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Its Houston for Jeremy Lin - The NY Knicks let him go

Suzanne Kai

 

AC - JEREMY LIN IN THE LOCKER ROOM FACES PRESS 295KB- PHOTO BY SUZANNE JOE KAI
July 17, 2012

Goodbye New York, Hello Houston!

After weeks of speculation, Tuesday night the New York Knicks announced it would not match the Houston Rockets' offer.

Emotions have been running high with Knicks fans. To quote writer Ian O'Connor at ESPNNewYork.com, "Jim Dolan just made one of the dumbest moves of his basketball life"...

Meanwhile, Lin remains a gentleman, thanking the Knicks and showing enthusiasm for Houston. 

Twitter comments: (@JLin7)

  • "Extremely excited and honored to be a Houston Rocket again!! ‪#RedNation‬"
  • "Much love and thankfulness to the Knicks and New York for your support this past year...easily the best year of my life ‪#ForeverGrateful‬"

For the latest on Jeremy Lin:

ESPN.go.com

 

 

July 5, 2012

This afternoon Jeremy Lin agreed to a multi-million dollar offer sheet by the Houston Rockets. Numerous sources say that the Houston Rockets' offer is reportedly a four year $28.8 million deal with Lin. The contract cannot be signed until after the NBA moratorium ends next Wednesday, July 11, 2012, then the New York Knicks have three days to match the Rockets' offer or let him go.

This story is evolving day by day, and in some cases hour by hour.

(Video image by Suzanne Kai was taken at a press interview with Jeremy Lin in the New York Knicks locker room at Madison Square Garden March 11, 2012)

 

 

For more details here are related links:

ESPN.com

New York Times

SportsIllustrated.com