J1. eremy Lin smiles as he answers questions during a news conference after signing a three-year-deal worth $25 million to play for the NBA Rockets in Houston July 19, 2012. Basketball sensation Jeremy Lin's brief but spectacular run in the Big Apple is over. Now the question is whether "Linsanity" can play as well in Texas. The National Basketball Association player, a Taiwanese-American who shot from obscurity in February to spark a fan frenzy from Broadway to Beijing, is no longer a member of the New York Knicks. The team declined to match Lin's three-year, $25.1 million offer from the Houston Rockets before midnight on Tuesday, clearing the way for the Harvard-educated point guard to head to the Lone Star State. REUTERS/Richard Carson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)