.
    If you compare this team to any team the Lakers have had since the 2011 back to back champions, it is better than any team since 2011.

    The only team you can even compare is the 2012-2013 team.That was the last playoff team the Lakers have had. But this team is actually better than that team depth wise. I also think it will be better chemistry wise. The 2012-2013 team had the wild idea of turning the Lakers into the Phoenix Suns. They were counting too much on Dwight Howard and Steve Nash being the key to the offense. Horrible decision that was IMO. That decision upset Pau Gasol and it showed in his attitude and his play. Dwight Howard should have came with the same defensive mindset and positive contributing attitude Hibbert came with.

    That decision put Pau Gasol in a 3rd or 4th option taking a backseat to Dwight Howard. And Dwight Howard was a immature, disrespectful, poor work ethic, offensive skill lacking, egotistical loser, who never brought his heart or intentions to play in Los Angeles. They also had every point guard on the team go down to injury that year among other injuries. 2012-2013 had horrible team chemistry. D-12 appeared to be there to divide the team more than anything else.

    This year I like the addition of the few veterans they have added to compliment and support the young bright prospects. They will also be able to add a player or two once they see any areas of concern by regular season trade deadline. The main thing at this point is to stay healthy and be patient with the process. Because it will take time and there will be ups and downs until trust, timing, and chemistry sets in.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Lakers should win about half as many games as last season – 10 or 11 is realistic.

  • Lakers should win about half as many games as last season – 10 or 11 is realistic.

  • excellent points. preseason is EVERYTHING. i don’t know why they wait until june to hand out the larry o’brien trophy.

  • True, but won’t diss the coach. The players should know what type of role they’ll have this upcoming season. Everyone just looks lost, however, this season’s on Scott.

  • excellent points. preseason is EVERYTHING. i don’t know why they wait until june to hand out the larry o’brien trophy.

  • True, but won’t diss the coach. The players should know what type of role they’ll have this upcoming season. Everyone just looks lost, however, this season’s on Scott.

  • it’s a good thing no one is overreacting to the first preseason game.

    we really sidestepped that land mine.

  • You can tell from preseason how well the team will do in regular season. I predicted last season that the Lakers would suck when I saw the amount of ISO plays. I knew they would suck. Only a few players on Lakers last season knew how to win games as a team (Lin, Wesley, Ed)

  • it’s a good thing no one is overreacting to the first preseason game.

    we really sidestepped that land mine.

  • You can tell from preseason how well the team will do in regular season. I predicted last season that the Lakers would suck when I saw the amount of ISO plays. I knew they would suck. Only a few players on Lakers last season knew how to win games as a team (Lin, Wesley, Ed)

  • Clarkson is beast..BS didn’t give him enough minutes today
    The duo with him and Russell needs to develop more to be able to assume this early
    Both of them are combo guards no doubt

  • wesley? lin? LOL. more insightful comments from you. so who is going to win the title? tell us.

  • Clarkson is beast..BS didn’t give him enough minutes today
    The duo with him and Russell needs to develop more to be able to assume this early
    Both of them are combo guards no doubt

  • wesley? lin? LOL. more insightful comments from you. so who is going to win the title? tell us.

  • Not BS. Not Kobe. Not Julius Randle. Not anyone on the current Lakers team. You need to wipe it all like a whiteboard and start with choosing a new coach that knows modern basketball.

  • Not BS. Not Kobe. Not Julius Randle. Not anyone on the current Lakers team. You need to wipe it all like a whiteboard and start with choosing a new coach that knows modern basketball.

  • Lin was god awful. He was guaranteed 4-5 turnovers every time he played.

  • Lin was god awful. He was guaranteed 4-5 turnovers every time he played.

  • both are combo guards that lean more to pg. clark missed so many open threes hes not a sg

  • And yes, Lin finished more games than Kobe last season. Did you not forget the 3-4 free tacos he gave staples center?

    What was your question? Why are you talking about titles when your team won’t even make the playoffs.

  • both are combo guards that lean more to pg. clark missed so many open threes hes not a sg

  • And yes, Lin finished more games than Kobe last season. Did you not forget the 3-4 free tacos he gave staples center?

    What was your question? Why are you talking about titles when your team won’t even make the playoffs.

  • Smh I think your picture of coffee cups is funny..smh ill throw it your face.

  • Thank you, for that. Two insights, if I may? One, what will be / might be, the chance our veterans, getting impatient or upset with current Russell, Randal project? Two, have We ever looked at Joe Engles? I said this earlier, it is not a man-crush or nothing, but hey, I’m kinda digging the Aussie’s skill, for real. – Best

  • You’re just a delusional and ungrateful Lakers fan. Lin did a lot for the Lakers franchise. He fed over 100,000 people at Staplescenter with free tacos.

  • Thank you, for that. Two insights, if I may? One, what will be / might be, the chance our veterans, getting impatient or upset with current Russell, Randal project? Two, have We ever looked at Joe Engles? I said this earlier, it is not a man-crush or nothing, but hey, I’m kinda digging the Aussie’s skill, for real. – Best

  • You’re just a delusional and ungrateful Lakers fan. Lin did a lot for the Lakers franchise. He fed over 100,000 people at Staplescenter with free tacos.

  • I agree you tell from preseason everything. Jeremy Lin played well against lowly Orlando, but then stunk it up big time against Miami. Linconsistency isn’t that what he is all about? Oh yea top that off with some scrub point guard playing better than him, and also a rookie point guard in there also to take away his minutes. Oh and he still isn’t shooting the ball much, guess that must be the coach holding him back again, what is that the 6th or 7th coach holding Jeremy Lin back? The fuck outta here.

  • cause the next Hornets game is in a week and I already know Hornets will beat the Clippers.

    I just want to rub it in your wounds cause you guys love to bash Lin last year and make him your scapegoat. Who will be your scapegoat now?

