Words by Nick Slay
If you’re a diehard NY basketball fan, then you remember ‘Lin-Sanity,’ when Jeremy Lin sizzled on the court in orange & blue. With his Knicks days behind him, we all had high hopes as he dawned Brooklyn’s black & white as the Nets’ point guard that he would bring the slumping ball club back to the winning status. As the season opener against the Indiana Pacers was underway that dream unraveled before fans and onlookers.
Unfortunately, after a routine drive to the hole, those dreams may be dashed. Lin was hurt midway through the fourth quarter of the Nets’ 140-131 loss Wednesday night. It wasn’t just a slight injury but a season ending one. Off the heels of Celtic star, Gordon Hayward‘s gruesome injury; this isn’t the only team that has it’s playoff hopes dashed in one night. Rupturing the patella tendon in his right knee, it’s going to be a long road home for Lin before he returns to the court.
“Jeremy worked tremendously hard during the offseason and in training camp and was excited for the prospects of the team this season,” remarked general manager Sean Marks in a statement on Thursday. Lin will still be regarded in a leadership role, however will be leading courtside instead of in the paint. Brooklyn finished with the NBA’s worst record last season, so Lin who had 18 points scored last night was on the drive to change it up this year. We wish him a speedy recovery here at The Source.