For asian-american fans, it was a pivotal month, the first time that an asian-american was the country's sports darling for asian-americans, jeremy lin was a one-man wrecking ball crashing. The asian american man study is an annual survey of the experiences and beliefs of american men of east, southeast, and south asian descent our findings have been covered in the atlantic, nbc's asian america, quartz, and pinterest and been read by over 92,000 people on medium. The brooklyn nets guard was an international sensation during linsanity and all these years later is still having to prove himself as an asian-american player. Jeremy lin isn't my hero nor is he my savior but what he does do is inspire me growing up as a taiwanese-american baller, i had no one to look up to.
Jeremy lin is not just a knicks hero - he's an asian-american superhero thea lim lin's basketball skills would impress anybody, but he means something special to asian america. In a youtube video posted last week, a well-known asian-american trainer posed this question to jeremy lin during a q-and-a at a gathering of asian-american men and women did you ever come across. Fans of all ages pack barclays center to watch jeremy lin wow brooklyn were among the hundreds of asian americans who filled a packed barclays center friday to watch lin and the nets play.
Asian americans hope that lin can change views in a place where race has always affected behavior and mindset: the basketball court. When jeremy lin was a sophomore at harvard, he was struggling emotionally a good guard on an awful basketball team - the crimson finished the season with an 8-22 record - he needed something more than hoops. Lin is the first american of chinese or taiwanese descent to play in the nba, and one of the few asian americans to play in the league overall he is also known for his public expression of christianity. Jeremy lin has forced our nation to deal with asian americans, and it has manifested itself in different ways a nets fan (or not) explodes with bigoted joy in a crowded pub in san francisco.
Brooklyn nets point guard jeremy lin responded friday to comments made by former nets player kenyon martin, who criticized lin's hair, which is styled in dreadlocks martin, who played forward. Dina yuen interviews jeremy lin, asian american nba star during his visit to madame tussaud's wax museum in san francisco. Men of color and masculinity jeremy lin, adapted from a photoshoot for adidas by guest contributor: sudip bhattacharya asian american men (such as jeremy lin.
I'm a huge jeremy lin fan, but everything that he is furthers the asian american model minority stereotype harvard grad, humble guy, devout. Jeremy lin: jeremy lin, in february 2012 linsanity swept across the us and much of asia as basketball player jeremy lin, a harvard university graduate and second-generation asian american, led the nba's new york knicks to a seven-game winning streak in which he scored an incredible 171 points overall. Why jeremy lin and jason terry are rooting for natalie chou [an asian american female basketball player] is going to break even more stereotypes in a lot of different ways that is why i am.
By steve almasy, cnn (cnn) -- when jeremy lin was a sophomore at harvard, he was struggling emotionally a good guard on an awful basketball team - the crimson finished the season with an 8-22 record - he needed something more than hoops. Will the emergence of a badass asian-american male figure like jeremy lin change the popular opinion of asian girls who like white guys. Jeremy lin, the taiwanese-american basketball player, has a new haircut - and he's written a 1,500-word essay to discuss it in an article on the players' tribune website titled 'so.
At a time when most americans say that religion is losing its influence in the united states, to embrace it, as many asian-americans do, is a social taboo those who act on their faith, like lin. On tuesday against the oklahoma city thunder, the lakers fielded jeremy lin and jordan clarkson, the nba's first all asian-american starting backcourt you're witnessing nba history right now.
Lin is taiwanese, but having been born in the united states, he is asian american the golden state warriors and later houston rockets signed him as a free agent, but lin saw minimal playing time this season the new york knicks have given lin chance. Asian american basketball fans are buzzing about jeremy lin's latest move -- to the los angeles laker. As such, if jeremy lin simply went about his business, got his stats, and helped his teammates, his accomplishments would be celebrated, but they might not resonate as powerfully with his asian american fans.