Jeremy Lin’s rise to stardom is one that will remain in the history books for Asian Americans. In 2012, his popularity became so overwhelming that it called for its own title: Linsanity. A documentary Linsanity was created to show the frenzy that is Jeremy Lin’s breakthrough career and how he rose to be the icon he is today.
Recently, the athlete appeared on 60 Minutes to share his experiences. He discussed his popularity in Asia, how he managed to balance his education with basketball, and what it meant to be an Asian-American playing basketball. When asked about the racial slurs thrown at him during games, Lin responded:
“Pretty much anything you could think of from stereotypical, you know, Asian food, you know making fun of my complexion, my skin color, or, you know, the way Asians look, pretty much everything.”
We don’t know whats in store for the future of this athlete, but we already know that he has inspired the Asian community worldwide. Watch the interview below:
In the span of less than two weeks, Jeremy Lin has gone from being an NBA benchwarmer to Asian America’s heartthrob. When he’s not making record-breaking points, career-high assists, or leading his team to victory at the last 0.5 seconds, he’s garnering praise from Spike Lee, Steve Nash, President Obama, pretty much every sportswriter in the universe, and all my friends on Facebook and Twitter. It’s pretty clear we’ve all caught #Linsanity. Rumor has it that Kim Kardashian is even trying to get lin on the action.
And who can blame Kim? Here, we share with you several very, very valid reasons why Jeremy Lin would make a great boyfriend (sprinkled in with hilarious memes from the “Hey Girl, It’s Jeremy Lin” tumblr. Swoonworthy):
1) He’s tall
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