Found July 19, 2012 on Sports Blog Net:
The Following are ranked in order from 1-4: Jeremy Lin Signs With Rockets:  As described in one of my previous posts, 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 with the NBA's most popular and marketable player, and nothing will top it.  When Peyton Manning left Indy, at least we all knew he was going to leave.  Even when Lebron passed on Cleveland, it's not like he was guaranteed to resign (although people seemed to forget that over the course of their Lebron hatred.)  The Knicks told the man to explore his options, and that they would match the offer no matter what.  Now, Lin is a Rocket and the Knick fan base hates Jim Dolan even more. Dwight Howard Saga:  "Trade me to Brooklyn.  I'm not gonna sign with anybody else so y'all might as well trade me there.  Brook Lopez ain't that bad."  That was basically what Dwight Howard was telling the Magic front office, along with a go **** yourself card and a basket of assorted cheeses.  Next up:  Houston.  The Rockets posses what the Magic want in exchange for D12 more than anyone else:  Young draftees, money to eat a variety of bad contracts and a ******** of picks.  The Rockets became the frontrunner once the Nets gave up and when Houston amnestied Luis Scola.  They remained in first until Jeremy Lin became a Rocket, and while they still technically have the money to take on those contracts, it's going to make it a lot less likely Dwight stays in Houston past this season.  Bring on the Lakers.  The original favorite from the very beginning has emerged late in the race, as they are trying to bring in the league's best big man to accompany Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant, and Pau Gasol.  It seems evident that in any deal, the Cavaliers will be a third team facilitator to give the Magic various draft picks.  This story line, now unofficially titled "The Indecision," is so important simply because of Dwight Howard.  His playing ability on the court and his now infamous douchebagary off it has the NBA world anxiously waiting to see where he ends up. Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis Join The Heat:  You thought Lebron James was scary with Mike Miller and Shane Battier?  You, sir, are in for a haunting worthy of multiple horror movies involving the same killer where each one is worse than its predecessor (I'm lookin at you Final Destination, Saw and Scream.)  Poor references aside, the best 3 point shooter in NBA history and (can't think of a kind description) Rashard Lewis recently joined the Legion of Doom in Miami.  This, as a story, easily makes the Heat the preseason favorites.  It also revolves around Allen's departure from Boston.  I completely agree with Allen's choice to move to South Beach.  He has a great chance at a second ring, can play with the best player of the generation, and enjoy everything Miami has to offer (women, clubs, women, beaches, warm winters and women.)  However, if I was a Celtics fan I would feel as if this were a slap to the face, telling me that our rivals are better than we are.  And while this is something that happens to be true, it's not something I would take well as a fan. Steve Nash Joins Lakers:  Not much I can write about here.  I would have made the same choice if I were Nash.  The Suns are not going to win a title in the time that Nash is alive, and LA is closer to his family than New York.  As a Suns fan, for one thing, he was going to leave anyway, and the 4 draft picks gotten in return are all valuable.  Nash made a wise career and family choice, and he wasn't a prick about it either.  The storyline here is obvious:  A future hall of famer in search of his first ring teams up with another hall of famer to win in Los Angeles.    

Jeremy Lin Tweets Thanks to New York Fans, Even Knicks Organization

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. ...

MSG's Stock Plummets After Lin Heads for Houston

When Jeremy Lin left the Big Apple for the Lone Star state, it changed the entire dynamic of the New York Knicks as they now prepare without the budding NBA star. But the MSG stock might take some time to recover. A lot of time. According to reporter Darren Rovell, in the last four days, the MSG stock has lost $93 million in value. On Wednesday, the stock lost one percent alone...

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Now presenting, "Jeremy Lin That I Used To Know" (Video)

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)

Knicks Decline to Match Jeremy Lin's Offer Sheet With Rockets

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“Jeremy Lin That I Used to Know” Song Parody

<a href="" class="moshare-button-hor" data-channel="wordpress-1.2.8" data-message="The great and very talented folks at the NOC, who are responsible numerous videos including the Steve Nash Batman and Bourne parodies, have now launched the Jeremy Lin Song Parody: "Jeremy I Used to Know." As always,...

Knicks 'send' former teammate Lin a farewell card

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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...

Madison Square Garden stock plummets with Lin gone

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Jeremy Lin vs. Raymond Felton (A Matchup of Uncertainty)

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Video: James Dolan gets owned by 7-year old

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