Safe to say Linsanity is over…
Jeremy Lin Says Race Is The Reason People Criticize Him
Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin said NBA players target him because of his race.
Via Black Sports Online:
“I was a little surprised, but I wasn’t shocked. I honestly feel it’s part of the underlying issue of race in American society … of being an Asian-American. …I haven’t figured it out. I haven’t wrapped my head around it. But it’s something I’m thinking about.”
“I’ve always been a target,” Lin says. “Everyone looks me and says, ‘I’m not going to let that Asian kid embarrass me. I’m going to go at him.’ That’s how it’s been my whole life. This has been different, though. Now, I was on the scouting report. People started to pay attention to what I could and couldn’t do.
“But a target? I was used to that. I’m not saying I get everyone’s best shot, but I would say people don’t want to be embarrassed by me because of my skin color.”
We’re going to have to call BS on this one.
Jeremy must not realize his shooting average is a meager 37%, the sad face that’s he’s pulling out the race card is embarrassing and shows that he can’t take responsibility for his weak game.
Do you think Jeremy has a point?