In the end it was Lin, with 22 points and eight assists, leading the Rockets to victory. A familiar romp on the Garden court.
His old fans booed him. His old friend clobbered him. Otherwise, it was Linsanity all over again at Madison Square Garden.
Cheer him, boo him, whatever — The bottom line is that Jeremy Lin has been a non-factor since leaving New York.
Linsanity was a short, but spectacular time in Knicks’ history. Even though he’s gone, the New York Knicks’ locker room is filled with Lin admirers.
Kyrie Irving put in a memorable performance as the Cavs gave the Knicks everything they could handle. New York escaped with a tight victory.
It’s goofy, tone-deaf and weird. In other words, a total airball.
All those comparisons to John Starks seemed premature, but the 2012-13 J.R. Smith is finally deserving of being compared to one of the most popular Knicks of all-time.
Jeremy Lin doesn’t know if he’ll ever perform as well as he did during his charmed February with the New York Knicks last season. For now he’s content to be a key contributor on his new team.
“I went into an absolute shell for a few months in New York,” Lin said. “I went through a phase when I didn’t want to talk to anybody. I didn’t want to talk to my friends. I didn’t want to give anybody close to me a chance to mess up our relationship.”
The Lakers handed Mike Brown the pink slip after 5 games and will undoubtedly turn to Phil Jackson as their first choice replacement.
It would’ve been an easy PR move — and a wise marketing decision — for the Knicks to bring back Jeremy Lin. But Raymond Felton has the offense running on all cylinders.
Iowa State rewrote the way to have immediate success in college basketball. Can they do it again?
I have the Lakers over the Heat in six games in the NBA Finals. This is my nightmare scenario, but I think the Lakers have a better roster top to bottom. I can’t imagine the Heat will be able to find an answer for Howard down low.
Jeremy Lin thought he’d be back with the Knicks. So did New York fans — until Lin signed a three-year, $25 million offer sheet from the Houston Rockets.
Mike Woodson declined to comment about Jeremy Lin on Knicks’ media day.