Jeremy Lin: Rockets PG Says He Was ‘Supposed to Save Houston Basketball’

August 20th, 2013 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »

Apparently, Jeremy Lin bought into his own hype.

According to Lauren Leigh Noske of The Gospel Herald, Lin told 20,000 attendees at the "Dream Big, Be Yourself" event in Taiwan that he became consumed with the impossible task of continuing "Linsanity" after leaving the New York Knicks:

I was ready to invigorate the entire city of Houston...I was supposed to save Houston basketball.

I became so obsessed with becoming a great basketball player...trying to be Linsanity, being this phenomenon that took the NBA by storm. The coaches were losing faith in me, basketball fans were making fun of me.

As much as it sounds like it, Lin isn't depressed about what happened in his first year with the Houston Rockets. He seems to be in a much better place now. In fact, just to be safe, take his melodrama with a grain of salt; he was using the story to make a point about his faith.

A little creative license goes a long way with that sort of thing.

If we want to make a realistic criticism of Lin's comments, it's only fair to point out that nobody in his right mind ever imagined Lin was goi ...

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