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Jeremy Lin Says He’s A ‘Subplot’ To Kobe And Dwight

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The Los Angeles Lakers will face off against the Houston Rockets to start the 2014-15 NBA season with some interesting storylines heading into opening night.

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One of those storylines is Jeremy Lin facing his former team for the first time in a Lakers uniform. Although Lin will be one of the main storylines going into the season opener, the Lakers point guard believes he’ll be a subplot on Oct. 28:

“To be honest, I think I’m a subplot,” Lin told Lakers Nation. “I’m glad, but it’s not an opening night centered around me. It’s more Kobe and Dwight.”

Lin went on to compare facing the Rockets to returning to New York:

“It kind of reminds me of me going back to New York. Every time I go back to New York now, it’s not really as nearly a big of a deal. It was James versus Melo, and now it’s Kobe versus Melo. So, I do think it’ll be fun. It’ll be interesting. I think we’re all pretty excited for the game.”

Kobe and Lin will be highly motivated to get the season started with a win at home against Dwight Howard and company. Beating the Rockets in Los Angeles will be a perfect way to usher in the Byron Scott era. Lin has the opportunity to make a case as a starter or a serious threat off the bench as a Laker while Kobe can shows he still has something left in the tank.

Lin’s position on Scott’s depth chart remains uncertain. All indications point to Lin starting at the point guard position, but Steve Nash could still be the number one option if healthy.

Regardless of which floor general gets the nod on Oct. 28, the Rockets visiting the Lakers to get the season underway will be must-see television.

Lakers Jeremy’s Lin’s Wax Figure, Plus Says He’s A ‘Subplot’ Of Kobe Vs. Dwight

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  • Marc

    Dwight Howard bought into the message board bloggers words and left to a unlikely destination Houston.He should have went to Brooklyn at least it’s New York.He was better off staying in Orlando.Houston will never win crap.Clippers would have been his best chance to win a ring.

    • rival

      Really? Lol how many rings do the clippers have?

    • CoCo Turtle

      “should have gone”

      So, he should have gone to Brooklyn, he should have stayed in Orlando, and he should have gone to the Clippers. Got it. Thank you for that expert analysis.

    • TheDonVito

      Clippers are the dumbest franchise in the league. The whole roster is overrated which is why get it handed to them in the Playoffs. The best player you guys had was pre-CP3 era Griffin. Instead of building around Blake these guys run out and pay max-dollars for a PG. ROFL. Who does that in the ‘New Age’ NBA? lol. Wait, all the worst not-gonna-win-a-ring teams around the league. lol

  • Marc

    Lakers must move on.

    • Judo Mma

      Lakers have moved on… Some stupid people like yourself have not!

  • JoseM

    JLin really need to stop using his mother as prank – like body… IMHO that is disgusting…

    • Randy

      It is a joke. It’s kind of funny. I cant wait for this season to start.

      • JoseM

        Yes, I know that it is a Joke, but, for one time is ok, but twice? publicly? maybe I am talking for the fact that I have not my mom anymore and I really think that everybody need to appreciate what a mom means, but any way… I am exciting about this coming season, I really love what the team got. One thing that I am impressed with is that they are working way earlier than the usual, I hope Wes and SwaggyP could learn a lot from Kobe, especially the work ethic. Julius, Ed, Jordan, all of then are practicing so, maybe they could come in good shape to the training camp. I wish training camp started today… Go Lakers….

    • CoCo Turtle

      THANK YOU! I think he fits right in with the Lakers, where playing the game is always Job B,

    • Yaya

      It’s fun. I mess with my mom all the time, and she knows I love her.

  • ra

    Lin will work better in the Lakers system. In the Houston system, we have DH, who wants the ball, and Harden, who wants the ball. Lin will get the ball and be able to make plays. I think Houston wanted more of a facilitator, to give DH the ball (how did that work out ??!!), and Harden simply wants the ball to make plays (he’s very good, and can do this).

    Yes, Kobe wants the ball too, but Lin has a chance to take the ball away from Kobe IF he can make plays on his own. If he tries, and it doesn’t come through (a la Smush Parker), then Kobe will take less of a chance with Lin. If Lin can make plays in the Laker system ‘successfully’, I’m 100% certain Kobe will let him take some plays and get a ‘W’ for the Lakers.

    Contrary to the way it seems – Kobe ‘does’ want others to contribute. BUT, they have to come through ‘reliably’. Kobe expects 100% out of his players, and if they can’t deliver, Kobe will take over. It’s that simple. If Kobe passes to you, you had ‘better’ make a shot. And you had ‘better’ keep making shots. It’s the friggin’ NBA – you made it here, you ‘better’ make shots. Right? You’re getting paid to play. Step up, man.

    So, Lin has a chance to do better in Laker-land than in Mission-control, if he comes through ‘reliably’. That’s all it takes, and he has a chance to do that here (just like he did in New York, for a spell).

    • vdogg

      i agree for the most part. but kobe has missed his share of shots, too. i think he just wants teammates to want the ball and want to TAKE the shot. all that being said, i think lin will be great in LA. bryon is good at developing PGs. i also think that the tandem of ed davis and julius randle will be the starters once the rotations settle in. in a lot of ways, davis is the key to the season ; if he can protect the rim and generally fulfill his promise, the lakers could be a team to be reckoned with… provided they stay healthy, of course.

      • 1mtoldman

        i think yer rite about davis and randle gradually working into the rotation. if all those pieces could fit and come together there is a lot of potential here certainly more than what is being predicted generally for the lakers. i saw on some forum someone not only projecting them last in the west only winning 15 games! this roster is a much better roster than the players who actually played last year (due to injuries). if the current roster remains available this time should defintely win more games than last years. whether its enuf to make the playoffs i dont know.

        • vdogg

          concur. a 15 game prognostication is ludicrous. what people neglect to realize is that byron will (hopefully) get the team to play better defense…. that guys will be in their natural positions (i.e. no more wes johnson as a stretch four)… that we will ideally be a lot more lucky as far as injuries go… and that this team is quietly very, very deep. put all those things together and it could very well add 25 games to our win total from last year.

          • gundersonrogers

            Deep?
            Seems like nearly everybody on the roster is a bench player.

          • vdogg

            yeah, too bad we couldn’t get 5 all stars like the cavs.

    • CoCo Turtle

      Why do you put so many words inside of ‘apostrophes’?

      • ra

        for ‘emphasis’. A form of prose. Why, you don’t ‘like’ it?

    • CLIPPERSRUNLA

      too long of a post. can’t read it, lol

      • vdogg

        shocking! lol.. even if you could ‘sound out’ the big words, you wouldn’t comprehend what they meant. head over to the nickelodeon site.. far more your speed.

      • ra

        ah, more that 140 characters (or maybe 50 if you’re texting). Words more than a paragraph are ‘too long’, and time passed, more than a few days is ‘old’. Even this post may be too long.

        • CLIPPERSRUNLA

          I’m rooting for Houston on opening day. I hope that James Harden and D12 have big days.

          • Judo Mma

            No one cares who you are rooting for.

  • 1mtoldman

    well to lins fans he will certainly not be a subplot. they are counting down the days already. and expecting “revenge” against the rockets who they feel (and i feel as well from observation b4 following lin that much) misused him badly while he was in houston. of course its appropriate for lin to defer here in his thoughts on the game. but im looking forward to it. and tho outsiders mite expect the rockets to be the favorite i would expect both lin and kobe showing up and showing down the rockets who are really just a two man show now. harden’s limitations are no longer hidden, he is subject to a lot of criticism and following lin to lakers i was surprised the level of resentment still present towards howard. so it should be fun.

    • gundersonrogers

      kind of a continuation of last year’s defeat of the Clips on opening night.
      Dropping the Rockets to begin would indeed be a thrill.

  • AK

    The Rockets wont make the playoffs this year they have no supporting cast, lin and asik were huge peaces of the bench and parsons was their shooter. Dwight ballhogging and crying for calls or harden flopping for calls isnt gonna take them anywhere. The Lakers can take that playoff spot if injuries wont be a problem this year.

    • 1mtoldman

      i agree and for all the reasons you put forward.

      • Dino Madness

        So you don’t want the Lakers to get the Rockets number one draft pick that they got in the Lin trade which is Lottery protected 1-14. So instead of the Lakers getting the draft pick the Rockets get it back if they don’t make the playoffs. The best case would be for the Lakers and the Rockets to make the playoffs. All I know is that whether the Lakers make the playoffs or not they need that draft pick from the Rockets because even a 15-30 number one draft pick can get us a good quality player to help us in the rebuilding effort.

    • CLIPPERSRUNLA

      You said “peaces” instead of “pieces”? Oh man, Lakerfans have to be some of the most uneducated sports fans in the Universe. LoL

      oh and don’t blame it on spellcheck, Mike D’Antoni, or ESPN ;)

      • AK

        you also took the bait i was waiting for your dumbass to troll so I can once again make your life miserable

        I blame donald sterling ;)

      • LakersLifer

        The minuscule (pun intentional) things you trolls latch on as reason to one-up people is pitiful.

      • kickass

        Bottomline…. what has your CLIPPERS accomplished? Ahhh the popular racist owner who made news

      • kickass

        CLIPPERS RUN LA? you must be dreaming…

      • Judo Mma

        Education? Son, since when can you start a new paragraph without capitalizing the first letter?

        You typed, “oh and don’t blame”…

        IDIOT!

    • gundersonrogers

      Nice, AK.
      –if injuries won’t be a problem.

      But you touched on a huge issue with Houston: Crying and flopping.

      Between Dwight and Har_en, they can become a really pathetic pair with all their emo-behavior claiming they need calls. This by itself could make the Rockets one of the nba’s least tolerated teams.

    • Burt

      You dreaming AK…Rocket have a much better team without Asik, Lin and Parsons. Rocket can put 45 millions in well round quality players.

      James and Howard was frank and honest.
      These three are just role players nothing more….

      You put these three on he same team as core player and they couldnt beat D leaguer. If you look at their history..D leaguer moved Asik and Lin out their position. Howard and James was double team the whole season and a open Parsons can only score 16 ppg…that suck with mins played.

      • AK

        D leaguers LMAOOO name me just 1 D leagger with similar stats of asik and lin, JUST ONE. Just last year you were saying good ole boii Parsons was a top 3 SF, what happened brehh??

        • Burt

          Rocket coach put D leaguers Terrence Jones and Patrick Beverley ahead of Asik and Lin. Those are the facts. Sorry my friend never said that about Parson….
          This is my first year with rocket-astro network…no way Lin Asik and Parson worth 45 million … not even close

      • J C

        When Harden was *injured* Rockets won as many games percentage wise with Lin, Parsons & Asik. So you don’t know if Harden & D12 was really enough for their success. Lin & Parsons were big part of HOU’s winshares last year…

        On the other hand, HOU was hurting a lot when Parsons & Lin were not playing, particular Parsons because he played major minutes.

        Rockets were ranked as high as #5 last season ….

        This season that are ranked #11 after Parsons, Lin and Asik left.

        So it is very real possibility given how stacked the West is, HOU could be fighting for the last seed….

        I’m sorry, re-treads like Ariza won’t make up for loss of Parsons, Lin and Asik. Also, after Love went to Cav, there is really no one left in the market that can be considered ’3rd’ star. Even borderline stars such as Bledshoe, if you sign him for max, would kill your chances for a 3rd star next season or season after that.

        And Parsons & Lin together produces >>> better than Bledshoe.

        I’ll be first here to admit I’m wrong if HOU are better than last season. But all statistics and common sense says otherwise.

        And I’m sure delusional fans like you would be nowhere to be found (again) when your delusions don’t pan out.

        • Burt

          So Harden was hurt for a few games and the team came
          together and won a few games..

          If you look at those games in which they won without Harden. Howard was a monster.
          Asik pull the hurt knees thang.

          Lin and Parson had a few good games during that stretch but if Howard were out they would have lost all games. Howard carried the team until Harden was back in the rotation. That the fact

          Hate tell you this but Parson benefited from other teams double teaming Howard and Harden. I don’t see any team blanket Parson with a man nti the playoff and he disappeared. He might warrant one-man coverage but I don’t see any team putting a man on this guy.

          You must be a LA Howard hater because you daydreaming. Rocket last seed lol

          Nick Johnson just came out of college have better skill set
          then Beverly, Lin Asik and Parson…LA screw up…They could have had Nick Johnson….The guy is a young Jason Kidd’s that can do monster dunks

          Pure PG

          Hate to tell you my friend Ariza can stop Parson but Parson can’t stop Ariza plus he rebounds and
          play defense for half the money.

        • Colin128

          Burt is clueless. Lin never belonged in the d league. Lin haters are operating at a subIQ level. Lin never belonged in the d league and he destroyed everyone while he played there. You have to realize Lin faced discrimination every stage of his career because he’s Asian. He was California HS 1st team all state. Top5 finalist for Mr. Basketball. Northern Cal HS Player of the Year. Yet received ZERO scholarship offers from any D1 school. Only player ever with those accomplishments and zero D1 scholarship offers. The same morons who think Lin is a d leaguer (the m.orons) are the same clueless prejudiced people who thought Lin was worse than teammates like Acie Law, Tony Douglas, Ray Felton, Aaron Brooks, or Pat Beverley.
          .

