Knicks star Lin moves from couch to fancy NYC pad

New York Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni, left, shares a laugh with point guards Baron Davis (85) and Jeremy Lin (17) in the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

February 23, 2012 9:16:24 AM PST
New York Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin, who famously slept on a teammate's couch the night before his breakout performance, now has an apartment of his own.

The 2-bedroom rental is on the 38th floor of the residences at the W New York Downtown Hotel and overlooks the Statue of Liberty.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Lin signed the contract Wednesday.

The apartment was listed at $13,000 a month. Matthew Moinian, the son of W's developer, says Lin got a better deal, but he declined to disclose the price.

Lin was waiting to see if the Knicks would guarantee him a contract before he got his own apartment. In the meantime, he stayed with his brother and a teammate.

Lin is now signed with the Knicks through the season.