Lin said the key breakthrough for him mentally is being pressure-free: "I’m not trying to recreate a Linsanity."
Lin said he learned to love game from his dad, whose favorite player is Kareem Abdul Jabbar. So there's a Lakers history there.
Lin's hope going forward is to maintain his relentless "attack mode" but also keep control in doing so like Chris Paul and Tony Parker.
Lin seems to be trying hard not to say - yeah, it'd be good if the Lakers had a coach
Lin on Lakers not having a coach: "Me and my trainer have our goals....right now, it doesnt affect it as much.
Jeremy Lin said there's a YouTube video out there with him and Steve Nash. There's a time waster for you Lakers fans at work to go look up
Lin: "I definitely enjoyed the perks (of Linsanity)." He mentions GQ cover shoot. But didnt like lack of privacy.
Jeremy Lin: "I feel I have the least amount of pressure on my shoulders than I ever have." Has reached a peace with his NBA standing.
"Always support through the ups and downs the support of the Asian community." Lin will have that in L.A.
Lin said he's not trying to recreate "Linsanity". Im not trying to be the phenomenon I was in New York. Im just trying to be myself."
Lin on Harden cornerstone comment: "I agree. He didn't mean that in any derogatory way. He and Dwight are the cornerstones of the Rockets."
Jeremy Lin: "I'm not trying to recreate 'Linsanity.' I'm not trying to be the phenomenon I was in New York. I'm just trying to be myself"
Lin on Nash: "When you consider players who have made the most with what they have, he has to be at the top or near the top of the list"
"I can't wait" Lin said of playing with Steve Nash.
Lin on Melo in No. 7: "It wasn’t a big thing to me. In some ways it could’ve been handled differently, but I wasn’t outraged in any way."
Lin on HOU showing Carmelo images in his jersey: "I just felt like maybe they could have kept it internal. But it wasn't a big thing to me."
Lin: "Im excited to learn from him (Kobe)." Says they have texted each other. Kobe told him they have a lot of work to do
Jeremy Lin: "I've had the privilege to play with a few very good players in Carmelo, James (Harden) and now Kobe..." No mention of Dwight.
Jeremy Lin talking about trade from Houston at Lakers introductory conference: "I’m seeing it as a new start, a fresh start."
Lin: "If I learned anything this past year, it’s not about who starts. It's about who finishes and how you play in the time you’re given."
Lin on the past yr: "I think I've learned and grown a lot as a person and Christian."
Jeremy Lin will wear No. 17....
Mitch Kupchak starts the Lin presser by telling the story of how the Lakers made two previous attempts to acquire Jeremy
Jeremy Lin showed up in formal blue suit....Kupchak jokes about him being "overdressed" for SoCal
While waiting for start of Lin's press conference, weird to think most tenured players with Rockets are Donatas Motiejunas, Terrence Jones.
Lakers returning Jeremy Lin to his Linsanity number 17. Bring Mike D'Antoni back, too? Guessing, no.
Jeremy Lin is back from Adidas tour of Asia (contractually obligated to complete). Ready to be introduced formally by the Lakers in an hour.
Joel Embiid keeps saying he's No. 11. Hope that doesn't hurt KJ McDaniels' feelings a la Jeremy Lin.