Jeremy Lin’s hamstring injury has troubled the ebullient point guard so much that he has even found himself “yelling at God.” (This is not the normal M.O. for the devout Christian Lin.) But God and the Knicks’ medical staff have apparently been listening to Lin’s cries. Lin was seen knocking down 3-pointers against light defense a few hours before his Brooklyn Nets tipped off against the New York Knicks on Wednesday.
The pre-game shooting would normally be an encouraging sign for Lin and his hungry fans. But Lin has hurt this hamstring three times now this season — enough to call the injury chronic and nagging. Timing on a comeback is particularly sensitive, especially with the Nets sure to miss the playoffs. Lin, of course, is eager to get back. This is his first year as a starter, he’s on a big contract, and he feels the pressure, the obligation and the desire. The hardest thing in the world is to have the patience required. Lin said he “checked all the boxes” before his last return, assuring fans he hadn’t rushed it. Still, he reinjured the hamstring. There is no official timetable for his return this time. But he was making a lot of those 3s.