In the Asian and Asian American communities, Jeremy Lin is a known name. Not quite household, but that’s what happens when you’re the
only Asian player in the NBA after Yao Ming retired (Correction: forgot about Yi JianLian). The problem was that Lin wasn’t quite the star that Yao was. He barely got any playing time while on the Golden State Warriors, and has been sent to the D-league multiple times. It didn’t help that he was a star before he started playing, and crowds would chant his name every time he was near the ball, amounting to even more pressure than most rookies faced.
In December 2011 he ended up with the New York Knicks. He got some garbage minutes and had moderate impact, but there’s only so much a player can do with that kind of playing time. He got sent to the D-league again, and made some small waves when he got a triple double. Great news, but it’s easy to point out that the talent level isn’t even close to that of the NBA. I’ve been waiting for the day where Jeremy Lin could make headlines somewhere. Read the rest of this entry »