Jeremy Lin and the NY Knicks apparently knew the extent of the point guards's meniscus tear last week. So why did they conceal it to the public? The NY Daily News' Frank Isola tweeted, "Now I'm kinda glad the Daily News wasn't one of the chosen media outlets the Knicks misled by claiming Lin would possibly play on Tuesday."
WFAN's Craig Carton yelled today: “Why go through all the nonsense of lying about it?” asked Carton. “Of saying, ‘Maybe he’ll play Thursday in Orlando.’ ‘Maybe he’ll play Tuesday in Indiana.’ He’s not playing in any game! Jeremy Lin’s done!”
Why the misdirection by Madison Square Garden? Isola says it was all about ticket sales:
The Knicks were eventually going to get around to revealing the troubling results of Jeremy Lin’s MRI but certainly not before last Wednesday.
That was a crucial day inside the club’s executive offices at Two Penn Plaza because March 28 represented the deadline for season- ticket holders to purchase all four rounds of the playoffs.
Which is odd because, when was the last time the Knicks didn't sell out a home playoff game? “You have to say to yourself, ‘What do you gain by hiding information?’ ” Carton asked. Then again, the Miami Heat didn't sell out their first playoff game last year against the Sixers. So, does it go deeper?
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