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PBT Extra: Knicks fans outside MSG talk feelings for Lin

Dec 18, 2012, 12:54 PM EDT

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Welcome to the rare PBT Exra without me in it, just Kay Adams and some Knicks fans.

Jeremy Lin returned to Madison Square Garden Monday night and reminded everyone just how special he can be when everything comes together for him, dropping 22 points and leading his new Rockets team to an easy win.

Everything came together for him last season in New York but he left after the season signing a deal in Houston (the Knicks never put a contract on the table for him), and one of the things we were watching heading into Monday’s game was the crowd reaction — and as you can see above, mostly there was respect for Lin.

Knicks fans like winning and they like Raymond Felton better right now(even if Lin got the best of him for a night). If the Knicks were not 18-6 and atop the Eastern Conference feelings might be different — Lin did hear some boos when he really started to carve up the Knicks Tuesday — but for the most part winning makes people magnanimous.

Lin’s pregame reception was not rousing but it was warm. Which strikes the right tone. Well done, Knicks fans.

  1. fanofevilempire - Dec 18, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    I believe the Knicks were going to match the original Houston offer but his agent went
    back to the Rockets and they got more money and did a creative thing by paying him
    15 mil in the last year. The Knicks would have paid 30 mil for that year with the tax.

    • hyca7316 - Dec 18, 2012 at 5:57 PM

      If you don’t do any homework, just take whatever propaganda that NYK spread, then you are fooled by them.
      The fact is like this: someone in NYK said they would match up to a billion, so Rockets owner/GM uppered their offer, and NYK just chickened out. It’s as simple as that.

      Here is one very recent article for you to read: http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/nba–jeremy-lin-proves-he-has-staying-power-in-nba-after-beating-knicks-at-msg—this-is-a-little-bit-of-closure—072959773.html

      There are also plenty of other articles available online. Google them, read them, and judge them for yourself, and don’t let someone else fool you around.

  2. clickablecontent - Dec 18, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    A friend in L.A. asked me “why are they booing?” I replied “here in L.A., we think we respect people by waiting until they leave the room before being sarcastic about them. In New York sarcasm is respect.” Just some good-natured sports rivalry, if you ask me.

  3. 808raiderinparadise - Dec 18, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    Good for Lin he has been all over the place this year, he had a great role in NY in that off scheme where he could freelance and make plays.

    He will settle in Houston and be a nice player for them.

    kid never aked for an inch of Linsanity, that media blew him up, not his fault they made him seem like the best player in the league.

    He has a nice open court game and a good transition player with some pesky D in the passing lanes.

    Thats about it.

    would be a nice value to any team, but a star player? His NY stretch was impressive but not too sure he gets even close to that again with Harden on his team.

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