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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 inserted into a contest against the New Jersey Nets as a desperation move and scored a career high 25 points and helped New York win the game 99-92.head coach Mike D’Antoni inserted him as the starting point guard in the next game as the hosted the Utah Jazz and the former Harvard player responded by scoring a new career high 28 points as the Knicks topped their visitors 99-88.
New York would go onto win seven straight games and the legend of “Linsanity” was born, a true underdog who suddenly was playing like a seasoned All-Star. The first American born player of Chinese descent to play in the NBA was not sel...
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Jeremy Lin says the Rockets coaches lost faith in him as he struggled through his first season with the team.
Many a successful person has lived out the warning of Mark 8:36 without knowing there’s a chapter and verse that predicts his or her troubles. Jeremy Lin at least realized the disconnect within a year.
The Houston Rockets star, who rose to fame after an incredible run in 2011 with the New York Knicks, spoke about his sudden ascent and his struggles with his new identity at a youth...
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...
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...
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.
Houston Rockets: What Projected Second Stringers MUST Work On
By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher
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...
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...
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...
Since it is Friday here at That NBA Lottery Pick, we would be remiss to not at least post one amazing slam dunk by an NBA player.
Recently, James Harden of the Houston Rockets decided to throw down this epic off-the-wall alley-oop dunk at a basketball camp:
James Harden throws down off-the-wall alley-oop dunk [Complex Magazine]
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."
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 [...]