A-Rod chimes in on Linsanity

A-Rod chimes in on Linsanity

TAMPA, Fla. -- Alex Rodriguez has been so impressed by Jeremy Lin's performance, he's willing to offer the Knicks standout a reserved spot on his couch.

"Linsanity, wow, what a run," Rodriguez said Saturday, as he took a break from discussing baseball topics during his 23-minute news conference. "You look at the Giants, you look at Linsanity, there's been so many great things happening in New York, we kind of feel like we want to jump in the party.

"The great thing about Linsanity is it kind of reminds you how fun the game should be. For some of us that have been playing for a long time, if just for one second you've taken the game for granted, it makes you realize how much fun the game is."

Lin has reportedly upgraded from sleeping on Manhattan couches to a posh 38th floor, two-bedroom apartment at New York's W Downtown Hotel. But if he gets tired of that, A-Rod said that he'd be willing to have Lin stop by as a house guest.

"If he's still looking for a place to crash, maybe he can crash at my apartment," Rodriguez said, adding, "Imagine the tabloids then?"

Rodriguez was in an NBA state of mind on Saturday. He said that he thanked Kobe Bryant for introducing him to German doctor Dr. Peter Wehling and his Orthokine therapy, lauded Lin's emergence and compared his own "corrective exercises" to the ones that extended Grant Hill's career.