The night before he scored 25 points and had seven assists in a win over the New Jersey Nets on Saturday Feb. 4, sensational New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin slept on teammate Landry Fields' couch, which became a story in it of itself.
Lin also revealed that, when he joined the Knicks, he had been sleeping on the couch of his brother Josh, a New York University dental student who lives in the lower east side of Manhattan.
During the Knicks' six-game winning streak, the 23-year-old Lin is averaging 26.8 points and 8.5 assists. (Reuters/Mike Cassese)
But now, after leading the Knicks to six straight victories, including the win over the Nets, Lin can now sleep a little more comfortably.
The New York Daily News reported Tuesday that New York's newest star has sublet a two-bedroom apartment from former Knicks forward David Lee in Trump Tower in downtown White Plains, N.Y. It is also the same two-bedroom apartment that current Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire rented before he moved to Manhattan.
Lin has rented his the apartment for $3,800-a-month and will live on the 20th floor of the 35-story building, which is right off Main St. and is home to several other Knicks players and some New York Rangers as well. However, what seems most convenient about the building is that it is in close proximity to the Knicks training facility in Greenburgh, N.Y.
Lin's pad boasts nine-foot ceilings, marble bathrooms, cherry wood floors and a built-in sound system. The building, which was built in partnership with developer Louis Cappelli, also has indoor and outdoor pools and basketball courts, a spa and a gym.
Now that Lin has a guaranteed contract, a two-year, $1.2 million deal, he should have no problem maintaining his new dig and stably staying in one place.
Lin is the first player in NBA history to have at least 20 points and seven assists in each of his first five career starts, the first one coming against the Utah Jazz on Monday Feb. 6. The Harvard graduate scored 136 points in those five starts, which is the most by any player since the NBA-ABA merger in 1976.