      • FactChecker

        Are you Burt Hurt?

      • Colin128

        Burt is clueless. Lin never belonged in the d league. Lin haters are operating at a subIQ level. Lin never belonged in the d league and he destroyed everyone while he played there. You have to realize Lin faced discrimination every stage of his career because he’s Asian. He was California HS 1st team all state. Top5 finalist for Mr. Basketball. Northern Cal HS Player of the Year. Yet received ZERO scholarship offers from any D1 school. Only player ever with those accomplishments and zero D1 scholarship offers. The same morons who think Lin is a d leaguer (the m.orons) are the same clueless people who thought Lin was worse than teammates like Acie Law, Tony Douglas, Ray Felton, Aaron Brooks, or Pat Beverley.

      • Colin128

        Burt is clueless. Lin never belonged in the d league. Lin haters are operating at a subIQ level. Lin never belonged in the d league and he destroyed everyone while he played there. You have to realize Lin faced discrimination every stage of his career because he’s Asian. He was California HS 1st team all state. Top5 finalist for Mr. Basketball. Northern Cal HS Player of the Year. Yet received ZERO scholarship offers from any D1 school. Only player ever with those accomplishments and zero D1 scholarship offers. The same morons who think Lin is a d leaguer (the m.orons) are the same clueless prejudiced people who thought Lin was worse than teammates like Acie Law, Tony Douglas, Ray Felton, Aaron Brooks, or Pat Beverley.

    • Ultimate187

      I think Houston will make the playoffs and exit in the 1st round again.

      • AK

        maybe in the east but the west is stacked they arnt gonna win 48 games..

    • Dino Madness

      That is a terrible Idea for Lakers fans if the Rockets don’t make the playoffs. I want the Rockets to make the playoffs because if they don’t we won’t get the rockets number one draft pick we got from the Lin trade which is Lottery protected 1-14. So forget about your bogus plan of the Rockets not making the playoffs because we need that draft pick since Phoenix got our draft pick thanks to useless Nash.

      • AK

        lottery protected means if they suck and miss the playoffs….. and its not my “plan” its the only logical scenario of the Lakers replacing one of last season’s playoff teams.

  • cj

    with the love trade the wolfs are in full blown tank mode. the lakers should call up okc and miny and make a three team deal

    okc gets: kevin martin, rob sacre
    miny gets: nash, perkins, 2 second round picks from lal, 1 second round pick okc
    lal gets: pekovic.

    okc does this because they get the third score they need in martin again and according to per and other stats rob is an up grade to perkins.

    miny does this because they are in full blown tank mode. they get to load up with future picks and get rid of two players that will help them win games.

    lal does this because pek is a legit 7 footer who could start and help us win now. + we could trade him next offseason to get a pick or two to help us for the future.

    this would be a win for all teams involved.

    lakers would then have four open spaces on the team they could then go out and sign clarcson, remon sesh, and beasley.

    new lakers team.

    lin, kobe, beas, boozer, pek
    sesh, x, young, randle, hill
    cark,?, wes, kelly,davis

    thats not a bad team right there.

    • vdogg

      dreaming is free.. no one is taking nash.

      • cj

        a tanking team would knowing he wont help them win and he name will sell some tickets.

        • KwonGuerillaCross

          Nash would retire if he got traded.

          • loc vu

            hate to break it to nash fans everywhere…I don’t see how he would last the whole year and beyond. The only way would be to limit his minutes per game basis, or just sit him from back-to-back/ 3 in 4 night kind of games schedule.

        • vdogg

          steve nash’s name alone is not going to sell tickets anywhere, except maybe canada and possibly phoenix. the chances dwindle even further when you factor in that i could tap him on the shoulder and he would be out for six weeks.

          • loc vu

            no need to tap his shoulder, just hope he didn’t trip over a banana..and out for 6 months DNP status…
            —sincerely a banana peel…

      • CLIPPERSRUNLA

        agree wit you on the 100

  • FactChecker

    Fook the subplot man!… You’re paid $15M for the Lakers… take the responsibility and handle the pressure! Don’t be afraid to talk trash, man! Lin sounds like a man scared of getting zoned in with double or triple team defense, if he becomes an outspoken player. Orrrrr…. He’s just like Manny Pacquiao…. Whom needs no trash talkin, for he always backed it up by breaking down those other trash talker boxers. Can’t wait for that Showtime match between Lakers vs Rockets, excited!

