2018 UPDATE: |
As Jeremy Lin said, "Find joy in your journey". A lot of players change teams frequently, such is life in the league. It has become scripted in a sense and more one-dimensional (all about getting your own in terms of padding stats, unscrupulous politics, etc). What a joke.
It's difficult to find joy or find any optimism when things change or happen on a whim. Not to mention, who to trust. But I'm sure Jeremy Lin knows that you have to have a thick skin to deal with the bullshit and superficiality.
I have to admit that there are only a very few media and fans who have been fair or partial to Jeremy Lin (they exist, but they are only a handful or just a few). It's quite easy to describe haters, racists - they mostly harp on the negatives (however miniscule they might be), rarely acknowledge or never recognize the positives (even though they are clearly evident). Hypocrites? Some of them are minorities themselves.
I never waste my energy on them, and I advise everyone not to as well.
It is what it is. In the end, I only follow and support Jeremy Lin, not like I was paying much attention to the team anyway. It is quite unnerving that Mr. Tsai is going along with this, but then again the league
has become or deteriorated into a superficial faux sport. Then again, everything seems to revolve around money. Fortunately, I do not care much for nor watch the sport any longer.
Jeremy Lin worked hard to become fully healthy again (this time with some competent training regimen), and we were all looking forward to next season. I have no doubt he'll be better than ever (if given the opportunity), but once again - that opportunity seems to be taken away or prevented. I really don't have any optimism for any teams, as they'll most likely use Lin for his veteran leadership
and mentoring abilites. Let's get to the truth of the matter - Jeremy Lin is a bona fide starter and a difference-maker to any team (you don't have to put up overwhelming numbers to win). He's the consummate team player, and he has to consistently put up with unscrupulous politics to even see the light of day.
Jeremy Lin's attitude about it and his unwavering faith or uncompromising beliefs is what makes him an inspiration. Asian-Americans in any industry have it much more difficult to achieve a certain level or status because of the continuing prejudices and discrimination. However, this should only fuel us to become even better and more empowering - not the other way around. Never cower - always be proud and sock it to 'em.
I'll only follow a team if they truly or genuinely have Lin's interests in mind or support him, but that is not the case. There is always that hidden agenda, but keep the faith Lin! We'll follow you wherever you go, and support your future endeavors...
Jeremy Lin's vlogs are a breathe of fresh air, and we hope he can keep it up (whenever he can). Jeremy is certainly gettin' better and stronger than ever, and the new season can't arrive soon enough.
I do agree that he should look for his shot more, and not defer too much. But we know that Jeremy is the consummate team player, and a winner / difference-maker for sure. He's all about getting teammates involved, and understandably so.
Jeremy Lin has begun his Asia tour - in Taipei. As usual, mobs of fans greeted J-Lin at the airport. However, I heard he's cutting it short this year to focus on preparing for next season. Although fully recovered,
he has yet to participate in contact drills and I'm sure Lin wants to polish off a few more things to be absolutely ready.
So I hear he enjoyed a good BBQ as well heheh.
Jeremy Lin knows it all too well, it's been his life story. His recent testimony or interview with Ronny Chieng highlights or shows how racial stereotyping is commonplace with Asians.
In this case, ignorant or racist folks think 'they' can beat Lin on a one-on-one because he isn't perceived to be athletic because of his race. It's been the story of his life, which makes
his documentary and life story all the greater.
When it comes to video games or e-sports however, now that's a different ballgame. I'd consider taking him on in a friendly competition for some prize money haha.
J-Lin making the rounds - first with a magazine, now with an investment banking firm Goldman Sachs. They're still around? Not that I have any interest in that industry.
I thought this was cool, Jeremy Lin being on the cover of the magazine (for those who are multi-lingual):
I said it before, and I'll say it again. You can't really beat in terms of cuteness Jeremy's nephew (well, except maybe for mine). Uncle Jeremy havin' fun again:
04/22: The Super Lin Bros Re-Unite For The SBL Finals...
