Jeremy Lin reflects on ‘Linsanity’: “I was too immature and young to really learn how to not take that for granted”

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Jeremy Lin talked about his time in New York, where he experienced the most ‘intense’ part of his career. Lin, in an hour-long interview airing Friday with Mike Breen on MSG Network via NBCS, revealed his biggest regret from that era.

“It was the most special, precious moment,” Lin noted. “And in the end to the previous question about regrets. My biggest regret is that I didn’t soak in every second of that experience. That’s my biggest regret. My biggest regret is that I was too immature and young to really learn how to not take that for granted. I was so set on the next season and rehabbing from my injury and what I wanted to happen next that I couldn’t stay in the moment and just appreciate that, and appreciate New York for who New York was and what New York did for me, who all those fans were, and what that meant. It was so special.”

Despite that Lin was fortunate enough to become an NBA champion last season, he said “Linsanity” was quite a unique experience.”The number one thing I would say is just the fan support,” Lin said on what he remembered from that season. “Since then I’ve gone through a lot of highs and lows.

I’ve been fortunate enough to win an NBA Championship and go through the championship parade and things like that. And that was incredible, but what happened in New York during that stretch – it was just really not something that I’ll ever experience again. It’s not really anything that even an NBA player may experience. It was that unique. And it was all built around how the fans were on a different level in terms of the energy, the excitement. That’s really what I remember, and that’s what brings a huge smile to my face when I think back.”