Jeremy Lin says the Knicks did not re-sign it due to “multiple points of opposition” within the organization

Jeremy Lin He said in a new interview with The Daily Beast He never signed again with New York Knicks After running “Linsanity” in 2012 due to “multiple points of opposition” within the organization. Instead, Lin ended up signing a three-year deal with Houston Rockets That summer.

Lynn is making the media tours ahead of his new documentary, “38 At The Garden,” which will be released later this month. The title refers to his unforgettable 38-point match against Los Angeles Lakerswhich was one of Linsanity’s highlights, but the film also explores the challenges Asian Americans face, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, basketball will always be the basis of any storyline in which Lane is involved, and in his last interview he gave some thoughts on the end of his tenure at the Knicks. Despite his success towards the end of the 2011-12 season and his immense popularity, the Knicks decided not to re-sign him. There have been hints of jealousy from other teammates, specifically Carmelo Anthony, and a rift in the locker room, but no one really knows the real reason behind the Knicks move.

The most likely explanation, Lin notes, is that there are several different factors behind the scenes.

I’m a die-hard Knicks fan, so I’ve been through a lot. But both Mike D’Antoni and Amar’e Stoudemire have come out and said that some of your Knicks teammates resented you at the height of Linsanity. Did you feel it?

This is the part we don’t touch on often [in the documentary], but sure. I’ve never experienced it in person, and the fact that D’Antoni and Amari said what they said came from their point of view, but for now I was naive and exhausted. I’ve never felt it in person, but if they come out and say it I know it’s there, and the fact that I’ve never been back in New York…it was all indicative of what was going on behind the scenes.

The truth is that you were a global icon and experts at the time estimated that you raised the value of the Knicks by hundreds of millions of dollars. I know Houston put a poisonous pill in your necklace, but it still doesn’t make sense. What do you think happened there? Do you think Milo and his jealousy were the reason you didn’t sign again?

I mean, I guess…that’s the theory, that’s what everyone says, but I can’t feed the train of speculation because I don’t actually know. I know, and I say this honestly, that there were multiple points of opposition completely outside of Milo within what was going on, and once D’Antoni resigned, there was already opposition within the organization – whether it was the coaching staff that took over or some members of the front office. But there was certainly, from what I heard or gathered in the next few years, not everything was as rosy as people thought. I don’t know to whom it fits, but I do know that there were multiple points of opposition.

Moving on from Lynn is just one of many bad decisions the Knicks have made over the past decade. While he would never have held his level during Linsanity for an entire season, it was clear at the time, and later in his career, that he was a good player.

Now 34, Lane’s NBA days are likely behind him. He hasn’t played in the league since 2020, and despite performing well with Golden State WarriorsA subsidiary of the G League in 2021 no team called him up. He has since returned to China on his second assignment in the country, and will play for the Guangzhou Long Lions this season.

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