He was the guy that put the New York Knicks back on the map. Then he got hurt and the team was not quite the same. Now he is in Houston looking to provide his new team, the Rockets, with that same spark. Who am I referring to? Jeremy Lin of course. New York City was swept with Linsanity, but ever since he left the Big Apple we have not seen much of him. However, he is on the month’s GQ magazine. Lin opens up about his new team as well as his former team (even though he was with the Rockets before the Knicks for a short time before being waived). He talks about all the love he received in New York City.
“You can’t ask for a city or a fan base to embrace somebody more than they embraced me. I know it’s kind of silly to talk about it with only two years under my belt in the league, but going in before free agency, I was like, ‘I want to play in front of these fans for the rest of my career.’ I really did. I really wanted to play in front of the Madison Square Garden fans for the rest of my career, because they’re just unbelievable,” Lin states.
He may not have played an entire season, but his sensational ride to the top is one for the ages. Will he be embraced the same way in Houston? Well, there is nothing like being under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden, but if he makes this a respectable franchise again then it is definitely possible. Linsanity the Houston edition could be on its way. Oh and for all those haters/doubters out there, Jeremy has a message for you…
“I totally hear and agree with people who are like, ‘He still has to learn. He’s not established enough. He hasn’t done it long enough.’ I agree with them. I mean, obviously I don’t always agree with everyone who says, ‘He’s at most a backup point guard,’ things like that. I’m trying to find a balance. I’m not like the next Michael Jordan, but I’m also not what everyone saw me as before I started playing in the NBA, either.”