Jeremy Lin Reveals Greatest Sin He Struggles With; 'I'm Not Humble'

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By Christine Thomasos , Christian Post Reporter
August 14, 2014|9:13 am
Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak introduces Jeremy Lin during a press conference at Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California, Thursday, July 24, 2014 (Photo: Reuters/Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak introduces Jeremy Lin during a press conference at Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California, Thursday, July 24, 2014.

Jeremy Lin has been vocal about his Christian faith for years and now he is opening up about the sins that he struggles with.

Lin, the 25-year-old Los Angeles Lakers guard, recently took to Facebook to answer questions from fans during what he called Fan Appreciation Week. During the session, Lin admitted that he is not as humble as people may believe and admitted his struggles with sinning.

"I'm not humble. Pride is [the] greatest sin I struggle with," he wrote on Facebook. "But I'd say as I get older, go through more experiences in life and face tougher obstacles, I realize that I'm more sinful and need God more than I ever imagined."

After his first NBA start as a Knick in February 2012, Lin rose to fame when he managed to score 25 points and lead the New York team to a 7-game winning streak. The guard became the first player in NBA history to put up numbers of at least 20 points and seven assists in each of his first four starting games, causing sports pundits, celebrities and fans to name him and the phenomenon "Linsanity."

However, Lin was later traded to The Houston Rockets in the Summer of 2012 where he averaged 28 minutes per game and was forced to ride the bench. Now that Lin has been traded to the Lakers, it seems he is ready to start a fresh chapter and is leaning on his faith to do so.

"I'm not trying to recreate Linsanity. I'm not trying to be that phenomenon that happened in New York. I think I just want to be myself, more than ever," Lin told reporters last month, according to The New York Times. "It's definitely been an up and down year for me. When I look back on the past two years, I think I've grown and learned a lot as a person, as a Christian and also as a basketball player."

 

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