During his recent interview with CNN. Newest Houston Rocket Jeremy Lin said “I’m thankful for what New York did,” but like many of us. Lin took job security over the appeal of playing in a really cool city for less money with bad co-workers. Beside not having access to some of the worlds best pizzeria’s, I don’t see Lin missing NYC at all — especially in the third year of his contract which will pay him $14.8 million. For that kinda cash, he can fly any one of these popular NYC pizza joints to Houston on a rotational basis.
Welp. It’s back to Houston for Jeremy Lin and this time around he’ll definitely have the attention of the Rockets coaching staff. Created by artist Michael John Tangonan, this Jeremy Lin piece is a remix of the Knicks inspired Lin logo when long, long ago he played in New York City. My, my, my how time fly’s.
It over in New York City for Jeremy Lin and Knick fans have all summer to get over it. Somehow I feel this parody of “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye helps with that pain.
Well, it official. Jeremy Lin is now a Houston Rocket as the Knicks decided to not match Lin’s three-year, $25.1 million offer sheet from the Rockets.
Much love and thankfulness to the Knicks and New York for your support this past year…easily the best year of my life #ForeverGrateful
Extremely excited and honored to be a Houston Rocket again!! #RedNation
— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) July 18, 2012
The team announced its decision on Tuesday night, confirming several reports that surfaced over the weekend stating the Knicks would not match Lin’s offer. Well, I guess it was fun while it lasted in NYC and who knows. Maybe the goodtimes will keep rolling in Houston.
From the mind of artist Jesse Hora, comes “Athlete Object” which shows some of your favorite athletes drawn as everyday ordinary objects. Like Hakeem Olajuwon who is illustrated with the following attributes:
A Dream Catcher: Nicknamed Hakeem ‘The Dream’.
Ballet Shoes: Hakeem was one of the most agile big men of all time.
Shake: He put other big men on skates, with a set of fakes and spin moves that became known as his trademark Dream Shake.
Block: The all-time NBA leader in blocked shots.
2222: The Dream is 1 of only 4 players to have recorded a quadruple-double in the NBA.
Flag: He is a proud Nigeria native.
The Houston Rockets will sign restricted free agent Omer Asik to a three-year, $25 million contract according to Chicago Tribune sources. Yup, you read that right.
Last season, Asik averaged 3.1 points and 5.3 boards playing 14.7 minutes a night.
The Bulls have three days to match the offer, which is backloaded to approach $15 million in the third season (Year 1: 5 mil. Year 2: 5.225 mil. Year 3: 15 mil).