NBA News: Jeremy Lin Faces Acid Test Against New York Knicks
That’s where his career blossomed. He’s back with a new challenge on Tuesday night. For Jeremy Lin, the new pilot of the Charlotte Hornets, Tuesday night’s Madison Square Garden is a stage to display his merit once more.Advertisement
Lin became special in the NBA circuit after featuring for the New York Knicks since February 2012. Prior to that, Lin was just another wanderer in NBA spending time in the New York Knicks’ D-League side or Knicks’ bench.
Head coach Mike D’Antoni gave Lin the go signal after his roster was riddled with injuries. Coming off the bench against the New Jersey Nets and against superstar point guard Deron Williams, Lin scored a career-high 25 points to lead the Knicks to a 99-92 victory and stunned experts.
Lin’s golden run continued. He dished out rare spectacles against John Wall’s Washington and Kobe Bryant’s Lakers. The stint at New York went to history books as “Linsanity.” A more matured Jeremy Lin now looks forward to become a consistent performer at Charlotte Hornets.
“As a player, I just turned 27 and the last three years, if I were to be very honest, weren’t the easiest years for me,” said the Hornets star. “I feel like I have a lot to give to the game and a lot to give to the team and hopefully it materializes here.”
Lin appeared to be focused rather than emotional regarding his visit at Madison Square. “For me I’ve been back so many times and it’s so far removed,” Lin pointed out. “I’m obviously thankful for the time I had there and thankful for the fans. At this point, its back to business.”
The Hornets will be eyeing to improve their 5-5 start in Tuesday’s rematch against the Knicks.