  • I agree you tell from preseason everything. Jeremy Lin played well against lowly Orlando, but then stunk it up big time against Miami. Linconsistency isn’t that what he is all about? Oh yea top that off with some scrub point guard playing better than him, and also a rookie point guard in there also to take away his minutes. Oh and he still isn’t shooting the ball much, guess that must be the coach holding him back again, what is that the 6th or 7th coach holding Jeremy Lin back? The fuck outta here.

  • cause the next Hornets game is in a week and I already know Hornets will beat the Clippers.

    I just want to rub it in your wounds cause you guys love to bash Lin last year and make him your scapegoat. Who will be your scapegoat now?

  • LOL. that makes absolutely zero sense. even if it’s a week before the next hornets game, it’s not like they’re shutting down the hornets’ sites for a week! you should head on over there, kiddo.

  • LOL. that makes absolutely zero sense. even if it’s a week before the next hornets game, it’s not like they’re shutting down the hornets’ sites for a week! you should head on over there, kiddo.

  • with his 5 ppg avg? Cmon son, take the dental floss out of your eyes. Lin in a couple years will surpass Drew Gooden as the player traded the most times.

  • with his 5 ppg avg? Cmon son, take the dental floss out of your eyes. Lin in a couple years will surpass Drew Gooden as the player traded the most times.

  • DId you already forget that Lin was 2nd most points on Lakers even though he was marginalized by BS? He had 832 points last season on the Lakers as a bench player. He had most assists and most steals on team too. Oh wait, most of you don’t even care about stats, no wonder you spread your legs for Kobe and Byron Scott.

  • DId you already forget that Lin was 2nd most points on Lakers even though he was marginalized by BS? He had 832 points last season on the Lakers as a bench player. He had most assists and most steals on team too. Oh wait, most of you don’t even care about stats, no wonder you spread your legs for Kobe and Byron Scott.

  • I know it sucks to lose, even if it is only preseason but there were some positives I think. Hibbert looks very promising on Defense. Lou could be eying a starting position because the man can play. Nick Young looked a lot better than last season. JC wasn’t a fluke and we might actually get some wins this season once we get a rotation down.

    I also saw players that need to go, J. Brown, Sacre, Etc. The rookies gotta step up because all this hype needs to start translating on the court. We really need a backup point guard. Fingers crossed that Huertas works out. The guys looked tired. I like Byron but the guys need their legs come opening day.

  • gay humor — how novel and innovative! jeremy lin didn’t do anything for the lakers. leave the site already.

  • I know it sucks to lose, even if it is only preseason but there were some positives I think. Hibbert looks very promising on Defense. Lou could be eying a starting position because the man can play. Nick Young looked a lot better than last season. JC wasn’t a fluke and we might actually get some wins this season once we get a rotation down.

    I also saw players that need to go, J. Brown, Sacre, Etc. The rookies gotta step up because all this hype needs to start translating on the court. We really need a backup point guard. Fingers crossed that Huertas works out. The guys looked tired. I like Byron but the guys need their legs come opening day.

  • gay humor — how novel and innovative! jeremy lin didn’t do anything for the lakers. leave the site already.

  • Lin had 2nd most points on team last season as a bench player who was marginalized by coach BS. Facts.

  • hahaha nice comeback. When faced with facts, you try to deport me like Donald Trump.

  • Lin had 2nd most points on team last season as a bench player who was marginalized by coach BS. Facts.

  • hahaha nice comeback. When faced with facts, you try to deport me like Donald Trump.

  • the good news is that two-a-days are over. wiliams looked good, but he is better suited for a back up role. if huertas can be solid, i think wiliams and young can thrive next to each other. j brown probably won’t make the team. i really hope byron gives upshaw a real chance to be the back-up center.

  • the good news is that two-a-days are over. wiliams looked good, but he is better suited for a back up role. if huertas can be solid, i think wiliams and young can thrive next to each other. j brown probably won’t make the team. i really hope byron gives upshaw a real chance to be the back-up center.

  • stunk it up? He was 1 of 3 players on Hornets who hit double figures. He ended with a +16 (2nd highest on team).

    A win is a win. You guys keep taking the Ls. Take the Ls like the first letter of your team.

  • horrible shooting for the whole team thats ridiculous so many blown layups and 2 foot shots these are nba players come on now

  • stunk it up? He was 1 of 3 players on Hornets who hit double figures. He ended with a +16 (2nd highest on team).

    A win is a win. You guys keep taking the Ls. Take the Ls like the first letter of your team.

  • horrible shooting for the whole team thats ridiculous so many blown layups and 2 foot shots these are nba players come on now

  • Jeremy Lin’s Scapegoats: Keith Smart, Stephen Curry, Mike Woodson, Carmelo Anthony, Raymond Felton, Kevin McHale, James Harden, Patrick Beverley, Kobe Bryant, Byron Scott, Ronnie Price, Jordan Clarkson…
    ………………………………………………….
    …soon to be added: Kemba Walker, Brian Roberts, Aaron Harrison, Steve Clifford.

  • I’m smart enough the multitask. I have two windows open. One to get back at you losers and one to praise Lin.

  • deport you?? good thing you’re not being too sensitive. why don’t you try a hornets’ site? you know, just to see what it’s like… oh, and keep the gay humor coming. no one ever does that on here. you’re a trailblazing pioneer, kiddo!

  • Jeremy Lin’s Scapegoats: Keith Smart, Stephen Curry, Mike Woodson, Carmelo Anthony, Raymond Felton, Kevin McHale, James Harden, Patrick Beverley, Kobe Bryant, Byron Scott, Ronnie Price, Jordan Clarkson…
    ………………………………………………….
    …soon to be added: Kemba Walker, Brian Roberts, Aaron Harrison, Steve Clifford.

