Jeremy Lin is single, and he dissed the Kim Kardashian date gossip and all these rumors that have flown since Linsanity began earlier this month.
In an interview with Good Morning America Monday morning, the New York Knicks' new superstar point guard dissed the idea that he is going on a date with Kim Kardashian, maintaining that he is totally single.
Stuff about me dating, you know, Kim Kardashian, I mean I have no idea where that came from ... and all these rumors, the 23-year-old said on the ABC morning TV show.
He went on to clarify, saying, I don't think I'm that type.
Kardashian, 31 also appears not to be interested in the basketball star, as her spokeswoman Jill Fritzo, told the newspaper amNewYork that the date rumor was entirely false:
Absolutely 100% NOT true. Someone made that story up! Fritzo told the newspaper.
Fritzo was referencing a Feb. 16 report in MediaTakeOut that alleged that the publicist for Kardashian, who recently divorced Kris Humphries of the New Jersey Nets, had made arrangements for her to go on a date with the Knicks player.
She thinks [Jeremy] is cute, and she's good friend's with [Jeremy's teammate Carmelo Anthony's wife] Lala, a friend of Kardashian's reportedly told MediaTakeOut. It's going to be a double date.
The gossip site stated that Lin was excited to meet Kim K, but it appears that the source was incorrect, as Jeremy Lin rejected the Kim Kardashian date idea on ESPN on Sunday night.
Lin, a 6 foot, 3, 200-pound point guard has taken the sport by storm, overshadowing his All-Star teammates Carmelo Anthony and Amare' Stoudemire by leading the team to its best streak all year without their help. But Monday night, hours after Lin's Good Morning America appearance, the Knicks were spanked by Humphries and the Nets.
Lin, who hails from Palo Alto, Calif., was a star in college, when he led Harvard University to its all-time best basketball season in 2009 before graduating and going un-drafted in 2010. He proved himself in the NBA summer league, dominating John Wall in one particularly impressive game, and was then signed by the Golden State Warriors.
And now, he is unexpectedly the hottest player in the NBA, and as only the fourth Asian-American ever to play in the league, he has emerged as an icon in that community as well. And Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni only expects him to continue to do well:
He just does everything easy and the rest of the guys around him are playing the way we want to play,D'Antoni told CBS News last week, adding the following about Lin: The things that are real are his vision, which won't change; his speed, which won't change; his knowledge of the game, which won't change. I think it can only get better.
Watch excerpts of the Good Morning America interview below: