One of the most National Basketball Association’s (NBA) recognizable basketball players, Jeremy Lin will be back for Charlotte Hornets. The 27-year-old point guard positioned player suddenly led a winning turnaround with the New York Knicks in 2012 that instantly brought him under public attention and his overnight fame gave birth a worldwide following called “Linsanity.” When his fame was at the peak, he is said to have rejected several endorsement opportunities worth tens of millions of dollars. Let’s see what Lin has shared in a recent conversation with the media outlets.
During the conversation, Lin has expressed that he “is a better player” and he has put everything rightly in the work. As revealed by SFGate and The Charlotte Observer, he believes that the head coach for the Charlotte Hornets, Steve Clifford understands his game well at a different level and he (Lin) is quite sure that Clifford will allow him to perform various things that he is capable of doing for the team.
“But honestly, if you really dig into the numbers, if you look at my isolation-defense numbers, you will see me leading all point guards in blocks per 48 minutes. People think, ‘Oh man, he’s not that athletic.’ To me, people just see me being Asian and they think a certain thing. That’s not all of it, but that’s part of the story,” Lin said.
Lin was also asked the reason why he often makes comedic videos that attract millions of viewers. In reply, he said that his family members and friends “see him off the court and off camera” and he always makes fun and joke of the people surrounding him. He is always being asked by his close acquaintances that why he does not show ‘this side’ to his global fans and followers.
Just over a month back, Lin’s younger brother Joseph had signed a deal with a Taiwanese basketball team, Fubon Braves, as confirmed by NBC News. He was quite excited about his brother’s superb selection and he showed off a tad family pride over social media saying that he had hardly imagined two professional basketball players from one family.
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