Jeremy Lin Gives Sad Interview After Even Sadder Performance In Blowout
Not surprisingly, offensive juggernaut Golden State blew the doors off the cellar-dwelling Lakers yesterday, 136-115. Kobe Bryant did Kobe Bryant things, dropping 44 points on an unapologetic 34 shots, but no other teammate had more than 15. Against a team led by Stephen Curry (30 points, 15 assists), that's not going to get it done.
Jeremy Lin was especially woeful, scoring zero points on 0-2 shooting in 22 minutes and dishing out a single assist (even Kobe, volume shooting extraordinaire, had three dimes of his own). His plus/minus of -37 would be worse if every other Lakers starter didn't have a similar number (Kobe: -34; Carlos Boozer: -28; Wesley Johnson: -41; Jordan Hill: -37). He spoke to the media after the game, to his credit, but seemed incapable of putting his team's play into words.
The 0:13-0:27 mark is perhaps the most excruciating stretch in the history of post-game interviews. The Lakers are in the midst of perhaps their most terrible stretch of basketball ever, or at least their worst to start a season. Coincidence?
The clip above is titled "Jeremy Lin post game interview - Calling out Kobe? Lakers vs Warriors" but I don't think Lin is calling anyone out by saying the team needs trust and effort. This is a portrait of a broken man, grasping for things to say. I wouldn't read too much into it.
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