Everybody’s talking about Jeremy Lin – the Asian American basketball player from California, a Harvard graduate, and now a New York Knick. Stories like these are truly inspiring. What’s an Asian guy playing in the NBA with a bunch of big boys? Can this be true? Can the study-all-the-time-and-can’t-dunk Asian stereotype be erased once and for all? Probably not – as the Jeremy “Linsanity” Lin phenomenon presents itself as a feel good story and hope for some Asian basketball wannabees.
What a story. What a phenomenon. It’s every Asian’s dream to be what Jeremy Lin is going through. Â
Linsanity has arrived. It’s time to take notice of this Asian basketball player, now playing with the big boys.