9 years in the past Sunday, Jeremy Lin authored one of many quintessential moments of the “Linsanity” Period.
With the Knicks and Raptors tied at 87 within the closing seconds at Air Canada Centre, Lin calmly pulled up for a dead-on three-pointer from the highest of the circle.
“Lin places it up….BANG,” Mike Breen exclaimed because the ball flew via the online. “Jeremy Lin from downtown and the Knicks take the lead.”
Lin completed with 27 factors and 11 assists in a 90-87 Knicks win.
Lin’s time with the Knicks ended after that magical 2011-12 season and he has bounced across the NBA and the G League since. The Harvard product is now averaging 18.0 factors and seven.0 assists via three video games with the Santa Cruz Warriors, the G League affiliate of Golden State.
On Saturday, practically 9 years to the day of his exploits north of the border, Lin was once more concerned with a Knicks franchise.
The Bay Space native went for 29 factors and swished a game-best seven triples with 9 assists because the Santa Cruz Warriors beat the Westchester Knicks 124-116 on the ESPN Extensive World of Sports activities Advanced at Walt Disney World Resort.
Lin final performed within the NBA through the 2018-19 season, successful an NBA title with the Raptors however averaged simply 3.4 minutes in eight video games performed.
After that season ended, Lin landed within the Chinese language Basketball Affiliation after failing to obtain a suggestion from any of the 30 groups within the league. He averaged 22.3 factors, 5.7 rebounds and 4.6 assists in 39 video games with the Beijing Geese. He might have returned there this 12 months however stated he needed to be nearer to residence through the pandemic as he appears to be like to get again to the NBA.
“I believe with Covid and every part that occurred in 2020, at this time limit it’s like nothing might be taken as a right,” he stated on ESPN. “Simply to have the ability to get on the courtroom and play is refreshing. I’m simply grateful and for me one in all my greatest objectives is to return right here and soak every part in and revel in it.
“And that is my eleventh 12 months enjoying professionally basketball however it virtually seems like my rookie 12 months when it comes to, I don’t know, there’s one thing completely different after Covid about now each time you step on the ground. So I simply wish to soak every part in and embrace it as a lot as I can. And if I don’t try this, I don’t suppose it might be a profitable G League bubble, whatever the play and the efficiency, the outcomes, if I can’t benefit from the current then I’m lacking out on an enormous alternative.”