Houston Rockets star Jeremy Lin, anchor Jay Crawford make their This is SportsCenter debuts

Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin stars in the latest spot from ESPN’s This is SportsCenter franchise.

In the spot Lin, a Harvard graduate, suggests some colorful edits to SportsCenter anchor Jay Crawford’s script. The September shoot marked the first time Lin wore his Rockets jersey since he left the New York Knicks last summer. It is also the first SportsCenter spot featuring Crawford — colleague Hannah Storm makes a cameo — and (we believe) the first time “trajectory metrics” and “temporal nature” have been used in a SportsCenter script.

The SportsCenter campaign also allowed Lin to meet Henrik Lundqvist, the New York Rangers star goalie. Lundqvist also was recording a segment, with The Muppets’ “Swedish Chef,” on North Campus.

Though they both played home games in Madison Square Garden last winter during Lin’s meteoric rise to stardom as a Knick, they were introduced to each other in Bristol, Conn.

NBA star Jeremy Lin and NHL standout Henrik Lundqvist met in September on the ESPN campus between their respective "This Is SportsCenter" shoots. (AJ Mazza/ESPN)

NBA star Jeremy Lin and NHL standout Henrik Lundqvist met in September on the ESPN campus between their respective “This Is SportsCenter” shoots. (AJ Mazza/ESPN)