  • I’m smart enough the multitask. I have two windows open. One to get back at you losers and one to praise Lin.

  • deport you?? good thing you’re not being too sensitive. why don’t you try a hornets’ site? you know, just to see what it’s like… oh, and keep the gay humor coming. no one ever does that on here. you’re a trailblazing pioneer, kiddo!

  • How is Curry Lin’s scapegoat. They are friends and were featured together in his latest YT video that has 4 million views. FACTS.

  • How is Curry Lin’s scapegoat. They are friends and were featured together in his latest YT video that has 4 million views. FACTS.

  • Marginalized by BS? Lin cant score from his left and is a turnover machine. There’s a reason why he was riding the pine. Cmon anchor baby your letting your bromance with Lin cloud your logic.

  • I don’t think the emphasis has been on offense in camp, and that’s a good thing. I’d rather see them play improved defense, than win a game 125-121 … since improved D will ultimately lead to more wins.

  • You are probably right about Lou as a backup. Huertas looks promising on paper. He is a champion and gold medalist and a pass first point guard. I think Upshaw could be great. He dropped weight and looks to be in better shape than in Summer League. I take him over Tarik Black at the end of the day.

  • You probably don’t remember, it was before that one month that Jeremy Lin actually played well. I know it was a while ago perhaps you’ve forgotten. Nice to see though that you only really are arguing about the ONE scapegoat. There is still an entire paddock full of them.

  • Marginalized by BS? Lin cant score from his left and is a turnover machine. There’s a reason why he was riding the pine. Cmon anchor baby your letting your bromance with Lin cloud your logic.

  • I don’t think the emphasis has been on offense in camp, and that’s a good thing. I’d rather see them play improved defense, than win a game 125-121 … since improved D will ultimately lead to more wins.

  • You are probably right about Lou as a backup. Huertas looks promising on paper. He is a champion and gold medalist and a pass first point guard. I think Upshaw could be great. He dropped weight and looks to be in better shape than in Summer League. I take him over Tarik Black at the end of the day.

  • You probably don’t remember, it was before that one month that Jeremy Lin actually played well. I know it was a while ago perhaps you’ve forgotten. Nice to see though that you only really are arguing about the ONE scapegoat. There is still an entire paddock full of them.

  • U kno, I gave Lin every opportunity in my mind, even liked him or shall I say, LOVED him, when he was a Laker. Cuz what the dude did in NY, but Lin was given the chance to become superstar status, when KB went down Bro. But then Lin was let go, so now, to me Lin SUCKS Bro. And if Hornets beat Clippers, I’ll buy U a Taco – beef or chicken? Just don’t say cat, or some other unedible animal, like monkey meat, lol – Best

  • U kno, I gave Lin every opportunity in my mind, even liked him or shall I say, LOVED him, when he was a Laker. Cuz what the dude did in NY, but Lin was given the chance to become superstar status, when KB went down Bro. But then Lin was let go, so now, to me Lin SUCKS Bro. And if Hornets beat Clippers, I’ll buy U a Taco – beef or chicken? Just don’t say cat, or some other unedible animal, like monkey meat, lol – Best

  • Thomas,

    I think “most” coaches, players, fans, the F.O., and owners want to win more than they want to develop players at the expense of developing a culture and practice of losing. Most realize at one time the Oakland Raiders were the winningest team in all professional sports.

    Most understand habits are hard to break and good ones are not easy to lock in. I would imagine Byron Scott noticed how hard Mark Jackson worked to build the Warriors into a confident team only to have the keys to that Rolls Royce turned over to Steve Kerr.

    Byron Scott has no other choice but to get the team winning games or his days coaching the team will be short. So if Russell and Randle or anyone else old or young is not cutting it I believe they will be passing towels and filling up water bottles as they should be. No player is bigger than or should come before the success of the team.

    I have no idea on whether the Lakers have looked at Joe Engles or not.

    I do think the Lakers are not necessarily done making moves quite yet.
    They will make a move or two later in the season before trade deadlines once they see what is needed.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Thomas,

    I think “most” coaches, players, fans, the F.O., and owners want to win more than they want to develop players at the expense of developing a culture and practice of losing. Most realize at one time the Oakland Raiders were the winningest team in all professional sports.

    Most understand bad habits are hard to break and good ones are not easy to lock in. I would imagine Byron Scott noticed how hard Mark Jackson worked to build the Warriors into a confident team only to have the keys to that Rolls Royce turned over to Steve Kerr.

    Byron Scott has no other choice but to get the team winning games or his days coaching the team will be short. So if Russell and Randle or anyone else old or young is not cutting it, I believe they will be passing towels and filling up water bottles as they should be. No player is bigger than or should come before the success of the team.

    I have no idea on whether the Lakers have looked at Joe Engles or not.

    I do think the Lakers are not necessarily done making moves quite yet.
    They will make a move or two later in the season before trade deadlines once they see what is needed.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • I think Jabari Brown can be useful. It’s only 1 preseason game, can’t read too much into it. If he can keep active hands and get some steals, he’s a lights out shooter …. just his ball-handling makes me nervous.

  • I think Jabari Brown can be useful. It’s only 1 preseason game, can’t read too much into it. If he can keep active hands and get some steals, he’s a lights out shooter …. just his ball-handling makes me nervous.

  • If he can’t score, why was his FG% higher than Kobe and why did he have 2nd most points on team? In fact, he is ranked #2 for the Lakers last season while Kobe was #9 statistically.

    The funny thing is that this season, your team lost your #1 Wesley, #2 Lin, #3 Hill and #4 Ed Davis players from last season to a different team. Now Kobe can climb up the ladder 4 spots LOL

    Congrats Lakers FO. 4 of your best players decided Lakers is not the team to be on and moved to a better team.

  • sigh.. and here i thought this site got rid of the jeremy lin fans when the lakers got rid of jeremy lin.

