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Jeremy Lin Says He Would Have Preferred to Remain With Knicks

MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 23:  Jeremy Lin #17 of the New York Knicks looks on during a game against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on February 23, 2012 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Said Lin to Sports Illustrated's Pablo S. Torre: "Honestly, I preferred New York. But my main goal in free agency was to go to a team that had plans for me and wanted me. I wanted to have fun playing basketball ... Now I'm definitely relieved." We'd recommend reading the whole thing, then following that up by reading this piece from the Onion titled "Jeremy Lin's Departure Teaches Knicks Fans Important Lesson About Getting Excited By The Knicks."

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