After an amazing 26 game stretch that was covered by both the national and international media; the era of Linsanity in NYC is officially over.
Even though Linsanity may be over in NYC, the debate on whether the Knicks should have matched Houston’s offer for Lin is farrrrrr from over. Knicks fans were torn between keeping Lin or letting him walk; for the record I was for letting him walk. Don’t get me wrong, Lin did what was best financially for him. In no way do I as a Knick fan begrudge him for getting the best deal possible but at the same time I agreed with most sports columnist and Carmelo Anthony…
The contract Houston offered was “Ridiculous”.
Like every other Knicks’ fan I enjoyed Linsanity, it was one of the highlights of last season. But during those 26 games there were also troubling signs, no defense, and turnovers. The pace of Linsanity slowed and many will blame the return of Melo but at the same time the NBA was figuring out Lin. Then there is also Lin electing not to play in the playoffs when he stated he was at 85%. The Knicks were desperate for point guard help after Shumpert and Baron Davis were injured, some would say if Lin wanted the Knicks to take a chance on by matching the $25 million dollar contract… May be he should have when he decided to sit out the playoffs.
As I stated earlier this is far from over, I would not be surprised if one of the major NYC papers run a weekly comparison of what Lin is doing versus what the Knicks are doing when the season starts.
Dear God I hope that doesn’t happen….
We may not know at this point if Lin will succeed in Houston or if the Knicks will be a winning team next season, but one this is for sure. Lin’s 1st game back at the Garden will be an EVENT!!!
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!