  • He played like shit, one assist and four turnovers, he only got plus 16 because Brian Roberts fucking went off on them while Jeremy Lin was floundering against the great Mario Chalmers, and the Walking Dead – Birdman and Stoudemire.

  • If he can’t score, why was his FG% higher than Kobe and why did he have 2nd most points on team? In fact, he is ranked #2 for the Lakers last season while Kobe was #9 statistically.

    The funny thing is that this season, your team lost your #1 Wesley, #2 Lin, #3 Hill and #4 Ed Davis players from last season to a different team. Now Kobe can climb up the ladder 4 spots LOL

    Congrats Lakers FO. 4 of your best players decided Lakers is not the team to be on and moved to a better team.

  • sigh.. and here i thought this site got rid of the jeremy lin fans when the lakers got rid of jeremy lin.

  • He played like shit, one assist and four turnovers, he only got plus 16 because Brian Roberts fucking went off on them while Jeremy Lin was floundering against the great Mario Chalmers, and the Walking Dead – Birdman and Stoudemire.

  • Stats says otherwise. You can say Lin only scored 1 ppg and has 10 TOs but you’re just spewing nonsense. Look at the stats on basketball reference. Oh wait, you don’t use stats so it doesn’t matter. No wonder Lakers are so bad. The Lakers coaches and fans go by the sense in their guts rather than knowledge/stats/facts.

  • Hey Jerry Rice was nervous early in his career both on the field where he dropped many easy catches and during post game interviews. We all know how his career ended up. Not to say J.Brown will have even close to the career that Rice had( I hope so) but the point is everyone starts at the beginning. And it’s not how you start but how you improve and how you finish.

    Paytc

  • Stats says otherwise. You can say Lin only scored 1 ppg and has 10 TOs but you’re just spewing nonsense. Look at the stats on basketball reference. Oh wait, you don’t use stats so it doesn’t matter. No wonder Lakers are so bad. The Lakers coaches and fans go by the sense in their guts rather than knowledge/stats/facts.

  • Hey Jerry Rice was nervous early in his career both on the field where he dropped many easy catches and during post game interviews. We all know how his career ended up. Not to say J.Brown will have even close to the career that Rice had( I hope so) but the point is everyone starts at the beginning. And it’s not how you start but how you improve and how you finish.

    Paytc

  • I don’t see how he will make the team though. Not enough room to keep him. Unless we end up cutting someone like MWP. Can we even cut Ryan Kelly(Wishful thinking). Not sure how his contract works.

  • ummm.. what? you’re so stupid, bro. you keep saying how great lin was last year.. and it all added up to the worst season in lakers’ history. LEAVE.

  • Can someone explain Kobe’s shot attempts? I mean why shoot 3’s, or one dribble fade-aways from 20+ feet out. He’s a career 33% from distance. If he does happen to make one, that just means that least 1 more is going up, if not 2.

    He’s been regarded as having the best footwork in the league on many occasions, why is he not operating at the mid-post somewhere? Where he can use his cache as a 20 year vet and get to the FT line, or make plays for others.

    I know it’s only 1 game and he only played the 1st quarter, but it looked too much like what he was trying to do the last 2 seasons.

  • I don’t see how he will make the team though. Not enough room to keep him. Unless we end up cutting someone like MWP. Can we even cut Ryan Kelly(Wishful thinking). Not sure how his contract works.

  • ummm.. what? you’re so stupid, bro. you keep saying how great lin was last year.. and it all added up to the worst season in lakers’ history. LEAVE.

  • Can someone explain Kobe’s shot attempts? I mean why shoot 3’s, or one dribble fade-aways from 20+ feet out. He’s a career 33% from distance. If he does happen to make one, that just means that least 1 more is going up, if not 2.

    He’s been regarded as having the best footwork in the league on many occasions, why is he not operating at the mid-post somewhere? Where he can use his cache as a 20 year vet and get to the FT line, or make plays for others.

    I know it’s only 1 game and he only played the 1st quarter, but it looked too much like what he was trying to do the last 2 seasons.

  • Look at the stats: ONE ASSIST AND FOUR TURNOVERS. Remember, you just stated that you can tell from preseason how well things are going. And preseason tells us that Jeremy Lin has played two games, one hot and one cold. Sound familiar? You’ve been watching Jeremy Lin a lot longer than I have no doubt.

  • relax, man. he even said himself that he was just trying to get into a rhythm. don’t read too much into it.

  • Nope they are best friends. Curry is playing for Lin’s hometown and Lin is playing for Curry’s hometown. Lin got to dance with Riley. Are you jelly that Kobe didn’t get to dance with Riley? Kobe would break all his bones if he did the nae nae

  • Look at the stats: ONE ASSIST AND FOUR TURNOVERS. Remember, you just stated that you can tell from preseason how well things are going. And preseason tells us that Jeremy Lin has played two games, one hot and one cold. Sound familiar? You’ve been watching Jeremy Lin a lot longer than I have no doubt.

  • relax, man. he even said himself that he was just trying to get into a rhythm. don’t read too much into it.

  • Nope they are best friends. Curry is playing for Lin’s hometown and Lin is playing for Curry’s hometown. Lin got to dance with Riley. Are you jelly that Kobe didn’t get to dance with Riley? Kobe would break all his bones if he did the nae nae

  • make me losers. Keep praising your false prophet Kobe while the real prophet schools you.

  • I don’t like Kelly either, but for some reason he looked like he was playing with an edge out there, playing with confidence. Maybe he turned over a new leaf during the summer. Or maybe he still sucks and it was just a decent few minutes of playing time. 🙂

  • make me losers. Keep praising your false prophet Kobe while the real prophet schools you.

