Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 9/18/12
HOUSTON No matter how many times you tell Jeremy Lin he is the "face of the franchise" and he's been told that a lot lately he is still that guy crashing on a friends couch. Last week Lin, the Houston Rockets guard who returned to Houston from a trip to Asia, sent a text message to teammate Chandler Parsons. It read: "Sorry to bug u but u think i could crash on ur couch tmrw night until my furniture comes in?" Parsons got such a kick out of it he posted the message on his Twitter feed, saying he was glad Lin's new 25 million contract hadn't changed him. Neither, it seems, has anything else. Lin, 24, gets a bashful look on his face when somebody asks him about being the face of the Houston Rockets. And he lowers his head when he answers the question. "Um," he said, "I don't know about being the face of the franchise just yet." The irony there was that Lin said it in front of virtually every microphone in Houston and then some -- Tuesday afternoon at a little makeshift press avail...
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