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Jeremy Lin SpeakerBrooklyn Nets Jeremy Lin recently spoke in an interview about the many stereotypes against Asian men, and how that impacts him in his career. He talked with an interviewer and Asian-American fitness activist Kevin Kreider about the stigma that comes along with being of Asian descent and how this makes it more challenging for them to be successful in professional sports. One such example that the NBA star gave was when he had to provide identification to get into a sporting arena because security doubted his intentions despite the fact that he was a player in the game. Even with these instances, Lin keeps a positive attitude about how society will change and thinks that someday all of the major stereotyping will come to an end.

The Torrance, California native started playing basketball towards the end of his high school years and took his team to the championships with a 32-1 record. He received offers to come play at Harvard University and Brown University and ended up going to Harvard between 2006 and 2010, and even though he entered the 2010 NBA Draft Lin went unselected. Instead, he got a chance to show his skills off at the NBA Summer League where he impressed enough scouts and got offers from a few teams but decided to sign with his home team, the Golden State Warriors. Over the course of his career, Lin also played for the Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte Hornets and he is currently with the Brooklyn Nets.

Lin recently was interviewed by Kevin Kreider about the stereotypes of Asians in the professional sports work, and he gave his opinion on the matter and described how being Asian-American has impacted his daily life. Even though he gave a few examples of how his race presented him with challenges, he also stated that he is optimistic that things will change for the better in the future.

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