3/3/12

Will History Speak of "Linspiration" or "Linsanity"?

      The current saga of Jeremy Lin is truly an instance of "truth being stranger than fiction." If Hollywood produced a film based on his meteoric, albeit still young, career as an professional basketball star, it would surely receive an F rating for "Fantasy."

                 


"Linsanity,"  the most popular pun used to refer to the phenomenon is misguided as it focuses on reactions of the media and general public over Lin's unexpected outstanding performance.  Historians of Chinese, and Asian, America will see the true significance of this classic rags-to-riches story of an underdog defying stereotypes and prejudices as a positive influence in the way Chinese and other Asian Americans are viewed both by themselves and by other Americans. "Linspiration" hopefully will continue long after "Linsanity" fades away.

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