Jeremy Lin looks on the bright side. This is a man of great faith — how else explain the decision to join the Brooklyn Nets, really? But joking aside, the bright side became harder to see as Lin caught yet another rotten break on Sunday against the Dallas Mavericks, sustaining his fourth injury of the year (after three hamstring hits). Lin sprained his right ankle, leaving the game and punctuating the question of why he’s playing at all. (See: 3 Reasons Jeremy Lin’s Season Could Be — Should Be — Over.)
Lin’s earlier injuries saw the devout Christian point guard admitting that sometimes he wanted to “yell at God.” This was supposed to be a glorious season for Lin, finally able to start and reach his enormous potential after the great fame of Linsanity, a checkered stint at Houston, and subsequent reserve roles with the Lakers and Hornets. But it has been one false start after another — and none of it because Lin isn’t great at basketball. He just hasn’t been able to get on the court. If Lin wanted to yell at God after his third hamstring pull, then it’s reasonable to think he’s trying not to scream at Him now. Lin, normally an avid Tweeter, hasn’t yet chimed in about how he feels post ankle injury.