Christian basketball star Jeremy Lin says that he is "thankful" to be moving on to the next phase of his NBA career after signing a mutli-season deal with the Brooklyn Nets Friday.
The 27-year-old Lin, who played last season with the Charlotte Hornets and averaged 11.7 points per game, has agreed to a three-year, $36 million deal with the Nets, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein.
The three-season deal will likely provide the former Harvard University guard with a little bit more stability moving forward in his career as he has played for three different teams over the last three seasons and has been on five different teams since he started playing in the NBA in 2010. more >>
Before Jeremy Lin embarked on his annual tour of Asia, he asked his digital prayer group for support.
In his 22nd email full of prayer requests, the NBA free agent asked people to pray for the events that will take place along the tour.
"I'm in Asia for my Asia tour and tonight I have, what I consider, possibly the most important event of the trip," Lin emailed his prayer group on Saturday. "Please pray for me to speak with love, to be empowered by Christ and for everyone who listens to have a soft heart to hear God's love and respond by giving their lives to Him." more >>
The NBA is responding to Jeremy Lin and his fans who may believe the Asian-American Charlotte Hornets point guard is taking unusually hard contact without drawing any flagrant fouls that call attention to the excessive hitting.
"After reviewing our extensive officiating database, we have found no data that suggests Jeremy Lin is disadvantaged by our officiating staff. NBA referees use a set of criteria provided by the league office in determining whether a foul should be called flagrant," an official statement from the NBA reads. "Following the game, contact that is deemed flagrant by referees and other hard contact (whether called or not) is reviewed by NBA Basketball Operations. As part of that review, Basketball Operations uses that same set of criteria, multiple video angles and enhancements, and it's comparable database to calibrate its judgment."
The statement comes as a direct response to a fan made YouTube video called "Jeremy Lin:Too Flagrant Not To Call" which has received over 1 million views. Aside from the video montage compiled of all the recent hard hits Lin has taken trying to drive to the basket, a description was written in the video. more >>
Jeremy Lin is doing more than entertaining North Carolina basketball fans, the Charlotte Hornets point guard has inspired over 2,600 students to stop bullying.
"Can't wait to visit one of the @CharMeckSchools," Lin tweeted last week. "Thanks to the 2600+ students taking a stand against bullying."
The 28-year-old NBA player started a reading challenge in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District through his nonprofit organization The Jeremy Lin Foundation. Instead of just reading books, students will have an opportunity to earn points by taking quizzes and reading articles written by Lin and other celebrities and writers about bullying. more >>
Jeremy Lin is determined to end bullying and is taking on that challenge by launching a creative initiative to educate Charlotte students about the harms of harassment.
Lin, the 27-year-old Charlotte Hornets guard, has started a one month reading challenge through his Jeremy Lin Foundation. The challenge gives students in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District an opportunity to earn points for reading articles and taking quizzes centered around bullying.
"The Jeremy Lin Foundation Reading Challenge ... encourages students to read from a collection of JLin Foundation aligned articles around 'Bringing an End to Bullying, featuring an article at five different levels from Jeremy Lin," a description of the challenge states on the Newsela website. more >>
When Jeremy Lin realized that the suicide rate at his former high school had gained national attention, he decided to speak up.
An article titled "The Silicon Valley Suicides" featured in The Atlantic this month reveals an alarming fact about the two high schools in Palo Alto, California.
"The 10-year suicide rate for the two high schools is between four and five times the national average," the article revealed about Henry M. Gunn High School and Palo Alto High. more >>