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Jeremy stop Profiling.
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“But his legend remains intact. He is, as Howard Beck of the New York Times wrote this week, “a sort of Taiwanese Tim Tebow” whose religious faith and ability to silence critics has made him a phenomenon that transcends race or nationality.”
This is exactly why I coined the term “Linbowing”
Didn’t someone see talent when he crossed over Tayshuan Prince back then?
Perhaps the most famous couch in sports history. Jeremy Lin did not have his contract guaranteed until a few days ago. One day that couch may be in a museum. Quickly plastic wrap that couch and ebay it for charity.
Jeremy Lin’s agent Roger Montgomery has had his hands full answering calls.
On the top of my head, I can think of a few industries and products.
1. the Bible Jeremy Lin version with NBA devotions
2. endorse tutoring centers
3. Lee Kum Kee Oyster
5. Texas Instrument Calculators
but don’t promote Kung Fu studios
Lin has other factors going for him that will attract advertisers. He isn’t freakishly tall (6-foot-3-inches) or imposing. “He’s relatable,” Torossian said. “He looks like he would be playing pickup basketball anywhere.”
Jeremy Lin worked his butt off. Luck is when preparation meets opportunity and Jeremy Lin has been doing just that.
1. Believe in yourself when no one else does. Lin’s only the 3rd graduate from Harvard to make it to the NBA. He’s also one of only a handful of Asian-Americans to make it. He was sent by the Knicks to play for their D-League team 3 weeks ago in Erie, PA. He’d already been cut by two other NBA teams before joining the Knicks this year. You’ve got to believe in yourself, even when no one else does.
2. Seize the opportunity when it comes up. Lin got to start for the Knicks because they had to start him. They had too many injuries. Baron Davis was gone. The other point guards were out. Carmelo Anthony was injured. Amare Stoudemire had to leave the team because of a family death. Lin could have squandered the opportunity and we would have never have noticed. But he made the most of it. You never know when opportunities are going to arise in life. Often, they’re when you least expect them. Make the most of them. Don’t fritter them away.
3. Your family will always be there for you, so be there for them. It wasn’t until a few days ago that Lin got his contract guaranteed by the Knicks for the rest of the season. Before that, he could have been cut at any time. He had to sleep on his brother’s couch on the Lower East Side to get by. His family always believed in him and picked him up when he could have gotten down on himself. That made him continue to believe. If you want your family to believe in you like that, you’ve got to be there for them too when they need it.
4. Find the system that works for your style. Lin isn’t Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant. He’s not a pure scorer. He’s a passer and distributor – who can also score very well. It didn’t work for him in Golden State or Houston – where he was before landing at the Knicks. But Mike D’Antoni’s system at the Knicks has been perfect for him to show off his strengths. You’ve got to do your best to understand what your strengths are and then ensure that you’re in a system (a job or organization or industry) that is a good fit for those strengths. Otherwise, people overlook the talents you bring to the table.
5. Don’t overlook talent that might exist around you today on your team. You probably manage people at your own company today. Are you sure you don’t have a Jeremy Lin living among you now? How do you know that “Mike” couldn’t do amazing things if you gave him a new project to run with? How do you know “Sarah” isn’t the right person to take the open job in London that you’ve been talking over with your colleagues? We put people around us in boxes. He’s from Harvard. He’s Asian-American. Not sure he can play. How many assumptions have you made about talent around you? Don’t be like the General Managers in Golden State and Houston, and let talent slip through your fingers. With all their money, scouts, and testing, they didn’t have a clue what they had in their hands. Do you know what your people (or even yourself) is really capable of? Take off the blinders of assumptions you wear when you look at the world.
