Found August 22, 2013 on NESN.com:
Many a successful person has lived out the warning of Mark 8:36 without knowing there’s a chapter and verse that predicts his or her troubles. Jeremy Lin at least realized the disconnect within a year. The Houston Rockets star, who rose to fame after an incredible run in 2011 with the New York Knicks, spoke about his sudden ascent and his struggles with his new identity at a youth conference in Taiwan recently. While Lin didn’t use the verse that warns about someone “gaining the world but losing his soul,” it was in that vein that he shared his faith-based advice about what he’s dealt with since his life suddenly changed. “I became obsessed with becoming a great basketball player … trying to be Linsanity, being this phenomenon that took the NBA by storm,” he told the crowd of more than 20,000 at the conference, according to the Gospel Herald. “The coaches were losing faith in me, basketball fans were making fun of me. … I was supposed to save Houston basketball.” While few people ex...
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