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Jeremy Lin Says ‘I’m Not Humble’ In Facebook Post

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Newcomer Jeremy Lin has a chance at redemption next season with an opportunity to start alongside superstar Kobe Bryant in the backcourt for the Los Angeles Lakers. The 25-year-old point guard is coming off a disappointing season with the Houston Rockets and hopes to resurrect his career in Los Angeles.

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Lin recently talked about struggling with pride and admitting he’s not as humble as many believe he with the following Facebook post via The Christian Post:

“I’m not humble. Pride is [the] greatest sin I struggle with,” he wrote on Facebook. “But I’d say as I get older, go through more experiences in life and face tougher obstacles, I realize that I’m more sinful and need God more than I ever imagined.”

With Lin now playing in the second biggest market in the United States, the Harvard product will likely continue to see his popularity rise with fans in this country and in China. The combination of Kobe and Lin in the backcourt in Los Angeles will easily make the Lakers that much more popular in Asia and therefore increasing the pressure for Lin to get back to form as one of the better point guards in the NBA.

Lin lost his starting job with the Houston Rockets last season with Patrick Beverley emerging as a better option at the point guard position. The California native will look to have a bounce back year in Los Angeles while trying to prove that Linsanity era in New York wasn’t a fluke.

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  • vdogg

    the end of the piece should read “.. while trying to prove that Linsanity era in New York was NOT just a fluke.” does anyone proof read these articles? that aside, it’s good for lin to have a little cockiness to him. not a bad thing at all.

    • Lakerfan

      It definitely says “not”….

      • Matt90243

        Obviously they edited it after seeing vdoggs post.

  • LakerSpartan117

    Very deep and honest to say, something most people wouldn’t want to admit. Especially for athletes who live and breath competition. Pride is a very strong advantage that can fuel us past our ordinary limits and through expectation.

    But it can also be our downfall, our biggest weakness. We forget sometimes to look at our decisions that we felt were right, and see if it benefited anyone other than ourselves. That’s when you realize that pride isn’t supposed to be about yourself, but about the people around you who can strengthen themselves through your light.

    So cheers Jeremy, great to hear that you acknowledge the fire in you. And don’t trip the sin, because God will always be there to guide us through our darkness. We just have to listen….

    • Mambanation

      lin aint humble lol. thats very stupid to say and admit….now people are looking down on ur stupid ass for not having pride for your own skills and intelligent

      • LakerSpartan117

        Lol. Nice one troll.

        • Mambanation

          no i meant lin is getting look down on. im not calling u name. sorry for confusing you but yeah…lol

          • LakerSpartan117

            Oh no its my fault, I didn’t understand your post and I just went off my best interpretation. So my bad…

            But Lin is a good player and we will see if he really has it in him, because we have the #1 bullshit detector in the Black Mamba on our team. So he’ll sniff it out.

          • Al Haldie

            One word -ASS.. TROLL Take your pick..

          • Mambanation

            get outtah here. i aint trolling no body.

      • Rory Ivey

        You mean “intelligence”?

  • Zach

    Lin isn’t good enough to be humble.

    • Orlando Foolridge

      This pretty much. He’s an average NBA PG offensively and in the bottom 1/3rd defensively. Any kind of (L)”insanity” related to him is strictly due to the fact he’s asian. The fact that there is an asian person playing an american sport based on size, speed and strength is so out of the norm that it drives people crazy, mostly Chinese/Asian people to be honest. Nothing against the Chinese and nothing against Jeremy but if his name was Jamal Johnson and he was from South Carolina and Black…nobody would be going “insane” for him.

      • Realistic Laker Fan

        The whole reason Linsanity started because he was a bench warmer about to be kicked out the league but managed to surprise the world and play ok, I know Lin is an average player and don’t expect much from him but others expect him to have a Linsanity 2.0 and average like 15ppg along with 7-8 apg.

        • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

          15 and 7 is pretty realistic I think. Linsanity is not happening again–that was averaging 23 and 9.

          • Realistic Laker Fan

            He averaged 25 points, 9 assists during that stretch but he averaged 14.6ppg (career high) 6.2apg (career high) assist for the year.

