Lin: "Fans were making fun of me"
Linsanity apparently didn't take the (l)insensitivity of basketball fans very well this season.
At the "Dream Big, Be Yourself" youth conference in Taipei recently, Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin opened up to the crowd about his difficult first season with the Rockets.
“I became so obsessed with becoming a great basketball player … trying to be Linsanity, being this phenomenon that took the NBA by storm,” he said. “The coaches were losing faith in me, basketball fans were making fun of me." Lin also admitted feeling pressure to, "save Houston basketball," something he'll no longer have to worry about with James Harden and Dwight Howard in tow.
After his incredible "Linsanity" season with the New York Knicks in 2011-12, Lin signed a three-year contract with the Rockets. He saw his per-game averages take a small hit across the board but his efficiency drop significantly in 2012-13.
While he remained a productive offensive player overall, his numbers paled next to the heightened expectations fans had attached to him.