6. People will love you for being an original, not trying to be someone else. You’ve got to be you. You can’t be some 2nd rate copy of Michael Jordan. There will never be another Michael Jordan. Just be Jeremy Lin — yourself. Whatever that is. That doesn’t mean you don’t work hard — it just means you find what you’re good at and do it. Fans will love you for being you, just like they love Jeremy Lin. Judy Garland said it best:
“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”
7. Stay humble. If you one day are lucky enough to have newspapers want to put you on the cover in order to sell more, don’t let it get to your head. It’s been remarkable watching how humble Lin remains through all this media frenzy. It makes his teammates and fans love him that much more.
8. When you make others around you look good, they will love you forever. I didn’t know how good Tyson Chandler was, until I saw him playing with Jeremy Lin. Lin has set Chandler up many times over the last week for easy dunks because he drew the defense and then passed the ball. That’s partly why the Knicks are playing so well. They are all working harder to share the ball with others. And it’s beautiful to watch. And when the media swarms Lin, he tells them how good his teammates are. Do the same with your peers and reports.
9. Never forget about the importance of luck or fate in life. Some people believe in God, some in destiny, some in luck. Whatever you believe in, be grateful for it.
10. Work your butt off. Lin couldn’t have seized his opportunity if he hadn’t worked like crazy for years perfecting his skills. There are no short cuts to hard work. Success is a by product of that. If you’ve got a Tiger Mom who’s always pushed you to work hard, great. If not, let your conscience be your own Tiger Mom! Get up early, stay up late. Nobody gave Lin any free passes. Why should you get any? You can only control what you control and that means you’ve got to work harder than anyone else you know.
Jeremy Lin Bball :: 林書豪
The city of New York has embraced Jeremy Lin especially the celebrities. Check out the video New York CELEBS SHOW LOVE FOR Jeremy Lin
The Rev. John Lin introduced the subject of the day’s sermon — Matthew 1, the Incarnation. “Or, if you’re a Knicks fan, you can call it the Lincarnation,” he said.
“I have these people from out of town who are pinging me and calling me and texting me, and they’re all asking me the exact same question: ‘First of all, have you heard about this?’ I live in New York, of course I’ve heard about this. The second thing they ask me is, ‘Is he your brother or cousin?’ I’m like, ‘Dude, there are lot of Lins in the world.’ ”
Later in his sermon, when Lin discussed what it is like being near famous people, he said, “If Jeremy Lin were to come here right now, I would turn from a distinguished man of the cloth into an 11-year-old kid trying to get an autograph.”
Read full article From the Pulpit and in the Pew, the Knicks’ Lin Is a Welcome Inspiration
Metta World Peace formerly Ron Artest telling Jeremy Lin to get some swag. The appeal of Jeremy Lin is that he is just down to earth and comfortable in his own skin.
I am just amazed that Jeremy Lin can stay so calm in all this hype. Keep rocking since Kobe now knows your name.
“Only six weeks ago, Lin tweeted, “Everytime i try to get into Madison Square Garden, the security guards ask me if im a trainer. LOL.”
“If you can go back and look, his skill level was probably there from the beginning, but no one ever noticed,” said Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who was outscored 38-34 Friday by the Harvard alumnus. “It’s a testament to perseverance and hard work. It is a good example to kids everywhere.”
Roger Montgomery is Jeremy Lin’s agent and he must be having a blast with so many endorsement deals coming his way.
“I haven’t slept in three days,” Roger Montgomery said in a telephone interview yesterday between calls and e-mails offering congratulations and endorsement opportunities. “It’s hard to find an agent that doesn’t know what to say but I’m kind of speechless at how all of this is playing out.”
Montgomery added, ““Jeremy just doesn’t look the part,” Montgomery said, eventually finding the words to describe his client’s rise. “It’s part of our world. People underestimate people a lot of times. That’s what makes the story so good.”
Jeremy Lin Bball :: 林書豪
Many recruiters over looked Jeremy Lin. He was a lot smaller after high school.
“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail”. Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I just think in order for someone to understand my game, they have to watch me more than once, because I’m not going to do anything that’s extra flashy or freakishly athletic,” Lin said in 2010.”
Jeremy Lin Bball :: 林書豪