Jeremy Lin on Basketball, Race, Faith

4-24-1

by Al Tizon

Linsanity! There was a brief season in 2012 when then-New York Knicks third-string point guard Jeremy Lin was a global superstar, as he came off the bench and almost singlehandedly won games the Knicks had no business winning. And he did so in dramatic fashion. Sure, I got caught up in it, but it was when "linsanity" died down that my respect for Jeremy Lin rose dramatically.

This 60 Minutes segment showed me why Lin is someone worth listening to. Humble, genuine, and articulate, Lin talks, among other things, about being Asian American in the black-white sport of basketball and how his faith in Christ shapes his person. As a fellow Asian-American Christian, I especially related to his experience, but his story needs to be heard by all.

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