Today in sports: Jeremy Lin is getting his own place, the 49ers are getting rid of their giant artificial hill, and the Big East will get $20 million for letting West Virginia University go free.
New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin spent the first two months of the season sleeping on the couch in his brother's Lower East Side apartment. That's fine for a benchwarmer with a non-guaranteed contract, but now that he's a burgeoning superstar and cultural icon, Lin wants a place of his own, which is not unreasonable. Sources say Lin has his eye on two "high-end" properties -- one is in New York City and belongs to a teammate, while the other is out in Westchester County, near the Knicks practice facility. We're not in the business of giving advice, but we're going to go ahead and give some to Jeremy Lin right now: Do not move to Westchester County. [New York Post]
You know who doesn't know the first thing about Jeremy Lin? Grouchy Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant! "I know who he is," Bryant told reporters last night in Boston, "but I don't really know what's going on too much with him." This felt like a silly tough guy maneuver until we watched the video of the interview, where it's pretty clear Kobe has never heard of Linsanity of Linmania. The Lakers are playing the Knicks Friday night, so he'll find out soon enough. [USA Today]