mid-way through my response paper, then it’s One Republic tonight!!
took some time off after lunch to scroll through the web, and i ended up at J Lin’s wiki page.
“Despite Lin’s sudden fame, Sacramento Kings coach Keith Smart stated, “I knew [Lin] before he was Linmania. He’s still the same humble guy. The guy has not changed a bit, which is real special for a young man.””
i still remember the heady days of Linsanity (who doesn’t?), and it can be such a downer to get crested up on that high, then to splat down like he did when he was traded over from the Rockets. But this is what the man has to say:
“He credited his NBA success to playing without pressure. “I’ve surrendered that to God. I’m not in a battle with what everybody else thinks anymore,” said Lin”
here is a man who Fisher described as ‘carrying the hopes of a whole continent’, who could have slipped in so many ways because of the innumerable spotlights on him. and i’m not saying that J Lin is perfect, because he could mess up anytime, though i hope hard that he continues to stay grounded and get better. i’m just deeply challenged and inspired, because here is a man who clung on hard to God amidst the bad AND the good/great/fantastic/incredible super-amazing journey that’s been his NBA ride.
gid surprised me after my subway stepping with 1 Cor 10:12, which goes
“if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall”
and yes, yes, yes, i can only pray that, Lord,
keep my feet / don’t let me falter