Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 9:30 am  |  15 responses

Jeremy Lin Will No Longer Be Sleeping on a Couch

The New York Knicks employ the man with the best story in all of sports right now, and he happens to be homeless (he crashes on the world’s most famous couch.) Well, not for long. According to the NY Daily News, Jeremy Lin will soon be moving into a swanky bachelor pad: “The Trump Tower in downtown White Plains, a 35-story building right off Main Street that is home to several other Knicks players and some New York Rangers as well, sources said. It’s the same two-bedroom apartment that another Knicks star, Amar’e Stoudemire, rented before he moved into his palatial pad in Manhattan, sources said. Lin, a 6-foot-3 point guard who crashed with his brother when he first joined the Knicks this year, will be able to stretch out in his new digs and not have worry about nailing his noggin — it has nine foot ceilings. The apartment is on the 20th floor and boasts marble bathrooms, cherry wood floors, a built-in sound system and stunning views of New York City in the distance. The building, which was built in partnership with developer Louis Cappelli, also features outdoor basketball courts, an indoor and outdoor pool, a spa, a gym, and other top-of-the-line amenities. Experts estimated that Lin, who is 23 and single, will pay around $3,800-a-month in rent. That’s not chopped liver, But Lin should be able to afford it on his $800,000 salary. Perhaps the biggest lure for a gym rat like Lin is that his new home is a ten minute drive to the Knicks practice facility in Greenburgh, N.Y. ‘It’s a perfect location for a player like Lin who isn’t from the area,’ a source said. Lin is from California and played on Golden State Warriors before joining the Knicks. Lee, who now plays for Lin’s old team, is believed to have paid around $750,000 for the apartment. Another selling point for Lin is that it’s an athlete-friendly building where the jocks often hang out in each others’ homes and kick back back with video games, sources said.”

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  • FilipinoBacon

    Nine-foot ceiling?……that’s not really that high, though

  • Kobester

    I live in a dorm and my ceiling is at least 12 foot high.

  • 80

    That guy is so modest, i just hope his streak lasts. Very positive example of persistence despite all the hardships.

  • robb

    Nooooooo youre gonna ruin his mystique. Let him sleep on that couch!

  • fruizm

    This guy is the Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez of basketball. Dont tell me you dont know who Chicharito is….

  • Jono

    @fruizm No he isn’t. Chicharito didn’t re-vitalize Man Utd, they were already very successful. Chicharito didn’t came outta no where, United paid £7m or something like that for him and he played in the World Cup too. Chicharito didn’t come from a background where there were no prior success stories, guys like Borgetti and Blanco did well for Mexico and their clubs. Jeremy Lin’s story is one of a kind and that’s hence the hype.

  • LA Huey

    D’Antoni should let him crash at his place rent free. You know, since Lin might have actually saved his job.

  • DerekG

    Cosign robb and LA Huey!

  • Riggs

    His brother is gonna crash at his place now.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    la huey wins

  • Albie1kenobi

    @LA Huey: by your logic, he should give Jeremy Lin his bed and he sleeps on his couch

  • http://www.acb.com A l a n

    Was Lin earning $800.000 and sleeping on a couch??? Really??? Man was he saving money… I still have things to learn…

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85Bl3GRdULQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player 1982

    I’m assuming that was a typo? 800,000. And he was sleeping on a couch bc he wasn’t sure if he was staying in NYC long term, not because he couldn’t afford a hotel room.

  • KidCongo

    Hotel rooms are so expensive nowadays

  • Egres

    Nooooooooo!!!! it wil ruin his mystique , keep sleeping on that couch ( or at the very least take it with you)