Jeremy Lin may be out of the NBA, but he is still very familiar with one of the two teams competing in this year’s Finals.
The Golden State Warriors have served as unique bookends for Lin’s nine-year NBA run. He started his career with them in 2010-11, and then won his lone title against them with the Toronto Raptors in 2019.
Along the way, Lin has been hyped as a potential pickup for the Warriors on multiple occasions and has had several workouts with the team.
Because of that, he knows Stephen Curry well. And on the heels of the Warriors choking away Game 1 of the NBA Finals to the Boston Celtics, Lin took to social media to address what that meant for Curry.
I hope Steph Curry wins the championship and finals MVP. But make no mistake about it, he does NOT need a finals MVP to validate his career by any means
— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) June 3, 2022
Reactions to Lin’s assessment came swiftly in his Twitter replies:
People do say he needs this FMVP tho?
— Biased Curry Fan (53-29) (@StephGoatCurry1) June 3, 2022
what other superstar has had a successful career with a supporting cast ? MJ was bailed out by kerr, Kobe play along greats, Lebron played with AD AND dwade. if we not talking dirk, it’s irrelevant
— Sevyn Fox (@FoxSevyn) June 3, 2022
No… Curry already is top-10 all-time. He’s done enough,his game has done enough.
— Samuel (@Samuel15883626) June 3, 2022
Why would he what did he do or help any team make the playoffs or a deep run dude got exposed and never seen him again got sent to the G lol stop it.
— ProlificJWhoDat (@DatProlific) June 3, 2022
that’s the thing Lebron fans uses it to invalidate the 2015 win for steph.
— かなだ (@MlDNlGHT0) June 3, 2022
And he also isn’t one to back down. There’s a reason why him and Kobe Bryant went four months without speaking. He sticks by his guns.
The woman Gerard Pique cheated on Shakira with. https://t.co/JzZhlo3WF3
— Game 7 (@game7__) June 4, 2022
What will Lin ultimately go viral for next?
Time will tell.
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