One constant remained Friday morning at the Knicks' practice facility: Linsanity.
The media crush was so great that as reporters stood in front of a door that point guard Jeremy Lin was expected to enter, one reporter quipped: “Guys, you can block the door. He’s going to descend down from heaven.”
Lin eventually entered through the door like other worldly creatures and addressed a variety of topics, including his relationship with Yao Ming and his addition to the Rising Stars Challenge involving rookies and second-year players as part of the All-Star Game festivities later this month in Orlando, Fla.
"I thought the rosters came out a while ago, but people started telling me I made it yesterday," Lin said. "They must have done something to get an extra guy in there."
Lin said he didn't think participating in the game would be overly taxing, noting that he would "probably stand around half-court and throw a couple of alley-oop passes."