The New York Knicks decision to not sign the Houston Rocket’s offer sheet to Jeremy Lin was an emotional "don't mess with me" decision by Knicks Boss James Dolan: Nothing more, and nothing less.
Ego trumped simple logic as previous economic arguments against signing Lin have been nullified in recent days with a slew of articles here, here, here, and here. So have notions that Lin’s signing might inhibit dreams of Chris Paul.
Whether Lin "did it to himself" during his contract renegotiation with Houston is only a useful explanation if talking to Jeremy Lin. The FINAL decision rested with James Dolan. It is Dolan who ultimately "did it to me" and "did it to Knick fans" who wanted Lin to remain a Knick.
As a Knick fan, I expect executives to put the very best basketball team on the floor, or at least the DESIRE to do so. Next year The Knicks will put a lesser basketball team on the floor.
But as many have already pointed out: the arguments against signing Lin are emotional ...