- Posted: 11:59 AM, July 18, 2012
The frontrunner is NOC’s hilarious “Jeremy Lin I Used To Know,” a takeoff on Gotye’s hit single “Somebody That I Used to Know.” On Tuesday, the Knicks officially let go Lin, who was one of the biggest sports stories of the year. They decided not to match a three-year, $25.1 million offer sheet from the Rockets.
The Knicks and owner James Dolan were angered, The Post reported, when the Rockets reworked their offer sheet after Lin told them the Knicks would match the initial one.
“Why’d you have to sign so high?” NOC sings. “Said the Knicks would match it like you never even met James Dolan.”
NOC, evidently a long-starving Knicks diehard, believe Lin could have won a championship at Madison Square Garden alongside Carmelo Anthony – at least according to their chorus.
“Should have played with Carmelo, could have won a title and then maybe we’d retire your number,” the song goes. “I guess that you just need that dough and now you’re just Jeremy that I used to know.”
The song echoes the mixed feelings Knicks fans have about Lin leaving for Houston. Raymond Felton, who the Knicks nabbed in a sign-and-trade from the Blazers over the weekend, will take over at point guard and Jason Kidd, coming off his alleged DWI in the Hamptons on Sunday morning, will be the backup.