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Meeting, and Googling, a real Asian Pioneer by Ben Fong-Torres

Posted by Ben Fong-Torres - on Monday, 30 May 2011

Meeting, and Googling, a real Asian Pioneer by Ben Fong-Torres
May 30, 2011 What a great way to end a terrible month. Here it was, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and I spent most of May with a cold, a bout of laryngitis and general misery. But I saved up energy for a couple of events, including a birthday bash for my pal Sherry Hu, the veteran reporter at KPIX-TV (“CBS 5”) who just retired after 34 years there. She and husband Karl Nichols chose to celebrate with about 60 friends at the Silver Dragon restaurant in Oakland. And at our...

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Lin is happy with his recovery from his knee surgery - So far so good

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Lin is happy with his recovery from his knee surgery - So far so good

April 10:

So far so good - at least in terms of Jeremy Lin's recovery from his knee surgery last Monday April 2.

Now Lin is in his expected six week recovery period. One week down, five more to go.

Best wishes on a successful and full recovery, Jeremy.

By Suzanne Kai

On Saturday, March 31 at 7:50pm Jeremy Lin tweeted to his 694,889 Twitter followers and the 1,565,809 subscribers to his official website the following message:

"Thx for all the love! I'll return from this surgery stronger/better than before and hopefully in time for the playoffs! Ecclesiastes 3:1&11"

And on that note, Linsanity as we know it has been sidelined - at least for the next six weeks, his expected recovery time from the surgery he will have next week in New York.

An MRI revealed this week that his left knee wasn't just sore, it is actually damaged with a small, chronic meniscus tear.  

New York Times' Howard Beck writes about the Knicks pre-game press conference, "The room filled, the cameras rolled and the shutters clicked, rapid-fire - one last multimedia salute to Jeremy Lin, one noisy farewell to Linsanity."

Lin couldn't hide his disappointment at the pre-game press conference after enduring a painful work-out earlier in the day. While the swelling went down, he said the pain was still there, and on Saturday he decided to have the surgery. ..."I can't really do much. Can't really cut or jump, so it's pretty clear that I won't be able to help the team unless I get this fixed right now."

Lin said, "If this was done very early in the year, obviously... I don't know where my career would be. I could be, would be definitely without a job and probably fighting for a summer league spot." "But having said that, this happening now hurts just as much, because all the players, we really put our heart and souls into the team and into season, and to not be there when it really matters...

Jeremy Lin to have knee surgery next week - expected to be sidelined for the rest of the season.

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Monday, 02 April 2012

Jeremy Lin to have knee surgery next week - expected to be sidelined for the rest of the season.

By Suzanne Kai

On Saturday, March 31 at 7:50pm Jeremy Lin tweeted to his 694,889 Twitter followers and the 1,565,809 subscribers to his official website the following message:

"Thx for all the love! I'll return from this surgery stronger/better than before and hopefully in time for the playoffs! Ecclesiastes 3:1&11"

And on that note, Linsanity as we know it has been sidelined - at least for the next six weeks, his expected recovery time from the surgery he will have next week in New York.

An MRI revealed this week that his left knee wasn't just sore, it is actually damaged with a small, chronic meniscus tear.  

New York Times' Howard Beck writes about the Knicks pre-game press conference, "The room filled, the cameras rolled and the shutters clicked, rapid-fire - one last multimedia salute to Jeremy Lin, one noisy farewell to Linsanity."

Lin couldn't hide his disappointment at the pre-game press conference after enduring a painful work-out earlier in the day. While the swelling went down, he said the pain was still there, and on Saturday he decided to have the surgery. ..."I can't really do much. Can't really cut or jump, so it's pretty clear that I won't be able to help the team unless I get this fixed right now."

Lin said, "If this was done very early in the year, obviously... I don't know where my career would be. I could be, would be definitely without a job and probably fighting for a summer league spot." "But having said that, this happening now hurts just as much, because all the players, we really put our heart and souls into the team and into season, and to not be there when it really matters most is hard."

With thirteen games left to play, the regular season ends April 26, so it's likely that if Lin's recovery does take the full six weeks, he will miss the rest of the season.

But given what this 23 year old has already achieved in a just two short months as one of...

Jeremy Lin signs endorsement deal with Volvo

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Jeremy Lin signs endorsement deal with Volvo

March 19, 2012

Automaker Volvo announced today it has signed a brand endorsement deal with New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin.

Lin will reportedly become Volvo's brand ambassador for the next two years, with focus in the U.S., China and Chinese-language markets in Asia.

"You may not immediately see the conneciton between me and Volvo, but both of us are striving to be better and smarter at what we do, and to do it our own way," Lin said at a news conference today.

"I hope that my efforts will inspire more young people to follow their ambitions in sports and education, just like Volvo Car Corp. is designing cars around epople's ambitions in life."

For the full story click here.

 

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"In the locker room with Jeremy Lin" by Suzanne Joe Kai

"How Linsanity hits home" by author, journalist, broadcaster and former senior editor of Rolling Stone Magazine Ben Fong-Torres. 

Author, former Wall Street Journal writer, and historian William Wong writes about Linsanity in this five-part series:

Linsanity 5: Confirming stereotypes? by William Wong  Linsanity 4 Can't escape race no matter what by William Wong Linsanity 3: Will fame (‘friend’ of Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, et. al.) ruin Jeremy Lin? by William Wong Linsanity 2: Redefining American by William Wong Linsanity 1: Am I Linsane? You Betcha! by William Wong

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In the Locker Room with Jeremy Lin

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Monday, 12 March 2012

In the Locker Room with Jeremy Lin

Madison Square Garden, New York City

By Suzanne Joe Kai

March 11, 2012 

JEREMY LIN IN THE LOCKER ROOM - PHOTO BY SUZANNE JOE KAI

 

I spent the day today watching a Knicks game. This time it wasn't on a television screen from California but up close, live and in person at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

I was on the court, literally, at today's pre-game practice, behind the scenes embedded with veteran sports reporters, at the pre and post game press conference with the coach, and yes - in the locker room with Jeremy Lin. 

Stay tuned soon for our feature on Jeremy Lin, Mr. Linsanity himself. Meanwhile, we have posted a few photographs from today.

The greatest thing about Linsanity is that Jeremy Lin can win, he can lose, but he has already achieved the near impossible.

In just a few short weeks, he's turned a country on its head and made it examine how Asian Americans are viewed in the mainstream.

As we watched him in person today, we saw a very talented 23 year old basketball player with a great career ahead of him.

We also thought of the historical milestone he has already achieved - for all of us.

Video screenshots are below. 

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Jeremy Lin Inspires a Nation by Dave Zirin for Nation Magazine

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Friday, 02 March 2012

Jeremy Lin Inspires a Nation by Dave Zirin for Nation Magazine

Update:

March 1, 2012

Jeremy Lin inspires a nation. Writer Dave Zirin delves under the headlines to better understand why Linsanity means so much more than basketball to many Asian Americans. 

His full article is here at Nation Magazine.
 

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February 29, 2012

Radio host, Sam "The Shaolin B-Boy" says his family has a strong case of Linsanity so he brought them together to talk about the causes of going Linsane at KPFA-FM radio.

Click here to Sam's podcast conversation with his cousin Brian Weller, a student at UC San Diego who was a high school basketball point guard, and his father, noted author and journalist William Wong.

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February 27, 2012

Two award-winning writers weigh in on the Jeremy Lin story. 

Author and former Wall Street Journal writer William Wong reports on what Jeremy Lin may have had to do to get his 'game on' and how...