The above may prove the most repeatable headline of this NBA season. A frustrated Kobe Bryant paired with the enigmatic starter Jeremy Lin–who was expected to be the back-up point guard–is going to produce some dialog. Much of it will go like this, as reported by Serena Winters: Kobe said he talked to Lin on the bench & said “you got to run the offense. I’m telling you to run the offense & you got to do it.”
Lin scored six points and had one assist. Bryant led the Lakers with 31. Lakers lost to the Suns by 20. What offense? Lin might have replied. Remember that headline: Jeremy Lin Hears It From Kobe Bryant.