His old fans booed him. His old friend clobbered him. Otherwise, it was Linsanity all over again at Madison Square Garden.
So far this year, Lin certainly hasn’t shown much to make anyone think that the Knicks did the wrong thing by letting him go.
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.
The Knicks’ hot start on the court is paying dividends for the franchise’s merchandise sector. The league released its latest sales-rankings list on Wednesday, with the Knicks leading the team-sales category for the first time since December 2004.
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.
For those of you out there that hadn’t seen enough from this Knicks team, now you have it. There was almost nothing missing from the Knicks’ win in San Antonio on Thursday night. There is no better win than that.
“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.”
In New York it was all praise, even though Mike D’Antoni resigned last March after failing to win a playoff game in four years with the Knicks.
With Raymond Felton and Jason Kidd running the show, the Knicks are playing beautiful basketball.
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.
Some Knicks fans might be wondering: Who the heck is this guy?
Amazing indeed — and on a night when the wounds of Superstorm Sandy were still firmly in our minds.