Jeremy Lin: Why Rockets’ New Guard Will Rejuvenate Entire Franchise

August 21st, 2012 by Ryan Davenport Leave a reply »
Houston, the Rockets are finally ready for liftoff.

After what seemed like half a decade of waiting around for Yao Ming to get back to full strength, GM Darryl Morey did the next best thing and acquired Jeremy Lin, the most renowned Asian-American basketball player in NBA history.

The move was a savvy one for a number of reasons, some of which stretch far beyond Lin's abilities on a basketball court.

First of all, Lin is without a doubt the first marquee name the Rockets franchise has had the privilege of calling their own since Yao retired in 2011, which is a big reason why Morey was so eager to grossly overpay for a player who has less than a full season of regular NBA action under his belt.

Lin's impact on the New York Knicks from a basketball standpoint was unmistakable, as the 23-year-old point guard seemingly singlehandedly willed the Knicks to nine wins in his first 12 stars.

However, what was even more shocking was what transpired off the court, as Lin became a national sensation overnight, evidenced by the fact that at season's end, his jersey was the second-best seller in the entire league behind o ...

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