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For a two-week period, Jeremy Lin was the fascination of the whole basketball world. He revitalized the Knicks and was playing at the highest level on the league's biggest stage. It was awe-inspiring and the media latched onto him quicker than his ascendance. The breakout season put him out of the Knicks' price range ultimately and the he signed a three-year, $25.1 million deal with the Rockets and made him a franchise player for the Rockets. He became a guy who would be entrusted as the point guard of a young team and the guy on the marquee. This is what Lin expected when he signed the deal and had all the Linsanity expectations heaped on him. Things changed pretty quickly in Houston for the franchise and for Lin. Just six days before the season began, the team acquired James Harden and its whole focus changed. Lin was left to struggle. And it was tough for the former toast of New York (h/t Ben Golliver of The Point Forward): On Dec. 15, 2012, I wrote in my diary: ‘...
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