Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin spoke this summer at the World Economics Forum in Tianjin, China where he was spreading the word of the Gospel and Jesus Christ. The basketball star spoke openly about how he identifies himself with his religion before his ethnicity and is attempting to spread the word everywhere that he can, as many rural places don’t have access to media the same way big cities do. His goal is also to reach underprivileged children who have to live in fear, and give them some tools to help cope with their living situations until they can improve their surroundings.
The Torrence, 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 traveled around Asia this summer to spread the word of his Christianity, and most notably at the World Economics Fourm in Tianjin. The basketball player prides himself in having his religion be a big part of his overall self and was thrilled to get to share that with some fans.
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