"Linsanity" was one of the more memorable times in Knicks history the past two decades. When Jeremy Lin broke out for the Knicks in 2012, it was must-watch basketball every night. Lin came out of nowhere to lead the Knicks second-half charge and into the playoffs. Now, he's one of the reserves on the Raptors, heading to his first NBA Finals.
Lin knows about success in New York City. If "Linsanity" is the most memorable time for the Knicks since 2000, just imagine if Kevin Durant comes along with another superstar.
The 30-year-old point guard told the New York Post on NBA Finals Media Day about how much he loved his time in New York and why Durant should come play there.
“I love the New York fans. I feel like that was such a special moment in my life. The big reason is [the fans] made it special. Just walking down the street, wherever I went, being in that arena playing at that time, all the fans make it special. It was a great experience. I don’t really have any negativity when I think back at those times. Even though there is the whole stigma of that market, I loved my time there.”
Winning in New York is the cream of the crop, especially considering the Knicks haven't won a championship since 1973.
“To be great in New York, that’s either the top one, two, three city to choose to have something awesome — to have an awesome team and awesome situation there. A lot of players have a shot for that and went for that and there’s nothing wrong with that," Lin said.
Durant will be a free agent this summer and the Knicks will have enough money for two max free agents. It's your move, KD.