Two Years Ago Today… Jeremy Lin was picked up by the New York Knicks

> Just came across this tweet-fact from Jessica Camerato: Two years ago today, Jeremy Lin was claimed off the waiver wire by the New York Knicks. Crazy. Then in a little over a month from being picked up, Lin would come off the bench with 25 points and 7 assists to lead the Knicks over the New Jersey Nets in what would be the beginning of Linsanity.

Jeremy Lin claimed off waivers 2 years ago tweet

Despite it technically being his fourth NBA season, in actualiy Lin has less than two years or real NBA game experience.

This tweet reminds us just how much can happen in two years. It really highlights how much of a whirlwind Jeremy Lin’s life has been: waived by the Houston Rockets on Christmas day, picked up by the Knicks two days later, rode the bench and was on the verge of being waived again, sent down to D-League where he plays one game and registers a triple-double.

All the while the Knicks lose 9/10 games experimenting with Iman Shumpert at point. Lin is called up when Mike Bibby and Toney Douglas are ineffective and Baron Davis suffers a setback to his back injury. Those setbacks set up Linsanity on the court and off for the next two months, Lin has season-ending knee surgery, leaving the Knicks that summer and signing a $25 million contract with the Rockets, having a documentary made about his life, receiving multiple hand-written, perfume-soaked notes from me, multiple minor injuries, out-sized expectations, and silly criticisms… all this in two years.

I think I would take up religion, too…

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Jeremy Lin’s Reverse Layups vs. Memphis Grizzlies (GIF)

Jeremy Lin reverse layup around Zach Randolph, Ed Davis, and Mike Miller

Jeremy Lin had 5 field goals last night — two three pointers and three reverse layups — in the Rockets’ win over the Memphis Grizzlies last night. Two of Lin’s reverse layups were just badazzxssssss – we’re talking reverse layups at full-speed, one-handed, acrobatic, adjust on the fly NBA shit. Continue reading “Jeremy Lin’s Reverse Layups vs. Memphis Grizzlies (GIF)”

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Jeremy Lin blocks Tony Parker (GIF); Rockets beat Spurs on X-Mas

Jeremy Lin blocks Tony Parker

Last night wasn’t Jeremy Lin’s best individual game statistically, but what he put together on both ends of the court is exactly what the Houston Rockets are looking from the point guard position. Continue reading “Jeremy Lin blocks Tony Parker (GIF); Rockets beat Spurs on X-Mas”

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Shirtless Chandler Parsons stares at Jeremy Lin in locker room

shirtless Chandler Parsons cruised Jeremy Lin in the showers

What’s the best part about a shirtless Chandler Parson come-hither stare at Jeremy Lin as he walks out of the shower? The moment Jeremy notices Chandy and is momentarily thrown off.

Chandler Parsons gives Jeremy Lin loving stare in showers

Whether you think it’s gay or you feel the need to label it a bromance, it’s all in good fun. Clearly the two have a playful friendship.

What do I find the most interesting as an experienced researcher on the Jeremy Lin-Chandler Parsons bromance? I’m glad I made you ask.

What makes me LOL the most about these Parsons-Lin pics and gifs are when Parsons takes the joking around too far; crosses a line that clearly makes Lin feel uncomfortable.  BEST.

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