Jeremy Lin Interview

Freakonomics recently had an interview featuring the Asian American NBA point guard Jeremy Lin.  It’s a pretty fascinating interview to listen to.  While listening, Lin remarked on two different topics that struck me as pretty insightful.

  1. He’s not recognized for his athletic ability.  He gave an example of… even though he’s as fast as a fellow NBA player (tied for 1st in the combine), he was only known for being “deceptively” fast.  Being considered “deceptive” is pretty insulting.   I haven’t fact check this but the other player was a black player named John Wall who was probably younger than Lin at the time of the combine.
  2. From his experience so far, he’s learned that purpose and communication are two key lessons he’s learned.

 

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