After buying out his contract with the Atlanta Hawks, Jeremy Lin has joined the Toronto Raptors for the playoff stretch. Despite playing for his eighth team in nine seasons, the year-old guard remains one of the most popular players in the NBA. The first Taiwanese-American player in NBA history, Lin has become a voice for Asian-Americans on topics ranging from masculinity to cultural appropriation. Before leaving the Hawks, Lin spoke with The Undefeated about his career and the year of crazy, rich Asian successes. When you talk about Asian-American masculinity, the way the U.
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Jeremy Lin: ‘There’s definitely some bittersweetness to my career’ — The Undefeated
Want more basketball in your inbox? In the fall, the older nephew will join the Chinese Canadian Youth Athletic Association here to play basketball. One day both will learn more about the Raptors championship team, and they will find out about Jeremy Lin, and they will ask me questions about him. Yes, Lin played just 27 minutes in the playoffs. Yes, only one of those minutes was in the finals. Promise Ill never stop reppin Asians with everything I have!
Jeremy Lin Says 'It Kind of Sucks' Being the Only Asian American in the NBA
Jeremy Lin looks different than he did in Houston, but there's much more to the story. Photo courtesy Hornets Online. J eremy Lin deserves so much better. But maybe this ending was inevitable all along.
That day, Lin hoisted up a three-pointer with time winding down against the Toronto Raptors. Yes, that game. The shot went in and, as Lin celebrated wildly with his teammates, I was enthralled. And perhaps this time for more than two weeks?