Jeremy Lin, many a Christians favorite former New York Knicks pointguard, was is GQ magazine’s cover story for November, and the interview by Will Leitch is on the website, titled “Linsanity: the Sequel”. The publication also shared images and a video from Lin’s photo shoot. Most importantly, Jeremy Lin shares that his only plan to ever return to New York City’s Madison Square Garden…is when his current team, the Houston Rockets, faces the Knickerbockers during the season. Someone noted the the interview was kind of sad, and in a way it is, especially when Lin tells Leitch about wanting to retire a Knick.
Lin is already exhausted by the time we get on the West Side Highway, and he’ll actually pass out on me before we successfully navigate the nightmarish traffic and drop him on ESPN’s doorstep. But for now, he’s just bummed to be leaving so soon. He misses New York, its people, its fans. “You can’t ask for a city or a fan base to embrace somebody more than they embraced me,” he says. “I know it’s kind of silly to talk about it with only two years under my belt in the league, but going in before free agency, I was like, ‘I want to play in front of these fans for the rest of my career.’ I really did. I really wanted to play in front of the Madison Square Garden fans for the rest of my career, because they’re just unbelievable.”
As expected, Lin, 24, also talks about his sudden rise to fame in the persona of “Linsanity”, the racist and inappropriate remarks his sudden fame attracted, and if he some how got “got” when he signed with the Rockets under the presumed assurance that the Knicks had every intention of matching the contract offer to re-sign him for the 2012-13 season. Read Jeremy Lin’s full interview with GQ. I’m guessing the interviewer didn’t ask Lin any questions in which his faith would come into play, as there’s no mention as far as I noticed about his Christianity.
If you’re wondering about the Rockets game against the Grizzlies Wednesday night, the AP reports: “Jeremy Lin had seven points and 12 assists but continued to struggle shooting, going 3 of 9 from the field.” The Rockets won 109-102 in the preseason match.
Lin’s shoot with GQ:
- Lin wanted to retire a Knick (nypost.com)
- Jeremy Lin: Linsanity Invades The Cover Of GQ (houston.sbnation.com)
- Jeremy Lin Is A GQ Cover Boy, Still Sounds Sad About Leaving The Knicks (sportsgrid.com)