Coping with a death isn’t easy. Everyone has their own way of dealing with the loss of a loved one. But when it isn’t a loved one or even an acquaintance that passes, everybody has their own way of dealing with that as well. Especially Jeremy Lin. The New York Knicks point-guard is sweeping the nation with his quick pivoting moves and his ability to handle the ball. But it is his inability to cope with the late Whitney Houston that is troubling the former Harvard stand out.
“I’ve never dealt with the whole death concept easily” says Lin. “Especially with someone like Whitney”.
The point guard then stated that he never understood why Kevin Costner was chosen as the body guard in the film “The Body Guard” because he was the same height as Houston in the movie.
“How the hell is Costner going to protect a bitch when he’s eye to eye with her. I’m 6’3. Whitney never would have died. On screen or off. Never….” Lin abruptly ended the interview session before firing a 100% cotton t-shirt at the brick wall.
But not everybody is buying into Lin’s feelings towards Houston. New York Knicks head coach Mike D’Antoni is one of those non believers.
“I honestly don’t get it” D’Antoni said. “To me, the kid is trying to max out on his fame right now. I mean he thought her name was spelled Hewston for f–k sake. HEWSTON!”
Lin wasn’t particularly thrilled with Mike D’Antoni’s comments.
“Coach said that?” Lin asked. And before you know it Lin was seen throwing 100% cotton t-shirts at a brick wall, making a loud “cloth sound”.
Not everybody can handle fame. Not everybody can handle Whitney Houston’s death. But for Lin, being famous and showing the inability to act like an adult is the true makeup of a great NBA player.