After becoming a breakout star last year, former Knick and current Houston Rocket Jeremy Lin has spent the beginning of the season constantly asking reporters if they remember the media frenzy that was referred to as “Linsanity.”
Following a recent victory of the Atlanta Hawks in which Lin scored 21 points with 7 assists and 10 rebounds, he tried to rev up the media present.
“Hey guys, how about those numbers, right?” he asked. “I swear, man, back in 2011, those kind of numbers would have given you material for dozens of articles. Hundreds, even. About how much of an inspiration I am. Man, Linsanity … wasn’t that great?”
While Lin’s signing by the Rockets has been largely overshadowed by the deal that brought superstar James Harden over from the Oklahoma City Thunder, Lin has been quick to talk about the role teamwork has played in the Rockets’ hot start.
“Of course, Harden has been invaluable to the team,” Lin stated. “He’s a hard worker, a great teammate, and he was selected as the number three overall pick in the 2009 draft, just one year before I went undrafted only to rise through the ranks to become one of the most talked about dynamic players in the entire league. Linsanity! Catch the fever!”
After a pause, Lin added, “Remember how I went to Harvard?”
By Jeff GoodSmith