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Photo Credit: AP It feels like ‘Linsanity’ was centuries ago at this point, and Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin was still feeling the affects of that pressure in his first season. Lin spoke candidly about his first season with the Rockets, primarily about his struggles, and even went as far to say that the Rockets coaches were “losing faith” in him. Here are some revealing quotes from Lin, courtesy of ESPN: “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 Dream Big, Be Yourself youth conference in Taipei, Taiwan. “The coaches were losing faith in me; basketball fans were making fun of me. … I was supposed to be joyful and free, but what I experienced was the opposite. I had no joy, and I felt no freedom.” Lin admitted during the youth conference that he placed extremely high expectations on himself upon joining the Rockets. “I was ready to invigorate the entire city of Houston,” he said. “I was supposed to save Houston basketball.” Lin further explained the struggle of fame post ‘Linsanity’: “The one thing I learned was how empty fame and worldly success really are. … The desire for success never stopped,” Lin said. “If the voice that you listen to the most isn’t God’s voice, then eventually you will experience that emptiness, confusion and misery that I felt when I listened to the voice of Linsanity.” To me, Lin is somewhere in between the hype of his tenure with the Knicks, and the unimpressive inaugural season with the Rockets. However, basketball is all about confidence, and Lin will need to get some of that back before he will enjoy any success. A certain big man in Houston this season may be a bit of help as well.. By: Frank Santos- Pass the Pill Manager The post Jeremy Lin: Rockets coaches lost faith in me appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
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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.
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