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Scott Machado is an undrafted free agent point guard who has managed to make the Houston Rockets’ roster. His spot on the team was secured when Houston cut Shaun Livingston, so Machado was feeling pretty good. That is until Jeremy Lin called and began consoling Machado about being traded to Oklahoma City.
There was once a couch. A regular, rented couch, and it was brown. It sat in Landry Fields’ New York City apparent in relative anonymity. Then Jeremy Lin slept on it the night before he exploded against the New Jersey Nets to kick off Linsanity, and that couch was no longer a couch. It was an icon. It was artifact of NBA history. And now it’s gone forever.
The height of Linsanity feels like a long time ago, doesn’t it? It wasn’t really, but given all that’s transpired since then, from the injury at the end of the year to the Knicks letting him leave for the Rockets in restricted free agency, October feels far, far removed from February. That doesn’t mean Lin’s off the radar, though.
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Obama Saying, “We’re The Miami Heat, And He’s Jeremy Lin” About Mitt Romney Is A Thing That Happened
The New York Times published a story on President Barack Obama yesterday detailing his competitiveness and drive to do well in everything he tries (as well as his fondness for pointing out this personality trait to others). Not surprisingly, that competitiveness currently manifests itself most clearly in an intense desire to beat Mitt Romney in November and avoid becoming a one-term president. How intense? So intense that the sports metaphors came out.
Knicks Fans! Torture Yourself With This Video Of Jeremy Lin Talking About How Excited He Is To Be A Rocket
Hey! This guy looks familiar! Isn’t he the guy who helped turn our season around last year? Didn’t he have one of the statistically greatest opening runs of any player ever? Didn’t he pull this ridiculous spin move the night he dropped 38 on the Lakers? Didn’t he hit a bunch of shots like this? Didn’t he turn Chinatown into a basketball-obsessed mobscene for a few weeks? He is vaguely familiar-looking. Can’t quite place him though. Oh, well.
Jeremy Lin was introduced as a Houston Rocket today. He probably had mixed feelings about the whole affair, considering his love for New York and his time with the Knicks. Maybe this goodbye card from his former teammates will help cheer him up. [From Sports Pickle]
The biggest loser in Jeremy Lin signing with the Houston Rockets (besides the depressed New York Knicks fans) may be the retailers stuck with a glut of Jeremy Lin, Knicks apparel. The only thing worse for fans than knowing Lin won’t be in the Big Apple may be having to look at shelves full of blue-and-orange, number 17 swag.