by Micah Hart
A little background: continuing the trend of videotaping youngsters being heartbroken over the departure of their favorite athletes, a Knicks fan captured his five-year old bursting into tears after learning that Jeremy Lin would not be returning to the team.
As it turns out, Lin has access to the internet, found out about the video, and decided to try to cheer the youngster up via Skype:
A lot of people want to blame the Knicks for Lin’s departure, but obviously Lin had to know by signing an offer sheet with another team that leaving New York would be a possibility. Still, its easy to mend some fences with unprompted acts of kindness like the video above.
Something tells me Naim is going to be kicking himself someday for clamming up in the face of his idol, but then again, by the time he’s six he’ll have probably moved on to Kreayshawn or something like that.