  • I don’t like Kelly either, but for some reason he looked like he was playing with an edge out there, playing with confidence. Maybe he turned over a new leaf during the summer. Or maybe he still sucks and it was just a decent few minutes of playing time. 🙂

  • why would you keep coming to a site of a team that you’re not a fan of? you talk about how intelligent you are… and what you’re doing is incredibly dumb.

  • The haters and fake fans will find a way to blame Kobe even though he only played 12 minutes.

  • why would you keep coming to a site of a team that you’re not a fan of? you talk about how intelligent you are… and what you’re doing is so incredibly dumb.

  • The haters and fake fans will find a way to blame Kobe even though he only played 12 minutes.

  • Am I “jelly” that Kobe Bryant didn’t dance with some little girl? Are you a 12 year old female? You’ve still failed to address the paddock of scapegoats.

  • I’m not sure it’s nerves, I think he’s just not an elite ball-handler for his size. But when I see him lining up for a 3, I feel like it has a better chance of dropping than just about anyone else on the team. Not sure if he can make the 15 man squad this time around though.

  • Am I “jelly” that Kobe Bryant didn’t dance with some little girl? Are you a 12 year old female? You’ve still failed to address the paddock of scapegoats.

  • I’m not sure it’s nerves, I think he’s just not an elite ball-handler for his size. But when I see him lining up for a 3, I feel like it has a better chance of dropping than just about anyone else on the team. Not sure if he can make the 15 man squad this time around though.

  • Lin was great and how can you blame the loses on a 2nd unit player like Lin? A 3rd string PG like Lin who played behind Ronnie and Clarkson? If anything, it was Kobe or Jordan Clarkson that caused the worst season in Lakers history.

    The coach and Lakers politics was not great, that is why it was the worst Lakers season in history. However, this season will actually be worse. Mark my words. Remember these words and repeat it at t he end of this season. Then see Lin’s face smiling while you dream of Lakers when they were in their prime for the next 10 years cause they won’t get into playoffs anytime soon.

  • Lin was great and how can you blame the loses on a 2nd unit player like Lin? A 3rd string PG like Lin who played behind Ronnie and Clarkson? If anything, it was Kobe or Jordan Clarkson that caused the worst season in Lakers history.

    The coach and Lakers politics was not great, that is why it was the worst Lakers season in history. However, this season will actually be worse. Mark my words. Remember these words and repeat it at t he end of this season. Then see Lin’s face smiling while you dream of Lakers when they were in their prime for the next 10 years cause they won’t get into playoffs anytime soon.

  • so if lin had been given all the playing time in the world, the lakers would have won the title? LOL. can you really be this dumb, bro? oh, and news flash, idiot — jeremy lin doesn’t play for the lakers anymore. so GTFOH!

  • so if lin had been given all the playing time in the world, the lakers would have won the title? LOL. can you really be this dumb, bro? oh, and news flash, idiot — jeremy lin doesn’t play for the lakers anymore. so GTFOH!

  • You also failed here, you seem to love to quote your stats etc. and also claim that Jeremy Lin was a 3rd string 2nd string player…blahblah. He played more minutes than any other Laker player except Wesley Johnson. More minutes than Kobe, Clarkson, Price, Hill, Boozer and so on…So he and Wesley Johnson can easily be considered the most responsible as they were on the court the most minutes.

  • And to address the paddock of scapegoats, We Lin fans had legit reasons to believe politics were the reasons why Lin was marginalized on Rockets and Lakers. Not so much in the Knicks.

  • You also failed here, you seem to love to quote your stats etc. and also claim that Jeremy Lin was a 3rd string 2nd string player…blahblah. He played more minutes than any other Laker player except Wesley Johnson. More minutes than Kobe, Clarkson, Price, Hill, Boozer and so on…So he and Wesley Johnson can easily be considered the most responsible as they were on the court the most minutes.

  • And to address the paddock of scapegoats, We Lin fans had legit reasons to believe politics were the reasons why Lin was marginalized on Rockets and Lakers. Not so much in the Knicks.

  • Yeah. Not trying to over-analyze 5 shot attempts. But I hope soon I see him trying to get into a rhythm at the mid-post, instead of the 3-point line.

  • there is no proof that dwight had a relationship with an underage girl. But Kobe marrying an underage girl is all the proof you need. He got 5 championship rings and 1 pedophile ring.

  • Yeah. Not trying to over-analyze 5 shot attempts. But I hope soon I see him trying to get into a rhythm at the mid-post, instead of the 3-point line.

  • there is no proof that dwight had a relationship with an underage girl. But Kobe marrying an underage girl is all the proof you need. He got 5 championship rings and 1 pedophile ring.

  • Here is how I would finalize the roster. You guys might disagree but I wouldn’t start the rookies if our goal is to win. Not until they improved which could happen on opening day. Who knows.

    C: Roy Hibbert/Black/Upshaw
    PF: Brandon Bass/Randall/Kelly/Nance
    SF: Kobe Bryant/Young/MWP/A. Brown
    SG: Jordan Clarkson/Williams
    PG: Marcelo Huerta/Russell

    Without Kobe (resting back to backs)

    C: Roy Hibbert/Black/Upshaw
    PF: Brandon Bass/Randall/Kelly/Nance
    SF: Young/MWP/A. Brown
    SG: Jordan Clarkson/Williams
    PG: Marcelo Huerta/Russell

  • Here is how I would finalize the roster. You guys might disagree but I wouldn’t start the rookies if our goal is to win. Not until they improved which could happen on opening day. Who knows.

    C: Roy Hibbert/Black/Upshaw
    PF: Brandon Bass/Randall/Kelly/Nance
    SF: Kobe Bryant/Young/MWP/A. Brown
    SG: Jordan Clarkson/Williams
    PG: Marcelo Huerta/Russell

    Without Kobe (resting back to backs)

    C: Roy Hibbert/Black/Upshaw
    PF: Brandon Bass/Randall/Kelly/Nance
    SF: Young/MWP/A. Brown
    SG: Jordan Clarkson/Williams
    PG: Marcelo Huerta/Russell

  • I’m not sure if he’ll make it or not either, but I agree with you there is just something I get from him that he could be a star in the NBA.

