Yao happy Knicks let Lin walk

July, 25, 2012
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Yao Ming, confidant of Jeremy Lin and the first Chinese star in the NBA, says he's happy that the Knicks didn't match Houston's three-year, $25.1 million to Lin.

Yao spent nine seasons with the Rockets and says Lin will thrive in Houston, a smaller market in which players can thrive without the intense media scrutiny of New York.

For Yao's full comments, click here.

Ian Begley

ESPN New York Writer

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