          • Orlando Foolridge

            Which means the rest of the year aside from the linsanity run was probably 12ppg and 4 apg. That’s where I see him at this season 12 and 4 and 25 minutes a game. He’ll play more vs. teams with average PG’s, but against OKC and GS and those kind of teams with killer PG’s I’d expect to see clarkson at point just for defensive reasons and swaggy getting moved into the starting lineup for more firepower.

            I honestly don’t think Lin is good enough defensively to play 36 minutes a game in the West, so I think 15 and 7 might be beyond his reach at 25 min a game.

          • Kishan

            clarkson is not good defender have u seen his scouting video??

          • Orlando Foolridge

            Didn’t see the video, but he’s looked ok in the games I’ve seen him in. Have you seen Lin or Nash play defense? Clarkson has one thing that neither Lin or Nash have, lateral speed, Clarkson is at worst an average NBA defender. Lin and Nash are both near the bottom when it comes to lateral speed and strength at defending the PG position.

          • Kishan

            Whole of Lakers can’t defend even kobe can’t defend of the ball now…… Ed Davis, Johnson, and Hill are prob are only good defenders.

            I agree Clarkson prob a better defender but i doubt he will be playing the PG as much I’m my opinion…… Lin and Nash will be the PG and during games Kobe will play little bit of the PG ……
            Lin has the potential to actually play some defense coz he’s still pretty athletical

          • Todd DelGiudice

            Wow dude – Lin is one of the stronger point guards in the L – Lateral speed might not be great but the strength is there.

          • RIP Robin Williams Love Ya

            Clarkson is way better on defense than you are implying.

          • vdogg

            and he can’t improve that? they also say is is not a good shooter.. and he shot exceptionally well from deep in the summer league.

          • Kishan

            I knw But he’s not a guy that will play a lot of minutes he needs to keep working…… he’s pretty aggressive though so thats a plus point

          • Realistic Laker Fan

            I can see him averaging that but he will probably play 32-36 minutes a game since Nash and his healthy is a liability unless they try to play someone else at the PG spot.

          • Mike Yee

            Lin was a bench player with very few minute so it’s not fair to avg the big minutes with the little minutes, U understand,so get your act together before U open your traps MikeY

          • Realistic Laker Fan

            What’s your point? During Linsainy he averaged 27mpg and those still are his career high the following year in Houston he averaged 32mpg, averaging less points and assists, same with last year (playing 29mpg). Lin is going to average about 13ppg with about 5-6apg next year. He is an average point guard.

      • Lakers#1

        If his name was “Jamal Johnson” and black, he wouldn’t be in the NBA! Do you realize how hard it is to make it in the NBA!? Much harder for JLin because he is Asian. I.E. Just a simple pickup game, if there were 9 black guys on one Asian guy, the Asian guy probably get picked up last…just because he’s Asian. Jeremy went through a roller coaster ride with his high school/college/pro days as a basketball player. No scholarship given coming out of high school, undrafted out of college. Got thrown around in nba summer leagues, nba teams n the D-League. Now that he’s 25 yrs old and make $15 million a yr, due to the Hou Rockets giving him that contract, he’s just an average PG? He’s more than an average PG…he’s a global icon and gives young kids that aren’t Black or White an inspiring shot to make it on the NBA.

        • Realistic Laker Fan

          Okay, that makes Lin a good role model/an inspiring person he’s still an average basketball player who went through tough times just like several other player in the league.

          • LakerLifer

            You keep contrdicting yourself. Which is it? Is he great or is he not, make up your mind guy.

          • Judo Mma

            You are asking him a difficult question.

          • Nayr

            name an average basketball player who averaged 25ppg when allowed to play his game and averaged 12ppg as a 6th man with a horrible coach and a ball hog of a team mate and still manages to get a break out game from time to time (scoring 25-30 points when Harden is not around ) and even managing to get a triple double off the bench under the said horrible coach. name one.

          • Realistic Laker Fan

            James Harden, you also act like Lin will be the go to scorer off this team he more then likely won’t average more then 13ppg for the year.

        • Orlando Foolridge

          You really like Jeremy Lin!

        • Judo Mma

          Hey bro, you are on the money!

        • J Taylor

          Lin’s a lot better than you make him seem.

          15ppg, and 9 assists is a borderline all-star. 25 out of 32 teams would kill to have a starting PG who gets those stats.

