I know I am on the Lin bandwagon and as I said, he wasn;t going to come in and lift them to a chip or anything (nor do I think any other PG can do that with this team), the team revolves around what type of player Melo wants to be. That being said, not sure of how many of you guys are from NYC but when Linsanity was happening, it was not simply a basketball event. Housewives at Costco were talking about him. People who had not watched a Knicks game in years were rushing out to buy his jersey for the whole family. Tickets became very hard (and expensive) to get, the garden was packed every night to see the Knicks play shit teams, MSG stock shot up. The nationally televised Lakers game, whether you think Lin is real or not, was just magical. The buzz before and after that game was crazy. That doesn't make him a great basketball player nor does it negate all the risks of signing him but this talk that the money and luxury tax are too much for the Knicks to take on is so silly.
I came home from a game with Jeremy Lin T-shirts for my daughters. They thought I was nuts.
I finally got some delivery man credibility when the Fresh Direct guy saw one of them wearing it as a nightshirt and screamed "Jeremy Lin" and gave her a high five.
And yeah, the most amazing thing about Linsanity was the energy in the street, with people walking from times square to the garden on game night with their Jeremy Lin Jerseys (or when they were scarce, combining a Stat and a Melo Jersey to make a Lin).