Jeremy Lin signed a three-year, $36 million deal with the Nets bringing him back to New York where his fame started, but this time, he’s with the team on the other side of the river.  Carmelo Anthony admitted to being surprised that Lin is Brooklyn’s new star when asked about his former teammate invading the Garden on Saturday for a Knicks-Nets preseason game, but he also said he was happy for Lin.

From the NY Post (h/t SLAM):

“He is the face of their franchise – believe it or not,” Anthony said after Friday’s practice. “He came up, they paid him. Now the ball is in his hands. Now he’s one of the franchise players over there. I don’t know what you want me to say about that. I’m happy for him, excited for him to see how it’s going to turn out over there.”It’s no secret the chemistry between Anthony and Lin during “Linsanity” in 2012 left a lot to be desired, and the dynamic came up again last month when former Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni said on a Vertical podcast Anthony didn’t “adapt” well to Lin’s rise.

“That was five, six years ago, bro,” Anthony said. “I forgot about that.”

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