LOS ANGELES -- It's almost 12:15 a.m. at a club near Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. The Lakers have just secured an 87-86 win over the Los Angeles Clippers, due in no small part to the crunch-time defense of Ron Artest against rookie Blake Griffin.
I'm of the belief that greatness is easily recognized, even when greatness doesn't necessarily move you. While I don't necessarily dislike him, I've never been a particularly big Bruce Springsteen fan (which I believe is a Class E felony for white, 40-something male sportswriters). Springsteen does have a handful of songs I really enjoy.
I going to make a statement without reaching out to a single "source" or doing anything that even remotely resembles "responsible reporting." Jeremy Lin will not be a member of the 2015-2016 Los Angeles Lakers, in very large part because he and Byron Scott have been incompatible all season.