Jeremy Lin didn't hole up and hide on his first night back in Houston. Instead, the new face of the Houston Rockets franchise hit the town with teammate Chandler Parsons, another of the Rockets' young cornerstones.
Lin's official public unveiling as a Rocket does not take place till a late Thursday afternoon press conference that everyone but the Home & Garden network seems to be broadcasting live. But Lin and Parsons went to Katsuya in West Ave Wednesday night — no major entourage needed, no big-timing pulled.
Lin and Parsons drank only water, declining any offers from Katsuya's famed "Liquid Kitchen."
Observers say that Lin and Parsons couldn't have been friendlier to everyone as they noshed on an impressive number of sushi rolls. And don't worry Rockets fans. Lin and Parsons drank only water for two hours, declining any offers from Katsuya's famed "Liquid Kitchen."
Lin may have said he would have "preferred" to stay with the Knicks because of the love the New York fans showed him (what, did you want him to lie?), but it's clear that he's ready to embrace Houston and all its offerings. Even if he was waived here by the Rockets last Christmas Eve.
Katsuya being the first return stop is hardly a surprise. The sleek sushi spot — long a favorite for major celebs in its LA incarnations — has quickly become the place for professional athletes in Houston to hang out.
Lin's point guard skills clearly aren't rusty. He knows where to go.