Faith keeps Lin humble-A A +A
Thursday, October 10, 2013
SPEAKING to a phalanx of reporters on Tuesday, Houston Rockets star Jeremy Lin said his trust in the Lord carried him through in his quest to earn a spot in the NBA.
“Faith, I guess. It helps me in understanding where I come from and why I am here,” the Evangelical Christian said when asked if what keeps him humble despite his meteoric rise in the league of the world’s best cage players.
Lin shared that he had exchanged tweets with eight-time world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, who also rekindled his faith in God after being accused as a womanizer and gambler.
“I don’t think anybody should be able to tell what he can or can’t say who he is as a person. As long as he’s trying to be real, that’s fine,” he said.
Lin, 25, has made a long way since being relegated to the developmental league a couple of times after graduating from Harvard University in 2010.
He powered his former team New York Knicks to a string of victories in February 2012, dishing out impressive numbers in terms of points and assists. He transferred to the Rockets after that season.
Born to Taiwanese immigrants, Lin now serves as an inspiration to a lot of Asians who wanted to duplicate his feat. He was thankful that people drew lessons from his story.
“Hopefully they can see through the story and chase their dreams and their passions, regardless of their race, their size, their gender, or whatever,” he said. (Sunnex)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 11, 2013.