    And like every player in the league, especially young players he has things to work on. Actually the commitment to self improvement never ends. The best in the game have things they could improve on.

    The Lakers are loaded with guards who can shoot. So not being able to handle the rock makes in addition to shooting limits your chances.

    But every good team needs a few players with ice water running through their veins who can knock down big 3 pointers.

    Paytc

  • it’s only a matter of time before you turn against Steve Clifford too. Then next season when Lin is on his 6th team in 6 years, you’ll turn on whoever is coaching him there. Cause it’s never Lin’s fault.

  • I’m not sure if he’ll make it or not either, but I agree with you there is just something I get from him that he could be a star in the NBA.

    And like every player in the league, especially young players, he has things to work on. Actually the commitment to self improvement never ends. The best in the game have things they could improve on.

    The Lakers are loaded with guards who can shoot. So not being able to handle the rock in addition to shooting limits your chances.

    But every good team needs a few players with ice water running through their veins who can knock down big 3 pointers.

    Paytc

  • it’s only a matter of time before you turn against Steve Clifford too. Then next season when Lin is on his 6th team in 6 years, you’ll turn on whoever is coaching him there. Cause it’s never Lin’s fault.

  • Yah, but Kobe made on average 20.4 field goal attempts per game while Lin only had 8.8 field goal attempts per game. Do your math.

    There were 9 players who made more field goal attempts than Lin per game but somehow Lin had 2nd most points on team. Cause hes more efficient than most players on the team. Even Jabari Brown had a higher field goal attempts than Lin and he was supposedly a 4th string PG behind Ronnie, JC and Lin?

  • actually, when kobe and vanessa were married, vanessa was 19. so once again, you’ve been proven wrong. hey, at least you’re consistent.

  • I wouldn’t be totally surprised to see those starting lineups at some point.

    Paytc

  • Yah, but Kobe made on average 20.4 field goal attempts per game while Lin only had 8.8 field goal attempts per game. Do your math. Minutes mean nothing when you don’t get the ball in your hands.

    There were 9 players who made more field goal attempts than Lin per game but somehow Lin had 2nd most points on team. Cause hes more efficient than most players on the team. Even Jabari Brown had a higher field goal attempts than Lin and he was supposedly a 4th string PG behind Ronnie, JC and Lin? Lin was marginalized and shackled but still came out 2nd on the team.

  • actually, when kobe and vanessa were married, vanessa was 19. so once again, you’ve been proven wrong. hey, at least you’re consistent.

  • I wouldn’t be totally surprised to see those starting lineups at some point. I think the young prospects will get the start to begin and it will be their jobs to lose. But I don’t think the coach will have the luxury of losing just to develop players. Nor do I think that should be the approach that’s taken.

    Paytc

  • Whoever said the Lakers should get Justice Winslow over Russell on LN – WAS RIGHT!

  • Whoever said the Lakers should get Justice Winslow over Russell on LN – WAS RIGHT!

  • No, he was shackled and marginalized and still came out 2nd on the team. Are you not happy that Lin didn’t shine to #1 spot? He was 2nd. Big deal…yet all of you Lakers fans trash him like he’s at the bottom of the team. He was 2nd overall on the team and his stats shows it on basketball reference.

    Lin could have easily been on #1 position but BS didn’t allow it. JC was starter like half the season. And lets not forget the head of the snake, Ronnie Price starting over Lin.

  • No, he was shackled and marginalized and still came out 2nd on the team. Are you not happy that Lin didn’t shine to #1 spot? He was 2nd. Big deal…yet all of you Lakers fans trash him like he’s at the bottom of the team. He was 2nd overall on the team and his stats shows it on basketball reference.

    Lin could have easily been on #1 position but BS didn’t allow it. JC was starter like half the season. And lets not forget the head of the snake, Ronnie Price starting over Lin.

  • That’s no one’s fault but Jeremy Lin’s…he doesn’t take enough shots, he is passive and a giant vagina. Even in these two preseason games he has only taken 7 and 10 shots. But I guess still the “coach is restricting his shots”. Good players take their shots they don’t piss around like a female in a clothing store. Clarkson took more shots than Lin, and was more efficient too. He took his chance and Jeremy Lin pissed his away like the one time prom queen he is.

  • That’s no one’s fault but Jeremy Lin’s…he doesn’t take enough shots, he is passive and a giant vagina. Even in these two preseason games he has only taken 7 and 10 shots. But I guess still the “coach is restricting his shots”. Good players take their shots they don’t piss around like a female in a clothing store. Clarkson took more shots than Lin, and was more efficient too. He took his chance and Jeremy Lin pissed his away like the one time prom queen he is.

  • The difference here is that Hornets fans are more intelligent than Lakers fans. They know that at least 2 of Lin’s TOs wasn’t his fault. One big couldn’t hold the ball so he TO and that TO went to Lin. Another one, Lin was bumped by opponent and the ref called travel on Lin when it should have been fouled. I’m not even worried about the TOs when I know these things.

    In the end, Lin will be somewhere at the top of the Hornets team statistically so it doesn’t even matter how many TOs he’s getting in one game.

  • The difference here is that Hornets fans are more intelligent than Lakers fans. They know that at least 2 of Lin’s TOs wasn’t his fault. One big couldn’t hold the ball so he TO and that TO went to Lin. Another one, Lin was bumped by opponent and the ref called travel on Lin when it should have been fouled. I’m not even worried about the TOs when I know these things.

    In the end, Lin will be somewhere at the top of the Hornets team statistically so it doesn’t even matter how many TOs he’s getting in one game.

