Jeremy Lin has to deal with the fact that the “Linsanity” tag will never go away. But personally, he just wants to be plain “Jeremy Lin” — nothing more and nothing less.
Lin is apparently feeling some of the pressure from his breakthrough season with the New York Knicks during his last tour of duty in the Big Apple so his homecoming brings good memories. But for Lin, all he cares about is playing comfortably and helping the Brooklyn Nets the same way he performed for the Charlotte Hornets last season.
Same City, Different Linsanity
Lin got his big wish of returning home but that did not include reviving the whole “Linsanity” craze. He would rather forget about that phenomenon and start fresh.
With Lin looming as the Nets new starting point guard, the stakes are quite high. Difficult and pressured as it seems, the 27-year-old guard is ready to embrace the challenge.
“Now I have that chance to take a much bigger role and be a much bigger part. It is no surprise to anybody if you look at the numbers my whole career, when I have the ball in my hands, when I play longer minutes, when I am more comfortable, when I am empowered, I play better,” Lin said via ESPN.
Jeremy Lin Plans To Play It Out
For Lin, his stint is all about coming out to play. People can freely call him — or his character — whatever they wish. But in the end, the former Harvard University standout will just showcase the things expected by his coach, Kenny Atkinson.
He does make it clear, he is not a phenomenon. If pundits say otherwise, Lin leaves that entirely up to them, NY Times reported.
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