Name: Jeremy Lin
Hails from: Cambridge, MA (via Palo Alto, CA)
Occupation: College senior, Basketball player for Harvard University
Jeremy Lin is currently the only player in NCAA division 1 men’s basketball that is ranked in the top ten of his conference for scoring, rebounding, assists, steals, blocks, field goal percentage, free-throw percentage, and 3-point percentage. Holy shit, right? Currently, Lin is leading his team to a winning start (currently 7-2), the best it has seen in 25 years.
ESPN published a tearjerking profile of the college senior last week–which most of you readers instantly sent to us–that told the tale of Lin’s hoops-obsessed dad grooming his sons with early drills, classic film, and a deep passion for the game. And though he hesitates to become pigeonholed as a novelty Asian basketball player, one can’t ignore the fact that the story of Lin’s success is that of Hardass Asian Parenting gone good–like the Suzuki method leading to the manifestation of a new Kraftwerk.
We won’t even mention that the lad is also easy on the eyes–we’ll let you think that on your own. We old ladies can’t start creeping out college students, can we? Can we?
Thanks, Sam, Ashley, Thomas and Rod!
Filed under: Asian Basketball Players, Bests, Bright Young Things, College Basketball, ESPN, Everybody Loves a Winner, firsts, Hardass Asian Parenting, Harvard, Jeremy Lin, Pigeonholes, The Suzuki Method
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