Jeremy Lin isn’t the only person on planet Earth undergoing a tough transition from nobody to megastar. For instance, just take one look at the tabloids and you’ll see Justin Bieber — former national sweetheart — peeing in a mop bucket or having his tour bus searched for drugs. Long story short, Lin shouldn’t be crying and complaining about his shortcomings and should instead appreciate his stardom.
Even still, Lin recently talked about his time with the Houston Rockets and naturally blamed his initial season in Houston on the Rockets’ coaching staff. Well, if a Harvard-grad and soft-spoken guy like Lin is causing problems within the Houston organization then Dwight Howard is going to have a whole mess of people fired!
When Lin first burst onto the scene with the New York Knicks, he was known as an offensive juggernaut who was pretty much expected to drop 20 points a night. Of course, his rather unique background made him famous and the media understandably changed his life. However, Lin showed weakness with this quote as he blamed everyone but himself:
“The coaches were losing faith in me; basketball fans were making fun of me.”
First off, the Houston guard was just as good in 2012 as he was in 2011, so let’s not act like he has some putrid season and was portrayed as a villain across town, because that wasn’t the case. Secondly, Lin saying something like this shows he pays attention to NBA people like me, which means also means he has a lower-than-usual self esteem.
Sorry, but I’m won’t be attending the pity party, Jeremy.