Found September 23, 2013 on Fox Sports Southwest:
After a surprisingly big season with the New York Knicks, Linsanity was born. But unfortunately for Jeremy Lin, it was nearly impossible to meet the expectations set before him as he signed a big contract to play for the Rockets the following year. Luckily, Lin had the humility to not get caught up in all the hype that surrounded him amid a lackluster first season in Houston. "One thing I have to remind myself is I just turned 25 years old, and to be honest I really have only been playing consistent basketball in the NBA for a season and a half, if that and so I'm very young in my career," Lin said on ESPN Radio. "Because the expectations of Linsanity are so big and the shadow is so large... sometimes I have to take a step back and remind myself the journey has just begun." Stepping out of the shadow for Lin of course has been difficult as he heads into a second year with a new-look Rockets' roster that features Dwight Howard as well as returning sta...
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