After years of being on an emotional roller coaster in the NBA, Jeremy Lin says he's finally happy in his career as the Brooklyn Nets' point guard and appreciates the opportunities God has given him.
The 28 year old is no longer the short-lived phenomenon or backup point guard that many have come to know him as over the past four years. After being traded, picked up and released from the New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers and Charlotte Hornets, Lin has a reason to be overjoyed in Brooklyn.
Lin has finally been given an opportunity to lead a team as a starting point guard running the floor, and said in an interview with Slam magazine: "To have this role, I'm so excited I can't even really explain just how happy I am. There are days where after we work out or play pickup or whatever, I'm just like, man, it feels natural. I'm a leader. I'm a starting point guard. more >>
Jeremy Lin is ready for the Brooklyn Nets to experience a revival.
In the first email written to his digital prayer group in months, the Nets point guard is including prayers for his new team's spiritual transformation.
"Please pray for this upcoming season. Not only that we would play well and far exceed expectations (which let's just be honest, aren't very high right now lol), but that there would be revival on our team," Lin wrote. "I'm hoping my teammates come to Christ, that lives are transformed and that we experience God's power on AND off the court this season." more >>
Christian basketball star Jeremy Lin says that he is "thankful" to be moving on to the next phase of his NBA career after signing a mutli-season deal with the Brooklyn Nets Friday.
The 27-year-old Lin, who played last season with the Charlotte Hornets and averaged 11.7 points per game, has agreed to a three-year, $36 million deal with the Nets, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein.
The three-season deal will likely provide the former Harvard University guard with a little bit more stability moving forward in his career as he has played for three different teams over the last three seasons and has been on five different teams since he started playing in the NBA in 2010. more >>
Before Jeremy Lin embarked on his annual tour of Asia, he asked his digital prayer group for support.
In his 22nd email full of prayer requests, the NBA free agent asked people to pray for the events that will take place along the tour.
"I'm in Asia for my Asia tour and tonight I have, what I consider, possibly the most important event of the trip," Lin emailed his prayer group on Saturday. "Please pray for me to speak with love, to be empowered by Christ and for everyone who listens to have a soft heart to hear God's love and respond by giving their lives to Him." more >>
The NBA is responding to Jeremy Lin and his fans who may believe the Asian-American Charlotte Hornets point guard is taking unusually hard contact without drawing any flagrant fouls that call attention to the excessive hitting.
"After reviewing our extensive officiating database, we have found no data that suggests Jeremy Lin is disadvantaged by our officiating staff. NBA referees use a set of criteria provided by the league office in determining whether a foul should be called flagrant," an official statement from the NBA reads. "Following the game, contact that is deemed flagrant by referees and other hard contact (whether called or not) is reviewed by NBA Basketball Operations. As part of that review, Basketball Operations uses that same set of criteria, multiple video angles and enhancements, and it's comparable database to calibrate its judgment."
The statement comes as a direct response to a fan made YouTube video called "Jeremy Lin:Too Flagrant Not To Call" which has received over 1 million views. Aside from the video montage compiled of all the recent hard hits Lin has taken trying to drive to the basket, a description was written in the video. more >>
Jeremy Lin is doing more than entertaining North Carolina basketball fans, the Charlotte Hornets point guard has inspired over 2,600 students to stop bullying.
"Can't wait to visit one of the @CharMeckSchools," Lin tweeted last week. "Thanks to the 2600+ students taking a stand against bullying."
The 28-year-old NBA player started a reading challenge in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District through his nonprofit organization The Jeremy Lin Foundation. Instead of just reading books, students will have an opportunity to earn points by taking quizzes and reading articles written by Lin and other celebrities and writers about bullying. more >>