          But, he’s not a Westbrook, CP3, or D.Rose.
          Lin could be the leagues best #2 PG, however.

      • Guest

        Floyd Mayweather, is that you?

      • Joshua Slater

        Floyd? Is that you??

      • DJSlik

        Also true that if he were Jamal Johnson the best player in the state of California and the California state champion he would have gotten a D-1 scholarship to a BIGTIME school and probably ended up being drafted in the first round of the NBA draft. And he would have gotten early and often opportunities to play despite growing pains. And he would’ve gotten a bigger contract after Jamal-sanity. Jamal Johnson is A LOT better than you think. You’ll be eating crow.

        • Orlando Foolridge

          I really hope so, I love the lakers and hope Lin is alot better than what I think he is…we could use it.

      • YYY

        Totally agree! This is like if you see a black student became a Math Olympiad medalist, the world would go crazy for it because it is so out of the norm… I think God created us this way specifically because he wanted us to help each other with our strength, not to look down at each other because of our weaknesses.

    • Chris

      The mere fact that he’s in the league means he’s good enough. He’s overcome stereotypes and he’s beaten all odds.
      BTW. Even the guy all the way at the end of the bench have more game than 90% of the rest of the world. We’re talking the best of the best and he’s among that small fraternity that only includes those who are athletically gifted to perform.
      He’s where a lot of people want to be but can’t be. He’s good enough.
      Kinda bother’s me when folks try to diminish the success of others for no reason with statements like” he isn’t good enought to be humble”
      That statement alone perhaps is a great indicator that you can perhaps learn about how to overcome the struggle to “become humble” yourself.

      • Nayr

        Wow. Well said mate… well said.

    • Kishan

      kobe is good he’s not that humble !

    • RIP Robin Williams Love Ya

      I agree Jeremy Lin sucks please take him back GSW or NY or Ho.

      • LakersLifer

        DUDE you just contradicted yourself in this post. You say he made past racial and other obstacles to prove hes good and then you say he sucks, WTH?

        • Al Haldie

          Some of them just want to be heard – with nothing to say except to bad mouth people that try to do right in life their just a want to be but cant}

      • Ken Temporaneous

        Can you explain why you say that or are you actually like 11 or something?

    • Al Haldie

      ONE more TROLL.

    • DJSlik

      And…you’re a moron. Lin is one of the biggest stars in the world regardless of what you think of him as a basketball player.

    • independentbynature

      You aren’t smart enough to be humble,Zach.

  • Zach

    I love that every Laker fan on earth hated Lin before this season and called him a joke of a player. But now he’s on L.A. so they’re saying he and Kobe will team up for a great backcourt. Hypocrites.

    • Lakers Realist

      “Every” is a little bit of an exaggeration there. The flip floppers that truly said that about him, fine it’s fair to call them hypocrites. Don’t go and apply the bad look of a small percentage of the fan base to the greater whole though.

    • DKWTTY

      Why the fuck are you here tho? Every? There are millions of Lakers fans– no exaggeration so take your lying, exaggerating ass off LN. Most fans dislike players who aren’t on their team you genius. It’s not hypocrisy.

    • PlayerHaters

      Actually during the whole Linsanity thing, i was calling him overrated. So…nope, not EVERY Laker fan hated him. He was just an average player to me…and still is

      • Vernon McClain

        You can really honestly say he was average during that time? 25 and 9 is average?

      • Todd DelGiudice

        “average” in the NBA, especially at the stacked PG position is still pretty freakin’ good and at a level most of us could not even imagine getting to. You guys do understand that these are the best bball players on the planet, correct?

      • DJSlik

        please name me one average player in the entire HISTORY of the NBA to come off the bench and get a triple double in TWENTY-NINE MINUTES.

    • Zach D.

      It is unwise to start a statement with “…every Laker fan” unless the next words that follow support that generalization. What if someone says “every Laker fan on earth named Zach is an idiot” after reading your post? That wouldn’t be fair, too. because I have the same name but don’t share your limited understanding.

      • DKWTTY

        He isn’t a Lakers fan. Someone said he was a Warriors fan but I don’t know if that’s true OR not. He’s another troll who has close to 300 comments…all about the Lakers. Its nice that we “suck” but still have avid loyal haters who come to our fansites to hate.

