Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 4/7/13
For much of Jeremy Lin’s basketball career he’s had to endure doubt from naysayers and overcome obstacles that players with the talent he displayed, shouldn’t have to face. Lin led his high school to a state championship in 2005-06 after they compiled a 32-1 record in the season and with him averaging 15.1 points, 7.1 assists, 6.2 rebounds, and 5.0 steals a game. And yet, he wasn’t offered a scholarship from a Division-I school. The Rockets point guard finally has security on and off the court for the first time in his career after signing $25.1 million contract in the summer following a breakout season for the New York Knicks last season. And according to ESPN, Lin told Chris Rose of 60 Minutes, that he believes the road he traveled to get this point was made harder because of his race. “Well, I think the obvious thing in my mind is that I was Asian American, which, you know, is a whole different issue but … I think that was a barrier,” Lin told Charlie Rose in a “60 Minutes” inter...
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