Topic: Jeremy Lin

April 15, 2013

Jeremy Lin has proven that he belongs in the NBA. But what does the greatest Asian-American basketball player of all time mean to Asian-American basketball players, and Asian-American hoops culture?

April 9, 2013

A little over a year after it took over New York and induced a month-long high-five orgy, we're still trying to figure out Linsanity. Robert Silverman and Jim Cavan, two of the authors of the new book "We'll Always Have Linsanity," may not quite have figured it out, but they did enjoy themselves (and learn some stuff) in the process of looking back.

September 4, 2012

The Basketball Fan in Chief has spoken: Barack Obama's campaign is the Miami Heat, Mitt Romney's is Jeremy Lin. As basketball metaphors go, this is something of a deep cut. But is it really the comparison that Obama wants to make? And, more to the point, what does it even mean?

March 8, 2012

Long before Jeremy Lin was the national phenom he's become, Richard Twu saw his potential to become basketball's Asian-American Idol. But that's not what Jeremy Lin had in mind. 

February 23, 2012

For reasons cultural, basketball-ological and otherwise, Jeremy Lin has fascinated and inspired pretty much everyone who cares about basketball. But Brad Kaplan was the only one to see the mixological possibilities in Lin's rise to and over the top.

February 17, 2012

Or "what we talk about when we talk about David Brooks talking about Jeremy Lin in the same goofily high-handed way that he talks about pretty much everything." David Roth and Charles Star talk about that, in this post.

February 16, 2012

In the fortune cookie splashed on the screen, we can decipher two games Lin is playing and winning—one is basketball, the other is the portrayal of Asians in the American media complex. Winning one wins the other.

February 10, 2012

Reporters want some dude on the Lakers to weigh in on the NBA's biggest story. He won't play along. Who does he think he is, anyway? 

February 9, 2012

The supreme chef behind Momofuku is nearly as serious about sports as he is food, especially the teams from his beloved District of Columbia. We talked with him about Unseld, sports foodies, and yes, Jeremy Lin. Chang should probably go ahead and add "prophet" to his already lengthy resume. 

February 8, 2012

It's fine to be excited about Jeremy Lin, because the Jeremy Lin thing is great. But please, everyone, let's exercise caution in the quickie YouTube tribute raps that we make on his behalf.