There is far less hype surrounding the second meeting between the Knicks and the Nets on Tuesday night than there was for their first game a couple of weeks ago.
“I’m so thankful to New York and the Knicks for this past year, and the way that the fans rooted for us,” Lin said. “I’m thankful for what they did for me.”
Jeremy Lin’s image is now set to appear on courtside Coca-Cola ads at Madison Square Garden.
Nike has extended their contract with Lin, according to Beijing Business Today, ensuring the Knicks’ overnight sensation won’t sign with a rival sportswear company.
Amar’e Stoudemire is an All-Star starter. The Knicks superstar will become the first New York player to start the NBA All-Star game in nearly two decades.
Kevin Martin scored 16 points and Yao Ming added 10 in front of the home crowd Saturday to help the Houston Rockets beat the New Jersey Nets 95-85 in a preseason game.
Yao Ming played only 19 minutes while easing back from foot surgery but delighted his home fans by helping the Houston Rockets beat the New Jersey Nets 91-81 in an NBA preseason game on Wednesday.
The Houston Rockets will play two exhibition games in China against the New Jersey Nets, giving Yao Ming a chance to return to his home country.