If we’re under the impression that Asians aren’t tall enough to play basketball, the new star point guard for the Knicks is proving us dead wrong.
Jeremy Lin is making basketball history.
As reported by Salon, “Whatever screen you’re watching on, your phone, computer or TV, it’s the Jeremy Lin show now, and the whole country is tuning in.”
Says Salon reporter, Alexander Chee, in his article The Jeremy Lin Show:
“The NBA, much like America’s conversation about race, has been something of a black and white ball — and Asian-American stars were simply not invited to the dance.”
“It’s still true that whatever color you are in America, if you’re not white you have to be twice as good to get half as far.“
“Part of the Jeremy Lin moment is America looking at an Asian-American and realizing he’s just an American, too.“
The U.S. is not the only country celebrating this basketball phenomena. Time follows Lin fever to the East..
And, in a less p.c. post (brace yourself), Deadspin explores the undertones of “Linsanity.“
What’s your take on ‘Linsanity‘?