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 >>
Manny Pacquiao, Filipino world-renowned boxer and congressman, held a Bible study on Tuesday where he spoke about himself, New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin and New York Jets' quarterback Tim Tebow being chosen by God to spread his word.
Pacquiao, 33, conducted the Bible study at GMA's Studio 7 in the Philippines on Tuesday, where he explained the job of himself, Lin and Tebow outside of the sports world.
"Why Jeremy Lin? Why Tim Tebow? Why Manny Pacquiao," the boxer questioned the audience about the athletes' prominent statuses. "Because of the Lord, he wants us in his word. He uses famous people to bring in more." more >>
Tim Tebow, the newest addition to the New York Jets, has admittedly given New York Knicks starting point guard Jeremy Lin advice. However, Lin has now returned the favor, advising Tebow on his big move to the Big Apple.
After an 82-79 win over the Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday night, Lin told reporters about the advice he would give Tebow.
"Everyone gave me some advice," Lin said with a smile. "They said make sure not to read the papers. But I don't want to say that to offend you [reporters]. That's what I've been told, so I don't really read anything. And I think it helps me." more >>
Jeremy Lin, New York Knicks starting point guard, recently spoke to sportscaster Ahmad Rashaad to discuss various topics including how he can improve, about having trouble fitting in, and his miraculous journey in the NBA.
Lin, 23, was featured on the NBA's latest episode of "One on One with Ahmad Rashad," where the host called the Asian-American's point guard's rise to fame "the most improbably rags to riches tale." However, Lin's Christian faith inspired him to call his past few months with the knicks miraculous.
"I can't really explain it. I can only say it's a miracle because really no one saw it coming," Lin said. "I can't take credit for anything really, it's all out of my control. How did I end up in New York?" more >>