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Jeremy Lin Still Wants to Sleep on Teammate’s Couch

By Melissa Siegel, Posted: 09/17/12 10:40AM EDT
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New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler thinks Jeremy Lin (above) was too inexperienced at the point guard position to run the team's offense last season.(Photo : REUTERS)

Jeremy Lin may be a multi-millionaire, but he still needs a couch to crash on every now and then.

The Houston Rockets point guard, who signed a three-year, $25.1 million offer sheet this offseason, first burst onto the scene with the New York Knicks earlier this year. He came off the bench in a February 4th game against the Nets and led his team to victory with a then-career-high 25 points. Lin averaged 22.1 points over his next 12 games, and the Knicks went 9-3 in that span.

At the time, Lin's contract with the Knicks was not guaranteed, so he spent several weeks crashing on the couch of his Knicks teammate, Landry Fields. While it makes sense that a guy whose NBA future was unknown would not want to settle down and buy an apartment, the tale only further emphasized his "rags to riches" story and endeared him to fans around the world.

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Now Lin's future is secure, but as a new Houston Rocket he still has to settle down in his new home in Texas. It seems the point guard's furniture has not yet arrived, which is why he texted new teammate Chandler Parsons and asked to crash on his couch for the night.

We're not sure if Lin realized the irony of his request, but Parsons certainly did. He tweeted photo evidence of Lin's request, complete with the line, "Glad all that NBA money didn't change him."

Lin, for his part, seemed to appreciate the humor, but was more interested in a response from the forward.

"So answer the question...can i? Haha," Lin tweeted back.

Parsons did not answer yes or no, but simply replied back with a question of his own: "Bunk beds?"

We are not sure if Lin took Parsons up on his offer. But it certainly is amusing to think about two grown basketball players sleeping in bunk beds for the night. How would they decide who gets the top bunk? After all, whoever does would probably risk hitting his head on the ceiling.

Maybe this bunk bed adventure should be the subject of Lin's next faux-documentary.

Hat tip to Kelly Dwyer from the Ball Don't Lie blog.



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