Monday, November 19th, 2012 at 9:50 am  |  20 responses

Jeremy Lin Says Life is Much More ‘Peaceful’ This Season

With his move away from New York, the Linsanity phenomenon has died down, and Jeremy Lin is able to lead a (relatively) normal existence on and off the court in Houston. Per the NY Times: “This is life post-Linsanity. For the first time since he burst onto the scene in February with the Knicks, Lin, now a member of the Houston Rockets, looks like just another eager young prospect, diligently working to find his way in the N.B.A. ‘It’s really, really low-key,’ Lin said.. ‘And it’s really peaceful. When I walk around, I don’t wear a hat or glasses or anything — unless I want to.’ It is easy to forget — after all the frenzy and the furor and the fanfare — that Lin is only 24 years old, with 34 starts to his credit, and a vast, unscripted future before him. Those three weeks of brilliant basketball last season (followed by three weeks of merely solid basketball) made Lin an international sensation. But they did not define him, and they will not represent the final word on his career. [...] For the modest, soft-spoken Lin, it is surely a healthier environment. As much as he enjoyed his turn on the Broadway stage, Lin is not naturally inclined to seek the spotlight. He turned away countless interview requests and endorsement offers last season, and he recently acknowledged that he ‘went into a shell’ during the height of his fame. ‘I think the beautiful thing about this opportunity is there’s less of a spotlight,’ Lin said. ‘There’s room to grow, room to improve, growing pains, things like that — the stuff that has to happen with each player. I’ve only started 30-something games in three years in my whole career. There’s a lot of sophomores out there with more experience than me. I’m going to have to go through a lot to get better.’”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    NY=not peaceful

  • JML-G

    if he gets voted into western all-star starting five, Asia needs to be banned from the voting forever

  • Chukaz

    That’s what i said. Because Asia’s so much bigger than the US they shouldn’t count votes in full. There’s 3 billion people in china (i’m not even gonna count the other asian countries cuz china is so overwhelmingly big). 300 million in the US. China could easily turn the all-star selection into a joke. Count every votes as 1/4th or something.

  • shockexchange

    It seems Lin has politics in his future. All of his recent interviews have been about everything “except” his on-court performance.

  • baller2die

    The US owes trillions of dollars to the US so ya they should be allowed to vote.

  • brokebackballer

    USA owes China lol

  • junkie

    What percentage of that 3 billion vote for nba all stars..

  • isiahone1

    It’ll be f*cking hilarious if he’s an allstar

  • The Mauve Avenger

    Peaceful or… zen? I can’t tell if that’s funny or kind of racist, I just woke up.

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    I’m actually a little surprised he’s hasn’t been able to get to the hole like he used to. His assists numbers are up but his FG% has dropped considerably. Hope he gets that driving mentality back.

  • bike

    He’s overpaid with less pressure. That, for sure, is peaceful.

  • nick

    1.3 billion**

  • That Dude

    3 billion? you’re an idiot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    he will be an allstar and harden will get snubbed lol

  • Bored

    haha 3 billion

  • Bored

    unfortunately, he probably wont be much like what he was in NY for that brief run. I kinda think it was one of those stars aligning kind of situations. like, Lin’s hunger + minutes + teams not paying too much attention to him in beginning + team gaining confidence from wins = a stupid equation, but hopefully you get my point. chances are that wont happen again.

  • L Dribble

    Well people aren’t really going to care about you when you average 10.5 points a game on .342 shooting and .242 from three. I don’t see him getting much better either. His comments about experience are weak – Has he heard of Damian Lillard? He should have cashed in on the endorsement deals before he turned into a shorter version of Yi Jianlian.

  • L Dribble

    I think your equation is actually pretty bang on. It’ll be interesting to see how long Houston keeps him as their starting point guard; although they have very few options at the moment apart from Machado who was getting an assist in a minute in the pre-season.

  • Bored

    thanks man. i think he is good enough to stay on as a starter but the only articles that will be written about him will be similar to this one.

  • Ugh

    “Was it the reason Knicks couldn’t win the champion? Inexperienced person led 7-game win streak. Without that, Knicks couldn’t even make the playoff.What were the results for the team Felton and JKidd with last year if they were so “good”?”

    - Gigi G, from the Tyson Chandler disrespect thread in October.

    Where is that guy now the Knicks have made their best start in decades without Jeremy Lin…?