    • loc vu

      dude..you need a slapchecker seriously. Go live your own life and dreams, don’t try preaching your anger frustration onto someone else. If everyone thinks like you, then we are all retarded like you.
      Who says Jlin won’t take responsibility and tackle the pressure?
      Jlin WAS more clutch then the great defensive juggernaut cornerstone, aka LAME haren.
      Don’t ever mistake Humiltity as a weakness…BTW, no need to holler and scream to show toughness. Jeremy had gotten this far, he is not going to back down to a louzy classness org. like rockettes….sincerely.

      • FactChecker

        whaaaaaa? What are you on about? Take a chill pill… sounded like you are the one with anger and frustration, Lmao.

    • Burt

      It will be a good game at the begin, middle season Rocket blow out, lke normal..Coby hurt and lin starting

      • FactChecker

        let’s cross our fingers then :D

  • quickster007

    Over hype Dwight would never get a ring playing for Houston. Maybe, he should play for Phil Jackson and Phil would surround him with players that would complement his playing style. Take a look at Kobe and Shaq both have 3 championship rings with Phil as the coach. Shaq won a ring with the Heat. Kobe won 5 rings with Phil as the coach. It’s safe to say he won’t win anymore rings.

  • CLIPPERSRUNLA

    Lin is already kissing Kobe’s butt. Nice fit for the Lakers.

    • LAKERSOWNLA

      KEITH CLOSS IS THAT YOU???????

      • CLIPPERSRUNLA

        Nice, I’m getting trolls developing usernames just because of ME :) Keep it coming guys!!!!!!!!!

    • AK

      so is chris paul still bitching about leaving the clippers these days or what?

      • CLIPPERSRUNLA

        nope. All I hear is Lakerfan envy and claims that “the NBA screwed us” on the CP3 trade. LoL

        • AK

          Thats funny cause just last month he was thinking of sitting out the season so the clippers can trade or drop him and the year before that he threatened to leave if he didnt get doc , he also came up with not wearing the clipper name during the playoffs . He suuuure loooves his clippers huh.

          • CLIPPERSRUNLA

            Are you a Lakerfan or Clipper hater?? Why you keep talking about the Clippers? Troll

          • vdogg

            LOL. says the clippers fan who is on the lakers’ site 24/7.

  • asanlpj

    TODAY, August 23, 2014
    Happy 26th Birthday to Jeremy Lin!!
    Happy 36th Birthday to Kobe Bryant!!
    SO why Lin cannot praise someone who has the same birthday with him in the same team?

    • C.p. Cheung

      Happy 40th Birthday to Steve Nash!

  • Burt

    if I paid anyone 15 million and they publicly said they are a subplot, I’ll terminate their services. He’s one of main cog in the wheel and a spoke person for the team.
    Hummm you think possible why Houston and New York terminated his services.
    LA will be next

    • Quin1515

      Meh. He’s just trying to be humble and keep the pressure off himself. He knows he wants to beat the Rockets oh so bad.

      • Burt

        That Lin problem, he’s a nice guy…That guy in Cleveland and Coby would step in your face if you in their way of getting a championship,

    • J C

      Yea, he should be a d*ck and say “I’m the best PG in the league” like Harden and get embarrassed in the postseason.

      Of course he is sidekick to Kobe.. Kobe makes 3 times his salary…he’s not gonna come in LA without playing a game and pretend it is all about him. Dwight makes 20 million a year. Technically IT IS ABOUT Dwight and Kobe after Dwight snuffed Lakers for Rockets. Stop making it all about Lin!!

      Best rest assured he will perform 110% every game +20% extra vs Rockets next season.

      • loc vu

        See, this is what happen when hateraide GRABBING every last straw to cling on their perception of Jlin as average, overrated blah blah blah nonsense.
        They fear the inevitable linsanity 2.0 and beyond…these clown/ clones will never get it.

      • Burt

        I see nothing wrong with Harden comment…what player LA have on
        USA world basketball team. What player Rocket has on that team…you have to give Harden credit. I don’t coby name on the roster
        Lin could play 200%,LA still getting their butt kick by all teams

    • C.p. Cheung

      “He’s one of main cog in the wheel and a spoke person for the team.” You said it right. But if Lin said it himself, he will be another idiots like James Harden and Carmelo Anthony!

