Jeremy Lin, a Taiwanese American basketball star, thinks that “the NBA has given up on him,” he said tearfully while giving a sermon at a church in New Taipei. The video of his confession shocked the U.S. and launched a heated discussion on the toughness of the NBA.
ESPN, the U.S. television sports channel, made an extensive coverage on Jeremy Lin’s emotional talk, which spread like wildfire on tweeter. In response to Lin’s speech, other basketball stars stood out and said: “This is the NBA nowadays.”
Kendrick Perkins, a basketball commentator, reacted to Jeremy Lin’s speech and said: “Jeremy Lin’s situation is a harsh reality of the NBA,” and he added, “So for the ones that have the privilege to have one of those 450 spots, cherish it.” ●