Jeremy Lin spoke candidly about his first season with the Houston Rockets, though it included 20,000 people at a youth conference in Tapei.
“I was ready to invigorate the entire city of Houston," said Lin. "I was supposed to save Houston basketball.”
Lin was signed by the Rockets last offseason after becoming a productive scoring guard with the New York Knicks.
“I became so obsessed with becoming a great basketball player … trying to be Linsanity, being this phenomenon that took the NBA by storm,” Lin told the audience. “The coaches were losing faith in me, basketball fans were making fun of me.”
Lin has found peace as he enters his second season with the Rockets as he pushed further down their pecking order behind James Harden, Dwight Howard and Chandler Parsons while battling Patrick Beverley for playing time at point guard.
“We are God’s beloved children, and there is nothing you can do to reduce God’s love for you,” he said. “When you do, you’ll be free.”