Jeremy Lin Accepts 4-Year Deal With Houston Rockets

Jeremy Lin has agreed to sign a four-year, $28.8 million offer sheet with the Houston Rockets, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

The New York Knicks have vowed to match any offer Lin receives to keep him. The earliest Lin can officially sign the offer sheet is July 11. The Knicks would have three days to match or let him join the Rockets. Houston’s four-year offer to Jeremy Lin includes a team option in the fourth year. He would make $5 million in year one, $5.2 million in year two and $9.3 million in each of years three and four. The back-loaded offer is designed to hit the Knicks hard on the luxury tax.


The Knicks have publicly and privately indicated they plan to match any offer for Lin. Besides Lin’s promise as an NBA point guard, his ability to drive revenue for the Knicks – both regionally and internationally – is unprecedented for a player with such a limited body of work. As an Asian American, Lin’s popularity in the Far East could significantly benefit from him playing in Houston. The Rockets still have great brand recognition in China because of Yao Ming’s career with the franchise.

The Knicks understand that whatever they pay Lin – and whatever ultimate luxury-tax punishment results from going so far over the salary cap – could still be well worth the cost.

Lin averaged 14.6 points and 6.2 assists before his season ended with a knee injury in March. Lin had been in the Rockets’ training camp in the preseason, stuck behind Lowry and Dragic. The Rockets cut him before the start of the season. After Lin exploded into global stardom across several weeks with the Knicks, people wondered how teams like the Golden State Warriors and Rockets ever let him go.

If the Knicks offer Jeremy Lin a better deal, do you think he will choose the team over Houston Rockets? In your opinion, under which team would he do better as a player?

Source: Yahoo News

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5 Reasons Being Left-Handed Is A Disadvantage

Left-handed people have remained disadvantaged in almost every situation. It seems innocuous, but being born with this crippling condition means that …

#5. They’ll Die Sooner

Studies have shown that the number of left-handers who make it to old age is drastically lower than the number of their right-handed peers. In short, lefties tend to check out earlier. Why? Well, for one, lefties just have more accidents. The most agreed upon explanation is that lefties get in more accidents simply because they’re trying to maneuver in a world that’s upside down and backward to them.

#4. They’re More Likely to Go Insane

Although left-handed people make up only 10 percent of the population as a whole, they compose a full 20 percent of schizophrenics. If you like those odds, you should know that left-handedness is also associated with dyslexia, ADD and some mood disorders.


#3. They’re Screwed at School

Right out of the box, left-handed kids realize the world wasn’t quite made for them. At school, they do worse on timed exams and suffer awful back and neck cramps in the process. Why? Freaking right-handed desks. And scissors. And everything else.

#2. They’re More Easily Scared

Studies have shown that, if you’re left-handed, you’re twice as likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Not that they don’t have reason to be afraid, considering that …

#1. Hating Them Is Ingrained in Our Culture

Left-handers in the Western World are kind of lucky that they only need to worry about annoyingly awkward tools. In certain parts of Africa, Europe and much of the Far East, it’s actually offensive to do anything with your left hand besides wipe your ass. For this and other reasons, the left hand is considered unclean and carries a cultural stigma.

Did you enjoy reading this post? Lefties, feel free to share your tales of woes with us!

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