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Lakers considered signing Jeremy Lin

Updated: February 11, 2012, 12:37 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

NEW YORK -- "Linsanity" could have come to Hollywood instead of the bright lights of Broadway.

The Los Angeles Lakers, who were one of several teams to express interest in New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin when he went undrafted out of Harvard in 2010, also considered signing the 6-foot-3, 200-pound point guard before this season began when Lin was a free agent.

"He didn't play much, [but] I knew who he was because when he was floating out there, I know [Lakers general manager] Mitch ...

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