As Jeremy Lin burst into the spotlight , there have been not a few haters who are jealous of his success. Floyd Meriweather is the most prominent , the most visible of these naysayers but there are others . When Lin scored 38 points against the Lakers , there were those who scoffed that he was playing against an aging ( aged?) Derek Fisher who can’t guard anybody anymore and that the Lakers were a tired team having played the previous night in Toronto. They might have had a point but then Lin led the Knicks to four more victories . Before the latest game, against the Sacramento Kings, thes critics said that Tyreke Evans would put Lin in his place . Didn’t happen . Lin played only 26 minutes as New York opened up an insurmountable 22 point lead by the end of the third quarter and in that short time he scored 10 points on 4 of 6 shooting and handed out 13 assists. Those who said that Lin would fade into obscurity once the Knicks injured stars came back are in for a rude awakening .Lin’s game will change as he showed yesterday. With Amare in the line-up, Lin’s scoring went down but his assists went up. Once Carmelo returns , I feel Lin will adjust his game accordingly and become even more of a facilitator. And the Knicks keep winning through it all !
Today’s Yahoo sports had a story about Lin moving into his own apartment , subletting an aapartment from former Knick David Lee . It’s a big change from sleeping on a couch in his brother’s apartment. The Daily News had photos of a typical apartment in the building. Here is a description of the apartment which rents for $ 3,800 per month.. ”His 20th-floor pad boasts marble bathrooms, cherry wood floors, a built-in sound system and killer views of New York City in the distance…..the tower has indoor and outdoor pools, a spa, a gym, basketball courts — and an indoor court on the ninth floor.”
Oh, Did I mention where the apartment is ? It’s in the Trump Tower in White Plains , minutes away from the Knicks practice facility.
Looks like Lin will be continuing to work on his game . Yes , don’t wait for Lin to fail… it could be a long , long wait.