HOUSTON (AP) -- Jeremy Lin says his three-year, $25 million contract with the Houston Rockets is "a huge blessing from God."
The 23-year-old point guard's play for the New York Knicks this past season electrified fans before he was sidelined by a knee injury.
Lin told reporters in Houston that he's excited about playing for the Rockets and will "try to be a humble leader" and serve his teammates.
Asked how he'll handle the pressure of his new role as Houston's star player, he said he just intends to play hard and play for God.
Lin has been forthright about his Christian faith. He told the Houston media, "The biggest thing for me is waking up every day trying to glorify God and give my best effort and get better as a person and as a player."
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