We’re all suckers for the Cinderella story. The underdog, the unknown athlete who comes out of nowhere and rises to the occasion.
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“It’s only been one year, but it seemed like so long ago,” Lin said. “…It was definitely a whirlwind (and) I definitely enjoyed it. I definitely learned and grew a lot as a person…”
The return of Stoudemire shouldn’t really be a big deal. It’s very clear that Anthony, the main man no matter who is on the Knicks, has to get the overwhelming majority of his minutes at the four.
From a faux-glow phenom to the storm that ravaged the area and an incredibly tragic school shooting, 2012 was anything but a quiet year in the Tri-State. As we prepare for 2013, CBSNewYork takes a look back at the most talked about stories of the year.
It’s hard to separate the Jeremy Lin — the man from the myth.
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.
“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.”
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.
Carmelo Anthony wouldn’t take the blame for Jeremy Lin leaving the Knicks, but he did acknowledge that he’ll always take the brunt of criticism when things go wrong.
Now that he’s settled in as a Houston Rocket, former Knick Jeremy Lin is taking some time to reflect on what ensued in the past year of his life.
Some have panned the Knicks’ decision not to match Houston’s big-money offer sheet for Jeremy Lin. But Raymond Felton, back in NY, doesn’t seem to think fans at MSG will miss Linsanity.
Jeremy Lin is starting over in Houston. He will have to explain why he said he would have rather stayed in New York.