Jeremy Lin‘s NBA career has been a journey, but it’s hard to call Lin a journeyman in the typical NBA sense. Because ever since Lin burst to fame and prominence during his Linsanity moment with the Knicks, he’s been a magnet for attention — and he’s also been in search of a basketball home. Despite not starting, Lin seems to have found a good place in Charlotte this year — being a major contributor on a Hornets team that just broke a 14-year drought in playoff wins. But maybe this year just looks good compared to last year for Lin.
In his sole season with the Lakers under the strange, ineffectual leadership of head coach Byron Scott, Lin never knew what would come his way. One game he might get 30 minutes and in the next never find his way off the bench. Scott’s treatment of Lin was mercurial at best, yet Lin bit his tongue even though the media in LA would have gladly aired his grievances. Lin is still holding his tongue this week, as the Lakers fired Byron Scott for guiding the iconic franchise to its worst season in history. Lin, a devout Christian, practices turning the other cheek. That style has served him well mostly. LA wasn’t a total disaster: Lin’s former teammate on the Lakers, Nick Young — aka Swaggy P — tweeted at him this week: “proud of my man.” Young may not be so quiet about Scott’s dismissal.
— Carpe Diem (@Rodzilla1379) April 24, 2016