        • vdogg

          then why respond to him? he is like a child. i don’t respond to him unless he responds to what i write first. check out the previous article where i completely expose him for the hypocrite that he is. once that happened, he stopped posting. typical.

          • PlayerHaters

            Which article is that? lol

          • vdogg

            the one about ESPN predicting that kobe will finish third in all time scoring.

          • DKWTTY

            Which article was that? You have more patience than I do. I can’t allow him to keep posting incorrect nonsense on here.

    • nlruizjr

      every Laker fan hated Lin, that statement itself is so reckless and completely false, where is the info you have to back up that statement ?????

    • SirHambone

      Retarded statement Zach! No one cares what you love and I doubt you know 2 or 3 Laker fans. Must be your buddies! Surely you have not spoke to every Laker fan!

    • LakerLifer

      We didnt HATE Lin, what the hell you talkin about. A few people blogging are never a representative of the whole consensus. I love my Lakers but I always said this guy would be great in the Purple and Gold and obviously so did the front office as they have been focused on recruiting him for a while now.

      Also a great portion of the Laker fanbase here and globally are actually Asian, why would they “hate” their own people. You make NO SENSE!

    • Al Haldie

      How many LAKERS fans do you know, you say every LAKER fan – I sure would like to see that list that you have.. speak for your self….or don’t speak at ALL….

    • cheeky

      Laker fan goin all the way back to Elgin. Never hated Lin. When all is said n done, we are better wit him, than w/out him. Can’t say I’m crazy bout u though.

  • DKWTTY

    Well he’ll get along great with Kobe then haha. Kobe and Nick aren’t humble either…then of course so many egos could clash as well but at least the kid has balls.

  • Just an NBA Fan

    I dislike fans that are so narrow minded. You can’t be in the NBA if you’re not good enough or you’ll be out within the following year. Lin might not be great right now, but the guy is playing his heart out and doing a good job at it. The only thing he needs to improve is his ball handling skills.

    • Mike Yee

      @Fan, don’t worry Lin has 2 more yrs of experence & knows the ropes to improve. He himself just said that he is a much better player than Linsanity days. He slimmed down from 200# & is ripped, if U R a Lake fan U would be proud of him, go Harvard Man MikeY

  • Mambanation

    Lol my nikka aint humble. thats a bad sign in the nba….u have to be an asshole like lechoke to be a champ. leave his team, win 2 and leave his winning team to “go back home” to try to “do it by himself” with a better and younger trio. thats just some bull shit u have to do in order to win nowadays lol.

  • Joshua Slater

    If you look at what the seven deadly sins are: wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony, it is easy to understand when Lin says pride is his greatest sin. It’s not because he’s cocky, it’s because it’s less likely that he’ll commit the other six sins.

  • Nayr

    Wow haters?! When was the last time you’ve seen an average player put a string of magnificent games with 20+ppg not to mention sink clutch shots. Manage to survive a horrible coach a ball hog teammate along with haters like you. ? Can’t seem to name one! The hell is wrong with you people!? I just hope JLin will give our team a boost! Go Lakers!

    • Marvin Madlangbayan

      I for one am excited that Jeremy Lin is a Laker. He’s been proving people wrong since high school (his team beat a bigger more talented Mater Dei High team). He’s almost a regular guy that schools much heralded players. I just hope he doesn’t water down his game just because he’s playing with the Mamba.

  • MR. Funny Money

    I think 18pts and 7ast will be his stats

    • Mike Yee

      2MR FUNNY $ i THINK he is going to do a little better than that simply because he Lakes doe not have great scorer oher than Momba, they’ll need his scoring. MikeY

  • enemyorwhat

    Lets glorify this because…. ?

  • DJSlik

    Wow the Laker media is already trying to downgrade JLin before he even steps on the practice court. I don’t really understand why they are doing this. Saying that Beverley emerged as the better option at PG for the Rockets is just regurgitating trash Rocket propaganda. Beverley was never and will never be the better point guard than JLin. The problem was that Morey and McHale already had designs to trade JLin. The Lakers got an absolute steal with this trade getting Lin and draft picks. Hopefully Laker Nation will adopt a different narrative.

