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Born: 1988-08-23
Profession: Athlete
Nation: American
Biography of Jeremy Lin

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There is so much temptation to hold on to my career even more now. To try to micromanage and dictate every little aspect. But that's not how I want to do things anymore. I'm thinking about how can I trust God more. How can I surrender more? How can I bring him more glory? It's a fight. But it's one I'm going to keep fighting.

Tags: Fight, God, Trust

I'm not playing for other people; if I start thinking in those terms I would put too much pressure on myself. I play basketball because that is what I love to do.

Tags: Basketball, Love, Thinking

If I had a day to myself I would just play video games with my brothers.

Tags: Brothers, Games, Video

I would be a pastor. It is something I think about doing when my playing days are over.

Tags: Days, Pastor, Playing

Sometimes you come up against a mountain and you end up making the mountain seem bigger than God.

Tags: End, God, Sometimes

I have worked out with the Thunder, Lakers, Knicks, Grizzlies, Spurs, and a few others before the draft. I have worked out primarily against shorter and supposedly faster players in these workouts.

Tags: Against, Few, Others

I've learned that social media and our private lives, you know, our private lives are not so private anymore, so it takes a little bit of getting used to.

Tags: Getting, Learned, Used

Tim Tebow is one of my biggest inspirations. I actually want to be able to do some of the things that he does in terms of the amount of charity work and the non-profit work, and the way he impacts people off the field. I think that is what is most inspiring to me about him.

Tags: Able, Him, Work

I speak Mandarin and can read and write a little. I took a few classes at Harvard to get better in my reading and writing skills.

Tags: Speak, Write, Writing

I want to be a representative and be a role model for the Asian American community.

Tags: American, Community, Role

I was a big Michael Jordan fan growing up. I don't feel my game resembles his though.

Tags: Big, Game, Growing

I was playing garbage minutes the first two to three weeks. There was definitely a little bit of 'what's going on?' in my prayers.

Tags: Bit, Playing, Three

I'm not playing to prove anything to anybody.

Tags: Anybody, Playing, Prove

I'm very humbled and honored. I'm very thankful to the Asian-American Community for all their support!

Tags: Community, Support, Thankful

My family used to call me an oversized kid and I think that's pretty accurate in some ways.

Tags: Family, Pretty, Used

Not sure if that will benefit me or hurt me, but I know I have the skills and am ready to play in the NBA regardless of my ethnicity.

Tags: Hurt, Ready, Sure

Stuff about me dating Kim Kardashian - I have no idea where that came from and all these other rumors. I don't think I'm that type.

Tags: Dating, Idea, Stuff

And people are always saying he deceptively quick, deceptively athletic, and I don't know if that's just because I'm Asian or what it is, but obviously there's going to be stereotypes that you have to fight.

Tags: Fight, Quick, Saying

I was shocked cause I didn't even know that they made my jersey. I didn't know that they made it so fast, so when I saw it I was like, I had to look three times and I was like, 'Did they customize that?' And then I saw a couple of other ones and I was like, ok, they must've made them overnight or something.

Tags: Cause, Three, Times

People started saying, 'Oh you know, he's quicker than he looks', and I'm like, 'What does that mean? Do I look slow, or I'm not really sure what that means.

Tags: Mean, Means, Saying

With all the media attention, all the love from the fans, I felt I needed to prove myself. Prove that I'm not a marketing tool, I'm not a ploy to improve attendance. Prove I can play in this league. But I've surrendered that to God. I'm not in a battle with what everybody else thinks anymore.

Tags: Battle, God, Love