Jeremy Lin has been causing storms in New York City over the past week. He came from nowhere, undrafted and in the developmental league, to starting for the New York Knicks and scoring over 20 points in his first five starts as point guard for this NBA team.
He's the first Asian-American to break through into the NBA and the first undrafted player in 30 years to make such an impact in basketball. Asians have gotten behind him. New York has gotten behind him. What is amazing about this guy, is that he is a different kind of superstar to the usual sports sensation. Listen to what he says after his 38 point haul over the LA Lakers:
"I wish that people would also give a lot of the other players on this team credit. I think there’s too much attention coming my way and... I mean you have Tyson (Chandler) who’s been playing like an all star all year and you have guys like Shump (Shumpert) and Landry (Fields) who play unbelievable defence. They move the ball, I mean, what’s happening right now is more than one person, and that’s what I think I wish we should talk about more.”
This guy is marked with selflessness. Why? He's a follower of Jesus, passionate about the gospel and the glory of God! Praise God for our brother who is witnessing to many sports fans and players in the states! Here is a refreshing quote that shows where he is coming from:
"We as Christians are called to be humble. And if we really understand the gospel, we will be humble."
All Glory to God!