It’s not as if we need any more evidence that Byron Scott has it out for Jeremy Lin, but his comments after the Laker’s loss to the New York Knicks on Thursday just proves that winning isn’t on his mind.
To me, Lin was being aggressive with New York, something that Scott has asked of him throughout the season. Lin was regularly attacking the basket, changing his pace often finding his teammates for easy baskets or open shots.
Still, Scott just lumped Lin in with other Lakers that clearly had below average performances such as Wesley Johnson and Carlos Boozer:
“I put him in the same category as everybody else to be honest with you,” Scott said. “I didn’t really see one guy that I thought came out with the right mindset.”
Boozer’s play alone in the fourth quarter may inspire a league investigation into the Lakers tanking. On the other hand, Lin contributed 14 points and 7 assists in 22 minutes. With Lin on the court, there actually seemed to some cohesion, but that’s clearly not what Scott is looking for.