NEW YORK -- Will New York Knicks fans greet Jeremy Lin with a warm reception or will they shower him with boos?
It's one of the more interesting dynamics surrounding Lin's return to Madison Square Garden on Monday night.Raymond Felton -- who was brought in to replace Lin and is one of the driving forces behind the Knicks' 18-5 start -- knows where he stands on the issue.
He wants the Garden faithful to cheer Lin.
"They should. By all means, I hope they do," Felton said. "They should give him a standing ovation when he comes back here, without a doubt."
"I think they're going to give him a heck of an ovation. I'd be shocked if it was anything else," added Steve Novak
, one of Lin's closest friends on the Knicks. "Unless everybody changed their mind and hates him, he's one of those guys that people are going to remember for his time here. It wasn't a very long time, but it was special. He played unbelievably well. I think there will be a movie about it one day."