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New York Knicks
Jeremy Lin took the NBA world by storm in late January and February of this past season. Then he took the NBA world by storm with the contentious restricted free agency that saw him leave The Big Apple for Clutch City (awful memories of 1994 just came rushing back into The Empire State). The debate on whether the Knicks should match the extremely back-loaded contract Daryl Morey and the Rockets gave him raged within the Knicks fan base.
The story of Lin's free agency became a question of what Lin was worth to a team both for his on-court prowess (albeit in a small sample size) and the off-court marketing bonanza he helped inspire. Lin was the story of the season for the way he rocked the big stage at Madison Square Garden and then further for the way China adopted him as the heir to Yao Ming in that emerging basketball market. It is no coincidence that Lin's jersey became one of the top five sellers last year.
Lin's stats do not seem to warrant a $25 million deal over ...
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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 the Knicks, who declined to match his offer sheet from the Rockets on Tuesday night. ...
SO LONG, FAREWELL
Here is another parody of Gotye's hit song "Somebody I used to know." This time the parody is for Jeremy Lin leaving the New York Knicks to join the Houston Rockets.The video is below as well as the lyrics to the parody.
Now and then I think of when we played togetherLike when you shot a jumper right in Kobe's eyeBought a ticket back to MSGActivated...
As you may figure, some New York Knicks fans aren't exactly happy with the team who letting Jeremy Lin sign an offer sheet with the Houston Rockets.The fine folks over at Network of Champions put together another one of their classic song parodies in honor of Lin's departure.Check out, "Jeremy Lin That I Used To Know" parodying the Goyte hit: (Courtesy of The Nosebleeds)
Presented without comment:
A) Lin has his first big game
B) Lin dominates vs Kobe and the Lakers
C) Rockets offer Jeremy Lin a backloaded contract.
This is the town that embraced Yao and made him one of the most polarizing figures in the NBA. But, Yao was a #1 overall pick that came directly from China.
Yao was a giant
Lin is a Harvard grad who was born in this country and I just do not see the same kind of hype Yao got. The 7’5 center was one of the best in the league for the 8 years he was there. Lin is an average point...
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The New York Knicks have decided to part ways with point guard Jeremy Lin. The Houston Rockets offered Lin a 3-year $25.1 million contract. The Knicks had the opportunity to match the offer sheet, as he was a restricted free agent, but have elected not to. The kicker in whether or not the Knicks would [...]
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...
New York Knicks restricted free agent point guard Jeremy Lin will officially join the Houston Rockets. Several sources are confirming that the Knicks have declined to match the three-year, $25 million offer sheet that the Rockets signed Lin with last weekend. Well, that was fun while it lasted. Sadly, I don’t see Linsanity coming back. [SI]
The Knicks have decided not to match Jeremy Lin's offer sheet with the Rockets.
"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...
New York Knicks officials and the casual fan may have had trouble gauging Jeremy Lin's value to the Knicks, but the stock market makes it pretty clear Lin was quite an asset. Since the Knicks declined to match the Rockets offer sheet, letting Lin go to Houston, Madison Square Garden stock has dropped $93 million, according to CNBC sports business reporter Darren Rovell. ...
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...
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Jeremy Lin Signs With Rockets: As described in one of my previous posts http://theteenagesportswriter.sportsblognet.com/?p=19, the Jeremy Lin saga will be the talk of this offseason, simply because every single person in America was certain the Knickerbockers of New York would sign Lin's offer sheet. Combine the shock of the signing...
Well knicks fans just when we had something to cheer for, good ole’ James Dolan screws it up yet again. Let’s be real though Knicks fans, did you expect anything less? If the rumors are true, it looks like the Knicks won’t match the Houston Rockets offer sheet to bring back Jeremy Lin. The kid that single handedly took over New York City will be playing for the Houston...