Jeremy Lin, New York Knicks starting point guard, is an individual that many children can aspire to be alike, according to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan who lauded the ball player for being one of the world's most influential persons.
Duncan wrote an article about Lin in Time magazine's "The 100 Most Influential People in the World." In the article, the secretary of education said kids can learn a great lesson from the injured Knicks point guard who graduated from Harvard University.
"Jeremy Lin's story is a great lesson for kids everywhere because it debunks and defangs so many of the prejudices and stereotypes that unfairly hold children back," Duncan wrote. "He's dispelled the idea that Asian-American guards somehow couldn't hack it in the NBA -- and that being a world-class athlete on the court is somehow at odds with being an excellent student off the court." more >>
Jeremy Lin, 24-year-old New York Knicks point guard who was forced to leave his team after a regular season-ending knee injury, was selected as a divisional winner of the NBA Sportsmanship Award.
The NBA Sportsmanship Award honors players who represents sportsmanship during the season. Although Lin was chosen to represent the Atlantic division, he will compete against other division leaders such as Cleveland's Antawn Jamison, Dallas' Jason Kidd, the Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul, Miami's Shane Battier and Minnesota's Luke Ridnour.
The NBA players were chosen to be division winners for the 2011-12 NBA season by a panel of five former NBA players. Greg Anthony, John Crotty, Antonio Davis, Eddie Johnson and Kenny Smith picked six divisional winners out of 30 team nominations. more >>
Jeremy Lin, New York Knicks starting point guard who is currently recovering from a knee surgery, may see his life transformed into a film sometime soon.
Lin, 23-year-old Asian-American NBA player, will reportedly be the focus of an upcoming documentary. The film is currently being pitched to various Hollywood executives by the Creative Artist's Agency, according to a Los Angeles Times report.
Although the documentary has yet to be titled, it will reportedly focus on Lin's California upbringing, his matriculation through Harvard University where he played basketball yet remained unrecruited by the NBA before being accepted into the league and waived by two teams. Lin's appearance in the D-League that led him to becoming a starter for the New York Knicks will also reportedly appear in the film, which will also highlight his Christian faith. more >>
Jeremy Lin underwent a successful knee surgery on Monday, and followed the operation by conducting an impromptu question-and-answer session on Facebook with his fans, in which he opened up about his faith and the criticism he receives.
Lin, 23-year-old New York Knicks starting guard who will be out for six weeks to recover from a knee injury, was asked how he stayed so humble during increased media coverage over the past few months. Lin admitted that he had struggles with pride and credited Jesus Christ for humbling him.
"I struggle with pride every day, but the one thing that I try to remind myself everyday is that I'm still a sinner no matter how many points/assists/win I get on the court." Lin wrote to his fan. "God's grace and the death/resurrection of his son Jesus Christ has given me salvation even though I'm not worthy of it." more >>
Jeremy Lin, New York Knicks starting point guard who rose to fame two months ago and recently announced a possible season-ending surgery, admitted that he was disappointed with his circumstances but leaning on God and the Bible for support.
Lin, a 23-year-old Asian-American Knicks player who was waived by two NBA teams and sent to the D-League before putting up big numbers for the Knicks, said it was hard for him to watch his team play since he couldn't contribute.
"It's disappointing for me. It's hard to watch the games," Lin said in a Madison Square Garden press conference on Saturday. "And I think I want to be out there, obviously, more than anything, to help the team. Hopefully I can come back as soon as possible and still contribute this season." more >>
Jeremy Lin recently shared his Christian faith over lunch with Anthony Federico, the 28-year-old ESPN employee who was fired for writing what critics call a racial slur, but what he describes as a common sports cliche, in a headline about the athlete.
Federico posted the headline "Chink in the Armor" on the ESPN website during the height of "Linsanity," the phenomenon sparked by the success of Lin, an Asian-American, record-breaking rookie starting point guard for the New York Knicks. The ESPN employee, ultimately fired for the headline, called it "an honest mistake."
After a little over a month, Lin's family reached out to Federico and invited him to lunch with the Knicks guard. The former ESPN employee called Lin wonderful for doing so. more >>