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Jeremy Lin's days in New York are over, but the newest Houston Rocket is well aware of where his amazing run to stardom began.
Lin, who sparked a fad dubbed "Linsanity" with an improbable 26-game run last season, tweeted his thanks to New York fans and even expressed his gratitude to the Knicks, who declined to match his offer sheet from the Rockets on Tuesday night.
Lin was released by three NBA teams, including the Rockets, and was days from being released by the Knicks before then-Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni sent him into a game against the New Jersey Nets on Feb. 4. Lin scored 25 points in that game to start a late-season run that launched the Knicks back into playoff contention and saw the one-time undrafted free agent grace the covers of numerous national news and sports magazine.
The Knicks held matching rights to any contract offer Lin received as a restricted free agent, but the team let the 11:59 p.m. deadline pass Tuesday without matching the three-year, $25-million offer sheet he received from Houston.
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Knicks fans may need a few days before it officially sinks in, but Jeremy Lin is a Houston Rocket. Between the knee injury last season and New York letting Lin walk in free agency, Linsanity ended about as quickly as it began. With New York’s decision to not match Houston’s $25.1 million offer, Jeremy’s life will undergo yet another rapid change. During an interview with Pablo...
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Knicks owner James Dolan reportedly felt "deceived" by Jeremy Lin who opted to sign with the Rockets and leave New York.
Not only is Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin working with shot doctor Doc Scheppler, he's doing one legged squats at Sparta. SPARTA, Knicks fans, SPARTA!
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NOC does it again with classic son parody about Jeremy Lin signing with the Houston Rockets. Couldn’t help but to start singing along about 2 minutes into video…LMAO!
Earlier on Wednesday Jeremy Lin –now of the Houston Rockets — opened up about free agency and how he went from the height of Lin-sanity to someone who fell from the graces of James Dolan. And in this frank interview with Sports Illustrated he conveyed his feelings of wanting to be in New York, that was preference, [...]
Jeremy Lin offer is declined by the Knicks.
The much awaited decision from the New York Knicks in regards to the Jeremy Lin offer sheet has come to a head, and Howard Beck of the New York Times is reporting that the Knicks have decided not to match the offer Lin signed from the Houston Rockets. The decision has been much anticipated, and debated among the Knick community, and will...
It's over. After almost two and a half months of being a phenomenon in Madison Square Garden is over. Linsanity is over quicker than it began. Howard Beck of the New York Times has reported that the New York Knicks organization will not match an offer from the Houston Rockets to retain restricted free agent Jeremy Lin. Needless to say, I didn't think that James Dolan...
Knicks fans from all around are still distraught over the team's decision to not retain Jeremy Lin, allowing him to instead join the Houston Rockets.That said, those fans attempting to convince themselves that Lin was in fact not worth his heft $25.1 million, three-year contract are using Lin's choice not to play in this past season's postseason as justification.With...
"I hate you so much, I hope someone takes advantage of our horrific payroll so we lose you."
While ESPN’s NBA experts and their “SOURCES! WE HAVE SOURCES!” are suggesting that the New York Knicks will simply let Jeremy Lin walk to the Houston Rockets, there is still chatter that their decision has not been made. The reason that the Knicks would let Lin just go to...
With the trade to bring former Knicks Raymond Felton and Kurt Thomas back to New York now official, hope that the team will match Jeremy Lin's offer sheet with the Rockets continues to fade.Losing Lin would be devastating, to say the least. His impact and value both on and off the court makes him a key potential piece to the puzzle moving forward. Whether he played alongside...
More than 150 media members packed the Houston Rockets' practice court to be on hand for the introduction of Jeremy Lin as a member of the Rockets. The Houston Chronicle notes that's more media than attended the introductory press conferences for either Roger Clemens or Andy Pettitte when those two joined the Houston Astros. "I don't see myself as a conquering...
Texans linebacker Connor Barwin tweeted this picture and said that Lin could even shoot free throws from his new bed. Making Connor Barwin my new favorite linebacker.
You may remember last year when Jeremy Lin was first sleeping on his brother’s couch and then on Landry Fields’. Well it’s good to know that he has options in Houston but with that new contract of his he could...
Carmelo Anthony had the media in a frenzy today when word of his unclear “ridiculous” comment, in reference to Jeremy Lin’s contract offer from Houston, spread like wildfire. Before Team USA’s practice at George Washington University yesterday, Carmelo Anthony was asked about teammate, Jeremy Lin’s offer sheet from the Houston Rockets. He said what was on his mind, but...