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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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Jeremy Lin was supposed to save Houston basketball, instead, he got a big deal and put up smaller numbers.
Lin while speaking to reporters in Taiwan, says that he wants to forget the nightmare that was last season, and that “Rockets coaches lost faith in him.”
“The coaches were losing faith in me; basketball fans were making fun of me. … I was supposed to be joyful and free...
There is no question Jeremy Lin struggled at times last season with the Houston Rockets. Lin said he really struggled with the fame from Linsanity.
Lin even said the coaches lost faith in him.
I became so obsessed with becoming a great basketball player … trying to be Linsanity, being this phenomenon that took the NBA by storm,” Lin told a crowd of approximately 20,000 at the...
Jeremy Lin says the Rockets coaches lost faith in him as he struggled through his first season with the team.
Seven-time NBA All-Star Dwight Howard of the Houston Rockets headlines the Dwight Howard Tour where he will make his seventh visit to Asia.
The Dwight Howard Tour is inspired by Dwight's explosive on-court play, larger than life personality and personal connection to fans.
The D Howard Tour in Asia is August 16-26 and includes unique activations in Seoul, South Korea...
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PG: Patrick Beverley- Field Goal Percentage
- Beverley is an excellent defender, a solid rebounder and distributor and a capable scorer, but he needs to improve his field goal percentage. He is set to have a far bigger role next season, as he is a better fit in the backcourt with James...
Heading into last summer, life was just a bowl of cherries for Free Agent guard Jeremy Lin after signing a three-year deal with the Houston Rockets, however by last December the young man who took the Association by storm the season before, was looking at nothing but pits. Lin became the feel-good story of the 2011-2012 campaign as the 12th man on the New York Knicks roster was...
The Dwight Howard Tour continued on in Taiwan as he met and signed autographs for fans at the adidas Store in ZhongXiao, selected ball boys for the upcoming NBA pre-season game in Taipei and opened an all-new adidas basketball court in downtown Taipei.
The tour continues through August 26 with stops in Hong Kong and Hangzhou, Chengdu and Beijing, China.
During the tour Dwight...
Jeremy Lin spoke candidly about his first season with the Houston Rockets, though it included 20,000 people at a youth conference in Tapei.
“I was ready to invigorate the entire city of Houston," said Lin. "I was supposed to save Houston basketball.”
Lin was signed by the Rockets last offseason after becoming a productive scoring guard with the New York Knicks.
It's been nearly two months since Dwight Howard spurned the Lakers, so we were about due for some salacious details of the negotiations to surface.
They have, according to a report from CSN Bay Area, which outlines Howard's reported demands of the Lakers during free agency. Per a CSN source, Howard asked that, in order to sign him, the team fire coach Mike D'Antoni and...
At least they like me in Seoul T… Dwight Howard of the Houston Rockets dances the “Harlem Shake” wearing Tae Kwon-do uniform after the One Point Clinic Session during a promotional tour of South Korea. I almost wish dude would just stay over there.-TODwight Continues Clowning in TaipeiDwight Howard Breaks a Pine Board
USA TODAY Sports states that Dwight Howard would be willing to change positions to benefit the team. This is because Omer Asik has voiced out his displeasure about Howard coming [...]
Dwight Howard decided to leave the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason to sign with the Houston Rockets.
"It's disappointing that Dwight isn't here," said Jeanie Buss. "I feel like we failed him. This is the mother part of me. When you become a Laker, I feel I become your mama. Maybe I get too sentimental for the basketball side of things."
The Dwight Howard saga as it related to his decision to ultimately choose the Rockets over the Lakers in free agency has been well-chronicled and it feels like we’ve heard just about all of the details surrounding the reasons for his departure.
In short Howard didn’t like the way he was being utilized in Mike D’Antoni’s offense and his personality couldn’t have been more...
Dwight Howard was a Los Angeles Laker for one season. The Lakers did what any team would have done in order to entice the young center. According to Ric Bucher, [...]