Overnight sensation Jeremy Lin is finally making the much-anticipated upgrade from his older brother’s LES couch to the swanky Trump Tower in downtown White Plains.
The 23-year-old Knicks guard is subletting the 20th story apartment from former Golden State Warriors teammate and former Knick, David Lee. He will join several of his teammates, as well as a few other New York Rangers in the 35-story building.
While the two-bedroom apartment includes top of the line amenities, cherry wood floors, indoor and outdoor pools, and even a basketball court, the primary draw lies in its proximity to the Knicks’ practice facility in Greenburgh, N.Y—a mere ten minute drive.
According to the Daily News, experts estimate that Lin is paying roughly $3,800 a month for the unit, which certainly isn’t negligible, but still considerably less than what Tyson Chandler is shelling out to live in the city.
Lin’s couch surfing habits also comes as no secret to New Yorkers, who have kept a keen eye on their newfound star both on and off the court. Real estate developer Edward Mermelstein, even offered to put Lin up for free in a one-bedroom apartment in the city.
That is not to say that Lin has given up his search for a city apartment. According to the Post, Trump Tower is a common Knicks pit stop on the road to finding a permanent residence.
“It is very common for new Knicks to stay at the Trump Tower in White Plains while they get acclimated to the city,” the source says. “Every Knick player is there before finding their own apartment.”
Reportedly, David Lee had bought the apartment for $750,000, but is currently living with his girlfriend in the Time Warner Center. Still single and racking up more admirers with each career high he breaks, Lin should prepare to be on the Manhattan radar – on or off the island.