I wish I could watch the SBL Finals myself - a Jeremy Lin fan has gotta support his brother too. I'm sure there'll be clips or highlights recorded somewhere. Good luck to Joseph and the Fubon Braves! Call them the Super Lin Bros or the Lin World Order, they gotta be the whole F'n show! muhaha.
There's nothing more important than family bonding, especially watching and supporting a sibling.
The season has ended, but I'm in no position to write up a recap since I did not really follow this season. But I heard there were some nice surprises and developments, certainly keepers. Keep 'em or dump 'em anyone? heheh.
One thing is for sure - Jeremy Lin is back and looks better than ever! His rehab with Fortius was a definite success, and it was a good call that he decided to work with them up in the remote city of Vancouver. However, Lin is not done completely yet. And so the return begins.
According to Jeremy Lin's social media, he appears to be finished rehabbing in Vancouver with Fortius. And apparently, it's been a success. From the few stills and vids I've seen, J-Lin looks and moves like he's in full health and better than ever. But I'm certain he's not done yet.
Next season cannot come any sooner, and we are all looking forward to it. There has been a rash of injuries around the league, and there are a lot of things to blame for that (the shortened pre-season among others). As far as the Nets are concerned, most would point their fingers at the performance / training team.
I wonder what Jay Chou did or said (if not just from the hashtags) to incite Jeremy Lin. In his instragram, he posted a video of him draining three's like it was nothin' - and striking various
dance poses and such muhaha.
Certainly, one of Jeremy Lin's admirable qualities is giving the benefit of the doubt or taking the high road in the face of controversy or adversity. But Lin is certainly going to speak up when there is obvious injustice or racism.
As Asian-Americans, we all should. Change might not be guaranteed or might not happen right away, but at least we need to spread awareness in order to initiate change.
I look forward to some words of wisdom from Jeremy Lin's "Monday Motivations". There's a lot we can all learn from or take away.
It's not exactly a journal entry, but it could be one. Jeremy Lin updated his facebook page with some advice for the New Year - do not run away from adversity or obstacles but confront them head on so you can overcome or beat them. Very good advice. We all
have our adversities and obstacles that hinder progress. But it's a matter of just looking ahead and fighting the good fight. For J-Lin, it's been his season-ending injury but it's comforting to hear that he's coming along just fine in his rehab. Fortunately, it's with a new rehab program (can't really trust what didn't work).
I haven't followed any basketball since the beginning of the season, but I heard the Nets are doing alright so far. It seems Din-sanity is becoming a thing - glad that Dinwiddie has progressed well (I initially thought he was a 'din'-wit). Is Lin going to be out of a job? heh (he shouldn't settle for anything less when he returns however). I really don't know nor can speculate what the future holds for Jeremy Lin. But as long as Lin
is happy and knows or prepares for what lies ahead, then as fans we can only take it one day at a time.
I heard and found about Jeremy Lin when he participated in Summer League years ago. Since then, I became a fan. But before that, he was already an accomplished and skilled basketball player with a lot of potential, helping the teams that he was on win. Regardless, he went unnoticed or went under the radar mostly because of his race. Whether you've been a fan since Jeremy's Palo Alto and Harvard days, or became a fan when Linsanity occurred,
it shouldn't matter. In the end, we support Jeremy Lin through both the good moments as well as the rough ones.
And what is important is that through all the adversities and obstacles, he always retains a positive spirit. Jeremy Lin is certainly a person I respect as both an NBA player and an individual. He is also an intriguing individual as well, outside of basketball.
It's good to know that there are fan sites out there for interesting thoughts. This is a personal fan page just to convey my thoughts and other interesting things as well.
MULTIMEDIA : (Images/Videos)
LWO: LIN WORLD ORDER....AND YOU KNOW IT! HEH
The "Super Lin Bros"
It's Jeremy 'Neutron' - Jeremy: "Hey Randall, nice hangout" Randall: "Thanks, nice hair!" muhaha
In an earlier life, Randall used to work with Jeremy. Waah! muhaha
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In the spirit of Fan Appreciation Week (8/4/14-8/8/14): |
Jeremy must be thinkin', "Ugh! is it my ass or am I just hungry?" muhaha
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