    • J Taylor

      And…
      Lin and Hardin had incompatible skills and game play.

      Hardin works best with the ball despite being a SG, and he likes to create shots for himself in Isolation. – He’s not a PG friendly SG.
      Lin is a traditional PG who creates for every one else and isn’t afraid to take the shot either. – These two don’t mesh, especially when Hardin wants to be the Alpha dog shooter.

    • ping

      Let them downgrade Lin so that there is no high expectations on Lin because too much pressure on Lin is not good.

  • Eroc

    I really like his honesty. How can you ever really reach your full potential if you can’t recognize your own faults (which you can then work on through the help of others (most importantly God))? Anyways, he has an opportunity to pave a career for himself as a Laker if he can continue improving and be able to mesh with the personal that the Lakers have. He doesn’t have to be Linsanity.

  • J Taylor

    Lin will get redemption. He’ll live up to the hype and be a great backup for the rest of his career. – LA will love him, and China will love that he’s a Laker.

    But, when things settle, Lin’s just an above average center in a PG league. He’ll get us through this season and shine in the process.

    #RondoDreaming.

  • Marvin Antwaine Simelton

    For all of you who say that Bryant, Lin, or Nash for that matter can’t play defense are insane. First off, it is very hard to guard just one player at the elite levels of any sport one-on-one. Having said that, most ball dominant players in the NBA rely heavily on pick n rolls or several ball screens in order to get their shot(s) off in games where they may face some “less” intense defensive pressure. Aside from those moderately defensively strong competitive match ups, when a guy can lock a player down defensively for a much longer time one-on-one, the refs call fouls on that player because seeing someone do that on an elite level is hard to come by. So, with respect to Bryant, Lin, and Nash (who are not terrible basketball players or defenders), their primary weakness on the defensive end would be in transitional situations against very athletic guards.If you can score the ball effectively without having to take bad shots and miss them, you can get back on defense and force teams to play in a half-court set where you can lock down more defensively as a team.

    • Ken Temporaneous

      As for D — Lin held tony parker to 6 pts in a game last year, Beverley gave up 25/per game to Lillard during the playoffs. Lin was holding him scoreless in the 4th quarter of game six when McHale yanked him and he hit that killer three..

  • Ping

    A humble person always thinks that he is not humble enough!

  • DJSlik

    To all the people calling him “average” please name me an average player in the entire history of the NBA to come off the bench and get a triple double in 29 minutes. Go.

    • Mike Yee

      DJSlik U tthe Man 4 stats MikeY

    • Mike Yee

      @DJSlik also name a PG who can out played the Mamba @ MSG who scored 38pts & 32 pts for Mamba with the man guarding him MikeY

  • Humorboy Kcin

    Maybe he has pride in his abilities? Kinda like Derrick rose who says he deserve to be MVP, which he did.

  • TeddyOrwell

    Oh, he’s gonna get real sinful, alright…..once all those LA Asian ladies start showering with poontang in hopes that they will win the lottery and bear his child and secure their status as Asian-American royalty. Not even God will be be able to protect him from that enviable fate.

    • Ken Temporaneous

      a stupid point but funny nonetheless.

  • David Salinas

    Lins life anthem is “more of you God and less of me.” Read between the lines and you will see what I see.

  • ✮ Carrie Huang ✮

    ❤ humble enough to admit not being that humble :)

  • Ken Temporaneous

    Like many writers when it comes to JLin this guy is on acid. Never had a player been treated worse by a team or a coach and management made a greater effort to keep a player from achieving what he can. If this writer is not aware of this he should;d not be employed. Ke lost his job to a guy who averaged 9,5 and 2.8 who’s
    “great defense” gave up 25/game to Lillard in the playoffs. Lin averaged 13.5 and 5,5 in limited minutes for two years for Houston and will average 18 and 8 for the Lakers no problem.

  • Ken Temporaneous

    BTW Laker Fans — Lin dropped 38 against a very good laker team at the Garden w/out taking a 100 shots like James Harden would. He also dropped 38 again San Antonio and was rewarded by sitting on the bench the next night by Coach McFail who hates him for some reason. Scoring 38 points is not easy to do BTW.

  • David Salinas

    Thank you

  • CLIPPERSRUNLA

    Your Welcome

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