Add up the money - nice work if you can get it.
Add up the playing time - great views for lots of Asian American kids hoping to hoop for a living.
Add up the fact that he gets reunited with Kenny Atkinson of the Linsanity days - and maybe Linsanity spreads like wildfire again.
Biggest contract to date.
Averaged 11.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists last year.
Apparently - or possibly rather - maybe not everyone was happy about it including former Nets' point guard Jarret Jack who was just released by the Nets (because they couldn't trade him):
Now, to be fair, we don't know for sure that Jack's tweet was about Lin getting $12M per year -- nearly double what Jack has ever made for a season during his 11-year career. He could have been catching up on "Veep" on his DVR. Or maybe he was in a hot sculpting class and his instructor made a funny joke. But based on the 3,000+ retweets on Jack's tweet, it's safe to say the Twitter audience thought it was about Lin's contract.
Jack has since said he was not tweeting about JLin's contract.