Wednesday 24th April 2024,
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Lin Asks Taiwanese Media to Leave Family Alone

When people say that Jeremy Lin is a global figure right now, it’s true. Because of his background, Lin’s popularity has made impacts all over the world. As we know, he’s of Chinese and Taiwanese descent and apparently, the media in Taiwan is harassing Lin’s family over there to the point where they can barely carry on with their normal lives.

The NBA’s first Taiwanese-American player, after scoring a team-high 28 points and doling out 14 assists, appealed for consideration for members of his family in Taiwan.

“I love my family, I love my relatives,” he said, when asked about his grandmother in Taiwan, who has become something of a celebrity, according to a question asked by a Chinese television reporter.

“One special request I have is for the media back in Taiwan to kind of give them their space because they can’t even go to work without being bombarded and people following them,” he said.

“I want people to respect the privacy of my relatives in Taiwan. Hopefully this will get back to everybody because they need to live their lives as well,” said Lin, who has won admiration for his humble demeanor and the way he has handled all the attention since bursting onto the sporting scene two weeks ago.

Source: NY Times

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