Apr 30, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin (7) reacts after making a basket during the second quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers in game five of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Jeremy Lin knew Houston Rockets offer Carmelo Anthony his jersey number

Carmelo Anthony took his free agent circus to Houston on Wednesday to meet with the Rockets before heading off to Dallas to meet with the Mavericks. Unlike the visit that Melo had with the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday, there was some drama involved on Wednesday afternoon.

One of the selling tools the Rockets used with Anthony was to show off a jersey to him that he would wear if he came to Houston. The only problem with the jersey is that it currently belongs to Jeremy Lin — a guy the Rockets will instantly trade the second they get wind Melo is committing to sign with them.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski from Yahoo! Sports, Jeremy Lin was fully aware ahead of time that the Houston Rockets were going ot be showing off his jersey number to the prize free agent sans Lin’s name.

Lin’s agent tells a very different story though.

Lin wasn’t too pleased that the Rockets used his jersey as though he wasn’t part of the team at the moment because he still is and that was still technically his jersey. Lin’s a Harvard kid though so schoolyard shenanigans like the ones the Rockets are pulling are beneath him and so too is getting too made about it when he knows he’s likely to be traded soon anyways.

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