Jeremy Lin Says "It Kind Of Sucks" To Be The Only Asian Player In The NBA


Jeremy Lin has had an fascinating journey within the NBA. When he began his profession with the New York Knicks, he took the basketball world by storm with the “Linsanity” motion. It did not final too lengthy although as Lin ultimately acquired outmuscled by a then-injured Carmelo Anthony. Lin has bounced across the league since then however is now with the Toronto Raptors and has an awesome alternative to go far within the playoffs. He can be the one Asian participant within the NBA and spoke about that with The Undefeated’s Cary Chow.

“At occasions it form of sucks. At different occasions it’s superb. Amazing since you get to problem everybody’s viewpoints and views,” Lin defined. “I’m rooting for therefore many extra Asians to come back in. Last 12 months, once I was with Brooklyn and we had Ding [Yanyuhang] on the summer season league group, I used to be like, ‘Dude, please make the group. We’d have a lot enjoyable collectively through the season.”

Lin additionally talked in regards to the adversity he confronted when he first entered the league as somebody who regarded totally different than everyone else.

“Even as I got here out and began to play nicely, a number of the jokes that had been being stated and a number of the hate coming the opposite method, I used to be like, ‘Man, a few of that is purely as a result of I’m Asian.’ For me, that basically opened my eyes as much as the fact of this world,” Lin defined.

The Raptors and Lin now sit second within the Eastern Conference with a report of 43-16.