A couple of years after taking the basketball scene by storm, Jeremy Lin comes full circle on his young National Basketball Association (NBA) career, returning to NY but with a different team.
On his role as an Asian-American player, Lin said that if he does well, people "won't be so quick to discount Asian players in the future". Lin's somewhat NY homecoming is even tied to his time with the Knicks as the new head coach for the Nets, Kenny Atkinson, has previously worked with the pro baller during his assistant coaching stint with the Knicks. In terms of expectations, when I talk about me growing as a person, one of those ways is the expectations for myself, from the team.
"I understand what my role is".
While the Linsanity era lives in the fans of Jeremy Lin, it looks like the Christian star is more than ready and eager to start the next chapter of his life in the Brooklyn Nets. It was a fun 15-day, nine-game stretch involving an unheralded point guard who put dwindling NY back in the map. Lin accepted the challenge and can't wait to contibute for the team. "And that's definitely something that appealed to me". "I think that everybody thinks Jeremy's best position is that combo guard off the bench. Excited to be back in the city", Lin said.
National Basketball Association player Jeremy Lin arrives to be honored at the Time 100 Gala in New York, April 24, 2012.
Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said that Jeremy Lin should be able to help Brook Lopez. Nevertheless, Lin is hopeful in the new role that is waiting for him in the East. "I am going to go in and keep my mind right, keep trying to play for God", Lin said via ESPN. Instead of returning to the New York Knicks to play alongside Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose and Kristaps Porzingis, the Linsanity opted to sign with the Brooklyn Nets to take over his long coveted starting role in the roster. I see him leading our team. On the other hand, many are expecting that the Nets will make his arrival a big event since the said team has always made sure to get a lot of attention during press conferences. On the offensive end, the coach believes Lin is a "great pick-and-roll combination with Brook (Lopez)".