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China's Linsanity

By Zheng Yi (Global Times)

14:44, February 21, 2012

(Photo from Global Times)

New York Knicks player Jeremy Lin is suddenly getting hot.

The 24-year-old has not only been featured on the cover of Time Magazine, but has also occupied nine pages of the latest issue of Titan Sports, the biggest sports newspaper in China, and has graced its cover four times in the past 10 days. It seems as though every news or sports publication or TV network has been talking about the wonder-kid Lin recently.

It was natural for former Houston Rockets star Yao Ming to carry the Chinese nation's pride when the Shanghai-born national team player joined the NBA a few years ago. But does the American-born Harvard graduate Lin have anything to do with the millions of Chinese people half a world away?

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DM at 2012-02-2969.86.124.*
I think Lin should be especially applauded for his ability to unify his team. Many star players focus on their individual skills but Jeremy Lin is great at involving the skills of each player on the team.
esq at 2012-02-26198.108.104.*
Jeremy Lin is a positive role model. He is smart and plays basketball well. There is even a song in his honor called "Jeremy Lin Meets Faith." We should be proud.
PD User at 2012-02-2294.195.123.*
Don"t forget that Jeremy Lin has also had a lot of racial abuses. A constant reminder that a Chinese face is not welcomed.
  

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