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Jeremy Lin Hurt By Knicks Letting Him Go, Wasn't 'Comfortable' With Linsanity

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Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin stopped by HuffPost Live on Tuesday to talk about Linsanity, leaving the Knicks and his foundation. The former Knick acknowledged to host Marc Lamont Hill that he was hurt by the way the team let him go at the end of the 2011-2012 season.

"I'm not sure if you could say I left New York," Lin said.

Due to his restricted free agency status at the time, the Knicks had an opportunity to match the contract offer made by the Rockets and decided not to, in effect letting Lin go. Lin said that he was surprised the Knicks made this decision, and when Hill asked if he was hurt by it, Lin replied, "I'm human, so of course."

Watch the full clip above.

Lin also admitted that during the Linsanity craze, he wasn't altogether comfortable with all the attention he received.

Here's Lin discussing which coach he'd most like to play for:

Finally, here's Lin confronting Marc Lamont Hill about a piece Hill penned titled "The Linsanity Sham: Why Jeremy Lin Really Can't Play":

WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE:

 
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