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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 conference in Taiwan recently. While Lin didn’t use the verse that warns about someone “gaining the world but losing his soul,” it was in that vein that he shared his faith-based advice about what he’s dealt with since his life suddenly changed.
“I became obsessed with becoming a great basketball player … trying to be Linsanity, being this phenomenon that took the NBA by storm,” he told the crowd of more than 20,000 at the conference, according to the Gospel Herald. “The coaches were losing faith in me, basketball fans were making fun of me. … I was supposed to save Houston basketball.”
While few people ex...
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Jeremy Lin says the Rockets coaches lost faith in him as he struggled through his first season with the team.
“Linsanity” was the best and worst thing that could’ve happened to Jeremy Lin.
When Lin took the basketball world by storm two seasons ago while playing for the New York Knicks, it was supposed to be the beginning of something special for the California native, but after signing a lucrative deal with the Houston Rockets last year, he found it difficult to recapture that...
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 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.
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...
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Free agent guard Ronnie Brewer has agreed to sign with the Houston Rockets a person familiar with the deal told USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Zillgitt.
Brewer's deal is for two years and is partially guaranteed. The person requested anonymity because the contract had not been made official.
Brewer played the first half of the 2012-13 season with the New York Knicks before being...
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...
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]
The Kings hired Ryan Bowen as an assistant coach and assistant director of player development Wednesday.
Bowen an assistant coach for the Denver Nuggets the past two seasons joins Brendan Malone Chris Jent Corliss Williamson Dee Brown and Micah Nori on new coach Michael Malone's staff.
In 10 NBA seasons Bowen played in 507 games with the Nuggets (1999-2000 2003-04) Houston...
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 [...]