By Ed Diokno
Yep! NBA star Jeremy Lin has hit the big time.
The real-life professional basketball player is featured in the Marvel’s “The Totally Awesome Hulk” #13, which was released last month.
It turns out that writer Greg Pak is a huge fan of the Brooklyn Net point guard ever since Linsanity occurred a few years back.
“I was here in New York when Linsanity happened and it never stopped for me,” said Pak, who’s Korean American.
“I feel that there have been a lot barriers [for Asians in entertainment roles], but this is a big step in the right direction,” said Lin, who has had to overcome barriers and stereotypes in his own life.
“In terms of just making Asians more mainstream (and) not just in the stereotypically Asian way where it is almost like the token Asian guy … being made fun of with an accent or something like that. It’s awesome that (Amadeus Cho) is this really prominent and masculine figure as well.”
“This little Asian American kid came up with this wrinkled, big poster that he had had on his wall, and it was the Amadeus Cho Hulk poster,” said Pak in the amNewYork interview. “This is his favorite book, and so he brought this poster from his bedroom into the shop for me to sign and he also had these books and everything. My heart grew three sizes.”
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