Jeremy Lin has not had ‘heart-to-heart’ with Carmelo Anthony about time with Knicks
During his tenure with the New York Knicks, point guard Jeremy Lin quickly rose to stardom behind in the NBA behind his stellar start to his career. Much of this came with All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony being out of the lineup due to injuries that paved the opportunity for Lin to showcase his ability.
However, there was much conflict on the court between Anthony and Lin that led to the pairing struggling to play effectively together and a battered relationship. During a recent interview with Zach Lowe of ESPN on “The Lowe Post” podcast, Lin revealed that both he and Anthony have yet to mend fences (h/t Nets Daily):
“I really don’t know what happened. You know I hear but I know as much as what you know or anybody else knows, maybe you know more actually,” Lin told Lowe. “I know as much as the average person. because no one really ever told me what happened.
“To this day, I don’t know exactly what happened, who said what, what people were thinking. I don’t know what rubbed people the wrong way or who, why I wasn’t really sought after as a restricted free agent. My faith allows me to understand that everything happens for a reason.
‘I haven’t had a heart-to-heart, hash-it-out conversation with him,” Lin said of Anthony. “But I would not be opposed if that ever came to be.”
The manner in which Lin’s brief tenure in New York ended did not bode well for the two to maintain a relationship beyond their tenure together. It appears to be something more on Anthony’s end as Lin holds no ill-will toward his former teammate for how things transpired.
Keep in mind, Anthony has thrown indirect verbal jabs at Lin for the contract that the Brooklyn Nets offer him last season while also dissing the type of offer that Houston Rockets offered him before that. There is clearly no standing relationship between them since their days playing together in New York several years ago. The two have respect for each other but there isn’t much than that.
Lin has career averages of 12.0 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 4.5 assists in 406 games.