Byron Scott Thinks Some Of His Players Would Frag Him

It has been a remarkable year of quotes from Lakers coach Byron Scott, who has vacillated between pure delusion and brutal honesty with his words. Speaking with reporters after practice yesterday about how he is going to continue to make his very bad team practice hard, he opted for the latter. Via the LA Times: » 4/07/15 9:22pm 4/07/15 9:22pm

Kobe Flips Out Because Jeremy Lin, Rest Of Lakers Are Morons

Kobe Bryant hit a clutch three last night to bring the Lakers within one of the Grizzlies at Staples Center. He did this with 24 seconds remaining in the game, which meant that Los Angeles needed to foul and stop the clock. Jeremy Lin, guarding the Memphis ball-handler, did nothing. So Kobe took matters into his own… » 1/03/15 1:06pm 1/03/15 1:06pm

Jeremy Lin Wishes Kobe Would Let Him Shoot A Game-Winner

On Friday, the Los Angeles Hindenburgs Lakers actually hung tight with a Kevin Durant-less Oklahoma City Thunder squad. Down 104-103 in the waning seconds, the Lakers were cued up for a Kobe Bryant game-winning shot attempt. Despite getting a solid look from the left elbow, Bryant's shot was just off the mark. We… » 12/20/14 9:06am 12/20/14 9:06am

Jeremy Lin Calls Teammate "Donald Sterling" After Panda Express Crack

Jeremy Lin and Chandler Parsons engaged in some friendly joking on Twitter earlier today after Lin offered fans a chance to win a pair of his sneakers. Lin told followers that the first person to guess where his first meal in Palo Alto was would get the shoes. Parsons responded with Panda Express, a chinese food joint… » 5/05/14 8:09pm 5/05/14 8:09pm

"Peanut Oil" Anchor Is Same Guy Who Apologized For "Chink In The Armor"

"ESPN apologizes for the incident and is taking steps to avoid it in the future." That was SportsCenter anchor Jorge Andrés last February, apologizing on behalf of ESPN for Max Bretos's use of "Chink in the armor" when discussing possible weaknesses in Jeremy Lin's game. Perhaps you recognize Andrés from last… » 11/16/13 2:45pm 11/16/13 2:45pm

ESPN Anchor Apologizes After "Lin Is Cooking With Peanut Oil" Joke

Remember when ESPN suspended Max Bretos for a month because he used a common colloquialism that, in the context of Jeremy Lin, seemed racist? Remember when media people saying racially obtuse things about Jeremy Lin was a thing? Lin's having a good game tonight against the Knicks, which means we're due for some good… » 11/14/13 10:28pm 11/14/13 10:28pm

Houston, You Have A Problem Child: Dwight Howard Is A Rocket

Dwight Howard consummated his long dalliances with the Rockets late yesterday, giving Houston one of the stranger tripartites in the league. You have the hyped-beyond-his-abilities Jeremy Lin, and the former third option James Harden coming off a 26 ppg season — and now Howard, seven feet of shoulders and 240 pounds… » 7/06/13 12:33pm 7/06/13 12:33pm

Because Of Some Alleged Hard Bargaining From The Astros, About 60% Of Houston Can't Watch The Rockets

Is there anything worse than a local baseball franchise that hasn't been competitive in four seasons, telegraphs its plans to stay non-competitive by carrying almost no payroll, and is widely expected to occupy the basement of its new league when they switch over this spring? Yes. A local baseball team that is all… » 1/19/13 1:15pm 1/19/13 1:15pm

James Harden And Jeremy Lin Are Free And Really Fun To Watch

Prior to this season, James Harden and Jeremy Lin were two players who'd never had the chance to write their own stories. In New York, Lin was pressed into service as both a humble standard-bearer and a basketball messiah, one whose actual abilities were obscured by the phenomenon he created. In Oklahoma City, Harden… » 11/01/12 12:21pm 11/01/12 12:21pm

Jeremy Lin Apparently Still Doesn't Know Who His New Teammates Are

As an undrafted rookie out of Iona, Scott Machado knew he faced an uphill battle in trying to make the Houston Rockets. Machado wound up making the roster because the Rockets released veteran Shaun Livingston instead. But sometime before Monday's final cuts, Machado got a scare from Jeremy Lin, who had called to… » 10/30/12 3:02pm 10/30/12 3:02pm