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Sun Oct 17, 2021, 08:08 PM

BTRTN: Part 7, The Jeremy Lin Saga Continues: Basketball Takes a Back Seat

Latest installment in an annual series of articles about the basketball star....
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2021/10/btrtn-part-7-jeremy-lin-saga-continues.html

And now we come to this past year, perhaps the strangest and most wildly divergent of them all, a year in which, for a variety of reasons, basketball took a backseat. Never was there a year when Lin was more irrelevant on the basketball court – completing the COVID-suspended CBA season in the summer of 2020, and then, in 2021, toiling for a mere 9 games in the NBA’s G-League in a quixotic effort to return to the NBA – or more relevant off it, when he achieved global acclaim yet again, this time by embracing his status as a spokesperson for Asian-Americans in the wake of racist and violent acts against the AAPI community, a consequence of the COVID pandemic. Once again it was a year replete with even more extraordinary highs and the lowest of lows.

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