  • Give Kobe & Scott tapes when Jordan was with the Wizards. That’s where Kobe needs to get his shots, no unneccessary movement and no spot up 3’s. Get him open thru screens & curls. MJ was effective late in his career because he got open in his spots, Kobe with even better range can be as well. Also Bass needs to start, not because he’s better than Randle but his skillset complements the other starters. Randle needs time to learn and he can do that with the 2nd unit where he’ll be able to post, rebound & run the break and be another playmaker beside Williams.

  • Give Kobe & Scott tapes when Jordan was with the Wizards. That’s where Kobe needs to get his shots, no unneccessary movement and no spot up 3’s. Get him open thru screens & curls. MJ was effective late in his career because he got open in his spots, Kobe with even better range can be as well. Also Bass needs to start, not because he’s better than Randle but his skillset complements the other starters. Randle needs time to learn and he can do that with the 2nd unit where he’ll be able to post, rebound & run the break and be another playmaker beside Williams.

  • Hornets fans have yet to feel the wrath of the completely delusional Lin fan, blaming their FO, Steve Clifford, Kemba and everyone else who stands in the way of Jeremy Lin’s perceived greatness. Trust me, once the losses start piling up and the fans start to see your kind’s true colors, they are going to hate you guys just as much as Lakers and Rockets fans do.

  • Hornets fans have yet to feel the wrath of the completely delusional Lin fan, blaming their FO, Steve Clifford, Kemba and everyone else who stands in the way of Jeremy Lin’s perceived greatness. Trust me, once the losses start piling up and the fans start to see your kind’s true colors, they are going to hate you guys just as much as Lakers and Rockets fans do.

  • HAHA … I am new here. But, why? Seriously, we really can’t criticize Kobe here?

  • HAHA … I am new here. But, why? Seriously, we really can’t criticize Kobe here?

  • I agree. It’s only one game, but I’m confused as to what Kobe’s offensive strategy is as this point in his career. The guy has played entire games with his left hand, get him the ball down on the block or mid-post, not 30 feet away from the basket.

    I also like the idea of Williams and Randle being the focal points of the second unit. Bass and Hibbert seem to belong together.

  • I agree. It’s only one game, but I’m confused as to what Kobe’s offensive strategy is as this point in his career. The guy has played entire games with his left hand, get him the ball down on the block or mid-post, not 30 feet away from the basket.

    I also like the idea of Williams and Randle being the focal points of the second unit. Bass and Hibbert seem to belong together.

  • Truth is that Hornets won’t lose a lot of games this season and will make it to playoffs so the Lin fans will not be angry.

    Another thing is that, this season is a big change for Lin compared to the last Lakers nightmare season we Lin fans had to experience. We are happy no matter what happens.

    Lastly, how about you worry about your own PGs stats and team stats. Lets not forget how many TOs D. Russell had during that one game before preseason. Was it like 11 in one game?

    You guys only had 11 assists this game. Shit, last game Lin had 7 assists, that’s like almost your entire team’s assists this game. Also, stop worrying so much about one game of Lin when it’s the stats at the end of the season that really matters. Lin will be at the top of the list.

  • Truth is that Hornets won’t lose a lot of games this season and will make it to playoffs so the Lin fans will not be angry.

    Another thing is that, this season is a big change for Lin compared to the last Lakers nightmare season we Lin fans had to experience. We are happy no matter what happens.

    Lastly, how about you worry about your own PGs stats and team stats. Lets not forget how many TOs D. Russell had during that one game before preseason. Was it like 11 in one game?

    You guys only had 11 assists this game. Shit, last game Lin had 7 assists, that’s like almost your entire team’s assists this game. Also, stop worrying so much about one game of Lin when it’s the stats at the end of the season that really matters. Lin will be at the top of the list like he was on when he was on the Lakers.

  • Lol. Type “sarcasm” into the Google search line and tell me what you come up with.

  • Lol. Type “sarcasm” into the Google search line and tell me what you come up with.

  • Glad to see #Russell and Bryant struggling tonight along with Randle (trash). Lakers fired only 27% tonight vs Jazz. enough with the excuses, this team Sucks! lol

  • Who cares what he did two games ago, he got the same number of assists as Nick Young did one game ago, how embarrassing is that?
    With regards to supposed Lin fans being happy with Lin coming off the bench in a playoff team, that is also delusional, as Lin fans will never accept Lin as a backup. Kemba Walker is going to take all kinds of shit from Lin fans this season…that is an absolute certainty, and I bet if I went to one of those Jeremy Lin sites right now, I’d read half of you idiots calling for Kemba to be benched for Lin.

  • Who cares what he did two games ago, he got the same number of assists as Nick Young did one game ago, how embarrassing is that?
    With regards to supposed Lin fans being happy with Lin coming off the bench in a playoff team, that is also delusional, as Lin fans will never accept Lin as a backup. Kemba Walker is going to take all kinds of shit from Lin fans this season…that is an absolute certainty, and I bet if I went to one of those Jeremy Lin sites right now, I’d read half of you idiots calling for Kemba to be benched for Lin.

  • LOL when someone hogs the ball and bricks it like Kobe, that missed opportunity is gone for Lin and other players. It takes time to shoot the ball you know. And cause Kobe’s “Superstar” status allows him to do that, Lin is unable to take more shots. And because Byron shackled Lin down, Lin was unable to take more shots. And even though I’m complaining about Lin not getting more opportunity, in the end this doesn’t even matter caause Lin had 2nd most points on team so there is nothing to complain about. Lin did his job. BS, FO, Kobe and some others did not.

  • LOL when someone hogs the ball and bricks it like Kobe, that missed opportunity is gone for Lin and other players. It takes time to shoot the ball you know. And cause Kobe’s “Superstar” status allows him to do that, Lin is unable to take more shots. And because Byron shackled Lin down, Lin was unable to take more shots. And even though I’m complaining about Lin not getting more opportunities, in the end this doesn’t even matter caause Lin had 2nd most points on team so there is nothing to complain about. Lin did his job. BS, FO, Kobe and some others did not.

