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Jeremy Lin has officially brought “Linsanity” to Houston. The Harvard-educated NBA star left the New York Knicks to join the Houston Rockets as a basketball player and held a conference Thursday afternoon:

“I still have to kind of remind myself that this is actually happening sometimes,” Lin told reporters in Houston, during Thursday’s press conference. The New York Knicks failed to match Houston’s three-year, $25 million offer for Lin, a point guard.

“But it’s a huge blessing from God, and I can’t believe how it all shaped up for me, and for me to be able to be here right now, I’m definitely excited and thankful,” Lin added.

Lin was waived by the Golden State Warriors on December 9 of last year and was picked up by Houston on December 12. He appeared in two pre-season outings with the Rockets before the team let him go on Christmas Eve.

The the 6-foot-2, 200-pound, 23-year-old of Taiwanese descent made a name for himself as a New York Knicks player and coined the phrase “Linsanity”.

During Thursday’s press conference, Lin also added that he is pleased about the offer but even more ecstatic about having job stability: “It’s definitely nice to be able to have more job security,” he said. “It isn’t necessarily the amount of dollars; it’s the fact that I signed a three-year deal so I get to play this game in the NBA for three more years. I don’t think it’s all about money, but I think, at the same time, how much they put shows their investment and their belief in you as a player.”

Take a look at Thursday’s press conference where Lin talks about the next chapter in his NBA career as a Houston Rockets player:

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