Jeremy Lin, currently on the New York Knicks, shares his testimony and experiences as a rookie in the NBA on the Golden State Warriors and Reno Bighorns (D-League). Recorded on June 10, 2011 at River of Life Christian Church.
Sports commentators are calling Lin the “Taiwanese Tebow,” a nod to Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, who sparked so much debate last year about public displays of faith. Although the men share a habit of giving God glory during post-game interviews, Lin’s friends say the quiet and unassuming basketball player has little in common with the demonstrative football star.
But Lin’s story of perseverance on the basketball court cannot be separated from his testimony of dedication to God, a faith that sustained him through rejection, humiliation and now, unexpected fame. Through each setback Lin encountered on his way to becoming a household name, the devout basketball player trusted God and used his trials to encourage others.
“One of the best things about being a Christian is that you show love and you are a light to the people around you.” – Jeremy Lin