Jeremy Lin may not have played in the NBA All Star Game this past Sunday, but his presence was definitely felt.
The Latinos Post talked to Tyson Chandler. Lin’s former teammate from the NY Knicks who played for the Eastern Conference All Stars.
“First of all, Jeremy Lin, I’m happy for him and what he’s been able to accomplish here in Houston showing people he’s not just this fluke,” Chandler said. “It was a great time in New York.
“He provided and created a spark for a team that was going through a whole lot, a lot of injuries and a lot of turmoil. I think he will be forever remembered for what he did in New York.”
Lin played in the NBA All Star Skills Challenge on Saturday and came in third in the voting for the two starting guard spots in the Western Conference, just missing it by 45,000 votes. Lin even has the attention of NBA Commissioner’s office.
“I think he’s demonstrated that he was not a flash in the pan, that he’s a highly successful NBA guard who’s continuing to grow in his development,” said NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver.
“I think from a global standpoint our teams appear virtually throughout the world, and the ultimate impact economic is yet to be measured. It’s still the case that as our fans become more sophisticated in markets such as China, he’s not the most popular player. The most popular players are the ones that win championships. Jeremy has a ways to go from that standpoint. But it’s fun to watch his growth as a person and as a player,” Silver added.
You can read a lot more about Lin’s impact in the Latinos Post.