I just saw this article (it’s actually a video interview of Kevin Ding) on BleacherReport in which he shared my theory about the Lakers keeping Lin in check to retain Lin as their future back up PG for Lin’s marketability. Kevin Ding discusses this at the 1:45 minute mark of the video.
I did tweet @, on several occasions, my article in which I discussed my conspiracy theories about the Lakers. So maybe, just maybe, Kevin Ding decided to open the link to one of those tweets and read my crazy conspiracy theories.
I also tweeted Kevin Ding that he should do some investigative journalism and dig into what’s really going on in Lakerland. I tweeted that the Lakers only care about three things this season and none of those things have anything to do with winning basketball games. Those three things, as I’ve laid out in previous articles are:
- Kobe gets his stats and finishes off his career strong (that’s why they keep Kobe in there during garbage time if Kobe hasn’t achieved good stats).
- Lakers lose enough so they get the #5 pick, but not too much so that they lose the pick to Phoenix.
- Keeping Lin in check so Lin does poorly and won’t get attractive offers from other teams and they can retain Lin as their back up PG of the future. Also, they don’t want Lin ruining their tank plans by playing to win.
Anyway, I’m very glad that Kevin Ding is doing his part to spread the word on my conspiracy theory about Lakers devaluing Lin. I’m hoping that more people catch onto this and people start talking about this more, but I think most people will just dismiss this as Lin fanaticism. I think even most Lin fans think I’m crazy and don’t buy into my conspiracy theory. As far as I can tell, I’m the ONLY one really talking about this. There are a few on twitter who do agree with me, but not many.
Like I keep saying in my articles, I think we may find out the truth in time. For example, if the Lakers still try to retain Lin after treating him like garbage, I think that’s a pretty good indication that my conspiracy theory about Lakers keeping Lin in check to retain Lin as their future back up PG for Lin’s marketability has merit.