Barbarella. “@thenewpaper: Who says Asian men can't soar? #jeremylin #nba #newyorkknicks
It seems straightforward enough, doesn’t it? Basketball player of “exotic” origin emerges from nowhere and puts up performances which have caused an outbreak of mass hysteria called “Lin-sanity” in the sport, and among a vastly under-represented but NBA-obsessed diaspora which includes the most populous nation in the world. But nothing about New York Knicks’ Jeremy Lin is straightforward. He might be the most stereotyped athlete in world sport at the moment, but he is, in actuality, a picture of contradiction. More in The New Paper on Sunday (Feb 19).