The name Jeremy Lin is a bit taboo in the NBA these days. As with most unfulfilled promise, there is a bit of misdirected anger at Lin for him not being able to consistently be the player that saved (television coverage of) basketball in New York City and won the hearts of NBA fans across the country.
Everyone fell in love with Lin, not just Knicks fans. He was the first Asian American to play in the NBA in decades. He slept on his brother's couch while being the best player in the world for a few weeks. He, somehow, had grumpy old basketball writers petitioning for him to be in the All-Star Game on the basis of about 12 pre-All Star break games.