Jeremy Lin Called the Wrong Teammate About Being Traded

by October 30, 2012
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Pretty hilarious story out of Houston, where Jeremy Lin thought he was calling Jeremy Lamb to wish him well now that he’s a member of the OKC Thunder. Only problem was that Lin accidentally called Scott Machado instead, and nearly caused the rookie to have a heart attack. From the Houston Chronicle: “Jeremy Lin thought he was doing the right, veteran thing. He called Scott Machado to say goodbye and good luck. The only problem was that he called the wrong rookie. Machado had been nervously awaiting word on whether he had made the Rockets’ roster. As Lin wished him well, his heart skipped a few beats until he realized he did not need to worry. Lin had thought he called Jeremy Lamb, who had just been traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. By Monday, Machado knew made the team when no one called. ‘I was like, ‘Hey, it’s Scott, it’s not Jeremy,’ Machado said of his conversation with Lin. ‘Did you hear something about me?’ I was all nervous. He was like, ‘Oh, I apologize, I apologize.’ It all worked out.’ Machado made the Rockets opening night roster when the Rockets waived veteran guard Shaun Livingston on Monday. Rockets coach Kevin McHale had given Livingston extensive praise and playing time last week, but the Rockets opted to go with Machado and Toney Douglas as backup point guards.”