Jeremy Lin wants ‘bigger role’ in Lakers

Jeremy Lin is the most humble, nicest young man I have ever met. He spent over 30 minutes video-chatting with my Asian American teenage daughter over their shared experience of dealing with racial and ethnic slurs. His talk to my daughter did more to restore her confidence than anyone could have predicted and soon thereafter she began excelling at basketball. After just completing her freshman year in high school (and, of course, transferring from the school that condoned the harassment), she is receiving attention from several major D1 basketball programs. All the best to Jeremy with his new team!

Asian Athletes Blog

2014/07/20 16:12:38

Taipei, July 20 (CNA) Taiwanese American NBA star Jeremy Lin, who was recently traded by the Houston Rockets to the Los Angeles Lakers, said Sunday that he expects to play a larger role on his new team.

Answering fans’ questions at a basketball camp in Taiwan, sponsored by China Airlines, Lin described his trade to the Lakers as “a great opportunity” because he can learn much from his new teammate, Kobe Bryant, four-time NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player and a five-time NBA champion.

“I wish my role could become bigger and more important, and I also wish I could get more playing time next year,” said the 25-year-old point guard.

Lin, who is only under contract for one more season, averaged 13.0 points and 5.2 assists in 153 games over the past two seasons with the Rockets. He was moved to the Rockets’ bench last season, after…

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