  • Ultimate187

    Given Lin’s history against his former teams, I bet the Rockets are more worried about him than Kobe.

    • Burt

      Beverly, Ariza,Terrence Jones Harden and Howard going to lose sleep because of Lin lol

      • magic mamba

        yo sound burtt hurt

  • Lanny

    About that huge contract Jeremy Lin has it’s the final year of a backloaded poison pill contract that was given to him by the Rockets since he was a restricted free agent and the Knicks were going to match the offer until they saw over $15,000,000 in the final year.I am going to venture to guess Mr.Subplot Jeremy Lin will not be a Laker next season unless he drops his asking price to about $6,000,000 per season.I say he is gone the Lakers only made the trade to obtain the Rockets first round pick and to have a stop gap point guard for a year until Jordan Clarkson can get his feet wet and fully develop into a starter.Plus Rajon Rondo and Goran Dragic plus maybe even Eric Bledsoe will all be point guard free agents way better than paying Jeremy Lin $15,000,000 million dollars per.Sayonara Jeremy Lin!

    • Ultimate187

      Go away Knick troll

    • loc vu

      The Mr. Subplot, you think, is a lot better then your cornerstone/ clunkers/ defensive juggernaut specialist hand slap/ the shot clock killer aka haren. Watch and learn the definition of TEAM BB is all about..Haters like you still stuck in isos players mentality: haren, melo, and that classless org. rockettes.
      No, this is not some fantasy games you play..like .AUTO PICK, SNAKE, AND AUCTION kapeesh?
      Keep lullaby yourself with those subplot echos sentiment if it make you feel better…sincerely…
      BTW, when a GM tried to get a Singular player, hint: Jlin, 3 times… you think he don’t plan to sign JLIN beyond next year?…Jlin belong in the NBA. Get use to it hateraide.
      This is the different between a TRUE Gm, and a free loader, still living with mom and dad basement, wannabe gm aka lanny right?

    • J C

      Melo pushed Lin out of NYK, if he didn’t, he wouldn’t have gotten his 120 mil contract this season. Lin was a threat to his future earning because Lin was actually a TEAM-PLAYER that would not let Melo pad his stats to a team loss. The poisoned contract was just an excuse for Melo-controlled Woodson team to push Lin out. Had they valued Lin, they would’ve offered him a contract already instead telling him to test the market as they sign 3 PG’s.. who are you kidding? Woodson even said they will match any offer up to a billion to keep Lin… well they can’t even match 25 million 3 years..

      Look how much money Linsanity generated for NYK, name me one player that has as much effect that season. Not Melo, not Amare.. They were both hurt… They wouldn’t even broadcast NYK games because of low-rating. Linsanity literally fired up the franchise, bringing back people who are tired of these overpaid super-lazy-stars who think its their god-given right to be treated like Jordan even though they don’t have a fraction of his work ethcis nor his talent. MSG stock skyrocketed during Linsanity and must have made Dolan hundreds of millions of dollars. So if it was 15 million for Lin’s poisoned pill, it was well worth it..

      But you know as I know that thats not how contracts are structured. Lin really got paid 8.3 million a year, just like Asik. Asik played almost no games last year and still was paid similarly. Why aren’t you even more outraged? He got PAID 8.3 million per year. Just like anyone in a 5 year contract, you COUNT the total amount they were paid and divide it every year you moron.

      Melo just signed a 120 million dollar contract. He wanted 60 million upfront for his first year. Do you honestly think he is WORTH 60 million per year??? And then argue that he is being underpaid when NY pays him 15 mil/year for rest of the contract??? Of course not, Nobody calculates a player’s pay like that except HATERS like you.

      Houston had to attach a pick to Lin’s trade because they UNDERPAID him for 2 seasons @ 5 million. So instead of paying the remainder bill of 15 million, they attached a NO 1st round pick to it so the other team doesn’t get ripped off because Lin’s salary is actually worth 8.3 mil per year, which is very good pay for someone like Lin given his stats and his marketing power. There are PG’s with WORSE stats getting paid more than Lin as we speak..but you don’t go after them because they are not Asian looking guy that you love to hate on.

