Jeremy Lin News: Has Houston Rockets Star Lost His Celebrity Status?

By Brian Ethridge, Posted: 03/06/13 11:15AM EST

At this time last year, everyone was infatuated with Jeremy Lin and all of the news surrounding him. There was not a bigger celebrity in the world than Lin who was busy leading the New York Knicks to a ton of wins. At this time last year, Jeremy Lin was bigger than the NBA itself.

Oh, how quickly things change.

Since leaving the New York Knicks to join the Houston Rockets, Jeremy Lin has seen to have fallen off of the radar by the mainstream media. When he was with the New York Knicks, you could not turn on the television or visit any sports website without being overwhelmed with a ton of articles about the point guard.

If you want to find news about Jeremy Lin these days, you will have to Google his name just to find a single article about him.

Jeremy Lin obviously joined the Houston Rockets because they were able to give him a bigger contract than the New York Knicks could at the time. However, his celebrity status has taken a huge hit since making the move. Hindsight is 20/20, but it is now obvious that he should have stayed with the New York Knicks.

As a member of the Knicks, there was not a more marketable athlete in the world than Jeremy Lin. Even though his is still more marketable than the average NBA player, his celebrity status can no longer be mentioned with the likes of LeBron James and Kevin Durant.

It is possible that Jeremy Lin did not like his superstar celebrity status. Let's face it, some people just can't handle all of the attention that comes with being one of the most noticeable athletes in the entire world. Unfortunately, not being the sport's biggest star will end up hurting his income in the long run. That's not to say he is hurting for money, but we are sure he loves the almighty dollar just as much as the next person.

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