Call it Linsanity Week.
As MSG Network desperately seeks programming during the suspension of the Knicks’ season, Jeremy Lin’s top games during his infamous 2011-12 campaign will air starting Monday.
The Lin-fest is the first time the Knicks have acknowledged Lin being a part of franchise history. Lin left on bad terms after the Rockets redid his offer sheet, placing a poison-pill, $15 million final year after realizing the Knicks would match the original one. Carmelo Anthony called Lin’s revised offer sheet “ridiculous.’’
Knicks owner James Dolan was bitter at what he felt was a betrayal after Lin became a global icon and decided to let him go to Houston. Upon Lin’s returns to the Garden, no ceremonial video moment was staged to acknowledge his place in Knicks’ lore.
When MSG Network started telecasting past contests last month, fans on social media wondered why Lin wasn’t part of it.
The week calls for nine of Lin’s games to be showcased, including his sensational performance against Kobe Bryant’s Lakers and his buzzer-beating win in Toronto.
Lin played for Beijing Ducks this past season. During the NBA Finals, when Lin won a ring as a bit player for Toronto, he told The Post, “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.”
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