Is Jeremy Lin Tripping Or Does He Have A Point?
Jeremy Lin is tripping. When I initially saw the clips from his interview on the Taiwanese Christian TV network Good TV, I laughed hysterically. I then quickly searched for context. No way, I was waking up to “Linsanity” crying over milk that had yet to finish spilling. After viewing the full interview with 4MP HyAli, I came away flabbergasted. The sane fan understands sports is a tough business in which your life plays out in front of an audience of millions. We also understand watching your dream come to an abrupt end usually doesn’t play out the best. Let's be real here. The NBA has no choice but to give up on Lin, and there's no reason to feel sorry for the guy. The Harvard graduate signed a deal with Nike before his first NBA game. He became the first Chinese or Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA. Authored a phenomenon known as "Linsanity," in which he basically became the most popular player in the L for a good month and a half. He's the first Asian American to win an NBA championship after grabbing one this past season in Toronto. And he has earned 65.7 million over his nine years in a league. 'Let's examine five quotes from the interview.
“After the season, I had to get ready for this Asia trip. And it was the last thing I wanted to do, because I knew for six weeks I would have to just put on a smile,” Lin said. “I would have to talk about a championship that I don’t feel like I really earned. I would have to talk about a [basketball] future I don’t know if I want to have. And honestly, it’s just embarrassing. It’s tough.”
I get your point here, bruhv, but you can literally smash anybody who tries to clown on you in Asia. The average male checks in at 5-foot-6. You’re Godzilla on that soil, pleighboi. Eh, well it kinda sucks to think about them not letting Lin board the team bus after Game 2 of the ECF because the security guard didn’t think he was with the Raptors. I really get your point here, my dude.
“Nowadays I spend more time thinking about quitting,” Lin admitted. “I always tell myself if I have a son, I don’t want him to make the NBA. You don’t have to deal with fame, you don’t have to deal with living your life and having all your failures on display to the world.”
The odds of your seed making the NBA are about as slim as Brandon ingram’s biceps. Don't count on it. There really isn’t any pressure at STAPLES. Ya’ll are good.
“Every year it gets harder. In English, there’s a saying: Once you hit rock bottom, the only way is up. But … rock bottom just seems to getting more and more rock bottom for me,” Lin said.
This sounds like a line from Moesha before they play that sappy ass music and cut to commercials. If rock bottom is nine years in the NBA, then most of us have been living below the rock’s bottom for years.I understand coming back from the injury was tough, but dawg, you’re going to get another opportunity to hoop. Just won’t be in the association.
“And I got traded to the worst team in the Eastern Conference. And that’s a tough place, because they’re rebuilding. And if you’re not young, you don’t really fit in. And in the basketball world, I’m really old.”
Eh, you have a solid point here. Now, at 30, you’re considered old, but not ancient. If you’re a valuable presence in the locker room and have the self awareness to put aside your ego and mentor the younger guys in front of you, you’ll more than likely always have a place on a roster. Though Trae Young said this was very true of Lin after retweeting the video, GMs don’t give a shit. Shit, Jared Dudley’s out here getting work.
“I’m here to just tell you don’t give up,” Lin said during his speech, which was titled “The Waiting Game.” For those of you who are working hard but you don’t see results, don’t give up.”
Ok bihh, we have some positivity here. We love to see it. This is basically Jeremy Lin’s rendition of Keep Your Head Up by Tupac.