I’ve wrestled with the paralyzing fear that comes with waiting for certain diagnoses. I’ve also tasted a bit of chronic illness. And my life has on occasion been crippled by the anxiety and depression that hammers away relentlessly at the hearts and minds of those who struggle with illness or the possibility of it. When the imagination is left to its own devices during these times, it becomes a vicious tormentor that I would say is unparalleled in the human experience.
Houston, we don’t have a problem anymore.
After releasing Lin this past year, you must have been in extreme pain and regret when Linsanity was born in New York. You watched, in agony, as Jeremy Lin captured the world, literally. You realized that Jeremy Lin wasn’t just an Asian American wannabee basketball player from Harvard University. You quickly realized that you didn’t give the man a sliver of a chance.
I commend you, Houston, for redeeming yourself – by taking a big chance on this relatively “small” man. Second chances rarely presents itself, and you aggressively pursued Linsanity for what its worth – millions in ticket sales, jersey sales, and exposure of your team, the Houston Rockets.
Here’s an inside look into how the New York Knicks’ Jeremy Lin deals with temptation as a member of this team. As you can imagine, temptation lurks everywhere – for every man and woman. But think about what NBA players experience, playing at home and when traveling from city to city.
Jeremy Lin shares some insight into some of his deep rooted values and the things he witnesses during his traveling days. It’s also encouraging to read about the influence of his parents and his need for the Lord.Â