Originally written on Pass The Pill  |  Last updated 11/7/14
As the Knicks decline to match the Rockets’ offer for Jeremy Lin, we can only wonder if “Linsanity” will continue or will it fade faster than the Triple XL T-Shirt phase. When Lin decides to take his talents to Houston, the Lin memes will continue, but will it be as big? Up until his midseason explosion in February this year, he was virtually unknown. Since then, he’s been a household name everywhere and even won an Espy. If he was in Houston when this happened would Lin have blown up as big? New York is the mecca of basketball so it’s hard to argue any place other than maybe Los Angeles that can market a player. That’s not a knock on the Rockets franchise who have been making big moves in the offseason, making them a playoff contender this year. I’m merely saying that New York is on it’s own level when it comes to revering athletes and if he put up these types of numbers on other teams the response wouldn’t have been as big. Now the former Harvard PG has said he wanted to stay in ...
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