      At least Lin, even as he is being marginalized by HOU organization, PLAYED his role as a 6th player even though Lin is most effective as a starter. His stats kills Bevs. Lin has higher PPG, better TS%, FG%, FT%, PER and winshare despite playing LESS minutes than Bev. And the season prior when Lin was starter, he also had higher stats across the board…When Harden was out due to injuries, Lin helped HOU win just as many games percentage wise vs Harden… So Lin is very capable PG but haters like you keep putting him down, for what?

      Lin’s stats the past 3 seasons, even if he was yanked to the bench very inconsistently, is as good as Bledshoe. The only diference is LIn’s skin color, if Lin was Black, guys like you would never question Lin’s worth.

      Lin has led HOU and Knicks to many wins. Scoring 30+ points, getting his team mates involved without Harden/Melo.

      • Burt

        You made a comment with the answer about Lin
        Melo didn’t push or have that power to terminated Lin services…The
        money Rocket threw at Lin made him decide to leave New York. It was Lin decision.
        Lin a team player…lol…What games you been watching..Nets have so much money, you think if Lin was the one they would allow Rockets to out bid them

        • JC

          Net has so much money so why aren’t they going after Bledshoe? Maybe it is not always about money?

          Maybe FIT, team-mates, coaches, owners and their personal likes/disklikes have a lot to do with it?

          There were rumours Lin Williams were in the works last season between HOU and NETS, but it didn’t fall thru for one reason or another.. maybe Jason Kidd didin’t want to lose Williams, or the owner, or HOU changed their minds…

          And if you don’t think Melo had a hand in Dantoni’s firing or that Woodson was his puppet, you are naive/troll.. whichever the case, i don’t care, I’m smart enough to call it as it is.

          • Burt

            Calm down my friend….Net didnt match Houston offer because Lin will not bring a championship to New York…Net felt that 25 million for a D leaguer is too much money to pay for what Lin bring to the table.
            That rumour/transaction didn’t happen so it’s moot point.
            Were the proof Melo had a hand with Dantoni termination or Woodson was his female dog.

          • Burt

            Again..If the Net feel like Bledshoe cost too much for what he bring to the table why pick him up. There something the NBA called a salary cap…Its not how much money you spend, but how team managing money they spend for players

    • Colin128

      Lin haters are operating at a subIQ level as evidenced by the “Sayonara” line even though Lin is not ethnically Japanese and grew up in America. Lin faced discrimination every stage of his career because he’s Asian. He was California HS 1st team all state. Top5 finalist for Mr. Basketball. Northern Cal HS Player of the Year. Yet received ZERO scholarship offers from any D1 school. Only player ever with those accomplishments and zero D1 scholarship offers. The same morons who undervalue Lin (the m.orons) are the same clueless prejudiced people who thought Lin was worse than teammates like Acie Law, Tony Douglas, Ray Felton, Aaron Brooks, or Pat Beverley. At the same stage of career Lin has better numbers than Gragic, Lowry, Bledsoe who are all a few years older than him. Lin is easily worth 8M/year even at his current suppressed stats from Shawshank Houston. He would be worth a max contract (justifiably worth more than Rubio) if he does well in LA. In a dozen Houston games while Harden was out or hurt the past 2 seasons Lin averaged 20pt, 7assists a game.

      • Burt

        Never notice Lin was Japanese but a basketball
        player that have ton of shooting skills that’s can be a great PG for the good of the team. Overall he could be an avg defended But NOT. His title is PG but mainly drive without looking for an assist but create shots for himself. Overall if Rocket didn’t Howard and Aisk to cover his butt his man will scores at will. Ask yourself a question, you think the money Nets and Rocket have they would terminate
        a player that will take them to a championship.

  • C.p. Cheung

    “Subplot King” — Jeremy Lin is not bad at all! All those corner stones, without a team spirit, become obstacles of winning any championship! Rockets beat Knicks and now Lakers beat Rockets. Let us see the drama again!

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  • mac the shooter

    i dont think players realize that playing in LA maximizes whatever you already are turns stars to super stars and role players to real celebrities i mean SWAGGY P wAS in GQ MAGAZINE i could only imagine how big melo or love would have been in LA

    • vdogg

      of course it does. melo would have made more money and done more to advance his ‘brand’ in LA than anywhere else… INCLUDING new york.

  • Zach

    Most Laker fans a year ago had the opinion that Lin was a D-League guy, not really belonging in the NBA. Now the Lakers trade for him, and they say he can turn the team around and make the playoffs! LOL.

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