As Richard mentioned when the news became official, Jeremy Lin is a Houston Rocket.
The Rockets have been trying to figure how to get Lin back since his incredible starting run with the Knicks in February of this year like a boyfriend who regrets breaking up with his girl so much after seeing her with another lover that he presents her with a $25 million engagement ring seven months later. Clearly it worked.
Lin is an incredible player with the potential to be an all-time great. His excellence start legitimately puts him in the same breath for comparisons with the likes of Michael Jordan. And Lin is nearly certain to dazzle when the Rockets host the 2013 All-Star Game. If, however, Lin wants a ring, the Rockets still need to find a center at the very least.
What’s more — and more from me about Lin is what what you’ll find in the links from this paragraph and the next — Lin is a classy guy, it’s good he got away from a team that isn’t. Many question if Lin$anity will endure in Houston, which puzzles me.
As Houston welcomes Lin, it’s critical to remember while his international marketability is similar to Yao Ming, they are very different people; Yao Ming’s story would not be as interesting as Jeremy Lin’s.
- Justin Gillenwater