Jeremy Lin puts playing with Kobe Bryant over Linsanity return for Lakers

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The Los Angeles Lakers officially unveiled new signing Jeremy Lin yesterday – handing him the number 17 jersey in the process.

Lin though warned that despite wearing the same number he made famous during his spell with the Knicks, there would be no return to the Linsanity that surrounded him there.

The Cali native was only in New York for one season between 2011-12 and averaged an impressive 14.6 points during that time leading to the New York faithful taking the player under their wing.

Since then he has spent two seasons in Houston, but now, after arriving in Los Angeles he is focussing on the team game and the 26-year-old point guard expressed his excitement at playing alongside legends such as Kobe Bryant.

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The former Rockets man will have to outperform another veteran in the shape of Steve Nash however if he is to line up alongside Kobe as a starter next season.

And Bryant himself had a welcome of sorts for his new teammate.

The superstar has already made it clear to Lin that they have a lot of work to do this offseason as the Lakers look to bounce back from a terrible last campaign.

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