‘He seemed interested in smart girls that didn’t look slutty,’ our source told us.
7. He has proven, so far, to be able to adjust. The main “criticisms” of Lin’s game — and by “criticisms,” we mean “things that have kept him from keeping a job in the NBA until nine days ago, when he became one of the most famous athletes on Earth” — have been:
1. He can’t shoot.
2. He can’t dribble to his left.
3. You can push him around if need be.
The Lakers game felt like a specific rebuke to all these. Lin drained jump shots early, banged off the bigs late, and even went left a few times. This left him tired and beaten for the Wolves’ game, which is probably why he’s been sleeping for about 36 hours straight. But remember: Lin is only 23 years old. He’s not a finished product. He’s still improving his game. The machine is self-aware.
But what would it mean for Jeremy Lin , and for them, if his star begins to fade? Audrey Kim, a Korean-American who works in New York University’s admissions office, shrugged off the concern.
‘He’s already a success and made so many people proud,’ she said. ‘He’s such an inspiration to young Asian-Americans.’
She thought that he opened up a new field for Asian-Americans, and that Lin’s parents, who supported his basketball dreams, should be models for immigrants raising American children.
There was a pause in the conversation. Daniel Chao spoke up. ‘I mean,’ he said, in a slightly stunned voice, ‘an Asian-American dunked.’