I have nothing against Jeremy Lin, but the attention he is getting is a bit ridiculous. At least Tim Tebow has a Heisman, National Championship and won a playoff game, Lin still getting hyped off a good month.
I am sure he has haters, but honestly he has more people who just want to see more before crowning him. That is a legitimate critique that he hasn’t proved anything.
Jeremy Lin‘s sudden rise to fame with the New York Knicks and subsequent three-year, $25 million deal with the Houston Rockets has made the point guard a news headliner around the world. And not always with his best interest in mind, which Lin is fully aware.
“I will always, always have doubters,” Lin told the San Jose Mercury News. “But I really want to reach my potential to bring glory to God. That is more motivation than haters and doubters. I want to work just as hard, give just as much, whether or not I have haters.”
Lin pointed out that he was humble during the peak of Linsanity in February and March, when he averaged 18.2 points and 7.7 assists in 25 starts for the Knicks. He didn’t take advantage of his celebrity status, even though he admits Linsanity got to him.
Anytime you have to point out you are humble, that can be a problem.
He is right about one thing, you prove doubters wrong on the court, with your play not with hype. He will have plenty of opportunities to show he is the real deal in Houston.