Jeremy Lin reflects on Linsanity: ‘My biggest regret is that I didn’t soak in every second’
There was nothing quite like “Linsanity.”
For a few weeks in February of 2012, Jeremy Lin brought pure joy to the New York Knicks and the basketball world. A guy signed to a non-guaranteed injury replacement contract just after Christmas of 2011, Lin exploded on the scene — finding a perfect fit in Mike D’Antoni’s up-tempo system — became must-watch television as he lifted the Knicks up. Within a month, D’Antoni was out in New York, and as quickly as Linsanity rose it started to fall back down. By the next year, he was in Houston.
Lin, in an hour-long interview airing Friday with Mike Breen on MSG Network — which is re-showing the Linsanity games during this forced stoppage in play and life — Lin talked about what he remembered most from those days.
Lin detailed his breakout game against Brooklyn — “I don’t remember it all. It was a blur.” — how he slept on Landry Fields’ couch through part of that stretch, and Lin talked about his regrets from that era.
It’s a nice touch by MSG to bring back Linsanity — one of the handful bright spots for the Knicks in the last decade — to remind us all how much fun basketball and the NBA can be. We miss the sport, and it brings joy to be reminded of the highs it can reach when everything comes together.