New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin may not have gotten a shot with the Knicks if it wasn’t for the one player who critics say will interfere with the Knicks’ upward trajectory: small forward Carmelo Anthony.
While appearing Thursday afternoon on ESPN New York 1050′s “The Michael Kay Show,” Lin confirmed that Anthony told coach Mike D’Antoni to put him in the Knicks’ Feb. 4 game against the New Jersey Nets, which was Lin’s breakout performance. He scored 25 points and had seven assists off the bench, before being named a starter two days later against the Utah Jazz.
On whether Lin appreciated Anthony’s gesture, the second-year player said, “Of course! … I didn’t hear about that until after the game.”
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