11/21/2013 07:04 am ET

The Rerise Of Jeremy Lin - Grantland

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On Thursday night, Jeremy Lin stood in the visitor's locker room of a familiar building surrounded by a throng of New York City reporters whom he must have vaguely recognized. The reporters asked Lin how it felt being back in the city and all the usual revenge-narrative questions, and Lin did what Lin always does -- he was polite and noncommittal and thanked everyone and talked about how he was happy that the Rockets had beaten the Knicks.

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