Look at these [disgusting] Knicks fans.
This is inexplicable. For how “devoted” these particular Knicks fans are, you’d think they’d actually pay attention to why he wasn’t coming back.
They’re following the wrong narrative, or perhaps creating it. The story isn’t that Lin isn’t coming back. The story is that the Knicks aren’t bringing him back. The ball was in the Knicks court, and they double faulted. Want proof? Here, have the words of Jeremy Lin himself:
"Honestly, I preferred New York."
There. Discussion over. Jeremy was just doing what every free agent in the fucking world does, which is consider his options. That contract will net him a lot of money, more than he’s ever seen. But the money’s not the issue. We can bark all day about what Lin’s true talent is, but his basement ain’t as low as some seem think.
It’s what he meant to New York, what he meant to the Knicks. He’s somebody who you can get excited about, no strings attached. A guy who can make his name in this city. Sure you picked him up as a free agent, but there were no expectations for this young man. So when he blew up for the first time in New York, he was doing it as a Knick. That’s a special thing to see.
While it’s hard to pick which is the most revelatory, the fact that New York’s brass had “spoken to [Lin] and his representatives only once this month” before a brief phone call from general manager Glen Grunwald late Tuesday night to confirm the team’s decision and wish him luck seems like a pretty instructive bit of information
Read into that however you like. The New York Knicks front office, James Dolan in particular, let Jeremy Lin leave. They sent him away. If they had shown interest in Lin, you gonna tell me Jeremy would still be going to Houston right now? Lin should’ve been priority one, and instead he wasn’t even considered. If you got hate, hate James Dolan. Hate Glen Grunwald. Hate free agency. Hate money. Hate business. But don’t hate Jeremy.