After the win, I went up and talked to him after the game, and I was shocked how much taller he was than me. I finally realized he was the real deal. I don't think I've met anyone as humble or as hard working as Jeremy and I'm really glad he's having such success. If anyone deserves this, it's him.
Imagining candidate Lin is an exercise worth doing if only because it illuminates the paucity of leadership and ideas in the Republican Party.
What can one possibly add to the hill of hype that now surrounds the glorious Jeremy Lin, New York Knickerbocker? We are fascinated by his rise, but instead of focusing on his talent, which is raw and untested, we fixate upon his race and his biography.
Linsanity may now be considered a bona fide cultural moment, if for no other reason than the response it has provoked: It has generated its very own b...
Sure, it's fun to talk about Lin, Tebow or any other player that has beaten the odds to become successful, but we can't forget that we are on the same exact mission.
Jeremy Lin stands outside the three-point line in life and scores more than straight wins. He scores recognition. He's living his dream. And ours.
Tim Tebow is a superstar masquerading as an underdog. He's been a winner at the highest level his entire life. Should we really be surprised that he's a winner in the NFL, too? Lin, however, is the ultimate underdog.
This weekend saw one of those poignant front-page contrasts of emergent triumph and final tragedy that leaves fans of sports and music with exuberant joy and deep sorrow.
I always knew I had the ability to play in the NBA, I just needed for some aware coaching staff to give me a chance.
The stereotype of the socially inept, meek Asian-American is one that needs changing. That ultimately requires Asian-Americans to challenge themselves --- and society at large -- to rethink the place of Asian-Americans in our society.
For every one of us eager to claim Lin in our racial draft, there's Lin himself, shrugging off the portentous hype because he's too busy making love to pressure to tangle with Asian American identity politics.
Up until about halfway through the 08-09 season it was like having any other teammate. Then we played BC a few days after they had just upset North Carolina, the number one team in the country at the time.
In the wake of Lin's rise in popularity, the first person that the media wants to compare him to is, naturally, the hottest athlete at the moment: Tim Tebow. But for many reasons such a comparison is lazy.