  • There is no inside threat in the 2nd unit who can create his own shot, Bass is more of a pick & pop player. With Randle, they have more of a legit threat and it would be easier for him to hone his skills playing against back-ups rather than the starting PF of other teams. It’s only 1 game but sad to see that Scott seems lost, i mean Kobe in the corner 3, Randle so far out in the perimeter, all the guards are under the basket that’s why there were lots of leak-outs from the Jazz.

  • There is no inside threat in the 2nd unit who can create his own shot, Bass is more of a pick & pop player. With Randle, they have more of a legit threat and it would be easier for him to hone his skills playing against back-ups rather than the starting PF of other teams. It’s only 1 game but sad to see that Scott seems lost, i mean Kobe in the corner 3, Randle so far out in the perimeter, all the guards are under the basket that’s why there were lots of leak-outs from the Jazz.

  • Nope, we did not call Kemba to be benched. He had a good game today. We appreciate him. You jelly?

  • So who is shackling Lin right now? You can’t blame Byron Scott anymore…he only took 7 shots, and there were 4 other guys who took more shots and played less minutes. Who is shackling Lin right now? I dare you to answer..

  • Nope, we did not call Kemba to be benched. He had a good game today. We appreciate him. You jelly?

  • So who is shackling Lin right now? You can’t blame Byron Scott anymore…he only took 7 shots, and there were 4 other guys who took more shots and played less minutes. Who is shackling Lin right now? I dare you to answer..

  • Yeah man. Randle can bring the ball up the floor and go coast to coast too, something that he would likely have opportunities for in the second unit.

  • Ha! Stop posting, bro. You keep embarrassing yourself. You’re getting proven wrong left and right. Turn out the light in your trailer park and go beddie bye already.

  • Yeah man. Randle can bring the ball up the floor and go coast to coast too, something that he would likely have opportunities for in the second unit.

  • Ha! Stop posting, bro. You keep embarrassing yourself. You’re getting proven wrong left and right. Turn out the light in your trailer park and go beddie bye already.

  • No one is shackling Lin. If Lin was shackled by coach, he would have only had 18 minutes of game play today but he got 26 minutes. It’s preseason and Lin wanted to get others involved. Even with low FGA he ended up with double figure. Only 3 players had double figures and Lin was one of them.

    Why risk an injury so early before his 2 important preseason games in China? He got to rest for China games against Clippers. We won 90-77 today against a team like Miami Heat. That’s something Lakers can only dream of.

    You’ll be lucky if you were 90-77 against NY Knicks or Timberwolves.

  • No one is shackling Lin. If Lin was shackled by coach, he would have only had 18 minutes of game play today but he got 26 minutes. It’s preseason and Lin wanted to get others involved. Even with low FGA he ended up with double figure. Only 3 players had double figures and Lin was one of them.

    Why risk an injury so early before his 2 important preseason games in China? He got to rest for China games against Clippers. We won 90-77 today against a team like Miami Heat. That’s something Lakers can only dream of.

    You’ll be lucky if you were 90-77 against NY Knicks or Timberwolves.

  • lol how so? Every accusation you delusional fans brought up was wiped out by facts and countered by stats.

  • According to your own words, in general you are very DELUSIONAL and emotionally unstable ?

    Unless you’re not a Lakers fan in which case you would be considered being a troll.

    Which are you?

  • lol how so? Every accusation you delusional fans brought up was wiped out by facts and countered by stats.

  • According to your own words, in general you are very DELUSIONAL and emotionally unstable ?

    Unless you’re not a Lakers fan in which case you would be considered a troll.

    Which are you?

  • Well for one, you said Kobe married a minor. Not true. Leave the site, asshole. Don’t come back.

  • Well for one, you said Kobe married a minor. Not true. Leave the site, asshole. Don’t come back.

  • Nope, we Lin fans love Clifford. He’s a great coach who uses analytics to coach. Unlike BS and McHale.

  • Nope, we Lin fans love Clifford. He’s a great coach who uses analytics to coach. Unlike BS and McHale.

  • doesn’t matter, cause he banged her when she was 16. Lets also not forget the cheating incident.

  • doesn’t matter, cause he banged her when she was 16. Lets also not forget the cheating incident.

  • Why are u talking about the Clippers on a Lakers board. Troll. Good luck getting 25 wins this year 😉 Rotflmao

  • Do you have proof that she was 16? No, you do not. And if you want to talk about pro athletes cheating, let’s list them all. Leave the site, lintard

  • Clipped were a choke, I mean joke tonight.

    Can’t get enough of Kobe can you.

  • Why are u talking about the Clippers on a Lakers board. Troll. Good luck getting 25 wins this year 😉 Rotflmao

  • Do you have proof that she was 16? No, you do not. And if you want to talk about pro athletes cheating, let’s list them all. Leave the site, lintard

  • Because a clippers “fan” is on a lakers site. Do you not know where you are, idiot?

  • They were dating when she was 16. That’s legit pedophilia.

    You’re just mad you won’t be getting any free tacos at staplescenter this season so you have to dig in the garbage can.

  • #Russell looked like trash tonight? How’s that superstar potential working out? Lol 🙂

  • Because a clippers “fan” is on a lakers site. Do you not know where you are, idiot?

  • They were dating when she was 16. That’s legit pedophilia.

    You’re just mad you won’t be getting any free tacos at staplescenter this season so you have to dig in the garbage can.

  • Explain how am I emotional instability when that guy has his cap logs on with his broken ass English to go along with his irrational expectations?

    I think you’re either a troll or an idiot if you can’t except the fact that Lakersnation has intelligent fans such as myself instead of delusional fans such as you and the person I was ta