Jeremy Lin Rumors

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Jeremy Lin
Jeremy Lin
Position: -
Born: 08/23/88
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:199 lbs. / 90.7 kg.
Earnings: $64,498,737 ($68,959,058*)
The Lin hype swelled. Magazine covers followed. As the Knicks’ Carl Landry put it, Lin was probably “the most popular person on the planet at that point in time.” He was the first American of Chinese or Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA. He had faced stereotypes and discrimination — both subtle and overt — dating back to his days at Harvard. (After the victory over the Lakers, a prominent sports columnist tweeted a crude joke that fed into Asian stereotypes.) “It’s a sport for White and Black people,” Lin had told the San Francisco Chronicle while in college. “You don’t get respect for being an Asian-American basketball player in the U.S. … I hear everything. ‘Go back to China. Orchestra is on the other side of campus. Open up your eyes.’”
One email, however, surprised him. It was from someone close to Lin. Federico didn’t believe it at first, but it was real. Lin was curious: Would Federico be free for lunch? They met at a hotel. They discussed sports and life and faith and shook hands. “Two guys talking basketball and talking Christianity,” Federico said. When it was over, Federico viewed the gesture as an example of the best of people, to offer grace when none is required. “God only knows the level of things he’s heard in his life and career that have actually been racial attacks on him,” Federico said. “But for him to respond to me like that, I was blown away with his charity and his kindness.”
Jeremy Lin talked with Emmet Ryan of BallinEurope about Nikola Jokic, Luka Doncic, and more, at the Collision conference, organized by Web Summit, which is being held virtually and staged out of Toronto, Canada. “What he’s doing is ridiculous. The end of the season will be interesting. He’s definitely a front runner right now and Denver is playing really well,” he told BallinEurope regarding Jokic’s position in the race for the NBA season’s MVP award, “The only other person I’d put into consideration is Steph Curry, what he’s doing is historic. There are good candidates on the Sixers and the Jazz but, to me, it’s still Jokic.”
Storyline: MVP Race

Jeremy Lin: I didn’t do enough when I was “Linsanity” to break down barriers for the next generation. I just wanted to play basketball during that time in 2012 when I was suddenly thrust into the global spotlight with the New York Knicks. I didn’t recognize the built-up trauma and the multigenerational, systemic injustices. I failed to appreciate and better support the work of advocates fighting for Asian Americans to be seen and heard. It’s one of my biggest failures and one of my biggest regrets.