The last time Lin talked to Knicks owner James Dolan was right before Game 5 of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, when New York was down, 3-1, to eventual NBA champion Miami. Lin, who had suffered a meniscus tear in his left knee, had been ruled out for the remainder of the regular season and had already missed the first four games of this playoff series. Now Dolan, with point guard Baron Davis also injured, wondered about Lin's availability. But the matter had already been settled. "Every single vet on our team that has been in the league longer than five years pulled me aside and told me that I shouldn't play," Lin says. "And I had arguments with them about why I should."
Dolan -- who didn't talk to Lin often but had generally been "really nice to me" --wound up expressing support. "I have plans for you in the future," Lin recalls the owner saying. "This is a long-term investment. Don't rush back."
Dolan doesn't go around to talk to the players, doesn't hang out at practices, doesn't talk to the media, doesn't come around. He has always acted like a total douche, as if all of that would be beneath him. Where does all this come from? Do the players sit in his office all day?
Re: Jeremy Lin Interview with SI - Dolan told him long term investment
Originally Posted by KyrieTheFuture
I commemorate Houston for drafting up an incredible contract offer to Lin that they couldn't match. Savvy move.
I don't think you know what that word ****ing means.
I'm rolling here, honestly I'm damn near tears.
Okay, all better.
I think you may have meant "commend", commemorate means to remember and honor or recognize in a symbolic or ceremonial fashion. So unless you're about to have a 21 gun salute in your living room or are going to declare July 19 "National Rockets Are The Shit" Day, it doesn't work.