2.17.2012

The Narrative Gives a Nod to Jeremy Lin

Name: Jeremy Lin

DOB: August 23, 1988

Occupation: Making the Knicks relevant again.  Also, sounding coherent during interviews, and looking hot all the while (seriously...where are the sweaty shirtless pics already????).

Reasons for the Nod: Reason #1 - First Asian American NBA player of Taiwanese/Chinese descent.

Reason #2 - Harvard alumnus who was able to focus on school AND sports (just think...a brain to go with all that brawn), thereby shaming most to all of his contemporaries.

Reason #3 -


Any questions?

28 comments:

  1. "Any questions?"

    Not a one. And from what I understand, he rode the bench before this breakout. Amazing.

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  2. I just created a "sports" tag because of this man. I don't even care about sports. Have we ever discussed sports on this blog? Ever?

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  3. http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/jeremy-lin-shirtless ^_~

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    1. Woman...what would I without you?

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    2. so inviting, must save for further analysis

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  4. even better:
    http://s3-ak.buzzfed.com/static/imagebuzz/web05/2012/2/16/12/jeremy-lin-shirtless-blank-meme-23334-1329412071-3.jpg

    *blushes

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    1. No need to blush, boo. We're all consenting adults here.

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  5. Well, you know I've been following "Linsanity" since last week, when he got out on the court. This guy is so humble and so adorable; the Knicks better appreciate his ass. Because if J-Lin keeps on doing what he do, somebody gonna throw a pile of money at him. 'Melo & Amare haven't made this much of an impact and they're marquee players.

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    1. He better get paid. The treatment he's experienced as been total bullshit. What...was no one noticing him during practice? They didn't see the talent right there before their eyes? WTF????

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    2. Nope. I'll bet they were too blinded by the fact that he's Asian. And have you heard the white sports talk guys twisting themselves into pretzels trying to downplay what Lin's been doing on the field. It's almost funny.

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    3. Sorry, I meant on the court. I'm still in football mode. I'm not a huge basketball fan, but I know it's a court and not a field. lol.

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  6. I understand why people like Angry Asian man and otherpeople are fascinated with Jeremy. That boy can really play some ball.

    I was looking on TV about his beginnings and it's interesting. It seemed that nobody had a lot of confidence in him. He was passed from a couple of NBA teams and when he went with the Knicks, it was said that he was paid a little over 700,000 dollars. I couldn't believe it. Jeremy is worth more than some of those guys who were recruited and got paid far more. I gotta get me a ticket if he ever plays in my city.

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    1. Oh...yes he can. I've never really cared about b-ball until I saw this dude play.

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    2. Ankh,

      Likewise, I only looked on it on occasion,but Jeremy is awesome. I like the sly way he handles that ball. I especially like that he's just making all of his critics look like fools.

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    3. Ankh,

      Likewise, I only looked on it on occasion,but Jeremy is awesome. I like the sly way he handles that ball. I especially like that he's just making all of his critics look like fools.

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    4. I love that!!!! In one move he's exposed another layer of racism.

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    5. I've never been a basketball fan (soccer fan here) but Jeremy Lin really impress me. Most of the greatest players play with (mostly) their amazing skills, but Lin plays with his brain. He plays with great 'vision', watching him playing I feel like watching how his brain quickly find the quickest way to score, given different situation on the court.

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  7. Now that we have a sports tag I say we do posts on other men in sports. Like, I forget the guy's name but he was one of the first Asian American body builders and he won titles for it, too. Apollo Ono. Oh and there's a really hot blasian in hockey up in Canada: Chris Beckford-Tseu. And there was another Asian pioneer in basketball, he was actually the first non-white player to enter the NBA: Wataru Wat Misaka.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/knicks/post/_/id/9669/kilowatt-misaka-knicks-pioneer-still-beaming-at-88

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    1. Marona,

      Great idea. I loved Apollo Ohno since he became a household name in Winter Olympic sports.I'm hoping that he will be in the next one.

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  8. I heard of Jeremy last year when he was on the Golden State team. Sportscasters are notorious for their racialized comments. Blacks are always natural athletes while white players are leaders and smart players. They keep saying Jeremy is "stronger than he looks". Um, he is 6'3 200 lbs, that is pretty big for a point guard. Most of the point guards I follow are only 6'1 or 6'2.

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    1. Or that he plays more with his brain than his skills.

      The ugly word folks are dodging around is ATHLETE. Jeremy Lin is a gifted athlete. He's a big, tall, fast, strong, ASIAN ATHLETE and that's what's fucking with people.

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    2. And he was all these things BEFORE he went to Harvard.

      It's not a smarts thing, it's a prowess thing. The dreaded Asian man simply has more game than his colleagues, and that's what's terrifying critics - end of story.

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  9. There's a football player who's half black half Korean named will demps

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    1. And another one named Hines Ward.

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  10. Not a sports fan either, but I'm in full applause mode for Jeremy Lin. I first read about him three years ago on 8Asians, and it's about time the sports world finally pulled head from rump and took notice.

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  11. http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/whether-intentional-not-espn-since-deleted-headline-jeremy-192208429.html

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/jason-whitlock-apologizes-unfunny-jeremy-lin-twitter-145934497.html

    it's not enough for white men to have white privilege, not enough for them to deny systemic racism, but they also have to pull shit like this

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  12. article alert!

    http://www.racialicious.com/2012/02/28/family-ties-on-jeremy-lin-tiger-moms-and-tiger-woods/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Racialicious+%28Racialicious+-+the+intersection+of+race+and+pop+culture%29

    thoughts?

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