New York Knicks fans, hold your horses please and read what I have to say before you start trying to tear me apart.
I'm one of the people who believe that Jeremy Lin has what it takes to be a successful point guard in the NBA, one who will live up to his four-year, $30 million deal and excel.
That said, you're kidding yourself if you don't think that it's going to be a tough task for him to live up to the expectations, especially if the Knicks do indeed match the Houston Rockets' offer sheet.
Lin has enormous expectations and Linsanity is going to take over the world again as soon as he's healthy and playing at a high level. It's going to take a lot of mental toughness for this Harvard product to succeed.
In the media torture chamber that is The City That Never Sleeps, every move is scrutinized, particularly on the heels of a big contract with a "poison pill" in the third year.
Lin's continued excellence is going to be hard to come by regardless of where he ends up, which makes the upcoming season all the more fun to watch as we see just how real his initial success was.