Jeremy Lin felt 'disrespected' by Rockets' pursuit of Carmelo AnthonyHouston used Lin's No. 7 to try and woo Knicks star away from New York
In advance of the two sides meeting this week, the Rockets posted a billboard outside the Toyota Center featuring Anthony wearing a No. 7 Rockets jersey, the same jersey number worn by current Rockets guard Jeremy Lin.
Upon learning of the situation, Lin took to Twitter to publicly express his feelings:
Luke 6:29 - If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them- Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) July 2, 2014
@EmodMarco im entitled to standup for myself/say i felt disrespected as i did thru tweet but point is love unconditionally/as jesus loved me- Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) July 2, 2014
Regardless of whether Anthony chooses Houston as his next destination, Lin is expected to be traded to clear cap space for the Rockets. The likely future home of Lin, according to reports, appears to be Philadelphia.